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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.


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.

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

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



Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall.

Nov. 1, 2: Rock-pop group Busker Busker comes to Seoul to promote the release of their second album. With the huge and unexpected success of their first album last year, fans are eagerly anticipating their new songs.

The concert starts Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 110,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, 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.


Daehangno Arts Theater

Saturday, Sunday: 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 Saturday at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.

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 has 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 or 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 famous French musical is being staged in Korean with a stellar cast, including diva Bada. Produced by the original creative team of composer Riccardo Cocciante and choreographer Martino Muller, the musical tells the story of the hunchback Quasimodo and the woman he loves, 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.




Gwanghwamun Plaza and Seoul Plaza

Oct. 11 to 13: The Seoul Arirang Festival celebrates Unesco designating the Korean folk song “Arirang” as an intangible heritage. On the first day, gugak performers will collaborate with the Kim Chang-wan Band, while on the second day DJs will mix “Arirang” and electronic music. The public can participate on the final day.

The performances start at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Gwanghwamun Plaza, 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Seoul Plaza and 3 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Gwanghwamun Plaza.

The festival is open to everyone for free.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 9

City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 5


Pansori singer Lee Ja-ram is presenting her signature work “Ukcheok-ga” at the LG Arts Center. See TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE, below. Provided by the organizer


LG Arts Center

Oct. 25 to 27: Lee Ja-ram presents her new pansori (traditional narrative singing) play “Ukcheok-ga.” Inspired by Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children,” this pansori is a story about how a devastating war provokes feelings such as fear, sorrow and sympathy.

Lee wrote the script, composed the songs and plays more than 15 characters, each with a different voice and personality.

The concert starts Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 26 and 27 at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7


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, Gyeongchun line, exit No. 1.


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


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.

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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