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2014.1.15 Ticket

Jan 15,2014
MUSIC


STRAUSS FESTIVAL, ORCHESTRA

OF VIENNA, NEW YEAR CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Today: 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 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.



MARTIN SCHULTE

Club Auteur and Audioguy Studio

Jan. 22, 25: The acclaimed German guitarist Martin Schulte is coming to Korea for his first concerts in Seoul. He is mostly famous for his unique music style, improvising punk, pop and rock stylings to generate his own genre. Schulte is planning to showcase songs from his new album, “Pieces of Astoria,” for his concerts in Seoul.

Tickets for both shows range from 25,000 won to 30,000 won.

The Jan. 22 concert starts at 8 p.m. at Club Auteur. Located close to Sangsu Station, line No. 6, exit 1.

The Jan. 25 concert starts at 7 p.m. at Audioguy Studio. Located close to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 3.


I MUSICI

Seoul Arts Center

Jan. 24 and 25: The renowned Italian chamber orchestra I Musici is holding a concert to celebrate the New Year. The orchestra was formed in 1952 by 12 musicians who graduated from notable Italian music school Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music.

On the first day of the concert, the orchestra will play opera pieces including Paganini’s Variations for the fourth string on a theme from Rosini’s “Moses in Egypt,” Mascagni’s Overture from “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”

On the second day, the program is comprised of works by Corelli and Vivaldi, such as Corelli’s Concerto Grosso and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings.

The concerts start at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.

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


YIRUMA

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 7 to 9: The New Age pianist Yiruma will perform in Seoul next month, the final stop on his national tour for his eighth album, “Blind Film.” Yiruma began his national tour in October and has played in 30 cities around the country. His previous concerts have focused on piano and cello, but Yiruma is planning to add more instruments to the Seoul concert.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 9.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 90,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8.


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 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 MOON EMBRACING THE SUN

Seoul Arts Center

Saturday 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 (1392-1910), 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 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 with Kang Shin-il taking the role of Mark Rothko, the fastidious painter, and Kang Pil-suk as 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.


THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Universal Arts Center

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 So-hyang 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.


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 love story of Molly and Sam, which continues from beyond the grave after Sam is mysteriously murdered.

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 then 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.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8.



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JERSEY BOYS

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Friday to Mar. 23: The original production of the musical “Jersey Boys” is coming to Korea for the first time, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe. Based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the musical 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.



NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 3 to 11: After finishing its successful run at the Blue Square theater, “Notre Dame de Paris” is back for eight more shows at a new location. The encore show will have the same stellar cast, including diva Bada.

The musical tells the story of the hunchback who lives in Paris’s most famous cathedral, Quasimodo, and the woman he loves, the gypsy Esmeralda.

The musical starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. There are no shows on Thursday.

Ticket ranges from 60,000 won to 130,000 won. Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8.



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE


KIM YOUNG-IM’S ARIRANG

Goyang Aram Nuri, Aram Concert Hall

Saturday: The 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 (traditional Korean 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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