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2021 Aug. 24 Ticket

VÄNSKÄ CELEBRATES ISANG YUN
Lotte Concert Hall
 
Aug. 26 – 27: Late composer Isang Yun’s works will be performed by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Osmo Vänskä, the current music director of the Seoul Philharmonic. Violinist Park Sue-ye will accompany the orchestra to perform “Violin Concerto No. 3,” the final concerto piece composed by Yun.
 
The orchestra will also perform Yun’s “Silla, Legend for orchestra.”  
 
The concert begins at 8 p.m.
 
Tickets range from 10,000 won ($8.50) to 90,000 won.  
 
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 2  
 
 
THE UNANSWERED QUESTION
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall


Ensemble Blank, led by conductor Choi Jae-hyuk performs this weekend at the Seoul Arts Center. [ESTRO STUDIO]

Ensemble Blank, led by conductor Choi Jae-hyuk performs this weekend at the Seoul Arts Center. [ESTRO STUDIO]



Aug. 28: Korea’s young conductor and composer Choi Jae-hyuck will perform with his Ensemble Blank as part of Seoul Arts Center’s Summer Festival this weekend. The title of the concert comes from American composer Charles Ives’ music of the same name, which will begin the concert.
 
Choi says he wants to ask the question through the concert: “We make so many decisions in the course of our lives and ask so many questions. But do we really need answers all the time?”
 
The program includes Ives’ “The Unanswered Question,” B.Furrer’s “Spur,” A. Vivaldi’s “Violin Concerto RV. 354, 356,” and G. Ligeti’s “Chamber Concerto for 13 instruments."
 
The concert begins at 7 p.m.  
 
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
 
 
BILLY ELLIOT
 
D-Cube Arts Center
 
Aug. 31 – Feb. 2, 2022: “Billy Elliot” is back.
 
The story takes place in the 1980s, during a coal miners’ strike in Northern England. Billy happens to stumble across ballet during one of his boxing classes, and his life is changed forever after he discovers his love, and talent, for dance.
 
“Billy Elliot” is a heartwarming and humorous story about a young boy and his family trying to fulfill their dreams through music and choreography.
 
The kids who have been cast to alternate the role of Billy are, Kim Shi-hoon, Lee Woo-jin, Jeong Kang-hyuk and Joo Hyun-joon.  
 
Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 150,000 won.
 
The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.
 
Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1 or 5
 
 
DISNEY IN CONCERT: A DREAM IS A WISH
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater
 
Sept. 2 – 3: Since its Korean premiere in 2014, “Disney in Concert” has been continuously gaining popularity. Children attend the concerts dressed in their favorite Disney characters' costumes, making it an annual ritual. For the upcoming concert, Disney classics, "The Little Mermaid," "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast," "Lion King" as well as "Frozen" and "Frozen 2" will be performed accompanied by the Ditto Orchestra.  
 
A new number “Speechless” in "Aladdin" will be performed for the first time by foreign singers for “Disney in Concert,” heightening the anticipation of the regular “Disney in Concert” fans.  
 
Admission is not allowed for children below 48 months.
 
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on both days.  
 
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.  
 
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
 
 
CLARA-JUMI KANG & KIM SUN-WOOK’S BEETHOVEN COMPLETE VIOLIN SONATAS
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
 
Clara-Jumi Kang [MARCO BORGGREVE]

Clara-Jumi Kang [MARCO BORGGREVE]



Sept. 12, 14 and 15: Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang, who recently challenged herself by recording Bach's "Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin" (BWV 1001-1006), is preparing for another challenge. This time she'll perform Beethoven’s complete violin sonatas with pianist Kim Sun-wook.  
 
The two artists recorded the album together last year to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The album will also drop in September.  
 
On Sept. 12, the two artists will perform No.s 1, 4, 8, and 7, followed by No.s 6, 3, and 9 (Kreutzer) on Sept. 14. On the final day of the concert on Sept. 15, they will perform No. 5 (Spring) and No.s 2 and 10.  
 
The concert begins at 5 p.m. on Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 15.  
 
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 110,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
 
 
BLUE CONCERT WITH NADA
Unplugged Hongdae
 
Sept. 25: Rapper Nada is gearing up for a concert for a good cause.
 
 
Nada will not only be performing her new single “Spicy” but also her hit songs like “Trippin’,” “Ride,” “Dozer,” and “My Body” among many others.  
 
Proceeds from the concert organized together with PG& Pictures, will go to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.  
 
The concert begins at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m.    
 
Tickets cost 77,000 won.  
 
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 6
 
 
QUINTETO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Lotte Concert Hall
 
Sept. 28: Latin Grammy-winner Quinteto Astor Piazzolla will be visiting Korea for a concert next month. The quintet had its Korean debut two years ago when it visited the country in celebration of Astor Piazzolla's 100th birthday.  
 
The upcoming concert is a part of the quintet's international tour which started in Columbia before making stops in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy before making its ways to Korea.  
 
The program includes toe-tapping tango music such as “Biyuya,” “Celos,” “Fuga y Misterio,” “Milonga Loca,” “La Muerte del Angel” among many others.  
 
The concert begins at 8 p.m.
 
The ticket ranges from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.  
 
Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 2  
 
 
MARIE ANTOINETTE
Charlotte Theater
 
Through Oct. 3: The Korean production of the hit musical Marie Antoinette is being staged at the Charlotte Theater in Jamsil, southern Seoul.  
 
The musical tells the story of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, but some fictional characters have been included, like Margrid Arnaud, to add more drama to the life of the queen who was put to death by guillotine.
 
The nearly three-hour-long performance takes place in several settings, from the Palace of Versailles to Tuileries Garden to the Marais district, and the show will jump from place to place by using a revolving stage.
 
Musical actor Kim So-hyun again has been cast in the role of Marie Antoinette. Kim So-hyang will alternate as the queen.
 
Kim Yeon-ji and Jung Yu-ji have been cast to play the role of Margrid, who begs for money on the street but later becomes a revolutionary leader.
 
The male protagonist Fersen will be alternated by four actors — Min Woo-hyuk, Lee Seok-hoon, Lee Chang-sub, and Kim Do-young.  
 
The show starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and national holidays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays.
 
With toughened social distancing rules, 3 p.m. shows have been moved up to 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in July.  
 
There are no shows on Mondays.
 
Tickets range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.
 
Jamsil Station, lines No. 2 and No. 8, exit 3
 
 
LITTLE WOMEN
Dream Art Center
 
Poster of the upcoming play ″Little Women″ [WE CLASSIC]

Poster of the upcoming play ″Little Women″ [WE CLASSIC]



Oct. 9 - 31: A play adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" will be performed at the Dream Art Center in Daehangno in central Seoul, for three weeks only. 
 
The story follows the lives of the four March sisters— Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy — and details their passage from childhood to womanhood.
 
 
Song Jeong-ahn, behind the Korean musical "Pan" took the helm in directing the play. 
 
As for the cast, actors So Jeong-hwa and Shin Eui-jeong alternate the role of Meg. Choi Yoo-ha will play the second sister Jo, while Hong Ji-hee and Jeong Woo-yeon have been cast to play the third sister Beth. 
 
 
The role of little sister Amy will be played by Park Ran-joo.  
 
 
The play begins at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. 
 
Tickets cost 66,000 won.
 
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 1
 
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
 
 
 
 

BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [yim.seunghye@joongang.co.kr]
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