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2014.1.1 Ticket

Jan 01,2014
MUSIC





MAESTRO CHUNG MYUNG-WHUN

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Jan. 9: Maestro Chung Myung-whun, who is currently leading the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, is holding a New Year’s concert featuring Beethoven’s “Leonore” Overture No. 3 in C Major, Richard Strauss’s “Ein Heldenleben” and Chin Un-suk’s “Su: Concerto for Sheng and Orchestra.” Chin’s piece especially is known as a representative work for the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra overseas.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 won.

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





Jeff Bernat, singer-songwriter of hits like “Call You Mine” and “Cool Girls,” will be holding his second solo concert in Korea. See MUSIC, left. Provided by the organizer
JEFF BERNAT

Uniqlo Ax

Jan. 11: R&B singer-songwriter of “Melting Voice,” Jeff Bernat, is holding his second solo concert in Korea. Bernat is popular for songs like “Call You Mine,” “If You Wonder” and “Cool Girls.” Seated tickets to the concert have sold out already, but there is still standing room.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets cost 99,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2.





STRAUSS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA OF VIENNA, NEW YEAR CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Jan. 15: For more than 30 years since its establishment in 1978, the Strauss Festival Orchestra of Vienna has been one of the most renowned orchestras in the world. The orchestra presents the essence of Vienna that embraces music from classical to waltz. It has visited Korea in both 2011 and 2012 and was highly received by the Korean audience for its uniqueness.

This year’s concert will feature a collaboration with soprano Hong Hae-ran, who in 2011 became the first Asian woman to win the grand prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.

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





VIENNA BOYS CHOIR 2014 TOUR IN KOREA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Jan. 19: Vienna Boys Choir, one of the best known boys’ choirs in the world, is returning to Seoul.

The 520-year-old choir features about 100 singers, all between the ages of 10 and 14, and is adored by people around the world for its angelic sounds.

For the Korea tour, the choir’s Mozart subsection will be performing under the direction of the conductor, Kim Bo-mi. Kim is the very first Korean conductor of the Vienna Boys Choir.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

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





AVRIL LAVIGNE

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Feb. 19: Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne will be coming back to Seoul for the first time in three years, as part of her Asia tour. It’s her sixth visit to Korea, and this time she’ll be presenting her fifth album, “Avril Lavigne.” The album includes her new hits, “Here’s to Never Growing Up” and “Rock N Roll.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 99,000 to 121,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.




IL DIVO

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Feb. 22: The classical crossover group Il Divo, famous for their versions of songs from famous musicals like “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables” and “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera,” is coming to Korea. The “popera” group is composed of tenors David Miller and Urs Buhler, baritone Carlos Marin and French pop singer Sebastien Izambard.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 90,000 won to 250,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8.






THEATER




THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Universal Arts Center

Sunday to Feb. 2: The stage version of the “Sound of Music” will be performed by Korean actors and actresses. The story is already famous in Korea, thanks to the hit film version starring Julie Andrews. Singer Sohyang is one of the musical’s three Marias.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.




THE MOON EMBRACING THE SUN

Seoul Arts Center

Jan. 18 to Feb. 23: Musical makeovers of dramas seem to be the trend these days. MBC’s popular drama “The Moon Embracing the Sun,” which ended in 2012, is presented as a musical for the second time. The drama, set in the Joseon Dynasty, was a big hit and gained much attention. The musical also grabbed the spotlight for its cast, which includes Seo-hyun of Girls’ Generation, Kyu-hyun of Super Junior and famous musical actor Kim Da-hyun.

Because the story is already quite familiar to Korean audiences, the musical focuses more on the set, clothing, lighting and choreography.

The musical starts on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. No shows on Thursdays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 110,000 won.

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




RED

Seoul Arts Center

To Jan. 25: John Logan’s 2010 Tony Award-winning play is being staged by Korean actors. Actor Kang Shin-il is taking the role of Mark Rothko, the fastidious painter, while Kang Pil-suk plays his assistant, Ken.

The performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays.

Tickets range from 35,000 won to 50,000 won.

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




WICKED

Charlotte Theater

To Feb. 28: A Korean production of the musical “Wicked” is being presented in Korea for the first time. Adapted from the best-selling novel, “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,” by Gregory Maguire, the musical is an alterative view of L. Frank Baum’s famous story “The Wizard of Oz.”

The musical starts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays. No shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won. Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.




GHOST

D-Cube Arts Center

To Feb. 28: The West End’s popular musical “Ghost” is being presented in Korea for the first time. Adapted from the Hollywood movie of the same name, “Ghost” tells the undying love story of Molly and Sam.

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

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won. Sindorim Station, line No. 2, exit 1.




DECEMBER

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

To Jan. 29: This musical is based on songs by the late Kim Kwang-seok, one of Korea’s most important singers from the late 1980s and early 1990s, before his untimely death in 1996. “December” is a story of tangled love. Ji-wook and his best friend, Hoon, both loved E-yeon, who disappeared without a trace when they were in their 20s. But soon, the past and present collide.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; at 3 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won. Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.





JERSEY BOYS

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Jan. 17 to Mar. 23: The original production of the jukebox musical “Jersey Boys” is coming to Korea for the first time, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe. Jersey Boys is based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and is presented in a documentary-style format, telling the story of the 1960s rock’n’roll group The Four Seasons. Famous songs from the musical include “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Oh, What a Night.”

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 80,000 won to 140,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1.



CARMEN - THE MUSICAL

LG Arts Center

To Feb. 23: This musical version of “Carmen” is not based on the famous opera by Georges Bizet, and only slightly on the original novella by Prosper Merimee. With music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Jack Murphy and Norman Allen, and direction by Gabriel Barre, the musical “Carmen” made its debut in 2008 in Prague, becoming the most successful musical to debut there in recent times. While the basics of the story are the same - a successful young Spanish police officer, Jose, falls in love with a beautiful gypsy girl, Carmen, only to find their love threatened by a jealous suitor - this version is set in a modern-day circus and features plenty of thrilling stunts and impressive visuals.

The Korean version stars Choi Sung-hee (better known as the former S.E.S singer Bada), Cha Ji-hyun, Ryu Jung-han and Shin Sung-rok.

The musical starts on weekdays at 8 p.m.; on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays and in the holidays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



MAMMA MIA!

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

To March 23: Sophie, who lives on a Greek island, is about to be married and wants her father to give her away, but the problem is that she doesn’t know who her father is.

After taking a peek in her mother’s diary, she discovers he could be one of three candidates, so she tricks them into attending her wedding. Along the way there will, of course, be plenty of ABBA.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. No shows on Mondays.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1.



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



KIM YOUNG-IM’S ARIRANG

Goyang Aram Nuri, Aram Concert Hall

Jan. 18: Goyang Cultural Foundation presents Kim Young-im ringing in the New Year with some Korean traditional music.

Kim was designated as important intangible cultural heritage No. 57 for her knowledge of the folk songs of Gyeonggi Province. She has worked to popularize gukak (Korean traditional music) all her life.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 30,000 won.

Jeongbalsan Station, line No. 3, exit 3.



Event information is collected from the Korea Tourism Organization and tickets for most events are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.




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