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Legendary rock band Metallica is coming to Seoul as part of its Asian Tour, marking four years since their last performance in the country in 2013. For the concert in January at the Gocheok Skydome Stadium, the band will perform their hit songs as well as songs from their newest album “Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.” See MUSIC, left. [ACCESS ENT]



Gocheok Sky Dome

Jan. 11:
The nine-time Grammy Award winning rock band Metallica is commencing their Asian tour in Seoul, marking four years since their latest performance in the country in 2013. The comeback is in celebration of the release of their newest album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct,” which is set for release on Nov. 18.

The band was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, and has grown into one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history. When Metallica held a concert in Antarctica, it even earned itself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the first act to play on all seven continents within a year.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 165,000 won.

Guil Station, line No. 1, exit 2.


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 ($26.43) to 50,000 won.

Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2.


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 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 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.


Jamsil Indoor Stadium

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

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 blockbuster BBC nature 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

Dec. 4-5:
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (BRSO), one of the top symphony orchestras in Germany, is making a visit to Seoul with its long-time collaborator Mariss Jansons. Jansons is a much acclaimed conductor, recognized for his profound contribution made to the Dutch music world. For BRSO, the upcoming show marks the orchestra’s third performance in Seoul.

The program for each of the two days is not the same. On Dec. 4, it will consist of “Violin Concerto” by Beethoven and “Firebird Suite No. 3 (1945)” by Stravinsky.

The former, accompanied by soloist Gil Shaham, is special in that this will be a rare chance to listen to Shaham play Beethoven. Shaham has recorded over 30 albums so far, but not yet a violin concerto by Beethoven. On Dec. 5, “Symphony No. 100 ‘Military’” by Haydn and “Alpine Symphony” by R. Strauss will be played.

The performance starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday and 8 p.m. on Monday.

Tickets range from 25,000 won to 300,000 won.

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



Ewha Womans University, Grand Hall

Dec. 30-31:
Singer-songwriter Jang Beom-june is getting ready to warm up the audience’s heart through his year end concert.

Jang is famous for writing most of his songs for himself, and his unique voice adds to his popularity. His truthful stories and emotions in his songs have always captured listeners’ hearts.

Along with his solo activities, Jang is also a member of the band Busker Busker, which is famous for its grand hit “Cherry Blossom Ending,” a song that captures the atmosphere of spring.

Jang has held a total of 24 shows this year, all of which were sold out. Drawing in a total of 25,000 fans, Jang has been much acclaimed for his well-made performances, and will wrap up this glorious year with a final show.

The concert is expected to include songs from the wide range of albums he’s produced, from Busker Busker’s albums to Jang’s solo efforts.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 99,000 won.

Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 3.




Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater

Nov. 10 to Dec. 4:
The popular Shakespeare play “Pericles” is coming to the stage. Its director, Yang Jung-ung, is famous for having worked on a number of Shakespeare pieces, such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Twelfth Night” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

Director Yang’s “Pericles” had its premiere last year, and was awarded the Production Prize at the Shakespeare Awards in the same year. The show’s stage is grand and decorated with 50 tons of sand.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, goes through numerous obstacles, which begins with going to the city of Antioch to gain the princess’ heart, which is only possible through solving the riddle given by King Antiochus. Ones who fail to give the right answer are executed right away. Pericles, however, soon finds out that the whole thing was a trap - even if he succeeds in solving the riddle, bigger danger awaits.

The performance starts at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and at 3 p.m. on weekends and Wednesdays.

The performance for Nov. 16 starts at 3 p.m.

There is no show on Mondays, Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 60,000 won.

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


LG Arts Center

Nov. 11-13:
“Contact,” a circus and dance show created by renowned French choreographer Philippe Decoufle, who is known for making dreamlike performances by bringing his imagination to life using magic, song and dance, will be staged next week at the LG Arts Center. The troupe, composed of 16 dancers, actors, singers and musicians, talk to the audience, adorn themselves in fantastical costumes and engage in bizarre dance moves during the show. The production also pays homage to Pina Pausch and her emblematic work “Kontacthof” (1978).

According to the LG Arts Center, those who were captivated by Decoufle’s previous work “Panorama,” which was staged at the center in 2014, will certainly enjoy this witty new production.

The show will be performed in French with Korean subtitles.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

To Nov. 13:
One of the most well-known pieces by 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 in 1853, and was first performed that same year in Venice, Italy.

“La Traviata,” literally meaning “the woman who had gone bad,” refers to the story’s main female character, Violetta Valery. Violetta is a courtesan working for rich, high-class men and is also popular among them.

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.


LG Arts Center

Dec. 15 to Mar. 5:
The hit 1992 film “The Bodyguard” that was turned into a stage musical in 2012 will be presented in Seoul next month.

The musical featuring songs that are familiar to the ears of both the young and old, such as “One Moment in Time” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” will be presented by the Korean production. The show premiered with previews at the Adelphi theatre in London’s West End in November 2012.

For the upcoming production in Korea, veteran musical actress Jeong Sun-ah and singers Lee Eun-jin, also known as the singer Yangpa, and Son Seung-yeon, have been cast as Rachel Marron. Actors Lee Jong-hyuk and Park Sung-woon will alternate the role of Frank Farmer.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. There is no performance on Mondays.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



National Gugak Center, Yeak-dang

Nov. 10-20:
Author Kim Hoon’s novel “Song of Strings” is reimagined as a gugak drama. Kim Hoon’s novels are well-known for telling stories through connotative words, and hence the show is drawing in interest on how it would set the words to traditional music.

The story revolves around the creation of a Korean instrument, gayageum, believed to have been created in Gaya around the sixth century, while it was in the middle of its 200-year-long war with Silla. Through various developments made over centuries after centuries, we now have the current gayageum, one of the most representative instruments of traditional Korean music.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won.

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

*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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