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MUSIC



UNITED CUBE

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Saturday: K-pop artists under the agency Cube Entertainment, including 4Minute, Beast, G.Na, and BtoB, will hold a joint concert next month. It follows 2011’s “United Cube’s Fantasy Land.”

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 88,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



PATTI SMITH

Uniqlo Ax

Saturday: Godmother of punk Patti Smith will hold her first solo concert in Korea. Smith has long captivated the public as the legendary icon of a female rocker. She also was picked as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine. The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are 110,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



MY BLOODY VALENTINE

Uniqlo Ax

Sunday: Alternative Irish rock band My Bloody Valentine will hold its first concert in Korea. The group has been credited with representing a movement known as “shoegaze” and recently posted on its Facebook page that it has “finished mastering a new album” and will play fresh tracks at the upcoming concert.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost 110,000 won

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & LORIN MAZZEL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 6 and 7: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will hold its first concert in Korea under the baton of Lorin Mazzel. The orchestra was to have been conducted by Riccardo Muti, who withdrew due to health reasons. For the first concert, the orchestra will play Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No.5 in F Major, Op.76” and Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op.73.” On the second day, the orchestra will play Verdi Overture, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 360,000 won.

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

(02) 1577-5266, www.sac.or.kr



ADAM LAMBERT

Uniqlo Ax

Feb. 17: Adam Lambert, who was runner-up on “American Idol” three years ago, is heading to Seoul. The singer released his second studio album, “Trespassing,” in May. He is often compared to Lady Gaga for bizarre performances on stage, and the show will only admit those age 19 and up.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost 119,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



KBS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 22: The KBS Symphony Orchestra will deliver New Year greetings with Czech music. Performing under well-known conductor Leos Svarovsky, the program will feature renowned pianist Jan Simon. The orchestra will play “My Country” Nos. 1-4, symphonic poems by Smetana and “The Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 33” by Dvorak.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 60,000 won.

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

(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr



SON YEOL-EUM

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

March 7: Classical pianist Son Yeol-eum will perform at the Seoul Arts Center. She has won numerous awards, including the silver medal at the 13th International Van Cliburn Competition as well as second prize at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.

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

(02) 749-8821, www.sac.or.kr





THEATER



SWAN LAKE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

M Theater

To Feb. 3: Tchaikovsky’s world-renowned ballet will be performed in teddy bear costumes. Shows start at 2 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday; and 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

ROMEO AND JULIET

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Feb. 14 to 17: The Korean National Ballet will perform “Romeo and Juliet,” choreographed by Jean Christophe Maillo. His version of the ballet has been praised for cinematic directing, and fantastic costumes and lighting.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 3 p.m. on Sunday

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

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Blue Square, Samsung Hall

To March 24: Broadway’s longest-running musical returns to Seoul in its 25th year.

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

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

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



REBECCA

LG Arts Center

To March 31: A Korean production of the German-language musical “Rebecca,” based on the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, is written by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, who also did the musicals “Elisabeth” and “Mozart.” Yoo Jun-sang, Ryu Jung-han and Oh Man-seok have been cast for the production.

Performances start at 8 p.m. weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. There are no performances Monday.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

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. Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. There is no show 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



SOUND BOX OF MIRU

Sowol Art Hall

Feb. 16 and 17: Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra is holding a performance using the gayageum, a traditional Korean zither-like instrument with 12 strings. The story begins as 7-year-old Miru hears about her new baby brother and follows her emotional experiences through the pregnancy.

The concert starts at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won for children and 10,000 won for adults.

Wangsimni Station, line Nos. 2, 5 and the Bundang and Joongang lines, exit 9

(02) 6214-9889, ticket.interpark.com



LEE JA-RAM’S UKCHUK-GA

Seongnam Art Center, Ensemble Theater

Feb. 23 and 24: “Ukchuk-ga” is a pansori (narrative singing) show inspired by Brecht’s “The Mother Courage and Her Children.” It tells the story of how a devastating war provokes fear, sorrow and sympathy.

Each of the 15 characters has a different voice and personality, but Lee Ja-ram 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 5 p.m.

Tickets cost 50,000 won.

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



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