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The gods of metal, Judas Priest, brings its pyrotechnics to Korea for what it says will be the last time. The concert is Saturday at Olympic Park in southern Seoul. See MUSIC, left. Provided by 9 Entertainment



Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Saturday: English Heavy metal band Judas Priest is having its last concert in Seoul - ever. The group was formed in 1970, and this world tour will be the final chance for fans here to see it. But the group says it is not breaking up and plans to keep releasing albums.

At this concert, expect the usual pyrotechnics with plenty of flames, smoke and blinding light.

The band formed in 1970 and visited Korea for the first time in 2008. It won a Grammy for best metal performance for its song “Dissident Aggressor” in 2010.

The set list includes “Painkilller,” “Breaking the Law, and “Before the Dawn.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 121,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



Feb. 17: American rock band Evanescence is set to perform in Korea for the first time.

The concert, scheduled for Feb. 17, comes one year after the band, renowned for its female vocalist Amy Lee, ended a five-year hiatus to release its new album “What You Want.”

The five-member group found worldwide fame after the success of its first album “Fallen” in 2003. In the U.S. alone, the group’s debut record sold over eight million copies, and in 2004, the group was awarded Grammy Awards for best rock performance and best newcomer. At the band’s premiere Korean concert, there will also be a special guest performance by the 1990s alternative rock band Bush.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 132,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

(02) 6339-1232, www.ax-korea.com


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 21 and 22: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Chung Myung-whun. The orchestra, formed in 1888, was given its royal title in 1988 and is often ranked as one of the best orchestras in the world, alongside the Berlin Philharmonic.

The program on Feb. 21 includes Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Dutch violinist Janine Jansen, who gained stardom performing with RCO in 1997. The Feb. 22 program features Brahms Symphony No. 2 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with guest pianist Kim Sun-wook

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 400,000 won.

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

(02) 780-5054, www.sac.or.kr


Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Feb. 26: Japanese-American singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata returns for her second concert in Korea.

Yamagata made her debut in 2004 with her song “Happenstance,” winning praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard and Blender.

Her song “Be Be Your Love” can be heard here in a cellphone ad, and her song “Duet” was used in the drama “High Kick Through the Roof” (2009-10).

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 88,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Jamsil Gymnasium

March 3: Popera group Il Divo plays its first concert in Korea.

Since its formation by television impresario Simon Cowell three years ago, the four-member vocal group has performed throughout the world and sold more than 25 million albums.

The group was the first recipient of the artist of the decade award at the Classic Brit Awards in 2011. Later in the year, the group released its sixth album, “Wicked Game,” which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 220,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

March 8: American vocalist Bobby McFerrin, best known for the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” returns to Korea for a third time.

McFerrin is known for his unique musical style that features percussive vocalizations and body rhythms. He has performed with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and jazz pianist Chick Corea and conducted orchestras around the world.

The repertoire will mostly come from “VOCAbuLarieS,” his 2010 album that mixes Jazz, African folk, classical music and R&B.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 132,000 won

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



Charlotte Theater

To June 3: This musical, based on Boris Pasternak’s 20th-century novel of the same title, is being performed in Korea for the first time.

Hong Kwang-ho, known for his performance in “Jekyll and Hyde” (2011), will play the lead role.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays; at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 130,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line Nos. 2 and 8, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Feb. 9 to May 13: This musical hits Korea for the first time after having been translated into seven languages and presented in 10 countries since its debut in Vienna in 1992.

The musical traces the life of Elisabeth, the empress of Austria, who longs for love and freedom from her restrictive life.

Ock Joo-hyun, who has appeared in several musicals, including “Aida,” “Chicago” and “Cats,” performs in the title role.

JYJ member Kim Junsu, who has appeared in “Mozart” and “Tears in Heaven,” stars as Death, a young man whose love-hate affair with Elisabeth haunts her throughout her life.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Universal Arts Center

Feb. 18 and 19: The Universal Ballet Company will perform dances by famed choreographers Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe and Ohad Naharin.

The well-received pieces are hard to obtain performing rights to, making the Universal Ballet’s upcoming show a unique opportunity for audiences to see the Korean company.

Jiri Kylian’s “Petite Mort,” William Forsythe’s “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated” and Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 7” focus on various themes, including elegance, humor, passion and impulse.

Julia Moon, the general director of Universal Ballet, will introduce each work.

Performances are at 3 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 18 and at 3 p.m. on Feb. 19.

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

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

Feb. 13: In this performance, young Korean classical musicians will be performing alongside the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Traditional Music Orchestra.

The young musicians, who are currently attending university, received awards from the Dong-A Korean Traditional Music and National Gugak Center competitions.

Kim Sung-jin, general director and conductor of the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Traditional Music Orchestra, will be conducting the young musicians and the orchestra throughout the performance.

The performance is at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

Event information is culled from the Korea Tourism Organization and other online sources.
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