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Pianists Yuhki Kuramoto and Yiruma, as well as artists Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion, pictured above, will be staging the “Piano Paradiso” concert in Olympic Park on Sept. 3. According to the organizer, the show is modeled after events like BBC Proms and NY Philharmonic Concerts in Parks that aim to bring classical music to a wider audience. See MUSIC. left. [MIRKOJOERGKELLNER]

MUSIC



PARK CONCERT 2016 - PIANO PARADISO

Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

Sept. 3:
Pianists Yuhki Kuramoto, Yiruma, Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion will offer varied takes on the instrument through “Piano Paradiso.”

Kuramoto and Yiruma appear in the first part of the concert, followed by the Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion, who mix classical, jazz and salsa. The final two groups will be joined by vocalist Horan from Clazziquai.

The event, modeled after concerts like BBC Proms, and NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, aims to bring classical music to a wider audience.

The show starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 4,000 won to 240,000 won.

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



LOTTE CONCERT HALL OPENING NIGHT

Lotte Concert Hall

Aug. 19:
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra will perform for the official opening of the Lotte Concert Hall inside Lotte World Mall.

The orchestra will be led by its former principal conductor and artistic director, Chung Myung-whun.

Lotte Concert Hall is designed in the so-called vineyard style, allowing audience members to get the same quality resonance wherever their seat.

Chung and the orchestra is scheduled to perform “Le Chant des Enfants des Etoiles” by Chin Un-suk, a contemporary Korean classical composer, as well as Beethoven’s “Overture Leonore No.3 OP.72a” and Saint-Saens’s “Symphony NO.3 in c minor, Op.78 Organ.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won ($35) to 200,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 8, exit 11.



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GUSTAV MAHLER - SYMPHONY OF A THOUSAND

Lotte Concert Hall

Aug. 25 and 27:
Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 is a massive undertaking - the scale has lent it the nickname “Symphony of a Thousand” - and it’s rarely performed in Korea. But for two shows, 1,000 musicians and 860 choir singers will take it on under conductor Lim Heon-jeong. Lim, who is the artistic director and conductor of the Korean Symphony Orchestra, is said to be the only conductor who has directed the piece twice in Korea.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 90,000 won to 150,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 8, exit 11.



JO SU-MI RECITAL - LA PRIMADONNA

Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center

Aug. 28:
Soprano Jo Su-mi marks her 30th anniversary as an opera singer this year. Jo, who debuted in 1986 as Gilda for the opera “Rigoletto,” will perform with pianist Jeff Cohen. The coloratura soprano has won various international prizes since graduating from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

She will sing “Caro Nome” from the opera “Rigoletto,” the song that she first used to impress European audiences. Other famous pieces like “The Doll Song,” “I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls” and “Concerto pour Une Voix” will also be performed.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.

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



PARK CONCERTS 2016 ? DISNEY IN CONCERT

Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

Sept. 4:
For the last three years, Disney in Concert has been giving families with children an evening outdoors where they can listen to favorite Disney songs. Last year’s show saw many children come dressed as Elsa from “Frozen,” Simba from “The Lion King” and Belle from “Beauty and the Beast.”

Every year, a special guest performs alongside the Disney Concert singers and Ditto Orchestra, and this event will feature young singer Oh Yeon-jun. Oh gained popularity after appearing on an Mnet program as a singing prodigy. He stole the show with Disney tracks like “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas” and “Reflection” from “Mulan,” which he is expected to reprise.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.


Tickets range from 40,000 won to 240,000 won.

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



ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER

Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center

Oct. 14:
Anne-Sophie Mutter, the talented German violinist known for favoring new and challenging compositions, will perform in Korea alongside cellist Kim Doo-min and pianist Lambert Orkis, her lifelong partner.

Mutter has performed numerous world premieres of pieces by composers like Sebastian Currier and Henri Dutilleux.

She has also won four Grammy Awards and released more than 60 albums thus far.

This year marks the 40th anniversary since her debut at the Lucerne Festival in 1976, one of the most renowned classical music festivals.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost from 50,000 won ($44) to 180,000 won.

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



THEATER



GISELLE

Chungmu Art Center

Aug. 12 to 14:
Giselle, a poignant love story of a peasant girl, has been a beloved Romantic ballet since its premiere in 1841 at Paris.

Giselle is an innocent young girl living in a small village. She falls in love with Albrecht, who she soon discovers wooed her despite being betrothed to another women. Giselle dies of shock and becomes one of the “willies,” or ghosts that haunt a nearby graveyard. But when the queen of the willies demands she kill Albrecht, she forgives him instead.

The show starts at 8 p.m. at Friday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekend.

Tickets cost 20,000 won to 80,000 won.

Sindang Station, lines No. 2 and No. 6, exit 9.



NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Samsung Electronics Hall, Blue Square

To Aug. 21:
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, this ambitious musical is a combination of unforgettable songs, stage design and story.

The original creators of the French musical participated in the Korean production.

The cast includes actors Hong Kwang-ho and Michael Lee, as well as singers K-Will and Chung Dong-ha.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 to 150,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



WICKED

Opera House, Seoul Arts Center

To Aug. 28:
The blockbuster Broadway musical “Wicked” is coming to Korea with an exciting cast:

Cha Ji-yeon and Park Hye-na will play Elphaba, while Jung Sun-ah and Ivy will play Glinda.

The musical gained a strong following after its premiere in Korea in 2012 and an 11-month run in 2013.

This year, the musical is also going to Daegu for five weeks.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

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



42ND STREET

CJ Towol Theater, Seoul Arts Center

To Aug. 28:
The eye-catching and glamorous “42nd Street” is full of tap dancing that entertains both the eyes and ears.

This summer’s show marks 20 years since the musical debuted in Korea, with updated dance sequences and additional scenes.

Actors Song Il-gook and Lee Jong-hyuk will play the main role of Julian Marsh.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

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



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SWEENEY TODD

Charlotte Theater

To Oct. 3:
People in Korea often go see horror movies to escape the hot weather, but one musical is trying to lure people into the theater instead.

“Sweeney Todd” tells the story of a barber who, with the help of accomplice Mrs. Lovett, attempts to get revenge on the fiendish Judge Turpin.

The musical gained popularity on Broadway after its world premiere in 1979 and has been remade over the years, winning multiple Tony Awards.

The star-studded cast of the Korean production includes Jo Seung-woo and Yang Jun-mo as Todd, as well as Ock Joo-hyun and Jeon Mi-do as Mrs. Lovett.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



YEOWLAK FESTIVAL

National Theater of Korea

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.

Some of the most noteworthy performances include a collaboration between first-generation Korean jazz pianist Shin Gwan-wong and daegeum (bamboo flute) master Lee Saeng-kang; an unprecedented mix of classical and traditional music by Choi Soo-yeol, an assistant conductor at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra; and a unique interpretation of traditional music by famous Korean chef Jang Jin-woo.

Tickets run 30,000 won per performance; a five-performance package is subject to a 50 percent discount.

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



2 016 ANDONG MASKDANCE FESTIVAL

Andong, Northern Gyeongsang Province

Sept. 30 to Oct. 9:
The traditional form of Korean mask dance known as talchum will be showcased at this festival in Andong, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Unlike other forms of dance, viewers are invited to participate during performances of talchum, which is one of the form’s unique characteristics.

The area around the festival is known for being home to 317 Korean cultural assets, including numerous seowons (traditional education centers).

A timetable for the festival will be available at www.maskdance.com starting one month before it kicks off.

Visitors can purchase tickets at the venue.

Tickets cost 7,000 won for adults and 5,000 won for students and seniors.





FESTIVAL



INCHEON PENTAPORT ROCK FESTIVAL

Songdo Pentaport Park

Aug. 12-14:
Beginning in 2006, this annual festival has been inviting top acts to Korea every summer, including Psy, Muse and the Prodigy.

This year, the festival is back once more with Nell, Suede, Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, Two Door Cinema Club, At The Drive In, Zion.T and many more.

Tickets are on sale for 117,000 won for a one-day pass, 162,000 won for two days and 198,000 won for three days at the early-bird price.

International Business District Station, Incheon line No. 1.



*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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