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2016 VIENNA BOYS’ CHOIR

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Jan. 24: Start the new year on a good note with the Vienna Boys’ Choir. The choir, made up of boys of age 10 to 14, has a long history, as it was founded in 1498. It has become one of the most popular boys’ choirs in the world. The program includes a range of works, from classical works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Strauss, to excerpts from original movie soundtracks.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

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

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

ON THE COUCH WITH SIR JAMES GALWAY

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Jan. 18: Sir James Galway, dubbed “The Man with the Golden Flute,” is a versatile Irish flutist. He performs classics as well as jazz and pop, and has garnered steady fame due to numerous live shows, label recordings and TV appearances. The upcoming concert in Seoul marks the start of the Galway Music Festival from Jan. 18 to 24, during which Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway will hold master classes. The two will perform at the opening concert, which will also feature flutists Soo-hyun Paik and Philipp Jundt and pianist Jong-hwa Paik. The program repertoire includes Philippe Gaubert’s “Sonata No. 3 for Flute and Piano” and Nino Rota’s “Love Theme” from “The Godfather.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won ($25) to 120,000 won.

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



CHOPIN: DONG-HYEK LIM

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.



MOON HEE-JUN

Lotte Card Art Center, Art Hall

Jan. 23-24 and 30-31: Moon Hee-jun, a member of the defunct K-pop idol group H.O.T., is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut with a concert. Although the group, which enjoyed its peak in the 1990s, doesn’t exist anymore and all five members are doing their own thing, Moon wants to recall the memory from 20 years ago when he made his debut in the boy band. Moon, who’s been active as a rock singer after the group disbanded, will hold solo concerts across two weekends. He says when he looks back on his two-decade-long career, his fans were always there and that he wouldn’t have made it this far if it weren’t for them.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets cost 121,000 won.

Hapjeong Station, line No. 2 or 6, exit 9.






RICCARDO MUTI & CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Jan. 28 and 29: The prestigious Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its maestro, Riccardo Muti, are coming to Seoul for a two-day concert. The concert is especially exciting for Korean classical music fans as renowned maestro Muti could not join the orchestra’s first ever visit to Korea in 2013 due to a severe cold.

On the first night, the orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 paired with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. The next night, they will showcase Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, Hindemith’s Concert Music for Brass and String Orchestra, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. both nights.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 360,000 won.

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



BROWN EYED SOUL

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 the 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.



RICHARD YONGJAE O’NEILL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 20: Violist Richard Yongjae O’Neill is starting a new year with a solo concert titled “My Way.” In the first part of his concert, the violist will show off his new repertoire of Shostakovich’s “Viola Sonata, Op. 147,” a masterpiece viola sonata. In the second part, O’Neill will collaborate with the newest generation of classical musicians.

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.



SON YEOL-EUM

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 27: Pianist Son Yeol-eum is holding her first recital in three years, titled “Modern Times.” Her first recital in 2013 received great responses from both critics and the audience for presenting a bright and brilliant program. For the upcoming concert, Son said she’ll perform contemporary pieces that were written in the early 20th century, such as Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” and his “La Valse,” as well as Stravinsky’s “Petrushka.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won.

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





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