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Deulgukhwa, one of Korea’s most famous rock groups from the 1980s, will headline the opening night at this year’s Pentaport Rock Festival. [JoongAng Ilbo]

MUSIC

JOY OF STRINGS SUMMER CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 20: The Korean instrumental ensemble Joy of Strings will perform music from classic soundtracks of Korean movies. Opening with a premiere of music by Korean composer Kim Sung-ki, the concert will be accompanied by pianist Park Jong-hoon. The music will include Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in A major, which was featured in the film “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” and Puccini’s aria “Nessun Dorma” from the opera Turandot, which was played in the film “My Paparotti.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 to 70,000 won.

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

MASTERPIECE SERIES II

BY KBS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 22-23: Under the baton of Dutch conductor Hubert Soudant, David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the KBS Symphony Orchestra will present music by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Faust.

Concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

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

DITTO ENCORE

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 31 and Sept. 1: In response to strong fan demand, the 2013 DITTO Festivals are getting two encores. The ensemble DITTO, along with violinist Daniel Jung, is holding additional concerts, titled “BACH for SOLO” and “Code Name: DITTO.” At the first concert, each member will give a separate performance of Bach’s Suites for unaccompanied cello. At the second concert, they will perform works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Bach.

The concerts start at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 30,000 to 80,000 won.

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

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SUMI JO

88 Garden Outdoor Stage, Olympic Park

Sept. 14: Soprano Sumi Jo’s concert will feature collaborations with classical musicians, including violist Richard Yongjae O’Neill, vocal ensemble Rottini and the DITTO Orchestra, under the baton of Adriel Kim.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.

JUSTIN BIEBER: BELIEVE WORLD TOUR

Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall

Oct. 10: Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is holding his first concert in Korea.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket ranges from 99,000 to 132,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, Exit 3.

THEATER

MY DAD

Coex Art Hall

To Aug. 31: In an endearing homage to dads everywhere, this musical brings life to the children’s book of the same name by award-winning author Anthony Browne.

The musical starts on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and weekends and holidays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Ticket price is 30,000 won.

Samsung Station, line Number 2, exit 5.

CHICAGO

National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae

To Aug. 31: Always popular in Korea, the musical “Chicago” is being staged locally for the ninth time since 2000. For this run, singer Insooni and veteran actress Choi Jung-won are joined by Honey Lee, who plays the fabulous femme fatale, Roxie Hart.

The musical starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No shows on Mondays.

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

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6.

MONTE CRISTO

Chungmu Art Hall

To Aug. 4: Based on the novel “The Count of Monte Cristo,” this musical tells the story of a young man named Edmond Dantes who finds his fortune but is falsely accused of spying and seeks revenge during the Napoleonic Wars. The show consists of a series of musical numbers, mostly composed by Frank Wildhorn, who created such hits as “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Wonderland” and “Bonnie & Clyde.”

Starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. No shows on Mondays.

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

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ON STAGE

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

To Sept. 1: Adapted from the popular American drama of the same name, “High School Musical” is a lively and fun look at young love and dreams. This production features rising musical stars like Kang Dong-ho and Oh So-yeon and K-pop stars like Ryeo-wook from Super Junior, Luna from f(x) and Lee Jae-jin from FT Island.

Starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sundays and holidays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 60,000 to 120,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.

ELISABETH

Seoul Arts Center, Opera House

To Sept. 7: This musical features great art design and a star-studded cast, including musical diva Ock Ju-hyun, Kim Junsu from the K-pop group JYJ, and veteran singers Park Hyo-shin and Lee Ji-hoon. The performance presents a fusion of fantasy and fiction based on the life of Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, empress of Austria and queen of Hungary, from her marriage in 1854 to her murder in 1898.

The show starts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 to 140,000 won.

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

SWAN LAKE

Naru Culture & Arts Center

To Aug. 18: Based on the Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, the musical features ballet dancers in animal costumes to usher children and parents into the world of Tchaikovsky’s music and tale of Swan Lake.

The musical starts on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.; Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 to 50,000 won.

Konkuk University Station, line No. 2 or 7, exit 5.

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THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

LG Arts Center

To Sept. 8: This musical was created by conductor Frank Wildhorn and director David Swann, famous for the musical “Jekyll & Hyde.” The performance is based on the play and novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, set during the French Reign of Terror.

The musical starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays and holidays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.

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



JACK THE RIPPER

D-Cube Art Center

To Sept. 29: This musical is based on the notorious serial killings that struck London in 1888, combining mystery with a tragic love story. The musical features a stellar cast, including Um Ki-jun, Sungmin from Super Junior and Changmin from 2AM.

The musical starts Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays and holidays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. No shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 to 100,000 won.

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


TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



PANSORI: CHUNHYANG

National Gugak Center

To Dec. 13: A performance of the classic pansori “The Tale of Chunhyang,” but based on the Victor recording from 1937.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, except for October, when it will be held on the fourth Friday.

Tickets are 10,000 won.

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

Tickets are available on location or by calling (010) 2253-8673.

FESTIVAL



2013 INCHEON PENTAPORT ROCK

FESTIVAL

Incheon Songdo 23rd Geunrin Park

Friday to Sunday: An array of bands will perform at this three-day festival, including Korean rock pioneer Deulgukhwa, English alternative rock band Suede, American rock band Fall Out Boy, Korea’s Hot Potato and Dickpunks.

The festival starts at 10 a.m. Friday and runs until Sunday.

Three-day tickets are 140,000 won until this Friday.

Incheon Business District Station, Incheon line No. 1, exit 5.



JISAN WORLD ROCK FESTIVAL 2013

Jisan Forest Resort

Friday to Sunday: At Jisan Forest Resort, surrounded by mountains, the Jisan World Rock Festival is holding a three-day rock music festival with a lineup of stellar musicians from both home and abroad. The lineup includes Weezer, Placebo and Jamiroquai.

One-day tickets are 112,500 won, two-day tickets are 162,000 won and three-day tickets are 225,000 won.

In Majang-myeon, close to Icheon, Gyeonggi province.



SUPER SONIC 2013

Olympic Park

Aug. 14 and 15: This annual rock festival features Pet Shop Boys, veteran band Earth, Wind & Fire and New Zealand singer Willy Moon, along with Korean artists, including Dickpunks and Super Kidd for the first day. The second day features veteran singer Cho Yong-pil, rapper Verbal Jint, rock band Jauri and American rock band Hot Chelle Rae.

One-day tickets cost 77,000 won while two-day tickets cost 88,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.



CITYBREAK: HYUNDAI CARD SUPER CONCERT

Olympic Stadium

Aug. 17 and 18: More than 30 bands fill this two-day festival. Muse will headline the first night, along with such acts as Iggy and the Stooges and the Korean band Chang Kiha and the Faces. On the second day, Metallica headlines, along with Japandroids, Korean classic rock greats Kim Chang-wan and Shin Joong-hyun, and indie sensation Apollo 18.

Shows start at noon.

Tickets cost 165,000 won for a one-day ticket and 250,000 won for a two-day ticket.

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



Event information is collected from the Korea Tourism Organization and tickets for most events are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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