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[Ticket] 2017.11.29

Nov 29,2017
A group of four male opera singers, Forte Di Quatro, who won the first season of JTBC’s audition program “Phantom Singer,” is kicking off another tour across the country. The group has been proving that opera singers can be as popular as a K-pop boy band, and say their role is to show that opera is not always difficult and boring. [ARTS&ARTISTS]
[MUSIC]



FORTE DI QUATRO TOUR CONCERT [CLASSICA]

Lotte Concert Hall

Dec. 12-13: Forte Di Quatro, the winning team of the first season of JTBC audition show “Phantom Singer,” is embarking on a tour concert around the country to meet their fans. This is the crossover quartet’s second tour since its debut in early 2017, and this time, the group will be performing songs from its second album “Classica.” The team will perform for two days in Seoul, then move on to Ulsan, Incheon, Guri, Busan, Jeonju and Seongnam.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, between exit 1 and 2



MUSICAL LETTER FROM SON YEOL EUM

Lotte Concert Hall

Dec. 9: At the fourth annual “Musical Letter from Son Yeol Eum,” the pianist will perform together with her friends that she met in Germany: Pianist Moon Jae-won, Park Jong-hae, violinist Kim So-jin and flutist Cho Seong-hyun. The programs include “Rondo in D Major K. 184,” “Romance in A Major op. 94 No. 2,” “Divertissement a la Hongroise g minor D 818,” “III. Allegretto,” “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C minor” and more.

The concert starts at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 won ($27.66) to 70,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, between exit 1 and 2



TURANDOT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Dec. 9: Concert version of the opera “Turandot” will be performed next month, bringing together popular Korean opera singers who have been active performing overseas. The main role of the princess Turandot will feature Soprano Lise Lindstrom, who is acclaimed for her lyrical voice. She gained her international fame through playing Turandot in more than 150 productions. The other main character Calaf will be played by the tenor Park Sung-kyu, who already have experience performing with Lindstrom for the opera last July, at Covent Garden, London.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5



SUNWOO YEKWON RECITAL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Dec. 15: The Gold medalist at the 2017 Van Cliburn Competition, Yekwon Sunwoo is back in Korea to perform. As the performance is a celebration of the pianist’s win at the internationally acclaimed competition, the program includes some of the pieces he performed at the competition. He’ll perform “Ramble on the Last Love-Duet” from Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Schubert’s “Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958,” and “La Valse, M.72” of Ravel. There will be another show on Dec. 20 at Seoul Arts Center’s IBK Hall.

The concert will start at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

WANNA ONE PREMIER FAN-CON

Olympic Park, SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium

Dec. 15-17: Fans of boy group Wanna One will get an early Christmas treat with the Wanna One Premier Fan-Con, which is a combination fan meeting and concert.

Members of the official fan club will be able to reserve tickets on Oct. 24, one day before it opens to the general public, on ticketing website IPark. The concert will start at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. for Saturday and 4 p.m. for Sunday.

Ticket prices for all seats are 77,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3



2017 CHRISTMAS CONCERT: YUHKI KUPAMOTO AND FRIENDS

Seongnam Arts Center, Concert Hall

Dec. 21: Since 2009, Yuhki Kupamoto’s Christmas shows have sold out in Korea, with the composer and pianist always inviting new friends to perform. This time, he has invited violinist Shin Zia, clarinetist Kim Han, conductor Baek Yoon-hak and the Ditto orchestra to play a medley of his best work and Christmas carols which he has remade to liven up the holiday season.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 90,000 won.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1



2017 YOON JONG-SHIN CONCERT TOUR

Ewha Womans University, Welch-Rayang Auditorium

Dec. 25: The music of singer Yoon Jong-shin often touches on the moments when people reminisce about the past and try to recall fading memories. For decades, listeners have found comfort in the words and melodies of his songs.

Yoon has been embarking on a concert tour since Oct. 28, with stops in Ulsan, Incheon, Suwon, Busan, Gyeongsan and Seongnam. The tour finally comes to Seoul in December.

The concert will start at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 88,000 to 121,000 won.

Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 2 or 3



2017 BUZZ TOUR CONCERT “JUST ONE”

Ewha Womans University, Welch-Rayang Auditorium

Dec. 29-31: Popular pop-rock band Buzz are making stops in Ulsan, Busan and Changwon to entertain fans with an end-of-the-year concert. Seoul will be their last stop of the tour.

The band made their debut in 2003 with the album “Morning of Buzz.” They are loved for their hit rock ballads including “Thorn” (2006), “Don’t Know Man” (2010) and “Coward” (2010).

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 121,000 won.

Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 2 or 3



2017 LEE JUCK CONCERT

COEX, Hall D

Dec. 30-31: Through his agency Music Farm, Singer-songwriter Lee Juck says that he is very excited to meet fans and promises to give his best performance at his upcoming year-end concert.

In December, he will release his first new song after a four-year break. His last album, “The Meaning of Solitude” was released in November 2013.

The concert will start at 6 p.m. on both days.

Ticket prices range from 44,000 won to 132,000 won.

Samsung Station, line No. 2, exit 6





[THEATER]



HOURGLASS

Chungmu Arts Center, Grand Hall

Dec. 5 to Feb. 11: The hit Korean television drama “Hourglass” has been reborn as a musical.

When it first aired in 1995, the show broke ratings records across the country. The story revolves around three characters struggling to live in Korea during the turbulent 1970s and ‘80s and trying to turn back the “hourglass” of their predetermined fates to achieve their goals and dreams. They are affected by political oppression, crossing into each other’s paths along the way, becoming friends and falling in love.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.

Sindang Station, lines No. 2 and 6, exit 9



LA BOHEME

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Dec. 7-10: Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme” will be performed by the Korea National Opera. The company last staged the “La Boheme” in 2012 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its establishment, and the performance was a massive success, with every ticket selling out. The story is about four anonymous young artists living in an attic. Although they are not well-known and poor, they always manage to have fun and enjoy their time together. On one cold, winter day, one of the artists named Rodolfo meets a beautiful woman named Mimi, and they soon fall in love. However, as their love deepens, Mimi’s fatal disease worsens, with no money to cure her sickness.

The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. for Thursday and Friday, and 3 p.m. for the weekend.

Ticket prices range from 10,000 won to 150,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

EDGAR ALLAN POE

Kwanglim Arts Center, BBCH Hall

To Feb. 4: Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most renowned writer of the 19th century, but due to his tragic love story and those who were jealous of his talent, his life was full of tragedy. However, his works still show what people fear the most, and they have inspired many artists, such as director Alfred Hitchcock.

By taking a look at his life, the audience will be mesmerized by the literary quality of the stage while music and lyrics by Eric Woolfson will add to the effect.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. for Sunday and holidays. There will be no performance on Monday. For December and January, there will be two stages at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday and only one stage at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 won to 120,000 won.

Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 4



TITANIC

Charlotte Theater

To Feb. 11: In the year 1985, every newspaper’s headline reported the news that the hull of the ship Titanic was discovered. Inspired by the article, scriptwriter Peter Stone and composer Maury Yeston put their heads together to create the musical Titanic. Over their five-day trip in the sea, the musical shows how a large group of people secluded in the sea face the unprecedented tragedy, and the discovery of love, sacrifice and courage.

In this musical, the majority of the actors and actresses in the show will play many roles to show diverse number of people on the ship.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. for weekends and holidays. There are no performances on Monday.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3



BILLY ELLIOT

D-Cube Arts Center

To May 7: “Billy Elliot” is back.

The story takes place in the 1980s, during a coal miners’ strike in Northern England. Billy happens to stumble across ballet during one of his boxing classes, and his life is changed forever as he discovers his love and talent for ballet.

“Billy Elliot” is a heartwarming and humorous story about a young boy and his family trying to fulfill their dreams through music and choreography.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1 or 5





[TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE]



FEATURED MINYO

Hongdae Rolling Hall

Nov. 30: Minyo, Korean traditional folk song, meet electronic music and rap to create a brand new performance under the title of “Featured Minyo.” Minyo had always vividly depicted Korean’s daily lives through diverse lyrics and rhymes. Based on such motives of Minyo, along with other music genres such as hip-hop and electronic music, the performers will harmonize Minyo with other contemporary music to newly express the everyday lives of people today. Tickets can only be reserved through Naver booking system.

The performance will start at 8 p.m.

Ticket price is 20,000 won for all seats.

Sangsu Station, line No. 6, exit 1



*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.





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