2016.5.4 MUSIC TicketJACOB KOLLER
Saturday: World-class jazz pianist Jacob Koller is coming to Seoul. The performance will entertain the audience with familiar songs from movie soundtracks and musical numbers interpreted in Koller’s own way on the piano, under the subtitle “Cinematic Piano.”
Koller first earned recognition for his inherent talent on piano by winning the Arizona Yamaha Piano Competition and nine other competitions before he even reached high school, according to his official website. After entering high school, he developed an interest in jazz and New Age music, and has been attracting audiences since then.
The show starts at 5 p.m.
Tickets cost 33,000 won ($30).
Seonjeongneung Station, line No. 9 and Bundang line, exit 3.
Woori Financial Art Hall, Olympic Park
May 24: Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata, who has been widely loved by Korean fans, is returning to Seoul. She will perform songs from her latest album, “Acoustic Happenstance,” on which she rearranged songs from her 2004 album “Happenstance.” Her song “Be Be Your Love” from the album became popular here in Korea after it was used in a TV advertisement.
She told Yonhap News Agency last year that she fell in love with Korean audiences, who often sing along during concerts, which is why she has visited Korea quite often since her first visit in 2009.
The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 77,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.
LUCERNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
June 24: The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra is coming to Korea for the first time. It represents the city of classics, Lucerne, Switzerland, which holds the Lucerne Festival three times a year. Conductor James Gaffigan, who has been at the helm since 2010, will lead the orchestra.
Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili will play with the orchestra. She gained fame for winning the Foundation to Assist Young Georgian Musicians competition in 2003 and has been actively performing at concerts and festivals since.
The show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 200,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.