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Busan Bexco

Friday: Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is coming to Busan after the release of his fourth EP, “Love Is a Four Letter Word,” in early May.

More than 200,000 copies have been sold in Korea, making Mraz the country’s most popular foreign musician. The show will have 2,000 standing room seats and 750 assigned seats.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 to 126,000 won.

Centum City Station, Busan subway line No. 2.

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Monday: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra makes its second trip to Korea with chief conductor Paavo Jarvi.

Known as one of the best European orchestras, the FRSO was founded more than 80 years ago and performs a wide range of musical styles.

Jarvi is a Grammy Award-winning conductor who has led the orchestra since 2006. Jarvi has appeared as a guest conductor with the New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, the Cleveland and Chicago symphonies, and other elite orchestras.

The FRSO orchestra will accompany Hilary Hahn, a Grammy-winning violinist.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 220,000 won.

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

(02)599-5743, ticket.interpark.com


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

June 23: The Sejong Center for the Performing Arts will host a joint performance by Italian organist Pier Damiano Peretti and French organist and composer Jean-Baptiste Robin.

Peretti won first place at the St. Albans International Organ Competition in 1999 and since then has toured the world.

Since 2009, he has been a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Robin is regarded as the top student of notable French organist Marie-Claire Alain, who often performs substantial works entirely from memory.

In 2000, Robin was appointed to the prestigious post of organist at Poitiers Cathedral and now is an organist at the Palace of Versailles.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 to 70,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

(02) 399-1114, www.sejongpac.or.kr


Jamsil Sports Complex, Assistant Stadium

Aug. 19: Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? For the first time in Korea, he will. Eminem’s “Recovery Tour” makes its way to Seoul this summer after stops in the Americas and Europe. The U.S. rapper and producer was the best-selling artist of the 2000s, with his debut album “The Slim Shady LP” propelling him to fame in 1999. He became the first artist to win the three-consecutive Best Rap Album Grammys. Currently, more than 86.5 million copies of his albums have been sold worldwide.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



LG Arts Center

Sunday: Ute Lemper, the internationally renowned German chanteuse and actress, will hold her first concert in Seoul.

She is best known for her interpretations of works by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht as well as cabaret songs with political histories. Lemper was named Billboard’s Crossover Artist of the Year in 1993 and 1994. On the musical stage, she starred in the original Vienna production of “Cats” as Grizabella and Bombalurina and also had the title role in “Peter Pan” in Berlin. Lemper will begin her concert with her classic works and will be accompanied by Argentine bandoneon (concertina) player Marcelo Nisinman and New York jazz pianist Vana Gierig.

The performance starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 to 120,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

1544-1555, www.lgart.com


D-Cube Arts Center

Sunday to Oct. 7: The Korean version of the musical “Chicago” returns to the stage after a two-year absence with a new cast. “Chicago” tells the story of the “hottest stage in the world” in the roaring ’20s, when the country was in the throes of a new kind of music - jazz.

With its dazzling choreography and jazz, the musical has won six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy Award.

Korean diva Insooni and musical actress Yoon Gong-ju will star, with male leads Nam Kyung-joo, Sung Gi-yoon and Ryu Chang-woo.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets range from 70,000 to 110,000 won.

Sindorim Station, line No. 1, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Seoul Arts Center, Opera House

June 15: The Korea National Ballet is bringing back its contemporary production of “Romeo and Juliet,” choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, as the opening performance for the upcoming Ballet Festival Korea.

In October, when the KNB performed “Romeo and Juliet,” accompanied by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Chung Myung-whun, an average of 98 percent of the seats were occupied during the four-day run. The upcoming show, however, will use recorded music.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets range from 5,000 won to 80,000 won.

1588-7890, www.sac.or.kr


Arko Arts Theater

June 15 and 16: Contemporary dancer Jo Ju-hyun will perform her newest work, “Shaking the Mold.”

Jo joined the Washington Ballet, where she was a premiere danseuse. Her performances, such as “Inspiration” and “Dreamlike,” brought her public attention with their unique choreography. “Shaking the Mold” concerns people searching for answers to their questions of life.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. June15 and

6 p.m June 16.

Tickets range from 10,000 to 30,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02)3668-0007, www.hanpac.or.kr


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

June 16 and 17: Korean ballerina Kang Sue-jin, a principal dancer in Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet, will perform the iconic ballet “La Dame aux Camelias” by John Neumeier. Kang will be in the lead role of Marguerite Gautier, a tragic courtesan in 19th-century Paris.

Kang is internationally renowned and has made significant contributions to raising the profile of Korean ballet overseas. The prima ballerina joined the Stuttgart Ballet in 1986 and was the first Asian to be honored as a chamber dancer by the German state government of Baden-Wurttemberg.

Tickets range from 50,000 to 250,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



Samcheonggak, Ilwhadang Concert Hall

To June 27: The word “jami” means “delicious food that is also nutritious,” as well as “fun” in the dialect of Jeju Island. Admission to the show includes a selection of Korean dishes and traditional tea.

Performances are at noon Monday, Tuesday and and Wednesday.

Tickets range from 50,000 to 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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