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L.A. rockers Weezer is coming to Korea to stage a concert during this year’s Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival that kicks off Friday for three days at the Songdo Pentaport Park in Incheon. The band will headline Saturday’s main stage. See FESTIVAL, below. [YESCOM]



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.



Jamsil Olympic Stadium

Sept. 2-3:
This unique, spectacle of an electronic dance music festival is taking place at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in September. ARCADIA is the only show in Seoul where audiences can experience a combination of state-of-the-art technology, dynamic performances, world-renowned DJs, powerful special effects and laser shows that light up the night sky. Beginning in Bristol, ARCADIA has evolved into one of the world’s major music festivals. With its intense energy, the event is known for featuring underground drum and bass, techno and house artists.

The show starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 138,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exits 6 and 7.



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 resonance wherever they’re sitting.

Chung and the orchestra are 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.


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 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.


Grand Theater, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Sept. 2-4:
Korea’s queen is back to entertain fans with three days of concerts. Lee Sunhee debuted in 1984 with the song “To J,” which immediately became a hit. She’s now known by many as the “National Diva” or the “Queen of Female Vocalists,” and has established her name in the music industry with her impressive and emotional catalogue. She is also a songwriter, having written many of the tracks on her later albums.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 99,000 to 154,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7 or 9.


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 their 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 performers 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.



Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center

Oct. 14:
Anne-Sophie Mutter, a 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 to 180,000 won.

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



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.


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.


CJ Towol Theater, Seoul Arts Center

To Aug. 28:
“42nd Street” is an eye-catching and glamorous American classic 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.


Chungmu Art Center

Aug. 12-14:
This poignant love story has been a favorite Romantic ballet since its premiere in 1841 in 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.


Main Hall Hae, National Theater of Korea

Aug. 26-28:
The Korean National Ballet is presenting the story of Spartacus, a Roman slave who is forced to fight as a gladiator to regain his freedom. He plans a revolt with his fellow slaves, which ends with a one-on-one duel with Crassus, who is holding Spartacus’ wife as his slave in his villa.

The piece impresses with its dynamic, deeply emotional choreography, and it has been voted by ballet fans as the most anticipated show of the season.

The shows on Friday start at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays on 3 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 to 30,000 won.

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2 for the shuttle bus

Bus 02 or 420, The National Theater of Korea bus stop.



Main Hall Hae, National Theater of Korea

Oct. 6-8:
Tradition meets the modern with “Scent of Ink,” which offers a whole new perspective on Korean dance.

The performance expresses the spirit of scholars by focusing on four men who feel as if they are in an ink painting.

The group performs the four seasons. It’s traditional dance, but the company adds modern elements to counter the impression that old is inherently stuffy or antiquated.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and on 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 20,000 to 70,000 won.

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2 for the shuttle bus.

Bus 02 or 420, The National Theater of Korea bus stop.


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.

*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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