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2012.8.16 TICKET

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The Seoul Metropolitan Junior Chorus will perform reinterpretations of traditional instrumental pieces on Sunday at the Grand Theater of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul. See MUSIC. Provided by the organizer


MUSIC



HWAUM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

SHOSTAKOVICH SERIES 1


Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Saturday: The Hwaum Chamber Orchestra was established in 1996 and is known for its lively performances.

The orchestra is to perform its 37th concert at the Seoul Arts Center, and in addition to playing several of Shostakovich’s compositions, like “Two Pieces for String Octet” and the “Chamber Symphony”, the group will also perform Mozart’s “Serenade” and their own music such as the “Hwaum Project.”

The concert will start at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 20,000 to 50,000 won.

Nambu Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

02-780-5054, www.sacticket.co.kr



TRAVEL INTO INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Sunday: The Seoul Metropolitan Junior Chorus is taking on the theme of instruments and will perform reinterpretations of traditional pieces often found in children’s textbooks.

The list of songs includes “Chopsticks”, “Humoresque,” and musical pieces by legendary composers such as Mozart and Beethoven.

The concert will start at 5 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 5,000 to 20,000 won.

Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 6, 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



EMINEM

Jamsil Sports Complex,

Assistant Stadium

Sunday: 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 three consecutive Grammys for best rap album. Currently, more than 86.5 million copies of his albums have been sold worldwide.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 110,000 to 132,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



SUMMER CLASSICS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Aug. 20 to 22: The Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra will be performing a “Summer Classics” concert.

For three consecutive years, the concert has ranked number one, and for this year, a program that includes vocal music, art and dance will be performed as well.

The concerts will start at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 5,000 won to 30,000 won.

Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 6, 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



JAMIROQUAI

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Aug. 22: The internationally acclaimed British jazz funk band Jamiroquai is coming to Korea as part of its “2012 Rock Dust Light Star Tour” in collaboration with Audi at Jamsil Indoor Stadium.

When Jamiroquai visited Korea for the first time, tickets sold out in five minutes. The group has sold more than 25 million albums and has been described as the world’s most stylish band.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 to 132,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

2012 PARK CONCERT - PIANO

Olympic Park, 88 Lawn Field Stage

Sept. 8: Following the success of shows in 2010 and 2011, Park Concert will present another elite lineup for this year’s installment. Japan’s Yuhki Kuramoto, Canada’s Steve Barakatt and Korea’s Yiruma have collaborated to present “Piano Paradiso,” and the audience will be able to listen to Kuramoto’s “Lake Louise” and “Romance”; Barakatt’s “Rainbow Bridge” and “The Whistler’s Song”; and Yiruma’s “When the Love Falls” featured in the megahit drama “Winter Sonata.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 to 80,000 won.

A family seating ticket (table for four) is 150,000 won and picnic seating is 20,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1577-5266, www.clubbalcony.com





THEATER


LA BOHEME

Yonsei University Amphitheater

Aug. 28 and 30; Sept. 1 and 2: Puccini’s classic opera “La Boheme” is coming to the outdoor stage of Yonsei University.

The work has become part of the standard Italian opera repertoire and is the fourth most frequently performed opera in the world.

The story centers on young Bohemians in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s.

The opera will be conducted by maestro Chung Myung-whun of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and directed by Nadine Duffaut.

The opera will be performed on Aug. 28 and 30 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 570,000 won.

Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 3 or 4

1577-3363, www.clip2u.co.kr



WICKED

Blue Square Musical Hall

To Aug. 31: “Wicked” is a musical based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” The Broadway production has been nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Costume Design and Best Scene Design.

Performances are 8 p.m. weekdays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 and 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

Ticket prices range from 50,000 to 160,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3

1577-3363, www.clip2u.co.kr



LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

LG Arts Center

To Sept. 4: Based on the 1973 French play by Jean Poiret, the Tony Award-winning play “La Cage aux Folles” comes to Korea.

The story focuses on a gay couple - Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub with drag entertainment, and Albin, his star attraction.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m. Wednesday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. There are no Monday performances.

Tickets range from 60,000 to 130,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Sangsang Art Hall

To Oct. 21: The prominent musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is back after its performance in 2005, and this time, it will be shown at the Sangsang Art Hall. The story centers around rock singer Hedwig, who after a failed sex reassignment surgery goes on an American tour.

The cast of this show includes Park Geon-hyeong and Oh Man-seok, who are well-known for their acting competency and very popular among female audiences.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 7 p.m. on holidays and Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 55,000 to 66,000 won.

Samsung Station, line No. 2, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com







TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



CONCERT: CITY-REFINED

Seowan Theater

To Sept. 22: The modern Korean folk music concert mixes traditional music with modern melodic sounds through the use of the gayageum (long zither of 12 strings) and janggu (double-headed hourglass-shaped drum generally played with one stick and one hand) along with an electric piano and a modern drum set.

Concerts are at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are 20,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 4

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



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