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Music and art combine at local gallery concerts

Art galleries are getting in on the act with concerts to accompany their exhibitions, adding an aural element to the visual experience. Most events are free of charge or offered for a very low admission fee.

*Daelim Contemporary Art Museum holds hour-long jazz concerts every second and fourth Saturday of the month. The open view of Bukak and Inwang mountains from the terrace adds to the relaxed atmosphere.

Admission is 2,000 won. Call (02) 720-0667 or visit

*GoEun Museum of Photography in Busan holds monthly classical and Korean traditional music concerts. Photographers with exhibits also participate in these events, mingling with museum visitors.

Reservations are required and space is limited to 50. Call (051) 746-0055 or visit

*The National Museum of Contemporary Art holds concerts on the last Saturday of each month.

Today’s performance is by the Nuri Brass Ensemble. Make reservations online; children under 5 are not allowed. Call (02) 2188-6000 or visit

*The Seoul Museum of Art holds outdoor concerts twice a year. The concert on July 9 features Pudditorium, led by Kim Jung-bum; the a cappella group Sweet Sorrow; and the Song Young-joo Trio, led by jazz pianist Song Young-joo. After July 9, the next concert will be in October. Call (02) 120 or visit

* Keumsan Gallery in Paju holds a concert with each new exhibition. The hall’s high ceilings provide great acoustics for the invited musicians, who play a range of genres.

Call (031) 957-6320 or visit
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