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MUSIC



DRESDEN PHILHARMONIC

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tonight: Under the conductor Michael Sanderling, the Dresden Philharmonic with violinist Julia Fischer from Munich presents its second concert in Korea in five years. Established in 1870, the Dresden Philharmonic boasts a rich history, with previous conductors including Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak.

Julia Fischer is a highly-regarded soloist, having won Artist of the Year at the Gramophone Awards in 2007 and Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2009 Midem Classical Awards. Her playing is known for its depth and restraint.

The orchestra and Julia Fischer will present the Prelude to Act 3 of Wagner’s “Lohengrin,” Brahms’s Violin Concerto in D major and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 220,000 won.

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



BUSKER BUSKER

Olympic Park, Gymnastics Hall.

Friday and Saturday: 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. 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.



CHUNG KYUNG-WHA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Nov. 8: As part of her Asian tour, “Beyond Expectations,” the 65-year-old violin virtuoso Chung Kyung-wha will be stopping in Seoul next week to play various sonatas, including Beethoven’s Sonata No. 5 in F major, Grieg’s Sonata No. 3 in C minor and Faure’s Sonata No. 1 in A major.

She will be joined on stage by American pianist Kevin Kenner.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

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



AVALON

Shingil Church

Nov. 9: The American Christian vocal quartet Avalon was nominated for a Grammy award for the Best Pop and Contemporary Gospel Album in 2000, 2001 and 2004.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 35,000 won to 85,000 won.

Singil Station, line No. 1, exit 1.



JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS

LG Arts Center

Nov. 13: Although it is French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras’s third visit to Korea, this concert is his first solo concert here. 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.



FRANZ FERDINAND

Uniqlo Ax

Nov. 28: The rock band out of Scotland, most famous for their 2004 hit “Take Me Out” and 2005 tune “Do You Want To,” returns to Seoul for one night only.

The show begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 88,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2.



KENNY G

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Dec 6: Kenny G, one of the world’s most famous saxophone players, comes to Korea once more. Ever since his 1992 album “Breathless” sold 15 million copies, Kenny G has been a global icon in smooth jazz and adult contemporary music.

This time, he will be performing with both his band and the Korean Symphony Orchestra, their second team up since 2012.

Tickets range from 99,000 won 220,000 won.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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





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.



JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING

TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Universal Arts Center

To Dec. 12: Based on the famous Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” comes to Korea.

Catchy and family-friendly, “Dreamcoat” has been one of Webber’s most popular musicals since it was introduced in the early 1970s.

The concert starts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and on Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Only one 8 p.m. on Oct. 30. No shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 110,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.



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.



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 the inimitable 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.







TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



OH & KIM SEASON’S GREETINGS

SPECIAL CONCERT

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Dec. 1: Oh Jeong-hye, the pansori (narrative singing) performer who played the main role in Im Kwon-taek’s classic film “Seopyeonje,” is bringing together an evening of traditional gugak music and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

Baritone Kim Dong-gyu will sing Korean songs while haegeum (two-string fiddle) player Ahn Soo-ryeon will stage a traditional performance.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1.





FESTIVAL



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.

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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