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Posted : 2013-10-03 15:50
Updated : 2013-10-03 15:50

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Classical Concerts




Itzhak Perlman

Seoul Arts Center*


Oct. 14

Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman will hold a concert in southern Seoul. The violinist, in his first visit to Korea in three years, will play Grieg's "Sonata No.3. in C minor," Tartini's "Devil's Trill" and Beethoven's "Sonata No. 1 in D major." Tickets cost 60,000 to 180,000 won. For more information, call 1577-5266 or visit www.interpark.com.



Taro Hakase

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts*


Nov. 22

Japanese violinist Taro Hakase will perform at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul. The 45-year-old has gained international fame collaborating with pop stars like Celine Dion, Mika Nakashima and Daesung, a member of K-pop boy band Big Bang. In Seoul, Hakase will perform with French tenor Amaury Vassili. Tickets cost 40,000 to 198,000 won. For more information, call (070) 4699 or visit www.interpark.com.



Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra & Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Seoul Arts Center*


Oct. 24

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, will perform at the Seoul Arts Center. The company will perform Tchaikovsky's "The Voyevoda, OP. 78," Berlioz's "Romeo et Juliette" and Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 4." Tickets cost 10,000-60,000 won. For more information, call 1588-1210 or visit www.sac.or.kr.



Big Tickets



Justin Bieber

Olympic Gymnastics Hall, Olympic Park*


Oct. 10

Justin Bieber will perform at the Olympic Park in southern Seoul on Oct. 10. The concert will be part of his world tour entitled "Believe World Tour," promoting his latest album "Believe." Located near exit 3 of Olympic Park Station, subway line 5. Tickets cost 99,000 to 132,000 won. For more information, call (02) 3141-3488 or visit www.interpark.com.



Busker Busker

Olympic Gymnastics Hall, Olympic Park*

Nov. 1-2


The popular band Busker Busker will hold a concert at the Olympic Gymnastics Hall in southern Seoul next month. Tickets cost 77,000-110,000 won. For more information, call (02) 371-8380 or visit www.interpark.com.



Museums



‘Art from the Islamic Civilization'

National Museum of Korea

Through Oct. 20

The National Museum of Korea is holding a special exhibition highlighting Islamic artifacts. A total of 367 Islamic treasures, which were made from the eighth to 18th centuries, including pottery, glass, jewelry and miniature paintings from the al-Sabah Collection will be on display. Tickets cost 8,000 for children and 12,000 for adults. Located near exit 4 of Ichon Station, on subway line 4. For more information, call (02) 2077-9000 or visit www.islam2013.com.



Pop & Jazz



‘2013 Grand Mint Festival'

Olympic Park*

Oct. 19-20

The annual music festival this year will feature top pop-music acts like the band Bulldog Mansion, Jaurim, and solo artists Lee Seung-hwan and Younha. Tickets cost 88,000 won for a single day and 140,000 won for two days. For more information, call 1544-1555 or visit www.grandmintfestival.com.



Byun Jin-sub

Haeundae Cultural Center

Oct. 15

Veteran crooner Byun Jin-sup will hold a concert at Haeundae Cultural Center. Since debuting in 1988, Byun has garnered popularity for hits like "Becoming Alone," "Laura," "To You Again" and "Wish List." Tickets cost 20,000-40,000 won. For more information, call (051) 749-7651 or visit hcc.haeundae.go.kr.



Insooni

Peace Plaza, War Memorial of Korea

Oct. 4-5

Singer and musical actress Insooni will be performing in Yongsan for two days to celebrate the upcoming release of her 18th album. The performance will kick off a nationwide tour that stops in Busan in November. Tickets cost 77,000-132,000 won. For more information, call 1666-9896 or visit www.interpark.com.



The Killers

Olympic Hall, Olympic Park*

Oct. 5

American rock band The Killers will perform their first Korea concert on Oct. 5. The band, which has sold more than 20 million copies throughout the world with their four studio albums, will perform their hits "Mr. Brightside," "All These Things That I've Done" and "Somebody Told Me." Tickets cost 77,000 to 121,000 won. For more information, call (02) 6925-1818 or visit www.interpark.com.



Jay Park

KBS Sports World

Nov. 23

Rapper Jay Park will hold a concert at KBSSports World in souther Seoul in November. A former member of the boy band 2PM, Park has experienced success after embarking on a solo career in 2010, thanks to hits like "Abandoned" and "Know Your Name." The performance will kick off a nationwide tour moving through Ulsan, Daejeon, Busan, Bucheon and Daegu. Located near exit 5 of Balsan Station, subway line 5. Tickets cost 77,000 to 110,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555 or visit www.interpark.com.



‘10th Jarasum International Jazz Festival'

Jara Island, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province

Through Oct. 6

The Jarasum International Jazz Festival, featuring prominent jazz musicians from Korea and elsewhere, will start its four-day run on venues in Jara Island and Gapyeong from Oct. 3. Tickets cost 45,000 won for a single day, 70,000 won for two days, 90,000 won for three days and 110,000 won for four days. For more information, visit its official page at www.jarasumjazz.com.



Shin Seung-hoon

Olympic Gymnastics Hall, Olympic Park*

Nov. 9

Veteran singer-songwriter Shin Seung-hoon will perform at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul on Nov. 9. He has been one of the most popular pop music acts in Korea since his 1990 debut, with hits like "You and Your Smile" and "Invisible Love." Tickets cost 66,000 to 132,000 won. For more information, call (02) 371-8380 or visit www.interpark.com.



Dave Koz

Blue Square

Oct. 29

American saxophonist Dave Koz will perform at the Blue Square in Seoul in October. Koz has been immensely successful since debuting in 1990 and was nominated for a Grammy with his album, "Saxophonic," which remains as his definitive work. Located near exit 2 and 3 of Hanganjin Station, subway line 6. Tickets cost 99,000 to 110,000 won. For more information, call (010) 2225-3471 or visit www.interpark.com.



Dynamic Duo

Olympic Hall, Olympic Park*

Nov. 23-24

Hip hop duo Dynamic Duo will perform at the Olympic Hall in southern Seoul next month. Debuting in 2000, the rappers recently released their seventh album, "LUCKYNUMBERS." Tickets cost 77,000-99,000 won. For more information, call (02) 371-8380 or visit www.interpark.com.



Silje Nergaard

Seoul Arts Center*

Nov. 3

Norwegian jazz vocalist Silje Nergaard will perform at the Seoul Arts Center next month. She is on a world tour promoting her recent album, "Unclouded." Tickets cost 50,000 to 90,000 won. For more information, call (02) 530-0900 or visit www.sac.or.kr.



The One

Sejong University Auditorium

Oct. 12-13

Veteran R&B singer The One will hold a concert at the Sejong University Auditorum in Seoul. The singer, better known as a vocal trainer of K-pop girl band Girl's Generation, will sing a selection of his songs including "Dear Love," "A Winter Story" and "Like A Star." Located near exit 6 of Children's Grand Park Station, subway line 7. Tickets cost 77,000-99,000 won. For more information, call (010) 2712-0229 or visit www.interpark.com.



Plays & Musicals



‘Wicked'

Charlotte Theater

Nov. 22-Dec.22

The Korean rendition of Broadway hit musical "Wicked" will be staged at the Charlotte Theater in southern Seoul. Singer-turned-musical actress Oak Joo-hyun will star as Elphaba. The venue is located near exit 3 of Jamsil Station, subway lines 2 and 8. Tickets cost 60,000-140,000 won. For more information, call 1577-3363 or visit www.wickedthemusical.co.kr.



‘Bonnie and Clyde'

Chungmu Art Hall

Through Oct. 27

Korean production of the Broadway Musical "Bonnie and Clyde" will be staged at the Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul from Sept. 4. The musical is based on the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the notorious American outlaws during the Great Depression. Located near exit 9 of Sindang Station, subway lines 2 and 6. Tickets cost 60,000 to 120,000 won. For more information, visit www.musicalthreemusketeers.com.



‘Avenue Q'

Charlotte Theater

Through Oct. 6

The Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, an American puppet show for adults, will be staged at the theater in southern Seoul. Located near exit 3 of Jamsil station, subway lines 2 and 8. Tickets cost 50,000 to 130,000 won. For more information, visit www.charlottetheater.co.kr.



2013 Seoul Performing Arts Festival

Arko Arts Center

Through Oct. 26

The Seoul Performing Arts Festival is taking place at Seoul's Arko Arts Center through Oct. 26. A total of 21 companies from seven countries have been invited for this year's event. Notable pieces are the dance performance "Sfumato" by French performer Rachid Ouramdane and "Sontag: Reborn," a play portraying the life of iconic American writer Susan Sontag. Located near exit 2 of Hye-hwa Station, subway line 4. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 3668-0100 or visit www.spaf.or.kr.



Dance



‘Swan Lake'

Cheonan Arts Center

Oct. 4

The Universal Ballet Company will perform "Swan Lake" in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, in October. Kang Mi-sun and Rhee Yong-jung will perform Odette-Odile and Constantine Novoselov and Lee Dong-tak will feature as Prince Siegfried. Tickets cost 20,000 to 80,000 won. For more information, call 1566-0155 or visit www.cnac.or.kr.



Seoul International Dance Festival 2013

Seoul Arts Center; Gangdong Arts Center; Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center

Oct. 7-27

The 16th Seoul International Dance Festival, featuring the performances of 51 dance companies from Korea and other countries, will take place in venues in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province Oct. 7-27. For more information, call (02) 3216-1185 or visit www.sidance.org.


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