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2013.8.15 TICKET

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 sound tracks 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.





SECRET GARDEN

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Aug. 28: Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden, made up of Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and Norwegian pianist Rolf Løvland, is coming to Korea to hold a concert. Well known for winning the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest, the duo’s music is usually described as New Age. This time, Secret Garden will inspire audiences with songs from its latest album, “Winter Poem.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 33,000 to 143,000 won.

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



테스트

CHUNG MYUNG-WHUN’S MAHLER, SYMPHONY NO.9

CHUNG MYUNG-WHUN’S

MAHLER, SYMPHONY NO.9

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 29: Under the helm of music director Chung Myung-Whun, Greek violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos will play Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

Starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 to 120,000 won.

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



PRIMARY AND ZION T: MANNA

Lotte Card Art Center

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Two of the most interesting names in Korean hip hop and R&B at the moment are Primary and Zion T. Primary has made a name for himself writing some of the biggest hits in K-pop, including for MBLAQ, Infinite H and Brown Eyed Girls. Zion T has been around for a couple of years now, but he made a big leap with the release of his first album, “Red Light,” in April. Both artists collaborate frequently with their unique blend of laid-back soul.

Concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets cost 66,000 won.

Hapjeong Station, line No. 2 and 6, exit 9.





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. 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.



VERY DICKPUNKS

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Aug. 31: Rock band Dickpunks, the runner-up of survival audition program “Super Star K4,” is holding its first concert following the release of a digital single on Aug. 1. The group will also hold concerts in Daegu on Sept. 14 and Busan on Sept. 29.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets for both standing and seated sections are 77,000 won.

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



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.



THEATER

테스트

The ballet “Don Quixote,” inspired by the famous novel by Cervantes, will be performed by the Korea National Ballet at the end of August. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer

DON QUIXOTE

Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater

Aug. 28 to 31: The Korea National Ballet presents Don Quixote, inspired by the Spanish novel by Cervantes. Choreographed by Marius Petipa, the ballet company will perform five times over four days.

Performance starts Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 5,000 to 15,000 won.

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



테스트

SWAN LAKE

SWAN LAKE

Naru Culture & Arts Center

To Sunday: Based on 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 the tale of Swan Lake.

The musical starts on Thursday at 2 p.m.; Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sundays 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.

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.

Samseong Station, line No. 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 Roxie Hart, the fabulous femme fatale.

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.

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



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.



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-joon, 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 No. 1 and 2, exit 1.

TRADITIONAL
PERFORMANCE


EVERYONE IS GWANGDAE

National Gugak Center

Aug. 21 and 22: Gwangdae, which means “clown” in English, in Korean refers to a traditional entertainer who performs a variety of skills, such as tightrope-walking, performing plays and playing instruments while wearing a traditional mask. This performance features the music of the ChungAng Traditional Orchestra and the colorful performances of Samul Gwangdae.

Performance starts Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are 30,000 or 50,000 won.

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

www.gugak.go.kr

FESTIVAL

CITYBREAK: HYUNDAI CARD

SUPER CONCERT

Olympic Stadium

Saturday and Sunday: More than 30 bands fill this two-day festival. Muse will headline the first night, along with acts such as Iggy and the Stooges and Korean band Jang 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.

GRAND MINT FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

Oct. 19 and 20: With five stages set up all over Olympic Park, the Grand Mint Festival has grown into one of the musical highlights of the year in Seoul. There’s an outdoor stage where audiences can enjoy laid-back tunes while sitting on the lawn and also an indoor club stage. The first announced lineup includes 10cm, Jang Kiha and the Faces, Urban Zakapa, Jarurim and the Flaming Lips.

One-day tickets are 88,000 won and two-day tickets are 140,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, Exit 3



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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