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2014.4.9 TICKET

MUSIC

LEE SUN-HEE 30TH ANNIVERSARY
CONCERT

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

April 19 to 20: In the 30 years since she made her debut with the song “Dear J,” Lee Sun-hee has established herself as one of the most successful divas in Korean pop music. For her concert, expect to hear Lee’s many hits, plus songs from her newly released 15th album, “Serendipity.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won.

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



NATALIE DESSAY

Seoul Arts Center

April 22: French singer Natalie Dessay, 48, considered one of today’s greatest coloratura sopranos, rose to prominence in 1992 by playing Olympia in Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann.” She subsequently won praise for her performances as Fiakermili in Strauss’s “Arabella” and Lakme in Leo Delibes’s “Lakme.”

For her concert in Seoul, Dessay partners with pianist Philippe Cassard.

Concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 160,000 won

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



JEFF BECK

Olympic Hall

April 27: Grammy-winning rock guitarist Jeff Beck is holding a concert in Seoul, bringing with him his famous blend of blues rock, psychedelia and heavy metal.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 154,000 won.

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



SYNCROFUSION - LENA PARK LIVE IN SEOUL

테스트

Blue Square

May 9 to 18: Park Jung-hyun, whose English name is Lena Park, is holding her first solo concert in two years after the promotional concert of the singer’s eighth album “Parallax” in 2012. Recently, Park has showed some effort to think outside of the box by collaborating with Team89, a leading producing team at Mystic89, led by singer Yoon Jong-shin.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Fridays and at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 121,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1.



JOHN MAYER

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

May 6: John Mayer, a multitalented guitarist, singer-songwriter and seven-time Grammy award winner, is visiting Seoul for the first time this May.

The 36-year-old artist’s music ranges from blues to country, and his hits include “Your Body Is a Wonderland” and “Clarity.”

Mayer made his debut 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.



Brian McKnight & K. Will

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

May 11: Brian McKnight has been a textbook vocal of Korean R&B singers for years. In May, McKnight will team up with Korean singer K. Will to feature his megahit singles. Music fans will be able to enjoy the two singers’ trademark vocals in the show.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won.

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



CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Seongnam Arts Center

May 27: Over the course of its 118-year history, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra has promoted Czech culture while representing genuine artistic merit.

For their Korean performance, conductor Jiri Belohlavek will lead the orchestra to perform Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in d minor and Antonin Dvorak’s symphony No.6 in D major on the stage.

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

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.



2CELLOS CONCERT LIVE IN KOREA

LG Arts Center

May 27: Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2Cellos, are known for their experimental fusion of classical, pop and rock music. Their rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” posted on YouTube in 2011, went viral with more than three million views, and a video of their cover of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” topped 14 million views in less than two months.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 110,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



PAUL MCCARTNEY: OUT THERE

테스트

On his “Out There” tour, Paul McCartney will perform in Korea for the first time. see MUSIC, below. Provided by the organizer

Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium

May 28: After decades of longing, Korean fans can finally meet the legend in May.

In Paul McCartney’s Seoul edition of his “Out There” tour, he plans to revive his 50-year journey through performing songs from the Beatles days to his latest studio album, “NEW.” Aside from Seoul, McCartney will also visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America, and Japan.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 300,000 won

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



THEATER

MULTIPLICITY, FORMS OF SILENCE
AND EMPTINESS

LG Arts Center

April 25 to 27: This ballet performance is directed by Nacho Duato, who won the Benois de la Danse prize.

Inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach’s life, Duato combines baroque music and modern choreography on stage. Universal Ballet, which is celebrating its 30th birthday, collaborates with the Spanish director for the Seoul performance.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



M. BUTTERFLY

테스트

Daehangno Arts Theater

To April 30: “M. Butterfly” follows the tragic romance between French diplomat Rene Gallimard and male Peking opera singer Song Liling amid the Cultural Revolution in China. The play, written by David Henry Hwang, was inspired by Puccini’s opera “Madama Butterfly.”

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. No show on Mondays.

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

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



FRANKENSTEIN: THE MUSICAL

Chungmu Art Hall

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 or 9.



WICKED

Charlotte Theater

To April 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.



SALOME

Seoul Arts Center

May 2 to 4: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its establishment, Korea Opera Group is staging the opera “Salome” under the direction of Italian conductor Maurizio Colasanti. Sopranos Katja Beer and Carola Glaser will lead in the title role. Korean singers will act as Herodes and Jochanaan (John the Baptist) to depict the bizarre fate of the femme fatale, Salome.

Since its premiere in 1905, Richard Strauss’s opera has won recognition all over the world.

The original story is based on Oscar Wilde’s play with the same title.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 200,000 won

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



KANG SUE-JIN AND INNSBRUCK BALLET - MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Seoul Arts Center

July 4 to 6: Renowned prima ballerina Kang Sue-jin will play the title role in the Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”

Notably, Kang’s choreography was designed exclusively for her by Enrique Gasa Valga, the director of Innsbruck Ballet Company, which is based in Austria.

The routines are expected to show Kang’s shy, sentimental and sexy sides.

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

Tickets range between 40,000 won and 200,000 won.

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





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



SEOPYEONJE: THE MUSICAL

Universal Arts Center

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 adds elements of contemporary pop to original pansori numbers.

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



GREEN PLUGGED

Nanji Hangang Park

May 3 and 4: Now in its fifth year, Green Plugged Seoul will feature about 80 artists this year. Indie-rock band Jang Ki-ha and the Faces will headline May 3, with Deli Spice, Urban Zakapa, Galaxy Express and Lowdown 30.

The second day includes Monni, 9 and the Numbers, 1990s icons Hwang Shin-hye Band.

One-day entry costs 66,000 won and two-day entry costs 109,000 won. For English booking, check out ticket.yes24.com.

Mapo-gu Office Station, line No. 6, exit 7.

World Cup Stadium Station, line No. 6, exit 1.



SEOUL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

May 17 and 18: The annual two-day jazz festival will present some of the world’s top musicians. On May 17, the program will be headlined by British singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum, along with Craig David, Damien Rice, Paolo Nutini and the Jack DeJohnette Trio.

Familiar Korean names on the bill include Urban Zakapa, Yoon Han and the Young Joo Song Quartet.

A standard two-day ticket is 175,000 won.

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



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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