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MUSIC



KBS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Today: As part of a concert series organized by the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights, KBS Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Seoul Arts Center for a good cause. Several soloists, including violinist Yang Sung-sik and soprano Son Hyun-jung, will accompany the orchestra in a concert to raise funds for young North Korean people living in South Korea. The program includes Verdi’s Overture to “I Vespri Siciliani,” Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

Admission is complementary, but tickets should be reserved in advance.

Donations will be collected on-site and will go toward education and readjustment programs.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

For more information, call (02) 723-1672 or e-mail nkhr@naver.com.

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



GOODBYE PATTI KIM

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 also 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.



BUSKER BUSKER

Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall.

Nov. 1, 2: Rock-pop group Busker Busker comes to Seoul to promote the release of its hit second album. The huge and unexpected success of their first album last year, especially their signature song “Cherry Blossom Ending,” took the Korean music world by storm. And the group’s second album, released in late September, has similarly stormed to the top of the Korean music charts.

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.



HERBIE HANCOCK LIVE IN SEOUL

Chungmu Art Hall, Grand Theater

Nov. 8: American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, 73, will be returning to Seoul for the first time in two years. Hancock has long been considered a jazz legend and was essential in crafting the “post-bop” sound with Miles Davis. Hancock released his 47th studio album “River: The Joni Letters” in 2007, a tribute album to singer songwriter Joni Mitchell.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 150,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1.



테스트

JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS

LG Arts Center

Nov. 13: Although it’s French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras’s third visit to Korea, this concert is his first solo concert in front of Korean fans. Although Queyras’s repertoire is quite broad he is known to prefer playing works that are more modern.

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

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



DYNAMIC DUO

Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

Nov. 23, 24: Dynamic Duo, one of the most highly regarded hip-hop groups in Korea, is presenting its first solo concert in four years.

Since releasing its first album in 2004, Dynamic Duo has consistently been one of the highest-profile hip-hop groups on the peninsula; one of the rare ones to get noticed over the domination of K-pop. When the group released their seventh album in July, called “Lucky Numbers,” all 13 songs from the record shot high up in the local music charts.

The concert starts Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 99,000 won.

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





THEATER



GUTENBERG: THE MUSICAL

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 weekdays at 8 p.m., and weekend and holidays at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 55,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1.



NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

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 who lives in Paris’s most famous cathedral, Quasimodo, and the woman he loves, the gypsy 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.

테스트

THIS IS MODERN

CJ Towol Theater, Seoul Arts Center

Oct. 24 to Oct. 27: Korea’s renowned Universal Ballet presents four one-act ballets created by world-known choreographers: Hans van Manen, Nacho Duato and Jiri Kylian.

Van Manen’s “Black Cake,” created in 1989, is a lighthearted work about six pairs of party guests having a good time.

Duato’s “Duende” uses the music of Debussy to create sculptural images.

Kylian’s “Sechs Tanze” looks at social upheaval and social changes by using the music of Mozart, while his “Petite Mort” also uses Mozart but for a symbolic performance of aggression, energy, sexuality and vulnerability.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 80,000 won.

The performance starts on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m.

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

테스트

BALLET NACIONAL DE ESPANA

LG Arts Center

Nov. 6-10: Ballet Nacional de Espana, currently led by Antonio Najarro, presents two repertoires, “Grito” and “Suite Sevilla,” featuring flamenco, classical dance and modern dance.

The performances start Wednesday to Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



GHOST

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.



WICKED

Charlotte Theater

Nov. 22 to Dec. 22: A Korean production of the musical “Wicked” is presented in Korea for the first time.

Adapted from the best-selling novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” by Gregory Maguire, the musical is an alterative view of L. Frank Baum’s famous story “The Wizard of Oz.” Taking the point of view of Oz’s witches, Wicked shows how the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North were originally close friends.

Oak Joo-hyun and rising star Park Hye-na will perform as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch; Jeong Sun-ah and Kim Bo-kyung will play Glinda the Good Witch.

The musical starts Tuesdays to Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays and holidays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. No shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



MAMMA MIA!

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Nov. 26 to March 23: Sophie, who lives on a Greek island, is about to be married and wants her father to give her away.

The problem is that Sophie doesn’t know who her father is. After taking a peek in her mother’s diary, she discovers that he could be one of three candidates, so she slyly tricks them into attending her wedding. Along the way there will, of course, be plenty of Abba.

The original Broadway crew is coming to Seoul for this presentation of the popular musical. Made famous by the movie, audiences will appreciate hearing it performed with humor, energy and proper pitch by the original cast.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.

The musical starts Tuesdays to Fridays at 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.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1.



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



LEE JA-RAM’S UKCHEOK-GA

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 of fear, sorrow and sympathy.

Lee wrote the script, composed the songs and plays more than 15 characters.

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.

FESTIVAL

GRAND MINT FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

Saturday and Sunday: With five stages all over Olympic Park, the Grand Mint Festival has grown into one of the musical highlights of the year in Seoul. The lineup includes 10cm, Chang Kiha and the Faces, Urban Zakapa, Jaurim, Glen Check 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.



SENSATION 2013

Kintex in Ilsan

Nov. 30: The dance-theater hybrid “Sensation,” created in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2000, returns to Korea with the theme “Wicked Wonderland.” Attendees are encouraged to wear white, just like at the 2012 event.

The event runs 9:00 p.m. to dawn.

Tickets cost 125,000 won to 3,000,000 won.

Daehwa Station, line No. 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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