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Rock band Evanescence will perform its first concert in Korea on Feb. 17 at Ax-Korea in northern Seoul. See MUSIC, left. Provided by Ally&Co




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

The concert 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 United States alone, the group’s debut record sold over eight million copies, and in 2004, the group received 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 are 132,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

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


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 18: Korean pianist Lim Dong-hyek celebrates his 10th anniversary with this concert.

Lim is considered a Chopin specialist since sharing third prize with his elder brother Dong-min at the International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 2005. He has long been one of the most popular classical musicians here, with nearly 40,000 members in his online fan community. Lim has also received awards at other major competitions including the Queen Elisabeth Competition and the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Lim will perform Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons,” which consists of 12 parts representing each month of the year, and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No. 2 in B, Op. 36.

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

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


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 21 and 22: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of the Netherlands 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 the RCO in 1997. The Feb. 22 program features Brahms Symphony No. 2 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with 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


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

March 12: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been gathering artists from Korea, China, Mongolia, Iran, India, Turkey and other countries for a revival of his Silk Road project, which he launched in 1998. As its name suggests, the project promotes the study and preservation of the cultural and intellectual traditions along the historic trading route.

Since the project’s inception, more than 60 works have been commissioned for the Silk Road Ensemble, which tours annually. This is the ensemble’s second performance in Korea.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 170,000 won.

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

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


Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

April 7: There will be a lot of shuffling in Olympic Hall when American duo LMFAO rocks the house. Their hit “Party Rock Anthem” is ubiquitous on the streets and in the clubs of Seoul, and for the first time, fans can join the group live for some champagne showers.

RedFoo and SkyBlu call their music party rock, and their songs “Shots,” “Get Crazy” and “I’m Sexy and I Know It” suggest they’re not talking about bingo night.

The group has been nominated for Best Electronic/Dance Album of the 52nd Grammy Awards and has sold more than four million records.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 121,000 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 Musical Hall

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 6 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.

It is difficult to obtain performing rights to the well-received pieces, making 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

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