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The famous Parisian boys’ choir is coming to Korea just in time for the celebratory season. Composed of about 100 boys aged between 8 to 15, The Little Singers of Paris will tour across different cities in Korea, ending with a concert at the Seoul Arts Center on Dec. 17 and 18. The tour kicks off with a concert at Yonsei University’s 100th Anniversary Memorial Hall on Dec. 8. See MUSIC, left. [SPA ENTERTAINMENT]



Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Dec. 17-18:
The famous boys’ choir is visiting Korea to give a warm Christmas concert.

The repertoire for the Korean audience will consist of classical masterpieces like “Ave Maria” by Giulio Caccini, French chanson medleys, folk songs from various nations, famous musical numbers and Christmas carols, among others.

The boys’ choir is gaining more and more popularity through their active overseas tours, performing in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Russia, China and Taiwan among others in 2016 alone.

The choir welcomes the audience to greet the end of the year with the singers’ beautiful harmony. The choir will tour across the country, starting from Yonsei University’s 100th Anniversary Memorial Hall on Dec. 8, then stopping at cities like Seongju, Busan, Yongin, Ulju and Gimpo, before ending it with two concerts at the Seoul Arts Center.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 110,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal, line No. 3, exit 5


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Dec. 4-5:
The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (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 ($21.18) 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 Bum-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


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

Dec. 25:
Singer-songwriter Echae Kang surprised many with her recent solo album “Radical Paradise.” Listeners were enthralled by the harmony Kang’s dreamlike voice formed with the classical sound of the violin. Kang is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, showing prominent works that range diverse genres from classics to jazz. Her mint-colored hair adds to the mesmerizing mood that surrounds her music and herself, leading to her being dubbed the “mint goddess of indie music.” Her music is well received among listeners, with one of her songs having marched up to third place in the K-IndieChart, a music chart for indie music.

The concert is to be accompanied by jazz pianist Yoon Seok-cheol and bandoneon player Koh Sang-ji, providing the audience a chance to enjoy live music realized through diverse instruments and Kang’s unique music world.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost 45,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8


Ewha Womans University, Grand Hall

Dec. 30-31:
Singer-songwriter Jang Beom-june is getting ready to warm up audiences’ hearts through his year-end concert.

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 was released 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.

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


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

Dec. 8-9:
Three choreographers from the Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theatre (Park Su-jeong, Kang Hwan-gyu and Lee Jin-young) are each helming unique collaborative performances this winter.

Park is to open up the stage by featuring actress Han Ye-ri through a traditional Korean dance performance under the name of “To the Woman who Passed By.”

The stage is to feature stories about women’s diverse roles, ranging from being a girl, a mother, a lover or a wife, among others. Spectators will be able to indulge in the art of traditional Korean dance, along with the actress’ passion for dance.

The stage is then taken by Kang’s “Old Boy.” The choreographer got the idea from the film “Old Boy” (2003), and is to depict the film’s character through dance. Park aims to deliver dance in an easier way to the public by combining it with film.

“Beyond Lethe” closes the show, with Lee featuring the technique of dyeing. As fabrics change colors alongside the dancers on stage, the dyeing process becomes a part of the dance.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8


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. There is no performance on Mondays or on Dec. 31. On Friday, Dec. 30, the performance will be held at 3 p.m. as well as 8 p.m.

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 features 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.”

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




Korea Cultural House (KOUS)

Nov. 24:
Yoon Mi-yong is a veteran gayageum (traditional zither) player, having served as the head of National Gugak Center, the president of Gugak National High School, and a professor at Chugye University for the Arts. Yoon is to revive what he has succeeded from his master Kim Young-yoon, reciting court music through gayageum.

The show consists of three programs, in the middle of which Yoon will give a speech about the characteristics of Kim Young-yoon’s gayageum court music.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show are free of charge. Reservations must be made through either phone calls (02-786-1442) or official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/tong821).

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 4

*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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