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Posted : 2009-10-15 17:13
Updated : 2009-10-15 17:13

Classical Concerts, Big Tickets and Museums

Classical Concerts

Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra
Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
Oct. 16

The Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, led by conductor Kim Dae-jin, will hold a concert featuring pieces by Rachmaninov and Brahms with pianist Paik Kun-woo. Tickets cost from 10,000 to 70,000 won. For more information, visit www.ticketlink.co.kr or call (031) 228-2813~6. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

KBS Symphony Orchestra
KBS Hall
Nov. 5

Conductor Othmar Maga will lead the KBS Symphony Orchestra for Mozart's "Piano Concerto No.22 in Eb major, K.482," Sibelius's "Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.43" and Webern's "Passacaglia, Op.1" with pianist Kim Sun-wook. Tickets cost from 35,000 to 90,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 781-2243~4. Located near exit 3 of Yeouido Station on subway line 5.

Patricia Barber
Oulim Theater, Goyang Oulim Nuri Arts Complex
Nov. 7

American jazz singer Patricia Barber will offer her unique style and voice for Korean fans. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 70,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1577-7766. Located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan station on subway line 3.

Haydn Philharmonie & Mischa Maisky
Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex, Seoul Arts Center
Nov. 25-26

The Haydn Philharmonie, led by Adam Fischer, will perform with cellist Mischa Maisky. Tickets cost from 40,000 to 160,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.co.kr or call (02) 599-5743, 1577-7766. Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex, located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan Station on subway line 3, and Seoul Arts Center, located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Paul Mauriat Orchestra
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 29

World's top class pop-classic orchestra Paul Mauriat, specializing in easy listening music, will meet local ans under the baton of conductor Jean-Jacques Justafre in memory of Paul Mauriat, the founder of the orchestra. Tickets cost from 50,000 to 200,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 558-3878. Located near exits 8 and 1 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5.

Kang Dong-suk's 'Best of the Best'
Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
Oct. 26

Music director and violinist Kang Dong-suk will hold the 20th edition of his annual concert for hepatitis patients. Tickets cost from 20,000 to 70,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 720-3933. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Opera L'Elisir d'Amore
Aram Theater, Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex
Oct. 16-18

Three art centers of Goyang, Daegu and Daejeon will bring Donizetti's popular 18th-century romantic comedy to life under the direction of Italian maestro Paolo Baiocco. Tickets cost from 10,000 to 70,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1577-7766. Located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan Station on subway line 3.

Gidon Kremer
Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
Nov. 10

World renowned violinist Gidon Kremer will perform with pianist Richard Hyung-ki Joo and violinist Aleksey Igudesmann. Tickets cost from 40,000 to 150,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1577-5266. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Helmuth Rilling & Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex, Seoul Arts Center
Oct. 30-31

Helmuth Rilling will visit Korea for the 3rd International Bach Festival with scores of Bach and Handel. Tickets cost from 40,000 to 120,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.co.kr or call (02) 2220-1512, 1577-7766. Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex, located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan Station on subway line 3, and Seoul Arts Center, located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Yiruma's Concert
Uijeongbu Arts Center
Nov. 21

New Age pianist Yiruma will hold a concert in Uijeongbu titled "Movement, on a Theme by Yiruma," as part of his nationwide tour between Nov. 1 and Dec. 26. Tickets cost from 33,000 to 66,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.co.kr or call (02) 2658-3546. Located near Uijeongbu Station on subway line 1.

Opera Werther
Uijeongbu Arts Center
Oct. 22-24

The art centers of Uijeongbu, Hanam and Nowon will stage a relay performance of their co-production of Jules Massenet's opera "Werther," which is based on Goethe's novel, beginning with Uijeongbu. It will be a rare chance for local opera fans to enjoy the piece. Tickets cost from 20,000 to 70,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (031) 828-5841~2. Located near Uijeongbu Station on subway line 1.

Lim Hyung-joo's Autumn Concert
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 17

Korea's favorite "popera" (operatic pop) tenor Lim Hyung-joo offers an autumn-themed concert with the Korean Post Chamber Orchestra. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 110,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com. Located near exits 8 and 1 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5.

Chang Han-na's Cello Recital
Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex, Seoul Arts Center
Nov. 20-21

Cellist Chang Han-na will hold a recital Nov. 20 in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province and the following day in Seoul. She will play Brahm's "Cello Sonata No.1 & No. 2," and Offenbach's "The Tears of Jacqueline." Tickets cost from 20,000 to 110,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1577-7766 and (02) 749-1300. Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex, located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan Station on subway line 3, and Seoul Arts Center, located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Steve Barakatt's 'Sweet November'
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 28

Canadian composer and pianist Steve Barakatt will give the Asian premiere of his symphony concert in Seoul. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 100,000 won. Visit www.clubbalcony.com or call 1577-5266. Located near exits 8 and 1 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5.

Big Tickets

Opera Turandot
Opera Theater, Seoul Arts Center
Through Oct. 18

One of Puccini's classics, "Turandot," is being staged by the internationally renowned opera house, the St. Carlos Theatre from Napoli. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 340,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1544-9373. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Opera Carmen
Seoul Arts Center
Nov. 5-8

One of Russia's best national theaters, Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, will perform for Korean fans to celebrate the 55th anniversary of CBS. The Korean Symphony Orchestra and the CBS Children's Chorus will appear. Tickets cost from 50,000 to 250,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 2650-7481. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Kathleen Battle in Seoul
Opera Theater, Seoul Arts Center
Oct. 29-31

World famous soprano Kathleen Battle will perform for the second time in Korea following her performance in 1995. Tickets cost from 20,000 to 250,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 548-0733. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Museums

Yeominhaerak (Sharing Enjoyment with People)
National Museum of Korea
Through Nov. 8

To mark the centennial history of the nation's first museum, the National Museum of Korea is holding a special exhibition titled "Yeominhaerak," or "Sharing Enjoyment with People." The special exhibition consists of two parts - historical relics related to the museum's centennial and national treasures from overseas. The exhibition highlights "Mongyudowondo," a painting from the early Joseon era depicting paradise, and "Cheonmado," the only painting in existence from the Silla Kingdom. For more information, visit www.museum.go.kr. Located near exit 2 of Ichon Station on subway line 4.

Travelling With the Soul: Chinese Pottery Figures
National Museum of Korea
Through Nov. 22

The National Museum of Korea is holding an exhibition featuring 40 painted pottery figurines from the ancient Chinese dynasties up to the Song dynasty. The exhibits include tomb statues of animals and three of the twelve guardian zodiac deities of the Tang Dynasty. Visit www.museum.go.kr or call (02) 2077-9555. Located near near exit 2 of Ichon Station on subway line 4.

Dance

It's My Life
Arko Arts Theater Main Hall
Oct. 22-23

"It's My Life," the winner of the Best Choreography award at the Critics Choice Young Choreographer Award 2008 will be featured in the 9th Seoul Performing Arts Festival. Tickets cost from 15,000 to 30,000 won. For more information, visit www.spaf.or.kr or call (02) 3673-2561~4. Located near exit 2 of Hye-hwa Station on subway line 4.

Italy Compagnia Aterballetto's 'Romeo and Juliet'
Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex
Oct. 23-24

Italy Compagnia Aterballetto will stage "Romeo and Juliet" for the closing of SIDance 2009. Tickets cost from 20,000 to 90,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 3216-1185. Located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan Station on subway line 3.

Tango Seduction
Chungmu Art Hall
Nov. 10-15

Gustavo Russo, a legend of tango, will visit Korea for the first time. He is ready to show everything about the dance of temptation. For ages 19 and over. Tickets range from 44,000 to 88,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1577-5266. Located near exit 9 of Sindang Station on subway lines 2 and 6.

Todes
The Walkerhill Theater
Open Run

Russian dance group Todes is bringing its energetic performance - from ballet to break dancing to flamenco - complete with colorful costumes, stage settings and music. Tickets cost from 70,000 to 300,000 won. For more information, visit www.sheraton-walkerhill.com or call (02) 455-5000. Located at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill. Shuttle buses are available from Gangbyeon and Gwanghwamun Stations on subways line 2 and 5.

Pop & Jazz

Guns 'N' Roses
Gymnasium, Olympic Park
Dec. 13

American hard-rock band Guns 'N' Roses will visit Korea for the first time with their latest released album "Chinese Democracy." Tickets range from 110,000 to 132,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 3141-3488. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

CGV Love Concert
CGV Art Hall
Through Oct. 18

CGV Art Hall celebrates its opening with concerts featuring Epik High, Jo Sung-mo, Shin Seung-hoon and Sweet Sorrow. All tickets cost 10,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com. Connected to Yeongdeungpo Station on subway line 1.

2009 Goo Gong Tan Concert
Olympic Hall, Olympic Park
Oct. 17-18

Group Cool, DJ DOC and The Blue, top groups with a number of hit songs from the '90s, are making their comebacks at Olympic Hall. Tickets cost from 66,000 to 88,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 3444-2603. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

Autumn Nights Jazz Travel
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 25-26

Sejong Center is preparing quality performances that can be enjoyed for only 1,000 won. It will feature premier performances by top artists. For more information, visit www.sejongpac.or.kr/happy-1000 or call (02) 399-1114. Located near exits 1 and 8 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5.

Jo Sung-mo's 'Passion Show'
Gymnasium, Olympic Park
Nov. 7

Singer Jo Sung-mo will put on a concert for fans titled "Passion Show." Tickets cost from 44,000 to 66,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

Kim Gun-mo's Soul Groove Concert
Olympic Hall, Olympic Park
Dec. 5-6

Singer Kim Gun-mo will hold an encore concert after his tour following the release of his 12th album, "Soul Groove." Tickets cost from 30,000 to 110,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 720-8500. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

Lee Seung-hwan's 20th Anniversary
Fencing Gymnasium, Olympic Park
Dec. 24-26

Singer Lee Seung-hwan will hold a concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut. Tickets cost from 55,000 to 132,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 2261-1393~4. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

M's 'Acoustic & Unplugged'
Chungmu Art Hall
Through Oct. 25

Pop singer Lee Min-woo, a member of the idol group Shinhwa and also known as M, is holding a concert titled "Acoustic & Unplugged." Tickets cost from 55,000 to 66,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.co.kr or call (02) 2230-6601. Located near exit 9 of Sindang Station on subway line 6.

Park Hyo-shin's 'Gift'
Fencing Gymnasium, Olympic Park
Oct. 17-18

Singer Park Hyo-shin will hold a concert titled "Gift," celebrating the 10th anniversary of his debut. Tickets cost from 55,000 to 99,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 2261-1393~4. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

Shim Hyun-bo's 'Romantic Thursday'
Rolling Hall
Through Nov. 19

Singer-songwriter and producer Shim Hyun-bo is offering a concert featuring songs from his new album, "Where the Dream Goes." All tickets cost 33,000 won. Visit www.rollinghall.co.kr or call (02) 325-6071. Located near Hongik Station on subway line 2.

Musicals

The Three Musketeers
Goyang Oulim Nuri Arts Complex
Oct. 24-25

The European musical "The Three Musketeers" will be performed on a stage realistically depicting ``France in the 17th century.'' Tickets cost from 30,000 to 90,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1577-7766. Located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan station on subway line 3.

The Turtle of Darwin
Sejong Center M Theater
Through Nov. 1

The Seoul Metropolitan Theater Company is staging "The Turtle of Darwin," a black comedy and parody of modern European society. It is about a turtle, raised by the author of the "Origin of Species," Charles Darwin, which evolved into a human being. Tickets cost from 25,000 to 35,000 won. For more information, visit www.spaf.or.kr or call (02) 3673-2561~4. Located near exits 8 and 1 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5.

The Phantom of the Opera
Charlotte Theater
Through Aug. 8, 2010

This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is one of the world's best-selling Broadway hits and has prompted huge growth in the Korean musical industry. The show has come back to Seoul in eight years. Tickets cost from 40,000 to 130,000 won. Visit theater.ticketlink.co.kr or call (02) 501-7888. Located near exit 3 of Jamsil Station on subway lines 2 and 8.

Legally Blonde
COEX Artium
Nov. 14-Feb. 28

The Amanda Brown novel that inspired the hit film of the same name will come to life as a musical. After a pre-Broadway trial run in San Francisco, the musical opened in New York to positive reviews. Korean fans can enjoy the Asian premiere of the show. Tickets cost from 35,000 to 70,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 738-8289. Located near exit 6 of Samsung Station on subway line 2.

Assassins
The Stage
Through Nov. 8

The musical "Assassins" will give a revival performance, appearing for the first time in four years. It creates imaginary and transcendental scenes by mixing history and fantasy, and focuses on dramatic stories of presidential killers. All tickets are 50,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1588-5212. Located near exit 3 of Sinchon Station on subway line 2.

All Shook Up
Chungmu Art Hall
Through Nov. 1

A Korean version of the Broadway musical "All Shook Up" is being staged. Based on the book by Joe DiPietro, "All Shook Up" is a rock version of William Shakespeare's classic play "Twelfth Night" that was inspired by the hit songs of Elvis Presley. Tickets cost from 50,000 to 120,000 won. Visit www.allshookup.co.kr or call 1588-5212. Located near exit 9 of Sindang Station on subway line 6.

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