2015.12.23 MUSIC Ticket

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2015.12.23 MUSIC Ticket



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

Thursday to Saturday: 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 earlier this month.

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

Tickets range from 77,000 won ($66) to 132,000 won.

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


Jamsil Students’ Gymnasium

Dec. 30 and 31: IU is holding an encore concert of her national tour promoting her latest album, “Chat-Shire.” Upon its release in October, the album topped numerous music charts while also stirring up some controversy. The K-pop star has not appeared at a few major music awards as she prioritized preparing for her promotional tour. IU debuted in 2008, and “Chat-Shire” marks her ninth album.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 110,ooo won.

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


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.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.


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.


Sejong Center, M Theater

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.

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


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, are planning a concert 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 starts 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.
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