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caption Popera group Il Divo will perform their sixth album “Wicked Game” at their first concert in Korea on Saturday at Jamsil Gymnasium in southeastern Seoul. See MUSIC, left. Provided by Il Divo Official Homepage



Jamsil Gymnasium

Saturday: 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 has also conducted orchestras around the world.

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

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


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

March 9: Scottish soprano Lisa Milne is having her second concert in Korea with the lead of conductor Sung Shi-Yeon. Lisa Milne has been on international opera stages such as The Metropolitan Opera in New York, English National Opera and others. Moreover, she has been on various concert stages such as Boston Symphony Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. Now she is more than ready to attract audiences with her solo concert by singing Mussorgsky’s Introduction to Khovanshchina, R.Strauss’s Vier Letzte Lieder and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 60,000 won.

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

1588-1210, www.sac.or.kr


Evans Lounge

March 9 to 10: Pop Jazz artist, Pudditorium Kim Jung-bum is having his concert at Evans Lounge. He stepped into the music field in 2003 with a pop jazz band named “pudding” but he felt the need to study more and flew to United States to study music in Berklee College of Music. To study more intensively on jazz, he enrolled to New York University and jazz in his master’s course. After all the years of study, Kim decided to have his solo project named Pudditorium and he went to every state in United States in order to find engineer and sessions he wanted. In response to his hard effort, engineers and sessions that helped Kim’s solo project have previously worked with international singers such as Beyonce Knowles, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton and Yo?Yo ma. Kim will be singing his second album, Episode: Reunion.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets that are booked previously cost 25,000 won and tickets on the day cost 30,000 won.

Hapjeong Station, line No. 2 and 6, exit 3



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 Asian 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


Olmpic Park, Olympic Hall

March 12: U.K. rock band Duran Duran will be performing its third concert in Korea this March. Despite the occasional breakups and regroupings in the 1990s, the band has sold over 80 million records worldwide, produced 18 hit singles in the United States and had 30 tracks reach the top-30 charts in the United Kingdom. Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978 by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor, Duran Duran has been continuously writing rock songs that have been well received across the world. The group recently released its new record “All You Need is Now.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Price ranges from 99,000 won to 132,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


LG Arts Center

March 29: Pianist Kim Sun-wook returns to the Korean music scene after a one-year hiatus. The 2006 Unesco Person of the Year held a solo concert at the Seoul Arts Center in 2010 and returns to the venue to perform Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

Kim will play all of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas over the next two years, a project that has been performed by Alfred Brendel and Wilhelm Kempff. This year, Kim will perform early sonatas No. 1 through No. 16.

Prices range from 30,000 won 70,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


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 was nominated for the best dance/electronica album at the 2010 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.

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



Samcheonggak, Ilwhadang Concert Hall

To June 27: The jami traditional concert will be held at Samcheonggak, a cultural site located in Seoul. Jami means “good food with a lot of nutrition” as well as “fun” in Jeju dialect. The show will include a course menu of Korean cuisine and traditional tea. The concert is held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at noon.

Tickets range from 50,000 won and 70,000 won.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

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

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