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Legendary rapper 50 Cent is visiting Korea in January for the first time to hold concerts in Seoul and Busan. See MUSIC, left. Provided by the organizer

MUSIC



THE EURO-ASIAN PHILHARMONIC

ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tomorrow: The Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra will hold a concert under the baton of Gum Nan-se in Seoul. The orchestra will play Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from the opera “Eugene Onegin” and Symphony No. 4 in F minor; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor; Bizet’s Symphony No. 1 in C and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 100,000 won.

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

(02) 3474-8744, www.sac.or.kr.



PATTI KIM

Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center

Friday to Sunday: The Korean pop icon is holding a series of farewell concerts in Seoul. Born in 1938 as Kim Hye-ja, she began her career as a singer for the U.S. military.

She has been well received overseas.

The concerts start at 8 p.m. on Dec. 28, 7 p.m. on Dec. 29 and at 4 p.m. on Dec. 30.

Tickets are 55,000 won to 121,000 won.

Jeongbalsan Station, line No. 3, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



PARK JIN-YOUNG

Olympic Park, SK Handball Stadium

Friday to Monday: JYP Entertainment’s founder Park Jin-young is holding a solo series of his own, called the “Bad Jazz Bar,” throughout the country. He kicked off his first concert last week in Daejeon and will be coming up to Seoul for four days from Friday. The singer, songwriter and producer has adapted his pieces into jazzy ensembles, performing with a 140-member choir and a brass band.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Monday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



KIM JUN-SU

COEX Hall D

Saturday to Monday: Kim Jun-su, a member of boy band JYJ, will hold his solo concert “Xia Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra” at COEX in southern Seoul. He will sing songs from his solo album “Tarantallegra,” his English single “Uncommitted” and songs from musicals he has starred in, including “Mozart,” “Tears of Heaven” and “Das Musical Elisabeth.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and at 10 p.m. on Monday.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 5

(02) 511-1459, ticket.interpark.com

50 CENT

Olympic Park, Olympic Gymnastics Hall

Jan. 12: Legendary rapper 50 Cent is visiting Korea for the first time to hold concerts in Seoul and Busan. During the shows, he’ll present songs from his fifth studio album “Street King Immortal.” The rapper tweeted, “I will not let you down. I have really been working on this album. STREET KING IMMORTAL will be a classic.” It will be released on Feb. 26.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





THEATER



DISNEY ON CLASSIC

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Friday to Saturday: Disney on Classic, which has drawn in 720,000 fans since its launch in 2002 in Japan, is coming to Seoul for the second time. Conductor and arranger Brad Kelley will lead the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra and five vocalists as the group turns Olympic Park into Disneyland.

The concerts will feature songs from the original soundtracks of Disney classics like “Beauty and the Beast” and feature family favorites including “A Whole New World.”

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

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

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 541-3150, www.mastent.co.kr.



MAN OF LA MANCHA

Charlotte Theater

To Monday: Inspired by Don Quixote, “Man of La Mancha” tells the story of the “mad” knight as a play within a play.

The original Broadway production in 1965 ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards.

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

Tickets are 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

THE NUTCRACKER

Universal Art Center

To Monday: Christmas is just around the corner, and the Universal Ballet will again stage “The Nutcracker.” This year’s production will be the original Mariinsky Theater version, which was created by Vasily Vainonen in St. Petersburg in 1934.

Tickets are 10,000 won to 200,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



SWAN LAKE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

M Theater

Jan. 5 to Feb. 3: Tchaikovsky’s world-renowned ballet “Swan Lake” will be performed in teddy bear costumes.

The show starts at 2 p.m. on weekdays; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday; and at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

An 11 a.m. performance is available on Wednesdays as well.

Tickets are 40,000 won to 50,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

RUDOLF

Chungmu Art Hall

To Jan. 31: The musical “Rudolf” by Frank Wildhorn is based on the novel “A Nervous Splendor,” which deals with the Mayerling incident in 1889. The cast features Ahn Jae-wook, Im Tae-kyung and Park Eun-tae.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are 50,000 won to 130,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Blue Square, Samsung Hall

To Feb. 28: Broadway’s longest-running musical comes to Seoul after just one year.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets are 50,000 won to 160,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



AIDA

D-Cube Art Center

To April 28: A Korean adaptation of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” is being staged for the third time in Korea.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. There are no performances Monday.

Tickets are 60,000 won to 120,000 won.

Sindorim Station, line Nos. 1 and 2, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



LEE JA-RAM’S UKCHEOK-GA

Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center

Saturday: “Ukchuk-ga” is a pansori (narrative singing) repertoire of Lee Ja-ram inspired by Brecht’s “The Mother Courage and Her Children.” Lee adapted the work into a new version of pansori. “Ukchuk-ga” is a story about how a devastating war provokes many feelings such as fear, sorrow and sympathy.

Lee wrote the script, composed the songs and plays more than 15 characters. Each has a different voice and personality, but she nails each perfectly.

Lee has also been invited to perform at the Theatre National Populaire in France and the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj in Romania.

The concert starts at 3 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won.

Jeongbalsan Station, line No. 3, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



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