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“Scent of Ink,” a traditional dance performance with a modern touch, will be staged by the National Dance Company of Korea this week at the National Theater of Korea. The performance expresses the spirit of scholars by focusing on four men who feel as if they are in an ink painting. See TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE, below.[NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA]



National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae

Thursday to Saturday:
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.


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Today to Friday:
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.



Lotte Concert Hall

“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 ($18.20) to 50,000 won.

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


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Nov. 16:
Ever since its establishment in 1967 in Paris, the Orchestre de Paris has developed into not only the best orchestra in France, but also a world-renowned group of musicians, scouting the first-class conductors of the time as its music director or principal conductor.

This performance is to be led by the orchestra’s current principal conductor Daniel Harding, and accompanied by soloist Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Along with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Bell is known as the soloist who sells the most tickets for his shows in the United States, whether it be with major orchestras or local bands.

The program consists of three pieces; “Pelleas Suite” by Debussy, “Violin Concerto” by Mendelssohn, and “Romeo et Juliette” by Berlioz. Bell will play “Violin Concerto” with the orchestra in the show. This marks Bell’s seventh musical visit to Korea, and classical-lovers are waiting for his creativity to spark in this year’s show as well.

The meeting of Orchestre de Paris, an orchestra famous for creating the most fresh and clear sounds in France, and conductor Harding, who is acclaimed for his bold challenge of the classics, is expected to bring out a unique and vivid atmosphere.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 300,000 won.

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



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 making it through 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.


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.


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.



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 the Korean theatre world. Directing “This is Home,” released in 2013, marked his most glorious period, leading him to 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

Nov. 8-13:
“La Traviata” has a somewhat special meaning in local history, being the first European opera performed in Korea. Under the name “Chunhee,” the piece was first presented in 1948 in Myeong-dong.

As one of the most well-known pieces of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), “La Traviata” is based on a novel by French writer Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), “The Lady of the Camellias.” It was made into an opera in1853, and was first performed that same year in Venice, Italy.

“La Traviata,” literally meaning “the woman who had gone bad,” refers to they story’s main female character, Violetta Valery. Violetta is a courtesan, working for rich, high-class men and also popular among them. She spends endless nights of pleasure in Paris, until she gets caught up with a lung disease from too much drinking. There is, however, one man who sincerely loves her, Alfredo Germont, but his love doesn’t find its way easily, getting tangled up in all sorts of obstacles.

The show’s Italian-Argentine conductor, Sebastiano de Filippi, is currently a hot topic in South American media. Known for putting great effort into presenting lesser known pieces, he is praised for his musicality and expressive intensity.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends.

There is no performance on Monday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 280,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.

*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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