2014.5.28 TICKET

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2014.5.28 TICKET

MUSIC

LUDWIG TRIO

LG Arts Center

Tomorrow: Spain’s Ludwig Trio, comprised of brothers Abel Tomas (violin) and Arnau Tomas (cello), along with Korean pianist Lim Hyo-sun, is coming to Korea for the first time. The group is known for its in-depth study of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano trios.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won ($29) to 70,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



HIDDEN SINGER CONCERT

Olympic Park, SK Handball Stadium

Friday: The live version of JTBC’s music entertainment show “Hidden Singer” will feature some of the country’s most beloved vocalists, such as Baek Ji-young, Kim Jong-guk and Wheesung, at Olympic Park.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

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



JO SUNG-MO

Blue Square

Saturday: Jo Sung-mo, a best-selling K-pop icon from the 1990s, is holding a concert called “Variety.” The show is the first in a series in which the veteran singer will summarize the last 10 years of his singing career.

The concerts start at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



MIKHAIL PLETNEV PIANO RECITAL

테스트

Seoul Arts Center

Sunday: After nine years, the Russian conductor, composer and pianist returns to Seoul. Since founding the Russian National Orchestra in 1990, the virtuoso has contributed to the growth of classical music in his country. His Seoul concerts feature the work of Schubert, Bach and Scriabin.

The performance starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.

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



IU’S SMALL THEATER CONCERT

테스트

IU will hold a series of solo concerts until Sunday that will focus on the singer interacting with the audience. See MUSIC, left. Provided by the organizer

Mary Hall at Sogang University

To Sunday: After dominating Korean music outlets with her cover album “Flower Bookmark,” IU is holding a solo concert that will differ from her previous shows. The singer plans to pursue a more interactive, analogue-style concert where the audience and the singer collaborate to make the event a success.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, at 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are 88,000 won.

Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 6.



LEE SO-RA

Blue Square

June 19 to 22 and 26 to 29: Veteran diva Lee So-ra will hold four concerts to promote her latest album “8.” The record comes after a six-year hiatus from the Korean music scene.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 99,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 1.



g.o.d

Jamsil Subsidiary Stadium

July 12 to 13: The old g.o.d. is back with their new single “Ugly Duckling,” so the group is holding a concert to celebrate its 15th anniversary. The iconic K-pop band will also release its eighth album in July, so the concert will be full of new songs. The band is known for its numerous hits, including “Love and Memory.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 143,000 won.

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



THEATER



WICKED

Charlotte Theater

To May 31: “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 alternative 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; and 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 show 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 internationally. 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.



MISS FRANCE

Soo Hyun Jae Theater

To July 13: Seasoned actress Kim Sung-ryung will star in a new play originating from the French production “Jamais 2 Sans 3,” which sold out for the three months it was staged in Paris. It tells the tale of three girls with identical looks but different personalities.

Until June 15, the play starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. From June 16 to July 13, the play starts at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets are 50,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

테스트

Chungmu Art Hall

June 5 to Aug. 3: Based on Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s original story, leading K-pop artists - Baek-hyun of Exo, Kyu-hyun of Super Junior and Jay of Trax - all play the main character, Don Lockwood, while Sunny of Girls’ Generation acts as Kathy Seldon.

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



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 in the world. The felines will once again 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 domestic and international ballet scenes 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.” 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



PARK HYE-OHN’S DAEGEUM SOLO

National Gugak Center

June 12: Daegeum player Park Hye-ohn will showcase Korea’s traditional julpungnyu (string ensemble) music, daepungnyu (wind instrument ensemble) and folk songs. It will be a chance to retrace the music of late gayageum player Kim Juk-pa, intangible cultural asset No. 23, as Park will play her music.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are 10,000 won.

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





FESTIVAL



GREEN PLUGGED

Nanji Hangang Park

Saturday and Sunday: Now in its fifth year, Green Plugged Seoul will feature about 80 artists. Indie-rock band Jang Ki-ha and the Faces, with Deli Spice, Urban Zakapa and Galaxy Express will headline the first day of the festival.

The second day includes Monni, 9 and the Numbers, and the 1990s icon the 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.



RAINBOW ISLAND FESTIVAL

Nami Island

Saturday and Sunday: In this two-day event that takes place on Nami Island, Chuncheon, both camping enthusiasts and music fans will find something to suit their tastes. Starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, musicians such as Beenzino, Junggigo, Rose Motel and Kim Chang-wan Band will take to the stage.

The festival starts at 1 p.m.

Tickets are 55,000 won.

Take the shuttle bus provided by the festival from Hapjeong Station, lines No. 2 or No. 6, exit 9, or Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 2.



UMF KOREA 2014

Jamsil Sports Complex

June 13 and 14: UMF Korea is the local edition of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. The lineup of 41 DJs at the two-day festival includes headliners Steve Angello and Steve Aoki, London-based DJ crew Above and Beyond, Italian electro-punk musicians Bloody Beetroots and many more. You must be 19 years of age and over to attend.

A one-day ticket costs 110,000 won while a two-day ticket costs 150,000 won.

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



2014 INCHEON PENTAPORT ROCK

FESTIVAL

Incheon Penta Park

Aug. 1 to 3: Now on its sixth edition, the nation’s biggest summer rock festival starts in August. After featuring high-profile bands from around the globe through the years, music fans await the next big star to impress them in Incheon. The first lineup includes Suicidal Tendencies, Urban Zakafa and Orange Range.

A one-day ticket costs 110,000 won, while a two-day ticket is 154,000 won.

International Business District Station, line No. 1, exit 5.



*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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