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Three musicians - pianist Ji-yong, double bassist Sung Min-je and multi-genre artist Jung Jae-il - will collaborate at the upcoming DITTO Festival. Provided by Sangwook Lee

MUSIC

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 ($27.37) to 80,000 won.

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


2015 MUSE INCITY FESTIVAL

Olympic Park 88 Jandi Madang

June 6: Muse Incity, Korea’s only festival with an all-female lineup, is to be held in Korea for the third time. The one-day music festival, which launched in 2013, focuses on female artists and an audience with a wide range of music genres. Rachael Yamagata, a world-famous singer-songwriter, Kim Yu-na, the lead singer of Korean rock band Jaurim, Keren Ann, French pop’s jewel, and other female musicians from all over the world will stage performances.

The time table will be posted on the website.

Tickets are 110,000 won.

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


VIOLINIST SHIN ZIA ‘SERENADE’

Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

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June 13: As part of this year’s DITTO Festival, violinist Shin Zia will be staging a concert titled “Serenade.” Shin recently released an album, “Canto Antigo,” which covers various world music as well as Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

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


2015 DITTO FESTIVAL

LG Arts Center

June 18 to 19: Three musicians, Jung Jae-il, Ji-yong and Sung Min-je, will gather for the 2015 DITTO Festival to express Schubert, the icon of young wanderers. Sung, a double bassist, will start the concert off. Ji-yong, a classical pianist with high energy and technique, will show a piano performance. Jung, who received much attention last year through “Bari Abandoned” will attempt to combine Schubert’s “Der Erlkonig” with pansori, a style of Korean narrative singing.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.


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 from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.


KUN-WOO PAIK & DIE DRESDNER PHILHARMONIE

Seoul Arts Center

June 26 to 27: The Dresden Philharmonic, a German symphony orchestra founded in 1870, is having its third concert in Korea. Marking its 140th anniversary this year, the orchestra will perform the symphonies of Brahms and Beethoven. Paik Kun-woo, one of the most renowned pianists in Korea, will also perform.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 240,000 won.

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


HONG DAE KWANG CONCERT

Sogang University Mary Hall

June 27 to 28: Korean singer-songwriter Hong Dae-kwang, who came fourth in the fourth season of music audition show “Superstar K,” is holding his third solo concert. Titled “Midsummer Night’s Confession,” this concert is the third of his “confession” series, which started with “June’s First Confession,” followed by “Christmas’ Confession.”

The previous concerts were all sold out, attracting crowds and couples.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets are 88,000 won.

Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 6.


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.


DISNEY IN CONCERT 2

Olympic Park 88 Jandi Madang

Sept. 5: Under the theme “Tale as Old as Time,” Disney is slated to present its magical world again with well-known music scores, including live medleys from “Frozen” and “Circle of Life” from the “Lion King.”

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 240,000 won.

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

THEATER

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 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.


ELISABETH

Blue Square

June 13 to Sept. 6: “Elisabeth” is a musical fusion of fantasy and fiction based on the life of Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, the empress of Austria and queen of Hungary, from her marriage in 1854 to her murder in 1898. The show features girl group member turned musical star Ock Ju-hyun, Cho Jeong-eun, Shin Seong-rok and Choi Dong-wook.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.

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

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



GRAEME MURPHY’S GISELLE

Seoul Arts Center

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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.

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

Saturday to Monday: 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

Saturday and Sunday: 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.

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 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.



*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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