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Posted : 2013-10-31 16:05
Updated : 2013-10-31 16:05

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Classical Concerts


 

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Seoul Arts Center*

Nov. 11-12 

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra company, led by Sir Simon Rattle, performs at the Seoul Arts Center Nov. 11-12. On the first day of the concert, the orchestra will perform Schumann’s “Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major,” Prokofiev’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major” and Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” French composer Pierre Boulez’s “Notations” and “Austrian composer Anton Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 7 in E major” will be performed on the second day. Tickets cost 70,000-450,000 won. For more information, call (02) 580-1300 or visit www.sac.or.kr.

 

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.

 

Chung Kyung-wha

Seoul Arts Center*

Nov. 8 

Violin virtuoso Chung Kyung-wha performs at the Seoul Arts Center on Nov. 8. The 65-year-old will play Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 5 in F major,” Grieg’s “Sonata No.3 in C minor” and Faure’s “Sonata No. 1 in A major.” American pianist Kevin Kenner will join her on stage. Tickets cost 40,000-120,000 won. For more information, call (02) 547-5694 .

 

Lim Hyung-joo

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts*

Nov. 3 

Operatic pop singer Lim Hyun-ju will perform at the Sejong Center in downtown Seoul next month in a concert commemorating the 10th anniversary of his debut. Tickets cost 70,000 to 100,000 won. For more information, call (02) 515-8882 or visit www.interpark.com.

 

Lang Lang

Seoul Arts Center*

Nov. 20 

Chinese pianist Lang Lang will perform in southern Seoul next month with the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets cost 60,000 to 170,000 won. For more information, call (02) 541-2512 or visit www.sac.or.kr.

 

Big Tickets

 

Kenny G

Daejeon Culture & Arts Center

Dec. 4 

Saxophonist Kenny G, who enjoys a significant following in Korea, will perform in Daejeon in December. Kenny G has sold more than 6 million copies of his albums in Korea since his debut. The Daejeon concert will kick off his nationwide tour that will stop off in Busan on Dec. 5, Seoul on Dec. 6 and Gwangju on Dec. 8. Located near exit 3 of Government Complex Daejeon. Tickets cost 99,000 to 198,000 won. For more information, call (02) 6292-9370 or visit www.djac.or.kr.

 

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

 

‘Musical Instruments of Joseon in America’

National Museum of Korea

Through Dec. 1 

This special exhibition, which continues through Dec. 1, will feature the royal musical instruments of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) that were exhibited at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. The instruments have since been kept by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. Admission is free. Located near exit 4 of Inchon Station, subway line 4. For more information, call (02) 2077-9000 or visit www.museum.go.kr.

 

Pop & Jazz

 

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.

 

Herbie Hancock

Chungmu Art Hall

Nov. 8 

Iconic jazz pianist Herbie Hancock will perform at the central Seoul venue on Nov. 8. Joined by bassist James Genus, guitarist Lionel Loueke and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, the 73-year-old will perform some of his most famous works, including “Watermelon Man,” “Cantaloupe Island,” “Chameleon” and “Speak Like a Child.” Located near exit 9 of Sindang Station, subway lines 2 and 6. Tickets cost 99,000-150,000 won. For more information, call (02) 332-3277 or visit www.interpark.com.
 


Avalon

Shingil Church

Nov. 9 

American Christian vocal quartet Avalon will perform at Shingil Church in Seoul on Nov. 9. The band has been nominated for three Grammy’s in the Best Pop and Contemporary Gospel Album category in 2000, 2001 and 2004. Located near exit 1 of Singil Station, subway line 1. Tickets cost 35,000-55,000 won. For more information, call (031) 901-0003 or visit wwww.interpark.com.

 

‘French Jazz Night’

Mapo Arts Center

Nov. 14 

French jazz acts Marc Berthoumieux Trio and Remi Panossian Trio will perform next month in Mapo, Seoul. The venue is located near exit 2 of Daeheung Station, subway line 6. Tickets cost 40,000 to 80,000 won. For more information, call (02) 941-1150 or visit www.interpark.com.

 

Jay Park

KBS Sports World

Nov. 23 

Rapper Jay Park will hold a concert at KBS Sports 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.

 

Kim Jae-joong

COEX

Nov. 2-3 

Kim Jae-joong, a member of popular boy band JYJ, will perform at COEX to promote his first solo album, scheduled for release later this month. Located near exit 5 of Samseong Station, subway line 2. Tickets cost 77,000-132,000 won. For more information, call (02) 511-1459 or visit www.interpark.com.

 

BEAST

Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium

Nov. 2 

Six-member K-pop boy band BEAST will hold a fan-meeting event at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium on Nov. 2. Located near exit 6 of Sports Complex Station, subway line 2. Tickets cost 25,000 won. For more information, call (02) 3446-4324 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.

 

Shin Yeon-ah

Veloso

Nov. 2 

Shin Yeon-ah, former member of disbanded R&B group Big Mama, will perform in Hongdae next month. She will sing classic jazz numbers like“Autumn Leaves” and “Tombe la neige.” Located near exit 9 of Hongik University Station, subway line 2. Tickets cost 55,000 won. For more information, call (02) 941-1150 or visit www.veloso.co.kr.

 

Huh Gak

Yonsei University Auditorium

Nov. 15-17 

Singer Huh Gak, who rose to fame after winning in the second season of a television singing contest “Super Star K,” will perform at Yonsei University in Seoul for three days Nov. 15-17. To get the venue, take the mini bus no. 3 or 4 from the exit 2 or 3 of Sinchon Station, subway line 2. Tickets cost 88,000 won. For more information, call (02) 371-8380 or visit www.interpark.com.

 

Lucid Fall

K-Art Hall, Olympic Park*

Nov. 6-7 

Singer-songwriter Lucid Fall will perform at Olympic Park in southern Seoul Nov. 6-7 to promote his upcoming album that will be released in late October. He has been a critically-acclaimed singer since his debut in 1993, with songs such as “Oh, Love” and See It?” becoming hits. Tickets cost 50,000-66,000 won. For more information, 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.

 

‘Bungee Jumping of Their Own’

Doosan Art Center

Through Nov. 17 

The much-anticipated musical adapted from the hit 2000 movie of the same name recently went on stage. It portrays the life story of a middle-aged, high school teacher who can’t forget his old lover who died in a car crash during his college years. Located near exit 1 of Jongno 5-ga Station, subway line 1. Tickets cost 60,000-80,000 won. For more information, visit www.doosanartcenter.com.

 

Dance

 

‘The Nutcracker’

Universal Arts Center

Dec. 20-31 

The Universal Ballet company will perform the Tchaikovsky classic from Dec. 20 to 31 at the Universal Arts Center in Seoul. Located near exit 4 of Achasan Station, subway line 5. Tickets cost 10,000 to 100,000 won. For more information, visit www.uac.co.kr.

 

‘My Dear Love Chunhyang’

Seongnam Arts Center*

Through Dec. 27 

The Seongnam Arts Center performs “My Dear Love Chunhyang,” a ballet piece based on the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910)-era love story of“Chunhyangjeon,” through late December. Ticket costs 10,000 won. For more information, visit www.interpark.com.


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