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There’s only a week left till the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros stages a concert in Seoul. Tickets have been selling out fast and there are about 60 standing-room tickets left, as of Tuesday. See MUSIC, left. [PRIVATE CURVE]



Seoul Sports Complex, 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

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 ($51.26) to 300,000 won.

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



Seongnam Arts Center, Concert Hall

Nov. 17:
Pianist Lim Dong-hyek is holding a Chopin recital. As a recipient of many prominent awards, Lim gained international attention when he came in second place in the 1996 Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow, being the youngest participant, and also sharing the glory with his elder brother Lim Dong-min, who came in first place. Lim is widely known as a “Chopin specialist,” gaining much acclaim from international press. When he released his first album in 2002, Gramophone, a world-recognized classical music magazine, noted his arrival “in a blaze of pianistic glory.”

The program will consist of five pieces, including “Nocturne in D flat Major Op. 27 No. 2,” “Variations Brilliantes in B flat Major Op. 12” and “Barcarolle in F sharp Major Op. 60.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1


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


Olympic Park, SK Handball Stadium

Dec. 24-25:
The so-called national R&B diva Park Jung-hyun, also known as Lena Park, is returning to the stage to celebrate the end of the year.

For the past few years, Park has held annual year-end concerts with different male artists such as YB, Kim Bun-soo, Fly to the Sky, and many more. This year, however, she has organized a solo concert.

Loved for her groovy yet delicate voice, Park made her debut in 1998 through the album “Piece.” Despite the fact that almost two decades have passed since its release, the songs in the album like “P.S. I Love You” and “My Day,” live on, touching the hearts of many listeners.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 143,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3


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 by 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


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




Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater

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


National Theater of Korea, Daloreum Theater

Dec. 9 to Jan. 15:
Popular actors Park Jung-min and Moon Geun-young are starring as Romeo and Juliet in the upcoming play directed by Yang Jung-ung.

The upcoming piece is expected to be somewhat different from Director Yang’s usual pattern of new and innovative displays, in that he tried to stick to the original. Yang utilized much of the descriptive expressions and wordplay often spotted in Shakespeare’s works.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays.

The performance for Dec. 30 starts at 3 and 8 p.m.

There is no show on Mondays and Dec. 31.

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 66,000 won.

Dongguk 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.


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.

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

To Nov. 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. Through various developments made over centuries after centuries, we now have the current gayageum, a notable instrument 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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