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National Theater of Korea

Friday to July 30: The National Theater of Korea is continuing its experimentation with cultural mash-ups through this festival under the theme “Different Angles.” Traditional Korean music will be blended with different genres for 11 performances.

First-generation Korean jazz pianist Shin Gwan-wong and daegeum (bamboo flute) master Lee Saeng-kang will collaborate; Choi Soo-yeol, an assistant conductor at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, will create an unprecedented mix of classical and traditional music. Even a famous Korean chef, Jang Jin-woo, will present his own interpretation of traditional music.

All tickets cost 30,000 won; a five-performance package is subject to a 50 percent discount.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 2, exit 6.


Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater

To July 23: Before the Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater officially opens in September, it is offering a variety of traditional music performances for 3,000 won each.

The theater aims to recreate traditional Korean music with contemporary touches. For example, “Geuk Ak Mu Do” will showcase songs in the form of a play, and “Chunghogaram” will surprise the audience with its unusual cast of male gayageum (traditional zither) players, since the instrument is usually played by women.

For more information on performances and tickets, visit www.sdtt.or.kr.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 3.

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