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Jang Kiha and the Faces, who recently came back with their third album, will tour the country for concerts in five cities, starting from Seoul. See MUSIC, left. [JoongAng Ilbo]


MUSIC



MARIAH CAREY

Olympic Park

Oct. 8: Pop diva Mariah Carey is coming to Korea to stage her second solo show. As the title of her concert is the name of her latest album, it seems she’ll be promoting songs from “Me, I am Mariah” during the performance. This is the star’s first visit here in 11 years, so fans are looking forward to hearing her soulful voice.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 198,000 won ($62 to $188).

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



LOS ROMEROS

Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Oct. 9: Los Romeros consists of four members of the Romero family, Pepe, Celin, Lito and Celino. The world-class quartet was founded in 1958 by legendary guitarist Celedonio Romero. At the concert, the four will play “Leyenda,” “Sevilla” and “Granada” by Isaac Albeniz, tracks from the opera “La Revoltosa,” and more, using classical and flamenco guitars.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 110,000 won.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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



SEO TAE-JI COMEBACK CONCERT

Jamsil Sports Complex

Oct. 18: Seo Tae-Ji, the legendary singer from the early ’90s, is making a comeback with his ninth album after a six-year hiatus. This music icon is holding a concert with theme “Christmalowin.” As the theme of the concert illustrates, the concert will celebrate the coming of both Christmas and Halloween, and Seo’s agency said it’ll be a “brand new style of music festival.” According to the agency, Seo’s concert will have a top-quality sound system that U.S. heavy metal band Metallica previously used during their world tour.

Tickets range from 121,000 won to 143,000 won.

The concert starts at 6:00 p.m.

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



JANG KIHA AND THE FACES

Lotte Card Art center, Art Hall

Oct. 23 to Nov. 2: Considered one of the most successful indie bands, Jang Kiha and the Faces recently released their third full-length album. To celebrate this event, they scheduled a tour.

This concert starts at 8 p.m. during weekdays and 6 p.m. during weekends.

Tickets cost 88,000 won.

Hapjeong Station, line No. 2 and 6, the passageway between exit 8 and 9.



ABSOLUTE ENSEMBLE & SARAH CHANG

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Oct. 23 and 24: Under the baton of Kristjan Jarvi, Absolute Ensemble will collaborate with charismatic violinist Sarah Chang to entertain classical music fans this coming fall. Absolute Ensemble, which was established in 1993, has been active in the United States and in Europe, and has been making efforts to expand classical music. Although it’s a classical music ensemble, the team often mixes various genres such as jazz, rock, pop, world music and even hip-hop.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 300,000 won.

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



MR. BIG CONCERT

Ax-Korea

Nov. 2: World-famous rock band Mr. Big is returning to Korea to celebrate its eight full-length album, “The Stories We Could Tell.” The band said they were very inspired by Korean fans in 2011 when they last visited and said their ardent love aroused the members’ interest in performing in Korea again. Mr. Big rose to stardom in 1991 with their self-titled album “To Be With You.”

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

The show starts at 6 p.m.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2.



TENACIOUS D

Olympic Park

Dec. 5 and 6: Jack Black, who is famous for his movies “School of Rock,” “High Fidelity” and “Kung Fu Panda,” is coming to Seoul as part of Tenacious D, the duo he performs in with guitarist Kyle Gass. Known as one of the biggest cult bands in the world, Tenacious D is stopping in Seoul for two days on its Asia tour. Private Curve, the organizer, said it’s been trying to invite the duo for the past five years and “finally managed to organize the concert as an Asian tour, having the Seoul concerts in the core.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which will be available from noon on Sept. 23, range from 99,000 won to 121,000 won.

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





THEATER



ROMEO AND JULIET

Seoul Arts Center

Oct. 2 to 5: The Korea National Opera presents Charles Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet” based on the play by William Shakespeare, to celebration the 450th anniversary of his birth. Elijah Moshinsky, the director of the musical, has been the winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for best opera three times, and costume designer Richard Hudson is well known for his work on the “Lion King” musical. The combination of two masters will deliver stunning moments to audiences.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 150,000 won.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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



THE MUSICAL: ZORRO

Chungmu Art Hall

To Oct. 26: Before Superman and Batman came about to protect the weak from evil and save mankind, there was Zorro, who was a century ahead of them as a hero with two identities. In the story, Diego, a runaway mine laborer, is saved by the gypsy Inez. Meanwhile, Ramon becomes the leader of a Californian town and starts to drive the townspeople into poverty under his tyranny. In this moment of hardship, Inez suggests that Diego should become the long lost hero Zorro. Based on the hit songs by the flamenco-infused band the Gypsy Kings, the musical is a fun watch. K-pop idols such as Key from SHINee and Yang Yo-seob from Beast will play Zorro. The show starts at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.

Sindang Station, lines No. 2 and 6, exits 1 or 9.



THRILL ME

Uniplex Theater

To Oct. 26: The Korean production of the steady-selling musical “Thrill Me,” which premiered in 2007, is back with cast members Song Won-geun, Shin Seong-min and Lee Jae-gyun, along with new members. The story unfolds with an unprecedented murder case that has a gripping development and a shocking twist. This exhilarating musical will chill audiences.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 60,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



RUDOLF

D-Cube Arts Center

Oct. 11 to Jan. 4: The musical “Rudolf,” based on the Mayerling affair - the death of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Mary Vetsera - is being staged in Korea for the second time.

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

Shows start at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 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 and public holidays.

Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1.



THE DEVIL

Doosan Art Center Yonkang Hall

To Nov. 2: If you thought musicals were all bright and cheery, think again.

This upcoming musical directed by Gina Lee delves into a Dorian Gray-esque theme of trading the soul to the devil.

Set in 20th-century New York, Wall Street broker John Faust makes a deal with Devil X for financial success. But the richer Faust gets, the greedier he becomes, until his wife Gretchen senses that something is wrong.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 80,000 won.

Shows start at 8 p.m. weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and public holidays. There are no shows on Monday.

Jongno 5(o)-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 1.



SNOW WHITE

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Hall

Nov. 14 to 16: This ballet performance, directed by world-famous choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, will give you a feast for the eyes with outfits created by Jean Paul Gaultier, who was the costume director for “The Fifth Element.” Gustavo Mahler’s symphonies have been selected for this production of “Snow White.” The show has been held at famous arts halls around the world, including the Lincoln Center.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won.

Shows start at 8 p.m. on Friday, 5 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



NATIONAL GUGAK CENTER’S REGULAR PERFORMANCE: RYU (THE FLOW)

National Gugak Center

Oct. 7 and 8: The center’s concerts will be held by two different groups on each day. On Oct. 7, the stage will be filled by the Korean instruments piri, daegeum and gayageum while geomungo, daegeum and ajaeng will form a harmony together on Oct. 8.

Artistic director of the National Gugak Center, Ahn Sook-sun, said each performer is “one in a million.”

The concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 30,000 won.

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





FESTIVAL



JARASUM JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jara Island

Oct. 3 to 5: More than 100,000 people visit Jara Island for the Jarasum festival every year to enjoy performances by well-known musicians under the starry sky. The lineup for this year includes legendary jazz band The Yellowjackets, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera and guitarist Dominic Miller, who is also the composer of “Shape Of My Heart” from the film “Leon.”

Tickets range from 45,000 won to 90,000 won.

Gapyeong Station, Gyeongchun line, exit No. 1.



GRAND MINT FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

Oct. 18 to 19: The Grand Mint Festival (GMF) marks its eighth anniversary this year. Now with a bigger lineup and activities, the festival is sure to be a hot attraction during the cool fall days.

The first lineup includes the melancholic band 10cm, iconic a cappella group Sweet Sorrow, adorable duo J Rabbit and many more. Aside from the music, the festival aims to convey the importance of nature preservation by holding flea markets.

A one-day pass is 88,000 won while a two-day pass costs 140,000 won, but 10,000 won is added to each ticket on the day of the festival.

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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