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2015.12.16 MUSIC Ticket



Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Jan. 2: After a successful concert in Korea last March, Steve Barakatt is returning with another concert celebrating 20 years since his first performance in the country. He will once again perform his vast symphonic work. Titled “Ad Vitam Aeternam,” which means “to eternal life” in Latin, it comprises 16 movements that musically narrate the birth, death and revival of life. Just like last time, he will play alongside the Herald Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Kim Bong-mi.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

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

Jonggak Station, line No. 1, exit 1.


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Arena

Today to Sunday: Old-school K-pop group g.o.d. is holding a national tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its debut. Although the group disbanded in 2005, the members have kept busy, with one member pursuing a career as a solo singer, one an actor and one even a DJ. The group got together last year after a nine-year hiatus and produced an eighth studio album and digital single, which topped local music charts upon release.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 88,000 won ($74) to 143,000 won.

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


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Arena

Dec. 24 to 26: Celebrate Christmas Gangnam-style with Psy, an international K-pop star and host of this annual year-end concert since 2003. Psy, whose career spans over 15 years, has been a global superstar since releasing the music video for “Gangnam Style” in 2012. The immense popularity of the music video, which currently has almost 2.5 billion views on YouTube, earned him the nickname “King of YouTube.”

Ahead of the year-end celebration, Psy just released a new album early this month.

The concert starts at 9 p.m. on weekdays; and at 7:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won.

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


Blue Square Samsung Card Hall

Dec. 30 and 31: Hyukoh, a popular Korean indie band, is holding a concert to celebrate the end of the year and the rise of their fame and popularity this year. Originally founded in May 2014, the band maintained a steady fandom, particularly in the Hongdae underground music scene. Their appearance this year on the reality TV show “Infinite Challenge” led to their now nationwide stardom. They were recently named among Korea’s top 10 artists at the Melon Music Awards.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 77,000 won.

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


Sejong Center, M Theater

Dec. 30 and 31: Korean rock group JJY Band, led by Jung Joon-young, will end the year with their first-ever solo concert.

Jung, who made it to the top three in season four of the music competition show “Superstar K,” recruited members who are mostly well-versed in indie music, and they debuted as a band earlier this year. The band quickly flourished in the indie/rock music scene.

The concert will be a melange of hard rock, indie and acoustic. In addition to performing original songs, Jung will reprise the cover of “Becoming Dust,” on which he collaborated with “Superstar K” winner Roy Kim and which became the biggest hit that season.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 77,000 won.

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


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Jan. 23: Complementing his recent album release in November - his first in seven years - renowned Korean pianist Lim Dong-hyek is holding a Chopin recital. Lim has been devoted to piano since the age of 7. He quickly gained recognition in 1997 when he and his brother Dong-min shared third place at the International Chopin Competition. The program includes a nocturne and a ballade, with the entire “24 Preludes, Op. 28” saved for post-intermission.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

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


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Arena

Feb. 13 and 14: Brown Eyed Soul, a four-member Korean R&B group deemed among the best vocalists in the country, will be holding a concert early next year titled “Soul 4 Real.” The group has laid low since their 10th-anniversary show in 2013. However, they have now prepared a grand world tour in time with their upcoming album release and new year holiday.

The concert is at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 132,000 won.

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

*Event information collected from the Korea Tourism Organization. Tickets available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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