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2014.3.5 TICKET

MUSIC



MICHEL PLASSON’S

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

Seoul Arts Center

March 14: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra teams up with world famous conductor Michel Plasson to presents Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” Honegger’s “Pastorale d’ete” and Mozart.

Plasson was the principal conductor of L’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse from 1968-2003 as well as for the Dresden Philharmonic for seven years.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won.

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



SEOUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - SHOSTAKOVICH

Seoul Arts Center

March 28: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, led by Israeli conductor Eliahu Inbal. The orchestra will be accompanied by German-Korean cellist Isang Enders, who will be playing Ernst Bloch’s “Schelomo.”

Concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won

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



BRUNO MARS

Olympic Gymnastics Arena

April 8: From his collaboration with rapper B.O.B., “Nothin’ on You” in 2010, the Grammy-winning artist has won the hearts of Korean listeners over the years. Mars’s first tour in Seoul will include favorite tracks like “Grenade,” “Marry You” and “Just the Way You Are.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 165,000 won.

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



JOHN MAYER

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

May 6: John Mayer, a talented guitarist, singer-songwriter and seven-time Grammy Award winner is visiting Seoul for the first time. The 36-year-old artist’s music ranges from blues to country, and some of his hits include “Your Body Is a Wonderland” and “Clarity.” Mayer debuted in 2001.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.

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



THEATER

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Choreographer Ahn Sung-soo and fashion designer Jung Ku-ho have collaborated to create the dance performance “Two in Two.” See THEATER, left.

TWO IN TWO

Seoul Arts Center

Tomorrow and Friday: The collaborations of choreographer Ahn Sung-soo and fashion designer Jung Ku-ho have created a new paradigm in performance arts over the decade. Following last year’s celebrated “Dan,” the two artists’ latest work presents a contrast between black and white and man and woman using the rhythms of the tango and flamenco.

Kim Joo-won, the principal dancer of the Korean National Ballet, will be on stage, along with contemporary dancer Kim Bo-ram.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 30,000 won to 40,000 won.

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



THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

March 14 to 30: This is an encore presentation of last year’s big success, “The Three Musketeers,” which depicts Alexandre Dumas’s famous characters from 17th-century Paris. The musical will open simultaneously in Korea and Japan.

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

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 130,000 won.

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



FRANKENSTEIN: THE MUSICAL

Chungmu Art Hall

March 18 to May 11: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Chungmu Art Hall will present the musical “Frankenstein.” Though the main plot is based on Mary Shelley’s novel, the Korean version reinterprets the story.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, 2.p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Sindang Station, lines No. 2 and 6, exit 1 and 9.

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JERSEY BOYS

Blue Square

To March 23: The original production of the musical “Jersey Boys” is coming to Korea for the first time, with music by Bob Gaudio and 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.



WICKED

Charlotte Theater

To March 30: A Korean production of the musical “Wicked” is being 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.”

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

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won. Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



L’ELISIR D’AMORE

Seoul Arts Center

April 3 to 5: Celebrating 130 years of diplomatic relations between Korea and Italy, the two nations’ best opera singers will perform together under Italian conductor Giancarlo de Lorenzo. “L’Elisir d’Amore” (or “The Elixir of Love”) explores the journey by Nemorino, a poor peasant, to win the love of the beautiful but headstrong landowner Adina through a fake love potion. Since its premiere in 1832, the repertoire has been immensely popular in Italy.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets cost 30,000 won to 200,000 won.

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



LE ROI SOLEIL

Blue Square

April 10 to June 1: Musical “Le Roi Soleil” is about the early days of Louis XIV when he was still under the regency of his mother, Anne of Austria, before he became the Sun King. Despite the historical subject, the musical is contemporary, using genres like rock and punk.

The Korean version stars Shin Sung-rok, from the SBS drama “My Love From the Star,” and veteran actor Ahn Jae-wook.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and during holidays.

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

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1.



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

SEOPYEONJE: THE MUSICAL

Universal Arts Center

March 20 to May 11: Based on celebrated novelist Lee Cheong-jun’s story, “Seopyeonje” tells the lifelong journey of pansori singers in the post-Korean War era. The musical, filled with sorrow and regret, added elements of contemporary pop to the original pansori numbers to appeal to today’s audiences.

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

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 180,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.



FESTIVAL

HONGDAE FEST

Hongdae Soundholic City

March 14 to 29: Some of the biggest indie artists in Korea are gearing up to perform over three weeks at this year’s Hongdae Fest, a music festival in the Hongik University neighborhood, western Seoul. Among the groups taking to the stage will be Jambinai, Goonam, 9 and the Numbers and Galaxy Express. In addition to concerts, there will be an array of special events in many clubs in the area.

Concerts on March 14, 21 and 28 start at 8 p.m.

Concerts on March 15, 16, 22, 23 and 29 start at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 22,000 won to 25,000 won

Hongik Univ. Station, line No. 2, exit 9.

www.soundholic.co.kr (Korean only)

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SEOUL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

May 17 and 18: The annual two-day jazz festival, now in its eighth year, once again presents some of the top musicians from Korea and around the world.

On May 17, the program will be headlined by British jazz-pop singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum. Craig David, known in Korea especially for “Insomnia” and “Rise & Fall,” will perform as a singer and DJ. Other international acts slated to perform include Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice, Scottish vocalist and guitarist Paolo Nutini, the Jack DeJohnette Trio and the Joshua Redman Quartet. As for the Korean lineup, familiar names on the bill include Urban Zakapa, Yoon Han and the Young Joo Song Quartet.

The standard price for a two-day ticket is 175,000 won.

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



GREEN PLUGGED

Nanji Hangang Park

May 3 and 4: Now in its fifth year, Green Plugged Seoul has already revealed more than 40 acts that will be performing at this year’s festival, and there are still plenty more to come.

Indie rock band Jang Ki-ha and the Faces will headline May 3, which is known for its eccentric and retro music style. Since becoming famous in 2008 for their debut single “Cheap Coffee,” the group has had several other notable hits such as “I Heard a Rumor” and “The Moon Is Waxing.”

That same day will also see modern rock band Deli Spice, famous for such hits as “Chau Chau” and “The Confession.”

Other notable acts on that Saturday include Urban Zakapa, Galaxy Express and Lowdown 30.

The lineup on the second day includes four-member indie band Monni, indie star group 9 and the Numbers, alternative icons from the 1990s the Hwang Shin-hye Band, rapper Bumkey and rock bands Dick Punks and Trans Fixion.

Hip-hop musician Junggigo, who recently ruled the local music charts with the song “Some” (which he performed with So-you from Sistar), will also be on the bill.

More acts will be announced on March 21.

One-day entry costs 66,000 won and two-day entry costs 109,000 won. For tickets, visit the festival’s official website at www.greenplugged.com (Korean only) or ticket.yes24.com (English booking available).

Mapo-gu Office Station, line No. 6, exit 7 or World Cup Stadium Station, line No. 6, 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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