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2012.8.23 TICKET


A New York-based jazz ensemble, Mingus Big Band, is visiting Seoul to perform on Sept. 7 at the LG Arts Center in southern Seoul as part of its Asia tour. Provided by the organizer



The National Theater of Korea,

Small Hall “Dal”

Aug. 30 and 31: The concert mainly involves a variety of traditional Korean musical instruments, such as the gayageum, a Korean zither-like 12 string instrument, and daegeum, a large transverse bamboo flute with a buzzing membrane.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. both days. Tickets cost 20,000 won.

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


LG Arts Center

Sept. 7: The Mingus Big Band is a jazz ensemble, based in New York City, that specializes in the compositions of the late Charles Mingus. The band has received six Grammy nominations and won a Grammy in 2011 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for “Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard.” For this Asian tour, the band is also composed of saxophonist Paul Foster, trumpeter Alexandre Sipiaguine and pianist Helen Sung.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 40,000 to 80,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com


Olympic Park, 88 Lawn Field Stage

Sept. 8: Following the success of shows in 2010 and 2011, Park Concert will present another elite lineup. Japan’s Yuhki Kuramoto, Canada’s Steve Barakatt and Korea’s Yiruma have collaborated to present “Piano Paradiso,” and the audience will hear 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


Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Sept. 10: Miracle Eyes Concert will be performed by flutist Bae Jae-young, pianist Yoo Ji-soo and violinist Kim Jong-hoon. Kim has been visually impaired from a young age, but that did not stop him from becoming a violin genius.

The concert program includes compositions from Beethoven and Brahms.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

Nambu Termination Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 780-5054, www.stageone.co.kr


Olympic Park, SK Handball Stadium

Sept. 24: Keane, the English alternative rock band, is coming to Korea for its Strangeland: World Tour which started in May. Keane’s 2004 debut album, “Hopes and Fears”, won multiple awards and was the second-best selling British album of the year. Keane is known for using a piano as its main instrument.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 99,000 to 125,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Oct. 17: Bolton acquired worldwide fame with his cover version of “When a Man Loves a Woman” for which he won a Grammy.

Tracks such as “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” and “Go the Distance” - the latter, which was featured in the Walt Disney motion picture “Hercules” - are also popular. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 66,000 to 180,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



Arko Arts Theater, Main Hall

Today: This production has been widely acclaimed by both critics and audiences, one of the main reasons why the ballet company has chosen to play it again. Jiri Kylian composed the piece for the 1991 Salzburg Festival on the 200th anniversary of Mozart’s death.

The show is composed of six men, six women and six foils, representing energy, silence and sexuality.

The show starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 100,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Yonsei University Amphitheater

Aug. 28 and Sept. 1: Puccini’s classic has become part of the 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 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 1 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


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


Blue Square Musical Hall

To Oct. 7: “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


Sangsang Art Hall

To Oct. 21: The popular musical 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 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. Tuesday to Friday, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. 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



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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