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Encore performances of the popular musical “Cats” are being staged for a month ending this Sunday. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer

MUSIC





SEOUL SPRING FESTIVAL OF CHAMBER MUSIC

To Saturday: The annual chamber music festival, now in its 10th year, will again feature some of the country’s best classical musicians. Six concerts will be staged at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, while six performances are slated to be shown at Seoul Arts Center. “Salon Concert” will be set at the House of Yun Bo-seon, the country’s fourth president.

Performance schedule varies.

Tickets range from 20,000 won ($18.48) to 150,000 won.

For details, visit www.seoulspringnew.org.





HARUKI MURAKAMI’S MUSIC ROOM

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

May 31: Lee Dong-jin, the host of the popular literary podcast “Red Bookstore,” will stage “Haruki Murakami’s Music Room.” The show involves discussing Murakami and listening to the music from the best-selling contemporary Japanese writer’s novels.

The performance starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won.

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





PIANIST IMOGEN COOPER

LG Arts Center

June 21: British pianist Imogen Cooper is coming to Korea for the first time. Highly respected as a pianist for her poetic poise and virtuosity, she established her own interpretation of Schubert with her mentor Alfred Brendel. In her first solo recital in Korea, Cooper will perform one of Schubert’s late, great piano sonatas, “D.959 and 12 Deutsche Tanze,” as well as Chopin and Schumann.

The recital starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range form 40,000 won to 80,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.





PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Olympic Park, Gymnastic Arena

August 14: Renowned music producer and singer Pharrell Williams is slated to perform in Seoul. Last year, the single “Happy” topped the Billboard charts for 10 weeks and won three prizes at the 51st Grammy Awards. The singer’s popularity in Korea was proven when “Happy” became the most played song on domestic music-streaming websites.

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.



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MAROON 5 LIVE IN SEOUL 2015

Olympic Park, Gymnastic Arena

Sept. 7: Pop super band Maroon 5 are coming to Seoul for the fourth time. The band, which is best known for catchy hits such as “She Will Be Loved” and “Moves Like Jagger,” sold out all the seats at their previous Korean concerts.

The concert starts at 4 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 132,000 won.

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









THEATER





CATS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

To Sunday: “Cats,” one of the best-loved musicals worldwide, gained attention last year when it was staged in Korea for the first time in more than half a decade.

Because of the passionate support of its Korean audience, the musical is holding encore shows for a month.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

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

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





AGATHA

Hongdae Daehangno Art Center

To May 10: Korean mystery musical “Agatha” recreates the disappearance of the famous British detective novelist Agatha Christie.

The story revolves around Raymond, who dreams of becoming a famous writer like Christie, but instead becomes entangled in a plagiarism scandal. The star-studded cast includes Ryeowook of the boy band Super Junior and Ryan of Paran, as well as musical stars Choi Jung-won and Kim Jae-bum.

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

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 99,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3, or Jongno 5-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 2.





DREAMGIRLS

Charlotte Theater

To May 25: The 2006 movie “Dreamgirls” was hugely successful in Korea, and now the musical version will be staged here once again, six years after its local debut. The original show has been nominated for countless Tony Awards, including Best Musical, since it opened on Broadway in 1981. The performance in Seoul was produced by a Korean team, rather than through collaboration with the original creators.

The soundtrack was also arranged for a Korean audience.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.





HERO

Blue Square

To May 31: The Korean musical “Hero,” which centers on the life of Ahn Jung-geun, the Korean independence fighter who was executed in 1910 after assassinating Japanese Resident-General Ito Hirobumi, will be staged here through May. Musical actors Jeong Seong-hwa, Min Young-ki and Kang Tae-eul will alternate in the role of Ahn for the shows in Korea.

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 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 120,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.





PHANTOM

Chungmu Art Hall

To July 26: “Phantom” tells the heartbreaking story of the smash-hit Broadway musical “The Phantom of the Opera” from another perspective. Its stunning cast includes singers Kai and Park Hyo-shin.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Sindang Station, line Nos. 2 and 6, exit 1 or 9.





JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Charlotte Theater

June 12 to 28: A Korean production of the rock musical by the legendary play-writing duo Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” is back two years since it wrapped. Musical actor Michael Lee will once again reprise the role of Jesus Christ, alternating with the star Park Eun-tae. Three actors, Choi Jae-rim, Han Ji-sang and Yoon Hyeong-ryeol, will alternate the role of Judas.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 2 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.





GRAEME MURPHY’S GISELLE

Seoul Arts Center

June 13 to 17: A groundbreaking version of “Giselle,” one of the world’s signature ballets, will be performed in Seoul. The romantic story from leading choreographer Graeme Murphy follows the original show’s plot line.

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

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.

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









FESTIVAL





SEOUL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

May 23 to 25: The annual jazz festival, now in its ninth year, will again feature some of the top musicians from Korea and worldwide. Familiar Korean names on the bill include Epik High, Roy Kim, 10cm, Jang Ki-ha and the Faces and J Rabbit. Overseas performers slated to play include MIKA, Basement Jaxx, Tamia and Jeff Bernat.

The cost for a one-day ticket is 123,000 won, a two-day ticket is 165,000 won and a three-day ticket is 230,000 won.

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





GREEN PLUGGED SEOUL 2015

Nanji Hangang Park

May 23 and 24: Green Plugged Seoul has already revealed the names of 32 artists who will perform at this year’s sixth anniversary festival, and there are still plenty more to be unveiled. YB, better known as the Yoon Do-hyun Band, renowned indie rock band Guckkasten, Hot Potato, Kim Sa-rang and Buzz will perform at the event.

One-day entry costs 56,000 won and two-day entry costs 99,000 won.

Mapo-gu Office Station, line No. 6, exit 7, or World Cup Stadium Station, line No. 6, exit 1.





2015 HEINEKEN PRESENTS STARDIUM

Jamsil Sports Complex

July 4: Five different genres of electronic dance music - including disco, progressive house, electro house, drum and bass and trap - will be performed on each corner of this pentagonal stage with artists such as Mark Knights, Seven Lions and Alvaro heating up the arena. Under the theme “Space Circus,” the event will provide different spectacles with huge light installations, flying acrobats, an LED light show and fireworks.

The concert starts at 3 p.m.

Early bird tickets are 66,000 won.

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

The schedule will be updated soon.





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2015 ANSAN M VALLEY ROCK FESTIVAL

Daebu Sea Breeze Theme Park

July 24 to 26: Having started in 2009 under the name “Jisan Valley Rock Festival,” “Ansan M Valley Rock Festival” is now one of the biggest events of its kind in Asia. The three-day festival is hosted by CJ E&M, a leading entertainment company in Korea.

This year’s lineup includes Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Foo Fighters, Galaxy Express, Sultan of the Disco and many other world-famous musicians.

The performance starts at 11 a.m.

One-day entry costs 112,500 won, two-day entry costs 165,000 won and three-day entry costs 208,000 won. Camping is available from the night of July 23.

Ansan Station line No. 4, exit 1 or Jungang Station line No. 4, exit 1.



2015 INCHEON PENTAPORT

ROCK FESTIVAL

Incheon Penta Park

Aug. 7 to 9: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, one of the biggest summer rock festivals in Korea is in August. Mainly focused on rock and electronic music, Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival features both local and overseas bands, creating an energetic international event.

The first announced lineup includes The Prodigy, The Kooks, 10cm, Thornapple, Windy City and Yellow Monsters. The second lineup will be announced on May 7.

Early-bird tickets for three-day entry cost 165,000 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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