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LG Arts Center

Sept. 27: Hagen Quartet, an Australian string quartet founded in 1981, will be on stage in Seoul for the first time in seven years. As part of the all-Beethoven concert, the Quartet Grosse Fuge (Op.133) will be played as the final movement to String Quartet No. 12 (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

Saturday and Sunday: 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 finally come to an end in November. Kim has been playing all 32 of Beethoven’s sonatas over two years, in a series of eight concerts. Kim will play Beethoven’s sonatas Nos. 27 to 29 in the September concert and Nos. 30 to 32, without intermission, in November.

The Sept. 14 concert begins at 5 p.m. and the Nov. 21 show starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 to 70,000 won

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.


Sejong Grand Theater, Sejong Center

Oct. 1: Maksim Mrvica, a Croatian crossover pianist, is holding a concert backed by his full band for the first time. The show features a selection of classical music and popular movie soundtracks.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 165,000 won.


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.


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall

Oct. 26: With a farewell concert in Seoul, Patti Kim is retiring after a 55-year career. This show at Olympic Park wraps up a 50-concert tour all across Korea. Kim began her career as a singer for the U.S. military and was the first person to perform at the Sejong Center as a pop singer.

The concert starts at 4 p.m.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 121,000 won.



Gangdong Arts Center

To Saturday: 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 Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m., and on Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m.

Tickets are 20,000 won.

Godeok Station, line No. 5, exit 4.



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.


Daehangno Arts Theater

To Sept. 22: The third show of the “Drama Exhibition” series, this performance is a new art form that combines different genres, including choreography, installation art, drama, video and music.

The show is divided into two parts, one for the exhibition and one for the play. The show is about six girls living in the same house and 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 are 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, featuring 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.


Charlotte Theater

To Oct. 6: The 2003 Broadway musical “Avenue Q,” 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 2004 Tony Awards - Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book - deals with real-life issues such as youth unemployment, love, homosexuality and pornography. The musical is performed in English, but provides Korean subtitles. Prohibited to those under 15.

Starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; 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.



LG Arts Center

Oct. 1 to Oct. 3: Moscow’s Chekhov International Theatre Festival and director Declan Donnellan return to LG Arts Center with Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

Declan Donnellan’s creative staging, with the original text mixing in Russian elements, was praised as “theatrical invention” by London’s Guardian newspaper.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.


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 named 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 range from 60,000 to 130,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.


D-Cube Arts Center

Nov. 24 to Dec. 22: The West End’s popular musical “Ghost” is presented in Korea for the first time. Adapted from the Hollywood movie of the same name, “Ghost” tells the undying love story of Molly and Sam. This production features musical stars such as Joo Won, Choi Jung-won and diva Ivy.

The musical starts Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No shows on Mondays.

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

Sindorim Station, line No. 2, exit 1.



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.




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, jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour and Friends, Kenny Barron Trio, American jazz singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux, Swedish bassist Lars Danielsson 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.



Kintex in Ilsan

Nov. 30: “Sensation,” created in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2000, returns to Korea with the theme “Wicked Wonderland.” This year, just like last year, guests should follow a strict all-white dress code meant to celebrate the life of Miles Stutterheim, the co-creater of the event who died in 2001.

The event starts at 9:00 p.m. and lasts until the dawn.

Tickets range from 125,000 won to 3,000,000 won

Daehwa Station, line 3, exit 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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