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2012.10.17 TICKET

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French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will hold his first-ever concert in Korea at 5 p.m. on Nov. 25 at the LG Arts Center. See MUSIC. Provided by Marco Borggreve


MUSIC



GIDON KREMER & KREMERATA BALTICA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Today: Latvian violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer and his chamber orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica, are coming to Korea for the first time in three years.

This year marks the orchestra’s 15th anniversary.

Programs vary depending on the day of the show.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.

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

1577-5266, www.clubbalcony.com



MICHAEL BOLTON

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Today: 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 featured in the Walt Disney motion picture “Hercules” - are also popular.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF MOSCOW RADIO

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tuesday: First founded in 1930 as the official orchestra of the Soviet All-Union Radio network, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra is Russia’s oldest symphony and is considered to be one of the best.

The concert will be led by Vladimir Fedoseyev, artistic director and chief conductor of the orchestra.

The program includes compositions of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and the Shostakovich Symphony.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 50,000 won to 200,000 won.

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

(02) 580-1300, www.sacticket.co.kr



KENNY ROGERS

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Oct. 26: Kenny Rogers, the U.S. country singer, is coming to Korea for the first time in 13 years. As the winner of several awards, Rogers has been crowned “king” of American country.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 90,000 won to 220,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

NORAH JONES

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Nov. 17: Norah Jones took the pop scene by storm with her debut album “Come Away With Me” in 2002, which swept the Grammys a year later and sold over 30 million copies worldwide. She is coming to Seoul for the first time in seven years.

The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 132,000 won to 165,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD

LG Arts Center

Nov. 25: Pierre-Laurent Aimard is a well-known French pianist who is widely acclaimed as a key figure in contemporary music. While he has released some 20 albums including “Music of My Mind: Jazz in Paris” and “Debussy: Preludes Books 1 & 2,” this is Aimard’s first concert in Korea. The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

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



THEATER



CARMEN

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Tomorrow to Sunday: The Korea National Opera presents the acclaimed “Carmen.” The French opera has been performed numerous times at the world-renowned stage of the Orange Opera Festival in France and has been picked as the No. 1 opera Korean audiences aspire to see.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets prices range from 10,000 won to 150,000 won.

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

(02) 580-1300, www.sacticket.co.kr



MURMURES DES MURS

LG Arts Center

Tomorrow to Saturday: This French play is based on a woman living in a moving house who is surrounded by mercurial Venetian architecture and anonymous masked figures. Slowly, the woman seems to be losing her mind. Directed by Victoria Thierree-Chaplin, one of the daughters of comedian Charlie Chaplin, this play has received rave reviews and makes its way to Seoul.

The play begins at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets cost 30,000 won to 70,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No.2, exit 7

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



HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Sangsang Art Hall

To Sunday: The popular musical is back after its performance in 2005, and this time, it will be shown at Sangsang Art Hall.

The story centers around the rock singer Hedwig, who after a failed sex reassignment surgery goes on an American tour. 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.

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

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

FORETHOUGHT - PROMETHEUS’ FIRE

LG Arts Center

Nov. 17 to 18: This play is based on Prometheus and his theft of fire from Zeus for human use. Choreographed by Jung Young-doo, “Forethought” is his second collaboration with the LG Arts after his hit performance “The 7th Man” in 2010.

Performances begin at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost 40,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

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



MOZART OPERA SEASON

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

Nov. 17 to 26: The Seoul Metropolitan Opera will be performing three of the most renowned operas composed by Mozart: “Don Giovanni,” “Cosi fan tutte” and “The Magic Flute.”

“Don Giovanni” will start at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, 20 and 23, and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 25.

“Cosi fan tutte” will start at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, 21 and 25, and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 24.

“The Magic Flute” will start at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, 22, 24 and 26.

Prices range from 10,000 won to 80,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

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



THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Blue Square, Samsung Hall

Dec. 7 to Jan. 13: In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the cast of “The Phantom of the Opera” will be coming to Korea. Based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux, “The Phantom of the Opera” is considered to be one of the most successful musicals of all time, and it is also the longest-running show in Broadway history. Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

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

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com







TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



MACBETH’S WIFE

National Theater of Korea, Small Hall

Oct. 25 to 26: A pansori-based monodrama on the troubled life of Lady Macbeth from Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” will be performed at the National Theater of Korea.

Performances start at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



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