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Culture

2018.6.6 Ticket

June 06,2018
The National Dance Company of Korea is returning with “The Banquet.” It will feature traditional dances performed by dancers wearing beautiful hanbok designed by Jung Ku-ho. See TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE, below. [NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA]
MUSIC



VIKTORIA MULLOVA & GENEVA CAMERATA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

June 8
: The Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova is known as the “Ice Maiden” because of her upright posture and sharp technique. She will be performing Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64,” along with other pieces at her upcoming Seoul Arts Center show. She will be accompanied by Geneva Camerata, who will be making his first appearance in Korea, and conductor David Greilsammer, whose two albums have been honored as records of the year by The New York Times.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 ($37.35) to 150,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.



YANG YOSEOP CONCERT

Kyung-Hee University, Peace Hall

June 16-17
: Singer Yang Yo-seop - who debuted in 2009 with the boy band Beast and is now the main vocalist of Highlight -will hold his first solo concert this month. Yang will perform multiple songs at the show, including tracks from his second EP, which was released earlier this year.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 99,000 to 110,000 won.

Hoegi Station, Line No. 1, exit 1 and take green line bus Dongdaemun 2 and get off at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Kyung-Hee University Back Gate.



KOREA NATIONAL BALLET: ANNA KARENINA

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

June 22-24
: Based on Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 novel of the same name, this world class masterpiece will be performed by the Korea National Ballet Company under the supervision of director Kang Sue-jin. Additionally, the classical music will be staged by the Korean Symphony Orchestra.

This performance revolves on a married woman, Anna Karenina, who falls in love with the charming Count Vronsky. Initially, she is reluctant to carry an affair, but they eventually begin dating and get caught. As a mother and wife, Anna finds herself caught between her obligations as a wife and her desires and is forced to make a choice.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. on the weekend.

Ticket prices range from 5,000 to 50,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.



HARUKI MEETS MASTER OF ANIMATION

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

July 1
: Music inspired by the work of two prominent Japanese artists - novelist Haruki Murakami and animator Hayao Miyazaki - will be performed by the Arts Symphony Orchestra with conductor Ahn Du-hyeon at the helm.

There will be a special performance of American composer Mitch Leigh’s “Impossible Dream,” American musical composer Frank Wildhorn’s “This is the Moment,” American jazz pianist Nat King Cole’s “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas” and Italian musical composer Detto Mariano’s “L’immensita.”

In the second part of the program, pieces from composer Joe Hisaishi that have been used in Miyazaki’s films will be performed.

The show starts at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 100,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.



LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Lotte Concert Hall

July 6-7
: As one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most recognizable works, the “Marriage of Figaro” tells the story of Figaro, a servant to Count Almaviva, and Susanna, the Countess’s maid, and their wedding preparations in 18th century Spain.

Directed by Rene Jacobs, a renowned Belgian musician and conductor, this opera features the collaboration between the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and The National Chorus of Korea.

Soprano Im Sun-hae will be reprising her role as Susanna in this performance.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 150,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 2.



MELOMANCE CONCERT

Blue Square Hall, Interpark Hall

July 6-8
: Indie duo MeloMance, made up of vocalist Kim Min-seok and pianist Jeong Dong-hwan, is ready to take the stage for their biggest headlining concert yet. After the success of their hit 2017 song “Gift,” the duo took home the Best Indie award at the 2017 Melon Music Awards and Indie Discovery of the Year award at the 2018 Gaon Music Awards. The duo will be performing songs from their four EPs, including last year’s “Moonlight.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 88,000 to 99,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3.



JAURIM CONCERT

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

July 7-8
: This concert features Jaurim, a rock band that debuted in 1997. Consisting of vocalist Kim Yuna, guitarist Lee Sun-kyu and bassist Kim Jin-man, the trio will be performing a diverse range of songs, including their previous hits, tracks from their new album and a cover song performed by Kim and Lee on JTBC’s cover performance show “Begin Again 2.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 88,000 to 110,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.





THEATER



10TH ANNIVERSARY OF NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

June 8 to Aug. 5
: Based on the 1831 French romance novel by Victor Hugo, this musical is a combination of unforgettable songs, Gothic stage design and a dramatic plot. To mark its 10th anniversary at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, the performance has selected a brilliant cast, including musical actors Yoon Gong-joo, Michael K. Lee, Choi Min-chul, Chung Dong-ha, Min Young-ki, Lee Choong-joo and Park Song-kwon, as well as singer K. Will.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



CAPONE TRILOGY

Hongik Daehangno Art Center, Small Theater

To June 17
: This unique play revolves around three main characters - the trickster Loki, the usurper Lucifer and Vindici, the master of revenge in Chicago - and offers loads of tension and suspense. It is only open to people over the age of 19.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday; and 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets are 30,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3.



THE MAN WHO LAUGHS

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

July 8 to August 26
: Led by American theater director Robert Johanson, this musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1869 novel of the same name and the 1928 film adaptation.

Set in 17th century Great Britain, the show tells the story of Gwnynplaine, an abandoned young boy with a disfigured face and his search for the truth behind his birth.

Singers Park Hyo-shin and EXO’s Suho are set to star as Gwnynplaine in this production.

The musical starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. on Thursdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and national holidays; and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 150,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.



KILLOLOGY

Daehakro Art One Theater 2

To July 11
: Based on Welsh playwright Gary Owen’s play of the same name, this show is a stunning tale of virtual torture and horror. Killology is a popular online game in which players score extra points for torturing their victims in a creative manner. In the story, the game suddenly turns into reality, triggering fear amongst the people.

Owen won best playwright at the 2018 Wales Theatre Awards for “Killology.” This is the first time the play is being performed in Korea.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 55,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



MAMA, DON’T CRY

Daehakro Art One Theater 1

To July 15
: This musical revolves around a brilliant, shy professor who sadly can’t muster up the courage to talk to the girl that he has a crush on. After encountering a vampire while time traveling, the timid professor becomes a charming man. The show will be presented on a stereoscopic stage to highlight the themes of time and space.

Initially, the show was set to wrap up on July 1, but due to its popularity, its run has been extended for two more weeks.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 60,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



CHICAGO

D-Cube Art Center

To August 5
: As the second longest running American musical on Broadway, this popular musical “Chicago” is returning to the theaters with its lively vibes and flamboyant moves. Singer Ivy is once again playing the role of Roxie Hart.

It has been 18 years since this musical first debuted on local stages and June 23 will mark the show’s 1000th performance. Known for its social satire of the 1920s, this musical portrays the prison life of the inmates in Cook County prison.

There are no shows on Mondays. The show starts at 8 P.M. on weekdays including Mondays; 2 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. on weekends and national holidays.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.

Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and No. 2, exit 1 or 5.



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



THE BANQUET

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Today to June 9
: Twelve traditional Korean dances are combined into one grand performance by the National Dance Company of Korea.

With traditional styles such as Buddhist dance and janggu (double-headed drum) dance, this performance is choreographed by traditional Korean dancer Cho Heung-don.

Acclaimed fashion designer Jung Ku-ho was involved in the costume design. To make the performance more lively and modern, the dancers wear solid colors rather than multicolored hanbok (traditional Korean dress).

The show starts at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays; and 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

Ticket prices range from 20,000 to 70,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.



ESSENCE OF GUKAK

Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater

To June 23
: This summer, Korea’s finest gukak (traditional Korean music) masters will gather to present the beauty of the genre.

The performance, held every Friday and Saturday in June, gives those who wish to experience Korea’s traditional music culture a chance to listen to noted traditional sori (a type of pansori that originates in Gyeonggi) masters, and the National Gukak Center’s Court Music Orchestra.

In total, seven types of gukak will be presented at every show and each week a different style will be featured prominently.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Fridays and 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ticket prices are 20,000 won per seat.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 3.



*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.


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