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2013.8.21 Ticket

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The play “Riding on a Palanquin” emphasizes filial piety through Korean traditional folk songs and dances. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer KOREA INTERNATIONAL

MUSIC

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MASTERPIECE SERIES II

BY KBS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

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

Concerts start at 8 p.m.

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

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

EXCITING CONCERT

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Saturday: Presenting a different kind of concert, Seoul Metropolitan Chorus offers a variety of sounds for this show, such as movie sound tracks, a collaboration with beatbox championship winner Big Road and, of course, classic choruses. The playlist includes “Time to Say Goodbye,” a song widely known for the version by Sarah Brightman, and “My Heart Will Go On” from the movie “Titanic.”

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won.

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

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 Lovland, is coming to Korea to hold a concert. Well known for winning the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest, this time, Secret Garden is promoting 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.

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.

The concert 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 songs 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 runners-up from the audition program “Super Star K4,” are holding their first concert since releasing a 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.

THEATER

DON QUIXOTE

Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater

Aug. 28 to 31: The Korean 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.

Performances start on 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.

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 look at young love and dreams. This production features musical stars such as Kang Dong-ho, Oh So-yeon and K-pop stars such as 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.

RIDING ON A PALANQUIN

Gangdong Arts Center

Sept. 7 to 14: The play tells the uproarious story of a family whose mother, in her dotage, constantly demands absurd things. With an emphasis on filial piety, the play presents folk songs and traditional dances.

The performance starts Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m., and on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Tickets are 20,000 won.

Godeok Station, line No. 5, exit 4.

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

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GONGGAM, YOUNG GUGAK

National Gugak Center

To Friday: To pass down Korean traditional music, young musicians play an array of performances. Concerts feature gayageum (12-string zither), geomungo (six-stringed instrument) and traditional dance.

The performances start at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are 10,000 won.

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



EVERYONE IS GWANGDAE

National Gugak Center

Today and Tomorrow: Gwangdae, which means “clown” in English, in Korean refers to a traditional entertainer who performs a variety of skills, such as walking on tightropes, performing plays and playing instruments while wearing a traditional mask. This performance features the music of the Chung-Ang Traditional Orchestra and the 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


JARASUM INTERNATIONAL

JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jara Island

From Oct. 3 to 6: The Jarasum International Jazz Festival is holding its 10th fest on Jara Island in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi. The lineup includes South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, American jazz singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux and American drummer Steve Gadd.

The festival starts at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

One-day tickets are 45,000 won, two-day tickets are 70,000 won, three-day tickets are 90,000 won and four-day tickets are 110,000 won. There are also student discounts.

Gapyeong Station, on Gyeongchun line, exit No. 1.



GRAND MINT FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

Oct. 19 and 20: With five stages 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, Chang Kiha and the Faces, Urban Zakapa, Jaurim 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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