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The post-rock band Sigur Ros from Iceland is coming to Seoul for a much-anticipated concert. Many of the songs of the band, considered a national treasure in Iceland, have been featured in films like “Vanilla Sky” and “Planet Earth.” See MUSIC, left. [PRIVATE CURVE]



Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Nov. 22:
Hyundai Card Culture Project invites Sigur Ros, the Icelandic post-rock band on par with being a national treasure.

When our ears meet their dreamy melodies, the vast Icelandic fields open up in our minds. Sigur Ros’ ingenious and original style has attracted numerous directors of famous films and TV shows, leading their mood to the peak of the main scenes of “Vanilla Sky (2001),” “127 Hours” (2010), and “We Bought a Zoo (2011),” to name a few. The lead single of its most popular album “Takk,” released in 2005, “Hoppipolla,” was played in an advertisement for the BBC nature blockbuster series ”Planet Earth,” leaving an impression in the hearts of many.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 132,000 won.

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



Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

The pianist Paik Kun-woo, who held his first concert at the age of 10 with the Korean National Orchestra, is now in his 70s and is returning the love his fans have showed him over the past 60 years through this year’s concert “Present.”

The first half will consist of three classical pieces; the “French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816” by Bach, “Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24” by Brahms, and “Fantasy & Fuge on B.A.C.H” by Liszt. The second half will be made up of four to five pieces requested by the audience beforehand. Unlike the usual pattern of classical concerts in which the audience studies the program before entering the concert hall, Paik plans to lead a show in which the audience can sit back and enjoy comfortably.

Pieces played in the second half will be chosen based on a survey that was conducted for two weeks in July. Results will be revealed the day before the concert through the official website and social media, and five audience members will be selected to get the honor to enjoy a dinner with Paik on the night of the concert, after the show.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won ($45.53) to 130,000 won.

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


Lotte Concert Hall

Oct. 7:
“Homage to Van Gogh,” an audiovisual performance, guides the audience to a new era of musical performance. Classical music will be presented with projected colors and lines drawing their rhythm and sentiments.

The performance is based on the much loved impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). The renowned string ensemble, Sejong Soloists, will be performing music inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s pieces and the music that he loved so much. Pieces to be performed include “Clair de Lune” by Debussy, “Estrellita” by Ponce and Heifetz, and “Variations on theme by Rossini’s Moses” by Paganini, among others.

The concert starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2 or 8, exit 11.


Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Nov. 17-20:
Lee Moon-sae, famous for his popularity among people of all ages, has prepared a warm but exciting year-end concert, which may feel like a pat on the back for passing by another rough year.

The concert is expected to include a large variety of songs, from the most-loved tunes to the hidden classics.

Many of his huge hits, like “Sunset Glow”, “Girl”, and “Whistle” were released decades ago, but live on to this day, shaking up emotions inside teenagers and their parents from the moment they are played.

Lee is also famous for selling out every single one of his 56 shows during his national tour “Theatre Lee Moon-sae,” held from 2015 to 2016. After the achievement, he gained the nickname the “Perfect Sellout.”

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 143,000 won.

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


Mapo Art Center, Art Hall Mac

Nov. 10:
After a sensational recital together in 2013, violinist Clara-Jumi Kang and pianist Son Yeol-eum return with another concert, this time centered on their recent album recorded in March at Beethoven Hall in Hanover, Germany.

Kang is a gold medal laureate of the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Son garnered attention when she performed as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic in 2004. In 2011, she won silver at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

The concert program includes the music of Johannes Brahms, Clara Wieck Schumann and Robert Schumann.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2.


LG Arts Center

Nov. 24:
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, a world-renowned French pianist known for performing a wide spectrum of classical and contemporary music, is making his second visit to Korea.

This year’s concert will focus on the composers who heavily influenced Aimard in his musical career: Gyorgy Kurtag (1926-) and Olivier Messiaen (1908-92).

The concert’s first half will focus on Kurtag, whose music Aimard loved so much that he flew off to Hungary to learn composing from the artist. Aimard will play “Passio sine Nomine,” a piece dedicated to the French pianist written by Kurtag himself in celebration of Kurtag’s 90th birthday, along with the Hungarian composer’s “Jatekok” and “Szalkak.”

The second half is dedicated to Messiaen, who taught Aimard and was awed by his talent.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



Charlotte Theater

To Oct. 3:
“Sweeney Todd” tells the story of a barber who, with the help of his 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 this 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 public holidays.

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

Jamsil Station, line No. 2 and No. 8, exit 3.


Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Oct. 22-29:
Next month, the Universal Ballet will perform the Kenneth MacMillan (1929-92) version of “Romeo and Juliet.”

Completed in 1965, it was the choreographer’s first three-act ballet. MacMillan’s version of “Romeo and Juliet” is well known for its flamboyant choreography.

Alessandra Ferri, former principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, and Herman Cornejo, current principal dancer, will be coming to Korea to take the stage on Oct. 23 and 26.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The performance on Oct. 29 starts at 3 p.m.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 won.

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



LG Arts Center

Oct. 26 to Nov. 6:
Director Jang Woo-jae is back with a new theatre piece “The Journey to Geumgang”, inspired by the trip of two discharged scholars, Gyeong-sook and Gi-ji, to Mount Geumgang during the Joseon Dynasty. The play is bound to deliver invaluable life wisdom through the various encounters Gyeong-sook and Gi-ji make during their journey.

Known for his unique plots, Jang once again tells an absorbing story full of deep contemplations on life. He made his theatrical debut in 1994 with “20 Meters from the Ground”, which was performed in Daehak-ro, the cradle of Korean theatre world. Directing “This is Home”, released in 2013, marked his most glorious period, leading him to receive the award for best play at the 6th Korea Theatre Awards.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays.

There is no show on Monday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Oct. 5-7:
Gugak (traditional Korean music) artist Jang Sa-ik is giving his first performance after having surgery on a lump on his vocal cord. As his expertise lies in pansori, or traditional narrative singing, the singer has to project as loud as possible while being precise in pitch at the same time.

The title of the performance, “Like a Flower, Like a Tear,” is from a poem written by Kim Chun-su.

In a letter Jang wrote while he could not sing, he wrote that he was full of tears, and now finally, he feels like a flower after being able to sing again.

Beginning with this show in Seoul in October, Jang plans to perform in seven other cities. It is a new beginning for his singing career.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 120,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.


National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae

Oct. 6-8:
Tradition meets modernity 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 will perform a representation of the four seasons through traditional dance, while adding in modern elements to counter the impression that the old is inherently stuffy or antiquated.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 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, or bus No. 02 or 420 to the National Theater of Korea bus stop.



Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

Oct. 22 and 23:
The Grand Mint Festival, which celebrates both music and nature, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Fifty artists will perform across four stages, including famous indie musicians like 10cm, Daybreak, Kwak Jin-eon and Broccoli.

Entry will be free for fans who have attended every year thus far, and they 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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