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Posted : 2010-04-15 17:28
Updated : 2010-04-15 17:28

Concerts, Museum & Theater

Classical Concerts

Opera ‘Don Pasquale’
M Theater, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
June 23- 27

The Seoul Metropolitan Opera brings Donizetti’s comic opera “Don Pasquale” to the stage this June. The opera tells the story of an old bachelor Don Pasquale, who wants to marry in order to disinherit his rebellious nephew Ernesto. Tickets cost 10,000 to 70,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1544-1555. Located near exits 1 and 8 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5.

2010 Matinee Concert- May
Concert Hall, Seongnam Arts Center
May 20

Seongnam Art Center presents a matinee concert for May, with popular baritone Kim Dong-gyu and TIMF Ensemble. All tickets cost 24,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (031) 783-8000. Located near exit 1 of Imae Station on the Bundang subway line.

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
May 16

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, led by Czech conductor Jiri Belohlavek, will perform at Seoul Arts Center this May. Violinist Chee-Yun (Kim Chee-yun) will also join the orchestra. Tickets cost from 50,000 to 200,000 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.

Naji Hakim’s Pipe Organ Recital
Grand Theater, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
May 20

Lebanese pipe organist Naji Hakim will play beautiful pieces such as Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue in E minor for Organ Solo” and Olivier Messiaen’s “Le Vent de l’Esprit” with the TIMF Ensemble. Tickets cost from 10,000 to 50,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1544-1555. Located near exits 1 and 8 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5.

Emmanuel Pahud, Trevor Pinnock & Jonathan Manson Trio Recital
Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
May 22

World-renowned flutist Emmanuel Pahud, harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock and cellist Jonathan Manson will hold a joint concert at Seoul Arts Center this May. The concert will feature the works of Bach, Purcell, and Telemann. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 100,000 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.

Yo Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
April 18

World-famous cellist Yo Yo Ma will perform with the Silk Road Ensemble as part of Seoul Arts Center’s World Star Series. Tickets cost from 60,000 to 160,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 580-1300. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Sweet Yawning
Sowol Art Hall
Through June 28

Sookmyung Gayagum Orchestra presents a concert specially designed to facilitate prenatal education. The concert will feature modern versions of traditional music used for prenatal education in the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). All tickets cost 15,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 701-4879. Located near exit 9 of Wangsimni Station on subway lines 2 and 5.

Boris Berezovsky’s Piano Recital
Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
April 27

Boris Berezovsky, known as “the heir of Russian pianism,” will give a recital. He will play waltzes and mazurkas by Chopin, and sonatas and “Mephisto” waltzes by Liszt. Tickets cost from 40,000 to 100,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 541-3183. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

2010 SCF Soprano Yoo Hyeon-ah’s Solo Recital
Chamber Hall, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
April 22

Soprano Yoo Hyeon-ah will hold her first recital as part of the 2010 Sejong Chamber Festival. The recital will feature works of Mozart and Schumann. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 50,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 399-1114~6. Located near exits 1 and 8 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5.

I Love Classic II
Aram Theater, Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex
April 24

Goyang Aram Nuri presents a classical concert with the Goyang Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert will include commentary for families with young children. All tickets cost 10,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1577-7766. Located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan Station on subway line 3.

Opera ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’
April 19, 21, 23 & 25
Seoul Arts Center

Celebrated coloratura soprano Shin Young-ok will perform the lead role in the Korea National Opera’s production of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” The Donizetti piece is the second of the group’s tragedy opera series, “Three Murders in Opera House.” Tickets cost from 10,000 to 150,000 won. Call (02) 586-5282.

Big Tickets

Andrea Bocelli Live in Seoul
Jamsil Indoor Stadium
May 2

The world’s favorite classical crossover singer Andrea Bocelli will hold a concert in Seoul. Tickets cost from 100,000 to 290,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark. com or call (02) 599-5743. Located near exits 6 and 7 of Sports Complex Station on subway line 2.

Philharmonia Orchestra
Seoul Arts Center
May 4

The Philharmonia Orchestra, led by Russian master pianist-conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, will perform at Seoul Arts Center. Violin virtuoso Chung Kyung-wha will also return to the Seoul stage after a five-year absence to play with the orchestra. For more information, visit www.sac.or.kr or call (02) 580-1300. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Grand Theater, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
May 23

The world-renowned Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with conductor Yuri Simonov and pianist Konstantin Scherbakov. The concert will feature M.I. Glinka’s “Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture,” Rachmaninov’s “Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30,” and R. Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34.” Tickets cost from 50,000 to 200,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 3463-2466. Located near exits 1 and 8 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5.

Opera ‘Semiramide’
Opera Theater, Seoul Arts Center
May 13-18

Korea Opera Group presents G. Rossini’s “Semiramide,” directed by Italian veteran Pier Luigi Pizzi. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 330,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02)587-1950~2. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Museums

Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
Aram Theater, Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex
Through June 13

Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex holds an exhibition where contemporary artists present artworks under the theme of the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). Tickets cost 2,000 won for students and 3,000 won for adults. Visit www.artgy.or.kr or call 1577-7766. Located near exit 3 of Jeongbalsan Station on subway line 3.

Dialogue in the Dark
Vertigo
Open Run

The exhibition offers the public a world without sight. It recreates the everyday life of the visually impaired as visitors have only a guiding voice and walking stick to carry out different activities in pitch darkness. Tickets cost 30,000 won for adults and 20,000 won for children. Call 1544-1555. Located near exit 3 of Sinchon Station on subway line 2.

Fun Animation World
Hangaram Design Museum
Through June 13

The exhibition featuring characters from “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Shrek Forever After” and “Thomas and Friends.” All tickets cost 14,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 565-4928. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Dance

UBC’s Ballet Highlights- Shim Cheong
Main Auditorium, National Museum of Korea
May 11

The Universal Ballet Company (UBC) will stage Korean traditional story of Shim Cheong, a girl who cares for her blind father. The performance is part of the 11’o clock concert series, presented by the National Museum of Korea. All tickets cost 20,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1544-1555. Located near exit 2 of Ichon Station on subway line 4.

Coppelia
Towol Theater, Seoul Arts Center
April 27-May 5

Choreographed by Seoul Ballet Theater’s resident choreographer James Jeon, the Korea National Ballet (KNBC) will stage “Coppelia,” which is the story about a girl who sits on a balcony all day reading. The performance is part of KNBC’s Ballet with Commentary Series. Tickets cost from 5,000 to 30,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 02-587-6181. Located near exits 4 and 5 of Nambu Bus Terminal on subway line 3.

Hofesh Shechter Company from the UK ‘Political Mother’
LG Arts Center
June 12-13

UK’s popular dance ensembles, led by Hofesh Shechter, will perform their first full length dance performance “Political Mother” in Korea this June. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 70,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 2005-0114. Located near exit 7 of Yeoksam Station on subway line 2.

Legend of Flower
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, Walkerhill Theatre
Open Run

Experience traditional and modern music and movements through Walkerhill Theatre’s new dance production, “Legend of Flower.” Featuring four acts under the themes “Flower,” “Water and Fire,” “Wind” and ‘’Golden Earth,” the performance will be a great chance to spend a lovely evening with friends and family. Tickets cost from 60,000 won to 300,000 won, including dinner. For more information, visit www.legendofflower.com. To get there, take the free shuttle bus at Gangbyeon Station, line 2, or Gwangnaru Station, line 5.

Pop & Jazz

Kim Jang-hoon & Psy
Jamsil Olympic Stadium
May 15

The very last joint-concert of popular singers Kim Jang-hoon and Psy titled “One Touch” will be held at Jamsil Olympic Stadium. Tickets cost from 44,000 to 99,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 501-7888. Located near exits 6 or 7 of Sports Complex Station on subway line 2.

Lee So-ra’s ‘The Third Spring’
Samsung Hall, Ewha Womans University
Through April 18

Korean singer Lee So-ra will hold a concert titled “The Third Spring” this April. She will deliver her hit songs with composer Lee Seung-hwan on the piano and former Gigs member Lee Sang-min on the drums. All tickets cost 55,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1544-1555.

Kelly Clarkson’s ‘All I Ever Wanted Tour In Seoul’
Olympic Hall, Olympic Park
May 4

A Grammy Award-winning pop singer Kelly Clarkson and a stunning winner of “American Idol” will hold her first concert in Seoul this May. Tickets cost from 77,000 to 132,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 538-8181. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

Deep Purple Live in Seoul
Olympic Hall, Olympic Park
May 18

Legendary rock band Deep Purple will hold a live concert in Seoul. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 130,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1544-1555. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

Brown Eyed Soul
Gymnastic Stadium, Olympic Park
May 21-22

Popular R&B group Brown Eyed Soul will hold a concert titled “Soul Breeze” this May. Tickets cost from 55,000 to 110,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1544-1555. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

Gary Moore Live in Seoul
Fencing Stadium, Olympic Park
April 30

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore, known for hit songs such as “Still Got The Blues,” and “Parisienne Walkways,” will hold his first concert in Seoul this April. Tickets cost from 88,000 to 132,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1544-1555. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

Plays & musicals

Brothers Were Brave
Coex Artium
Through June 20

The Korean musical “Brothers Were Brave” will be performed this April with a brand-new cast of stars, including Hong Rok-gi, Lee Ji-hoon, Kim Jae-man, and Onew from SHINee. The musical is about two brothers Suk-bong and Ju-bong trying to receive their deceased father’s inheritance. Tickets cost from 40,000 to 80,000 won. Visit ticket.intepark.com or call (02) 738-8289. Located near exit 6 of Samseong Station on subway line 2.

Jang-geum, the Great
Gyeonghui Palace
May 1- 23

The musical “Jang-geum, the Great” tells the story of Jang Geum, the first female physician of Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). Tickets cost from 10,000 to 40,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 368-1515. Located near exit 4 of Seodaemun Station on subway line 5.

The Phantom of the Opera
Charlotte Theater
Through Aug. 8

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 after eight years. Tickets cost from 40,000 to 130,000 won. For more information, call (02) 501-7888. Located near exit 3 of Jamsil Station on subway lines 2 and 8.

My Mother
Woori Financial Art Hall, Olympic Park
April 28-May 30

This musical tells the story of a mother and daughter and shows how their relationship changes as the daughter gets married. Veteran actresses Kim Su-mi and Seon Woo Yong-nyeo will play the role of mother. Tickets cost from 66,000 to 99,000 won. Visit ticketlink.co.kr or call 1588-1407. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

Midnight Sun
M Theater, Sejong Center for Performing Arts
May 7-29

Based on the Japanese drama and movie of the same title, “Midnight Sun” is about a girl named Kaoru, who can’t be exposed to sunlight because of a disease, and a boy named Koji, who is always out in the sun, surfing. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 50,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 399-1772. Located near exit 3 of City Hall Station on subway line 1 and 2, or exits 1 and 8 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5.

All That Jazz
Blue Theater, Chungmu Art Hall
Through April 25

Based on the American musical by Bob Fosse, this Korean version is introduced by Oh Un-sung, the former director of “Miss Saigon.” The musical will contain unique jazz choreography and music that will capture the audiences’ attention. Tickets range from 35,000 to 45,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 3141-3025. Located near exit 9 of Sindang Station on subway line 6.

Miss Saigon
Grand Theater, Chungmu Art Hall
May 14-Sept. 12

One of the world’s most beloved musicals, Miss Saigon, is on stage in Korea. Set in the 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, “Miss Saigon” is a tragic tale of a woman abandoned by her American lover. Tickets range from 22,000 to 110,000 won for weekdays and 33,000 to 121,000 won for weekends. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1544-1555. Located near exit 9 of Sindang Station on subway line 6.

All Shook Up
Hanjeon Art Center
Through June 20

The Korean version of the Broadway musical “All Shook Up,” which was inspired by the hit songs of Elvis Presley, is on stage at Hanjeon Art Center. Tickets cost from 50,000 to 90,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1588-5212. Located near exit 1 of Yangjae Station on subway line 3.

Hong Gil-dong
Woori Financial Art Hall, Olympic Park
Through April 18

Co-produced by the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, the story of Korea’s Robin Hood Hong Gil-dong has been made into a musical. Idol group Super Junior members Ye-sung and Sung-min share the lead role. Tickets cost from 27,000 to 120,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 523-3935. Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station on subway line 5.

Romance Romance
Eda Theater
Through April 18

The Korean version of Broadway musical “Romance Romance” is on stage this month. The musical is composed of two acts with four actors playing Alfred, Josephine, and their husband and wife. Tickets cost from 45,000 to 55,000 won. Call (02) 501-7888. Located near exit 2 of Hyehwa Station on subway line 4.

God of Carnage
Grand Theater, Daehangno Arts Theater
Through May 5

Based on the latest work written by French playwright Yasmina Reza, “God of Carnage” was nominated for six Tony Awards. The musical is about two couples who discuss about a fight between their children. Tickets cost from 30,000 to 50,000 won. Visit ticket.interpark.com or call 1544-1555. Located near exit 2 of Hyehwa Station on subway line 4.

Monte Cristo
Universal Arts Center
April 21- May 2

Frank Wildhorn’s musical “The Count of Monto Cristo” will be staged in Korea for the first time with a star-studded cast. Celebrated musical stars Ock Joo-hyun, Ryu Jung-han, Shin Sung-rok, Um Ki-joon and Cha Ji-yeon will perform in the Korean rendition. Tickets cost from 60,000 to 120,000 won. For more information, visit ticket.interpark.com or call (02) 6391-6333. Located near exit 4 of Achasan Station on subway line 5.

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