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MISCHA MAISKY CELLO RECITAL

Seoul Arts Center

September 2: Known as the only cellist in the world to have studied with both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, the Latvian-born musician will have his 20th recital in Korea since premiering here in 1988. Maisky’s musicianship will be on full display, having been described by Rostropovich as “poetry and exquisite delicacy combined with great temperament and brilliant technique” He will be accompanied by his daughter Lily Maisky, a classical pianist.

The recital starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.

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


2015 DITTO FESTIVAL

LG Arts Center

Thursday and Friday: 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 ($37) to 60,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.

PIANIST IMOGEN COOPER

LG Arts Center

Sunday: British pianist Imogen Cooper is coming to Korea for the first time. Highly respected for her poetic poise, she established her own interpretation of Schubert with her mentor Alfred Brendel. In her first solo recital in Korea, Cooper will perform one of the composer’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 placed 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.

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.

2 CELLOS LIVE IN KOREA

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

July 12: Croatian duo 2 Cellos is coming to Korea this summer for the second time. Having garnered much attention and praise from Korean fans in their sold-out concert last year, the two young cellists, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, will perform various pop tracks live, including Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” the cover that brought them to a worldwide fame, Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 110,000 won.

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

DANNY ELFMAN’S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON

Olympic Park, Gymnastic Arena

July 31 to Aug. 1: After its successful world premiere in London, Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton is to be staged in Korea. Danny Elfman’s music scores in famous Tim Burton’s films will be brought to the stage by Prime Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the world-renowned maestro John Mauceri with visuals of Tim Burton’s original sketches and artworks.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 143,000 won.

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

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.


*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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