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2014.5.15 TICKET

MUSIC

LEE MOON-SAE

Jamsil Sports Complex

Saturday: Celebrating the huge success of his national tour last year, Lee Moon-sae is throwing a “Thank You Concert,” a grand finale show in May. After launching the concert series in Gangneung, Gyeonggi, last June, Lee went to 23 cities and sang in front of audiences of around 150,000. In his finale show, Lee will once again perform his signature repertoires, which encompass his 36-year journey.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from 80,000 won to 150,000 won ($77 to $146).

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 and 7.



AHN-CORE: AHN TRIO CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center

Sunday: Sister musicians Lucia (pianist), Maria (cellist) and Angella (violinist) make up the Ahn Trio, and together they are performing in Seoul for the first time in seven years. The show will feature music from their albums, such as “Groovebox” (2002) and “Ahn-Plugged” (2005), as well as the sounds of Japanese-American composer Kenji Bunch. The Ahn Trio will also collaborate with the B-boy Ha Hwi-dong, who won the Mnet audition program “Dancing 9” last year.

The concert starts at 2 p.m.

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

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



MAXIM VENGEROV AND POLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center

May 20: In his Seoul tour, accomplished violinist Maxim Vengerov will play Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens, adding his own unique interpretation. Pitched as an “international superstar,” the Russian musician will surely appeal to music fans in Korea.

The concert starts at 2 p.m.

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

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



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 in a performance of Johannes Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor and Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 in D major.

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

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.



테스트

HIDDEN SINGER CONCERT

Olympic Park, SK Handball Stadium

May 30: JTBC music entertainment show “Hidden Singer” features the country’s most beloved vocalists in Olympic Park, Baek Ji-young, Kim Jong-guk and Wheesung.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 55,000 won to 110,000 won.

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



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 and has more than three million views, while a video of their cover of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” has topped 16 million views since it was released in February.

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

Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium

May 28: In Paul McCartney’s Seoul edition of his “Out There” tour, he plans to present his 50-year musical journey by performing songs spanning from his 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

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The Korea National Opera is staging Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” a story about a Spanish royal family entangled in a political power struggle. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer

DON CARLO

Haeoreum Theater of the National Theater of Korea

May 23 and 24: Last year, the Korea National Opera staged one of Giuseppe Verdi’s prominent works, “Don Carlo” - a story about Spanish royal family entangled in political and power struggles - to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth. After winning immense appraisal from the public, it is being staged again. Elijah Moshinsky, an Australian director who is known for his simple yet symbolic interpretation of Verdi’s works will direct the performance.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6.



WICKED

Charlotte Theater

To May 31: 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.



HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Baekam Art Hall

To Sept. 28: World-famous rock musical “Hedwig” is back to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its launch in Korea.

The musical about a transgender rocker, Hedwig, and her band The Angry Inch was first introduced in the United States in 1998 and has been adapted countless times on international stages. Hedwig will be played by the role’s original cast member, Jo Seung-woo, as well as new members Park Gun-hyung, Song Seung-won and Song Yong-jin.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Thursdays; 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Fridays; 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. There is no show on Mondays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 69,000 won.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 8.



CATS

Blue Square

June 13 to July 13: Since its premiere on the West End in 1981, “Cats” has become one of the best-loved musicals. Based on T.S. Eliot’s verse “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” the felines will once present their extravagant show to Korean audiences for the first time in six years.

Erin Cornell of the musical “Wicked” will sing “Memories” as Grizabella.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends

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

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1.



GISELLE

Seoul Arts Center

June 13 to 17: Following April’s “Multiplicity,” Universal Ballet presents the classic performance “Giselle” in June to celebrate its 30th year. Established in 1984 as the first private ballet company in Korea, the company has been active in both the domestic and international ballet scene over the years. Under the direction of Julia Moon, or Moon Hoon-sook, the dancers will depict the tragic love story in two acts.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 5,000 won to 100,000 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 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 cost from 40,000 won to 200,000 won.

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




TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

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AHN SOOK-SUN: PANSORI

National Gugak Center

May 21 to 23: Renowned pansori singer Ahn Sook-sun, the 23rd intangible cultural asset of Korea, performs the ancient Korean fairytale “The Rabbit and the Turtle” with the National Gugak Center’s Folk Music Group.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost 30,000 won.

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



GUGAK STORY CONCERT - KING SEJONG’S DAY

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Today: In celebration of Teacher’s Day, which is also the day when King Sejong was born, there will be a storytelling concert about the king’s life and his influence on gukak, or traditional Korean music. On one of the stages “Yeominrak” will be played, a song that was composed by King Sejong 600 years ago. The original version had Chinese lyrics, but it is now performed as an instrumental piece.

This lecture-like concert will have acclaimed voice actor Kim Sang-hyun as a commentator and King Sejong will be played by actor Joo Sung-hwan.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

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

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




FESTIVAL

SEOUL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

May 17 and 18: The annual two-day jazz festival will feature 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, Paolo Nutini, the Jack DeJohnette Trio and Damien Rice.

Familiar Korean names on the bill include Yoon Han and the Young Joo Song Quartet. Jazz trio Urban Zakapa plans to sing their famous songs as well.

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

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



GREEN PLUGGED

Nanji Hangang Park

May 31 and June 1: Now in its fifth year, Green Plugged Seoul will feature about 80 artists this year. Indie-rock band Jang Ki-ha and the Faces, with Deli Spice, Urban Zakapa, Galaxy Express and Lowdown 30, will headline the first day of the festival. The second day includes Monni, 9 and the Numbers, and 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.



*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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