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The U.S. tour of the popular Broadway musical “Chicago” is coming to Korea next month for the first time in 12 years. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer

MUSIC

2015 PENTATONIX LIVE IN SEOUL

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Thursday: Five-member a cappella group Pentatonix is coming back to Korea for the second time after drawing big cheers at the Hyundai Card Citybreak Festival last year. Formed in 2011 and best known for winning the third season of “The Sing-Off” on NBC, the group has received worldwide recognition for their incredibly sophisticated singing skills and arrangements of Daft Punk songs, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and Ariana Grande’s “Problem.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won ($89.85) to 110,000 won.

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


HARUKI MURAKAMI’S MUSIC ROOM

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Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday: 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.


2015 MUSE INCITY FESTIVAL

Olympic Park 88 Jandi Madang

June 6: Muse Incity, Korea’s only festival with an all-female lineup, will 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

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 cing 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 founded in 1870, is having a 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 with the ensemble.

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.


THEATER

HERO

Blue Square

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To Sunday: 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 and at 2 p.m. and 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

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.



CHICAGO

National Theater of Korea

June 20 to Aug 8: The U.S. tour of the legendary Broadway musical “Chicago,” which has attracted an audience of more than 2,200 million all over the world, is coming to Korea. The show has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy for Best Musical Cast Recording, and thousands of standing ovations. The Korean production of the show has been staged every year, but it will be the first time in 12 years for the U.S. production to be staged in Korea, featuring jazz tunes such as “All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle ’Em” and “Cell Block Tango.”

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 form 40,000 won to 140,000 won.

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

FESTIVAL

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.



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.



*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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