2019.7.17 TicketKOKDU FILM CONCERT
National Gugak Center, Yeakdang
July 25 to 27
“Kokdu,” a gugak (traditional Korean music) fantasy produced by National Gugak Center, will return to the stage as a film concert. The piece was screened at the Busan International Film Festival last year, as well as at Lincoln Center for this year’s New York Asian Film Festival. According to the center, “Kokdu” weaves between cinematic storytelling and a stage piece as it explores Korean myths and traditions.
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. on weekends.
All seats are priced at 10,000 won ($8.50).
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
PSY SUMMER SWAG 2019
Jamsil Sports Complex, Auxiliary Stadium
Aug. 9 to 11
Rapper Psy, best known for his global hit “Gangnam Style,” will be holding his annual “Summer Swag Show.” The concert features sprinklers and huge water cannons throughout the show, so expect to get soaked.
The show starts at 6:42 p.m. on all three days.
Tickets range from 121,000 won to 132,000 won.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 7.
July 27 to 28
Living and working in a bustling city doesn’t always afford you the opportunity to escape easily. For those who’d like to find a peaceful escape but don’t have time to travel, music is sometimes your best choice.
The Holiday Land Festival, which started in 2017, features some of its biggest acts yet this year. The lineup includes James Blake, Anne-Marie, Daniel Caesar, Joji, Cigarettes After Sex, Sabrina Claudio, Beenzino, Zion T and Colde, and is sure to satisfy fans of diverse genres of music, ranging from soul and R&B to hip-hop.
The two-day festivity will take place at Paradise City’s Culture Park and Chroma Square from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 27 and 28.
Tickets cost 150,000 won for a single day and 220,000 won for the two-day entrance when reserved online through Ticket Link, Yes24 or Melon Ticket.
From Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 or 2, take a shuttle bus or monorail to the event.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
Through Aug. 25
The spirit of rock ‘n’ roll will once again sweep the country as the popular musical “School of Rock” kicks off its first world tour in Korea. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical “School of Rock,” based on the 2003 film of the same name, premiered on Broadway in 2015 with music by Webber and lyrics by Glenn Slater.
According to organizers, the show has been performed in other parts of the world, but this particular production, co-produced by Korea’s S&Co and GWB Entertainment, will be the first to actually tour around the world.
The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 160,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.
Sejong Performing Arts Center, Grand Theater
Aug. 28 to Sept. 1
The internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is set to perform Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” in Seoul. Last year, the company’s run in London was a great success, ending with extra performances due to unprecedented demand.
“Swan Lake” is arguably the world’s most beloved ballet piece, telling the story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a princess who is turned into a swan by the curse of an evil sorcerer.
The full St Petersburg Ballet Theatre Orchestra will accompany the company and perform during the performance.
The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.
Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang
Korea’s only outdoor Disney concert will feature songs from hit movies like “Frozen” (2013), “The Little Mermaid” (1989), “Lion King” (1994) and “Beauty and the Beast” (1991).
Every year, kids come to the concert dressed in costume as their favorite Disney character, and get to enjoy classical versions of their favorite Disney songs.
The concert starts at 5 p.m.
Ticket prices range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.
LG Arts Center
Through Sept. 14
The Korean production of this megahit musical is returning to the LG Arts Center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show.
Sophie is about to get married and wants her father to give her away, but the problem is she doesn’t know who her father is. After taking a peek in her mother’s diary, she discovers that he could be one of three candidates, so she tricks them all into attending her wedding.
The cast includes veteran musical actresses Choi Jung-won and Shin Young-sook as Donna.
The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Chief conductor and artistic leader of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Han-Na Chang will be hosting a concert alongside acclaimed pianist Dong Hyek Lim.
Although both musicians once worked for EMI Classics, this concert will be the first time that these esteemed artists will have the opportunity to perform together.
Chang will be conducting the Trondheim Symphony with Lim on the piano as they play Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1,” Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A minor” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6 in B minor.”
The show starts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 200,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.