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2014.1.22 TICKET

MUSIC





MARTIN SCHULTE

Club Auteur and Audioguy Studio

Today and Saturday: The acclaimed German guitarist Martin Schulte is coming to Korea for his first concerts in Seoul. He is mostly famous for his unique music style, improvising punk, pop and rock stylings to generate his own genre. Schulte is planning to showcase songs from his new album, “Pieces of Astoria,” for his shows in Seoul.

Tickets for both concerts range from 25,000 won to 30,000 won.

The Jan. 22 concert starts at 8 p.m. at Club Auteur. Located close to Sangsu Station, line No. 6, exit 1.

The Jan. 25 concert starts at 7 p.m. at Audioguy Studio. Located close to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 3.



I MUSICI

Seoul Arts Center

Friday and Saturday: The renowned Italian chamber orchestra I Musici is holding a concert to celebrate the new year.

The orchestra was formed in 1952 by 12 musicians who graduated from Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music, the notable Italian music school. On the first day of the concert, the orchestra will play opera pieces including Paganini’s Variations for the fourth string on a theme from Rosini’s “Moses in Egypt,” Mascagni’s Overture from “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”

On the second day, the program is comprised of works such as Corelli’s Concerto Grosso and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings.

The concerts start at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.

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



YIRUMA

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 7 to 9: The New Age pianist Yiruma will perform in Seoul next month, the final stop on his national tour for his eighth album,

“Blind Film.” Yiruma began his national tour in October and has played in 30 cities around the country.

His previous concerts have focused on piano and cello, but Yiruma is planning to add more instruments to the Seoul concert.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 9.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 90,000 won.

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



테스트

B1A4: The Class

Olympic Park, SK Handball Stadium

Feb. 15 and 16: K-pop group B1A4 is holding their third concert tour in time for the release of their new album, “Who Am I.” During the two days, B1A4 will perform an array of hit songs, ranging from “What’s Happening?” to their latest single “Lonely.”

The concert starts at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15, and 4 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Tickets cost 99,000 won.

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



AVRIL LAVIGNE

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Feb. 19: Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne will be coming back to Seoul for the first time in three years, as part of her Asia tour.

It’s her sixth visit to Korea, and this time she’ll be presenting songs on her fifth album, “Avril Lavigne.” The album includes her new hits, “Here’s to Never Growing Up” and “Rock’n’Roll.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 99,000 to 121,000 won.

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



IL DIVO

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Feb. 22: The classical crossover group Il Divo, famous for their versions of songs from musicals, like “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables” and “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera,” is coming to Korea. The “popera” group is composed of tenors David Miller and Urs Buhler, baritone Carlos Marin and French pop singer Sebastien Izambard.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 90,000 won to 250,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8.





THEATER





RED

Seoul Arts Center

To Saturday: John Logan’s 2010 Tony Award-winning play is being staged with Kang Shin-il taking the role of Mark Rothko, the fastidious painter, and Kang Pil-suk as his assistant, Ken.

The performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 35,000 won to 50,000 won.

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



DECEMBER

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

To Jan. 29: This musical is based on songs by the late Kim Kwang-seok, one of Korea’s most important and beloved singers from the late 1980s and early 1990s, before his untimely death in 1996.

“December” is a story of tangled love. Ji-wook and his best friend, Hoon, both loved E-yeon, who disappeared without a trace when they were in their 20s. But then the past and present collide.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; at 3 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.

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



THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Universal Arts Center

To Feb. 2: The stage version of the “Sound of Music” will be performed by Korean actors and actresses. The story is already famous in Korea, as it is in most of the world, thanks to the 1965 movie that was based on the Broadway play, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Singer So-hyang is one of the musical’s three Marias.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.



테스트

Musical “Notre Dame de Paris” is coming back for an eight-day encore performance. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 3 to 11: “Notre Dame de Paris” is back for eight more shows at a new location. The encore show will have the same stellar cast, including diva Bada. 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.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. There are no shows on Thursday.

Ticket ranges from 60,000 won to 130,000 won. Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8.



CARMEN - THE MUSICAL

LG Arts Center

To Feb. 23: This musical version of “Carmen” is not based on the famous opera by Georges Bizet, and only slightly on the original novella by Prosper Merimee. With music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Jack Murphy and Norman Allen, and direction by Gabriel Barre, the musical “Carmen” made its debut in 2008 in Prague.

While the basics of the story are the same - a successful young Spanish police officer, Jose, falls in love with a beautiful gypsy girl, Carmen, only to find their love threatened by a jealous suitor - this version is set in a modern-day circus and features plenty of thrilling stunts and impressive visuals.

The Korean version stars Cha Ji-hyun, Ryu Jung-han and Shin Sung-rok.

The musical starts on weekdays at 8 p.m.; on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays and in the holidays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



THE MOON EMBRACING THE SUN

Seoul Arts Center

To Feb. 23: Musical makeovers of dramas seem to be the trend these days. MBC’s popular drama “The Moon Embracing the Sun,” which ended in 2012, is presented as a musical for the second time. The drama, set in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), was a big hit and gained much attention. The musical also grabbed the spotlight for its cast, which includes Seo-hyun of Girls’ Generation, Kyu-hyun of Super Junior and musical actor Kim Da-hyun. Because the story is already quite familiar to Korean audiences, the musical focuses more on the set, clothing, lighting and choreography.

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

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 110,000 won.

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



GHOST

D-Cube Arts Center

To Feb. 28: The West End’s popular musical “Ghost” is being presented in Korea for the first time. Adapted from the Hollywood movie of the same name, “Ghost” tells the love story of Molly and Sam, which continues from beyond the grave after Sam is mysteriously murdered.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won. Sindorim Station, line No. 2, exit 1.



JERSEY BOYS

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

To Mar. 23: The original production of the musical “Jersey Boys” is coming to Korea for the first time, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe. Based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the musical is presented in a documentary-style format, telling the story of the 1960s rock’n’roll group The Four Seasons. Famous songs from the musical include “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Oh, What a Night.”

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 80,000 won to 140,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1.





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE





NATIONAL GUGAK CENTER: NEW YEAR CONCERT

National Gugak Center, Yeak-dang

Jan. 31 and Feb. 1: To celebrate the Year of Blue Horse, the National Gugak Center will host a gugak (Korean traditional music) symphony under director Kong Woo-young. The repertoire includes folk songs from Gyeonggi. If you arrive two hours before the show, you can enjoy the new year’s festivities by playing Korean traditional games like neolttwigi and spinning top for free.

The performance for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 both start at 4 p.m.

Tickets cost 10,000 won.

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



테스트

SINAWI ENSEMBLE

Chungmu Art Hall, Middle Theater Black

Feb 14. to 16: Korean traditional musical storytelling genre pansori will be performed in Chungmu Art Hall. Musical numbers include the nation’s most famous folktale, “The Tale of Chun-hyang.”

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14, 6 p.m. on Feb. 15, and 3 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won.

Sindang Station, line Nos. 2 and 6, exit 1 and 9.



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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