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“Scent of Ink,” a piece of traditional Korean dance that includes modern touches, will be staged at the National Theater of Korea in October by the National Dance Company of Korea. See TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE, below. [NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA]

[TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE]



SCENT OF INK

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.



2016 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 seowon (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.



[MUSIC]

LOTTE CONCERT HALL OPENING NIGHT

Lotte Concert Hall

Friday:
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.



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 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.



LEE SUNHEE - THE GREAT CONCERT

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 penned 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.



테스트

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.



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 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.



ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER

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 longtime 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.



[THEATER]

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:
“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.



SPARTACUS

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.



[FESTIVAL]

Arcadia Korea

Jamsil Olympic Stadium

Sept. 2-3:
This 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.



테스트

Grand Mint Festival 2016

Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

October 22 and 23:
The Grand Mint Festival, which offers a combination of music and nature, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Fifty artists will perform across four different stages, including famous indie musicians like 10cm, Daybreak, Kwank Jin-eon and Broccoli. Attendees can also participate in various attractions such as the Kids Zone or Photo Zone.

Entrance will be free for fans that have attended every year thus far, who will also receive a special gift. The festival starts at 12 p.m.

One-day passes cost 99,000 won and a two-day pass is 158,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3, or Mongchontoseong Station, line No. 8, exit 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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