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2014.3.19 TICKET

Mar 19,2014
MUSIC

2014 SHINHWA 16TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Olympic Gymnastics Arena

Saturday and Sunday: Classic K-pop group Shinhwa is hosting a concert to celebrate its 16th anniversary. From 1998, the group has been one of the most influential in the Korean pop music scene. In addition to its popular dance numbers like “T.O.P” and “Brand New,” the group will feature some variety in their repertoire with tracks from their 11th album, “The Classic” (2013).

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

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 143,000 won.

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



SEOUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

- SHOSTAKOVICH

Seoul Arts Center

March 28: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, led by Israeli conductor Eliahu Inbal. The orchestra will be accompanied by German-Korean cellist Isang Enders, who will be playing Ernst Bloch’s “Schelomo.”

Concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won

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



C’EST SI BON FRIENDS

Olympic Park

April 5 and 6: Original members of C’est Si Bon Friends” - Song Chang-sik, Yoon Hyung-joo, Kim Se-hwan and Lee Sang-byuk - have gathered for the first time in three years to present one of their biggest concerts yet.

C’est Si Bon was the name of a famous music cafe in Mugyo-dong, central Seoul, back in the 1970s and 1980s, where many folk singers and guitarists got their start.

The concerts start at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 132,000 won.

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



BRUNO MARS

Olympic Gymnastics Arena

April 8: From his collaboration with rapper B.O.B., “Nothin’ on You” in 2010, the Grammy-winning artist has captured the hearts of Korean listeners over the years. Mars’s first tour in Seoul will include favorite tracks like “Grenade,” “Marry You” and “Just the Way You Are.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 165,000 won.

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



WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET

LG Arts Center

April 12: Jazz virtuoso Wayne Shorter was called “jazz’s greatest living composer” by The New York Times and a “legend” by The Washington Post. Now the 80-year-old saxophonist is visiting Seoul with his quartet for the second time. His recent album “Without a Net,” which was released last year, shows that Shorter is still a creative and daring musician.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 110,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



JEFF BECK

Olympic Hall

April 27: Grammy-winning rock guitarist Jeff Beck is holding a concert in Seoul, bringing his famous blend of blues rock, psychedelia and heavy metal sounds. Expect to hear many of his biggest songs, like “Blow by Blow,” “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” and “Freeway Jam.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 154,000 won.

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



JOHN MAYER

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

May 6: John Mayer, a multi-talented guitarist, singer-songwriter and seven-time Grammy Award winner is visiting Seoul for the first time this May.

The 36-year-old artist’s music ranges from blues to country, and some of his hits include “Your Body Is a Wonderland” and “Clarity.” Mayer debuted in 2001.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.

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





THEATER

THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

To March 30: This is an encore presentation of last year’s big success, “The Three Musketeers,” which depicts Alexandre Dumas’s famous characters from 17th-century Paris.

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

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 130,000 won.

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

The play “M. Butterfly,” which was inspired by Puccini’s opera “Madama Butterfly,” is being staged at the Daehangno Arts Theater. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer
M. BUTTERFLY

Daehangno Arts Theater

To April 30: “M. Butterfly” follows the tragic romance between French diplomat Rene Gallimard and male Peking opera singer Song Liling amid the Cultural Revolution in China. The play, written by David Henry Hwang, was inspired by Puccini’s opera “Madama Butterfly.” Accomplished performers Lee Seok-jun and Kim Da-hyun will play the lead roles.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. No show on Mondays.

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

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



FRANKENSTEIN: THE MUSICAL

Chungmu Art Hall

To May 11: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Chungmu Art Hall will present the musical “Frankenstein.” Though the main plot is based on Mary Shelley’s novel, the Korean version reinterprets the story.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, 2.p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Sindang Station, lines No. 2 and 6, exit 1 or 9.



BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS

LG Arts Center

April 2: As part of a series of concerts around Korea, the avant-garde ensemble Bang on a Can comes to the LG Arts Center, bringing their signature mix of genres and experimental styles. Famous for their Bang on a Can Marathon Concerts, which go on for hours as audiences come and go, Bang on a Can All-Stars is a shorter event, consisting of piano, cello, base, percussion, guitar and clarinet performances.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



L’ELISIR D’AMORE

Seoul Arts Center

April 3 to 5: Celebrating 130 years of diplomatic relations between Korea and Italy, the two nations’ best opera singers will perform together under Italian conductor Giancarlo de Lorenzo. “L’Elisir d’Amore” (or “The Elixir of Love”) explores the journey by Nemorino, a poor peasant, to win the love of the beautiful but headstrong landowner Adina through a fake love potion.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets cost 30,000 won to 200,000 won.

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



WICKED

Charlotte Theater

To April 30: 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.





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

SEOPYEONJE: THE MUSICAL

Universal Arts Center

Tomorrow to May 11: Based on celebrated novelist Lee Cheong-jun’s story, “Seopyeonje” tells the lifelong journey of pansori singers in the post-Korean War era.

The musical, filled with sorrow and regret, added elements of contemporary pop to the original pansori numbers to appeal to today’s audiences.

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

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 180,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.





FESTIVAL

HONGDAE FEST

Hongdae Soundholic City

To March 29: Some of the biggest indie artists in Korea are performing at this year’s Hongdae Fest, a music festival in the Hongik University neighborhood, western Seoul. Among the groups playing will be Jambinai, Goonam, 9 and the Numbers and Galaxy Express.

Concerts on March 14, 21 and 28 start at 8 p.m.

Concerts on March 15, 16, 22, 23 and 29 start at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 22,000 won to 25,000 won

Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 9.

www.soundholic.co.kr (Korean only)



SEOUL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

May 17 and 18: The annual two-day jazz festival, now in its eighth year, again presents some of the top musicians from Korea and worldwide. On May 17, the program will be headlined by British jazz-pop singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum. Craig David, known in Korea especially for “Insomnia” and “Rise & Fall,” will perform as a singer and DJ. Other acts slated to play include Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice, Scottish performer Paolo Nutini and the Jack DeJohnette Trio. As for the Korean lineup, familiar names on the bill include Urban Zakapa, Yoon Han and the Young Joo Song Quartet.

The standard price for a two-day ticket is 175,000 won.

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

GREEN PLUGGED

Nanji Hangang Park

May 3 and 4: Now in its fifth year, Green Plugged Seoul has already revealed more than 40 acts that will be performing at this year’s festival, and there are still plenty more to come.

Indie rock band Jang Ki-ha and the Faces, famous for the song “Cheap Coffee,” will headline May 3, with Deli Spice Urban Zakapa, Galaxy Express and Lowdown 30 also playing.

The lineup on the second day includes indie band Monni, 9 and the Numbers, 1990s icons Hwang Shin-hye Band, rapper Bumkey and bands Dick Punks and Trans Fixion.

More acts will be announced on March 21.

One-day entry costs 66,000 won and two-day entry costs 109,000 won. For tickets, visit the festival’s official website at www.greenplugged.com (Korean only) or ticket.yes24.com (English booking available).

Mapo-gu Office Station, line No. 6, exit 7 or World Cup Stadium Station, line No. 6, exit 1.



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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