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2016.2.24 MUSIC Ticket


Andrea Bocelli, a world-famous tenor whose favorite instrument is the flute, will perform in Seoul on May 1. He is one of the founders of the musical genre “popera,” which mixes opera and pop music. [WOW PICTURES]


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Arena

May 1: The world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli is coming to Korea during his world tour. He is famous for not only his lyrical representation of the songs but also for mixing classical and pop music, as a first-generation performer of the “popera” genre.

His song “Time to Say Goodbye,” released in 1996 and sung together with Sarah Brightman, has been a great success and won him international fame. This will be his third concert in Korea and his first visit in six years. He will be performing tracks from his latest album, “Cinema,” with conductor Eugene Konh and the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra.

The show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 115,000 won to 290,000 won.

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



Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

April 9: Tom Jones, a Welsh singer known for hit songs such as “Sex Bomb,” “She’s a Lady,” “It’s Not Unusual” and many others, is coming to Korea 33 years after his first visit in 1983. Although his music career started in 1964, he is still familiar to global audiences because of his recent activities, including judging on “The Voice UK.”

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 143,000 won.

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


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Saturday: Pianist Son Yeol-eum is holding her first recital in three years, titled “Modern Times.” Her first recital in 2013 received accolades from both critics and audience members for presenting a bright and brilliant program. For the upcoming concert, Son said she will perform pieces from the early 20th century, such as Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” and “La Valse,” as well as Igor Stravinsky’s “Petrushka.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won ($24) to 80,000 won.

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



Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

March 12: Anna Netrebko is holding her first concert in Korea along with her fiance, tenor Yusif Eyvazov. It is a special chance to hear the couple singing together. Netrebko is one of the most famous sopranos in the world. Since her debut in 2002, she has appeared in many operas and has become renowned for her pure and distinctive voice.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 350,000 won.

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


Blue Square Samsung Card Hall

April 1-2 and 8-9: The singer-songwriter Jang Beom-jun will hold a concert series to welcome spring. After making a name for himself through the popular TV audition show “Superstar K,” Jang and his now-defunct band, Busker Busker, shot to fame with hits like “Cherry Blossom Ending,” which returns to the music charts every spring. The singer will release a live solo album of the concert.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Fridays; 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 99,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.


LG Arts Center

April 14 to 16: Lee Moon-se has been one of the most steadily loved singers in Korea for more than 30 years. His hit songs include “Red Sunset Glow,” “Girl,” “Gwanghwamun Love Song” and many others, and they have often been remade by other artists.

As the concert is titled “Theater,” he will please the audience with his comforting voice and performances that recall scenes from a musical or movie.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 143,000 won.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.

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