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Various locations of the Seoul Arts Center

Today to Saturday: The German record label ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is bringing its five-day music festival to Korea for the first time, with the help of maestro Chung Myung-whun, his second son, Chung Sun, and his son’s wife, Shin Yeah-won. Chung will hold a concert on Saturday with pianist Andras Schiff, oboist Heinz Holliger and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Chung’s daughter-in-law, Shin, who is a Korean jazz vocalist, will perform tonight at 8 p.m. with guitarist Ralph Towner, pianist Aaron Parks and Jean Louis Matinier on accordion. Chung Sun is the producer of the festival.

Tickets range from 30,000 to 150,000 won.

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


Bukchon, Jongno, central Seoul

Saturday and Sunday: Modern and traditional music meet in Bukchon, the central Seoul neighborhood famous for its hanok, or traditional houses. The festival features 12 programs at 10 locations over two days, including Kunihiko Ryo, a Korean composer and pianist, a collaboration between pansori master Chae Soo-jung and traditional singer Song Eun-ju, the retro funk of Funkafric and the fusion of traditional music and post-rock by Jambinai.

The festival is free.

www.bukchonmf.or.kr (Korean only)

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 3.


Cheonggyecheon Hanbit Park

Saturday and Sunday: The Korean foundation will hold a jazz and tango concert that features Rainbow Choir, which consists of children from multicultural families, the Jeon Jeduk Band and the Koh Sangji Band on Saturday and the Woongsan Project Band on Sunday.

The festival starts at 7:30 p.m.

The festival is free.

Euljiro 1-ga Station, line No.2, exit 4.



LG Arts Center

Sept. 27: Hagen Quartett, an Australian string quartet founded in 1981, will be on stage in Seoul for the first time in seven years. The concert will run for two hours. In the concert, “Grosse Fuge” (Op.133) will specially be played as Op.130, as Beethoven first intended.

Tickets range from 40,000 to 80,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.


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 to 80,000 won.

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



LG Arts Center

Sept. 14 and Nov. 21: The Beethoven project by 25-year-old pianist Kim Sun-wook will drop its curtain in November. Kim is aiming to complete 32 of Beethoven’s sonatas in two years in eight concerts. Unlike other Beethoven sonata programs, the performances were in published order from No. 1 to 32. Kim will play Beethoven’s sonatas No. 27 to 29 in September and No. 30 through 32, without intermission, in November.

The last two performances of Kim’s Beethoven project will be held on Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 to 70,000 won

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



Seoul Arts Center, Opera House

To Saturday: 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.


LG Arts Center

To Sunday: 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


Gangdong Arts Center

Saturday to Sept. 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 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., and on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets are 20,000 won.

Godeok Station, line No. 5, exit 4.


Daehangno Arts Theater

From Saturday to Sept. 22: The third show of the “Drama Exhibition” series will present a brand new art experience. “Drama Exhibition,” tried first by Theatre Nori, is a new art form that different genres of arts - choreography, picture, installation art, drama, video and music - connect and communicate in one space. The show is divided into two parts, one in which the audience can go through the exhibition and one for the play. The show is about six girls living in the same house. The play is written by Kim Ae-ran, author of “Pit-a-pat, My Life.”

The show starts weekdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. There a no shows from Sept. 18 to 20.

Tickets cost 30,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.


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.


Avenue Q

Charlotte Theater

To Oct. 6: The 2003 Broadway musical “Avenue Q,” which is an adult puppet musical written by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, is coming to Korea for the first time. The musical, which received the triple crown at the Tony Awards - Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book - in 2004, deals with real-life issues such as youth unemployment, love, homosexuality and pornography. It picks up such issues with a hilarious adult jokes, promising the audience to make them laugh “every three seconds.” The musical, which is performed in English, provides Korean subtitles. The musical is prohibited to those under 15.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. There are no performances on Mondays.

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

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3


Chungmu Art Hall

To Nov. 10: The Korean production of this comical musical, written by Anthony King and Scott Brown, centers around the life of Johannes Gutenberg, the 15th century inventor of the printing press. The musical is performed as a backer’s audition by two characters, Bud and Doug, and dozens of baseball caps as they present the ostensibly bound-for-Broadway musical.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. Tickets range from 44,000 won to 55,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1.


Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Sept. 27 to Nov. 17: The world-famous French musical is staged in a Korean version by an ensemble cast including musical diva Bada. Produced by the original creative team of composer Riccardo Cocciante and choreographer Martino Muller, the musical tells the sad story of the hunchback Quasimodo, who loved a gypsy woman called Esmeralda.

The musical 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.

Tickets price range from 60,000 to 130,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



National Gugak Center

To Dec. 13: A performance of the classic pansori “The Tale of Chunhyang,” 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.



Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), 8 Hall.

Saturday: The biggest Korean hip-hop festival features world famous artists TYGA and Nelly and local musicians Verbal Jint, Beenzino, Mad Clown, Jay Park, Baechigi, San E and others.

The festival starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets are 99,000 won for early birds.

Daehwa Station, line No. 3, exit 3 for shuttle bus or exit 1 or 2 on foot.



Jara Island

From Oct. 3 to 6: The Jarasum International Jazz Festival is holding its 10th festival 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.

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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