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See out the year with music feast

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A New Year’s Eve concert last year at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.

If you’re wondering what to do for New Year’s Eve, there are a number of concerts to choose from.
Seoul Arts Center is hosting “New Year’s Eve Concert,” a selection of classical performances that will be staged at the center’s Concert Hall on Dec. 31, starting at 10 p.m. The program includes Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Dvorak’s “Song to the Moon” from his opera “Rusalka.”
Under the baton of Lee Dae-wook, violinist Yang Sung-sik, pianist Park Jong-hwa and soprano Park Mi-hye will perform.
The concert ends at 11:45 p.m., and the audience will move to the outdoor stage area in front of the hall for the countdown.
Tickets range from 30,000 won ($32.50) to 60,000 won. For more information, call (02) 580-1300 or visit www.sac.or.kr.
Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra with tenor Lim Hyung-joo will perform at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts from 10 p.m. Postcards for writing down New Year’s resolutions will be handed out among the audience.
The countdown will be accompanied by “Auld Lang Syne.”
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 60,000 won. For more information, call (02) 399-1111 or visit www.sejongpac.or.kr.
Seongnam Arts Center is also throwing a New Year’s Eve concert starting from 10 p.m. At the center’s Opera House, both classical and musical hits will be performed, including “Carnival of Venice,” “Take Me As I Am” from the musical “Jekyll and Hyde” and “I Will Always Love You” from “The Bodyguard.”
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won. For more information, call (031) 783-8000 or visit www.snart.or.kr.

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Fireworks at the Seoul Arts Center. Provided by the organizers

There’ll be classical music, Korean pop and movie soundtracks plus “The Winner Takes It All” by Park Hae-mi from the musical “Mamma Mia!” at the Incheon Culture and Arts Center’s Grand Hall, followed by fireworks. Tickets are 20,000 won and 30,000 won. For more information, call (032) 420-2027 or visit www.ifac.or.kr.


By Lee Eun-joo Contributing Writer [estyle@joongang.co.kr]

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