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2018.7.11 Ticket

July 11,2018
Songs from everybody’s favorite Disney movies will fill the air at Olympic Park, in southern Seoul, at this year’s “Disney in Concert” performed by the KBS Symphony Orchestra. [CREDIA]


MUSIC



KENDRICK LAMAR
Jamsil Sports Complex, Auxiliary Stadium

July 30
: Acclaimed musician Kendrick Lamar will be performing for the first time in Korea in Seoul. Noted for his thought-provoking lyrics and powerful voice, Lamar is credited as one of the most influential rappers of the modern era. The 12-time Grammy winner is known for fusing hip-hop, jazz, African music, funk and poetry in his songs.

The show starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 110,000 ($98.54) to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7.



VEITS QUINTET & DONG HYEK LIM ‘GIANT WAVE’
Lotte Concert Hall

Aug. 14
: Veits Quintet, a woodwind quintet who has performed at festivals and venues around Germany, will be collaborating with pianist Lim Dong-hyek, a Chopin specialist, for the first time this summer.

The program consists of five pieces in total, including Danzi’s “Wind Quintet Op. 56 No. 1 in B flat major” and Ligeti’s “Six Bagatelles.” The first half, which consists of three pieces, will be played solely by the Veits Quintet. In the second half of the show, Lim will join the Quintet for Smit’s “Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano” and Poulenc’s “Sextuor FP 100.”

Veits Quintet won the 2015 Carl Nielsen Music Competition in Copenhagen and the 2013 Braunschweig International Music Competition.

Meanwhile, Lim has won multiple competitions, including the 2003 Queen Elisabeth Competition, 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition and the 2005 International Chopin Competition.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 80,000 won.

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



STARS ON STAGE
Lotte Concert Hall

Aug. 15
: Classical music stars of Korea, including pianists Lim Dong-hyek, Kim Sun-wook, Sunwoo Ye-kwon, soprano Hwang Su-mi, violinist Kim Su-yeon, Kim Bomsori and cellist Mun Tae-guk will take the stage for a day filled with performances that are sure to delight fans of all ages.

Nine classical music agencies have gotten together to organize this series of joint concerts in order to promote classical music in Korea.

The program includes Beethoven’s “Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op.11,” Schumann’s “Fantasiestucke, Op. 73,” and Franc’s “Piano Quintet In F Minor, Op.14,” and many more pieces from some of the world’s greatest composers.

There are four show times throughout the day. The first concert will start at 12 p.m., the second at 2:30 p.m., the third at 5 p.m. and the fourth at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are 35,000 won per seat.

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



JOE HISAISHI ANIMATION MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 26
: A festival featuring everyone’s favorite songs from the soundtrack of the “Avengers” superhero film series will be taking place for the first time this August.

Directed by composer Joe Hisaishi, this festival will be divided into two parts. A total of 14 pieces will be performed by the Arts Symphony Orchestra with conductor Chung Byoung-whie at the helm.

Guitarist Kim Hyun-kyu, who won the 2007 Young Festival, and pianist Lee Hyun-jin, who won the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, will be performing as well.

The festival starts at 5 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 35,000 to 55,000 won.

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



DISNEY IN CONCERT
Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

Sept. 8
: The only Disney concert in Korea that can be enjoyed outdoors will feature favorite songs from hit movies like “The Little Mermaid,” “Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Frozen.”

The show will be performed by the KBS Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yun Hyun-Jin.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 80,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3



KIM SUN-WOOK PIANO RECITAL
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Sept. 9
: Renowned pianist Kim Sun-wook, the winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006, will be returning to the Seoul Arts Center for the first time in two years. This is his final stop on his nationwide tour, which began last August. The program consists of four pieces, Mozart’s “Piano Sonata No. 9 in D Major,” Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor,” Debussy’s “Suite Bergamasque” and Brahms’ “Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel.”

The performance starts at 5 p.m.

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

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




THEATER



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 a girl that he has a crush on. After encountering a vampire while time traveling, the timid professor becomes a charming man.

There are no shows on Mondays.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends and national holidays.

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

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



DON QUIXOTE
Chungmu Arts Center, Grand Hall

July 20 to 22
: Based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, “Don Quixote,” this performance tells the story of the disillusioned Alonso Quixano, who roams around Spain as a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha. Directed by Oleg Vinogradov, this ballet will be presented by the Universal Ballet Company once again.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the weekends.

Ticket prices range from 20,000 to 80,000 won.

Sindang Station, lines No. 2 and 6, exit 9.



THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Hongik Daehangno Art Center, Grand Theater

Aug. 3 to Nov. 21
: Based on London’s 1973 hit musical of the name same, “The Rocky Horror Show” revolves around a happily engaged couple, Janet Weiss and Brad Majors, getting caught in a thunderstorm and eventually staying at the castle of mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter for shelter.

The musical features several members of last year’s cast; Michael K. Lee, Song Yong-jin and Jo Hyung-kyun will be reprising the role of Furter; Choi Soo-jin and Lee Ji-soo will be reprising the role of Weiss; Park Young-soo will be reprising the role of Brad Majors.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 66,000 to 99,000 won.

The age restriction for the musical is 19.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3.



CHICAGO
D-Cube Art Center

To Aug. 5
: As the second-longest running American musical on Broadway, “Chicago” is returning to theaters with its fantastic music and flamboyant moves.

It has been 18 years since this musical first debuted on local stages and June 23 marked the show’s 1000th performance. Singer Ivy is once again playing the role of Roxie Hart.

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; 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.



THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Charlotte Theater

Aug. 11 to Oct. 28
: This musical is a love story between an average housewife named Francesca, living in Iowa, and a National Geographic photographer named Robert, who is sent to the town she lives in for work.

For the role of Francesca, the leading female character, musical actors Kim Sun-young and Cha Ji-yeon will alternate, while actor Park Eun-tae and singer Kangta, a former member of popular boy group H.O.T., will alternate to play Robert Kincaid.

The story is based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 best-selling novel of the same name.

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

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

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

To Aug. 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 Britain, the show tells the story of Gwynplaine, 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 star as Gwynplaine 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.



MATILDA
LG Arts Center

Sept. 8 to Feb. 10
: Based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 best-selling novel, this musical tells the story of a gifted young girl named Matilda, who possesses telekinetic powers. While dealing with her insensitive parents, Matilda befriends her school teacher, Miss Honey, and defends her friends from her evil principal Miss Trunchbull.

Four child actors - Hwang Ye-yeong, An So-myeong, Lee Ji-na and Seol Ga-eun - will be playing the role of Matilda.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7 or 8.




TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE




PAN
Jeongdong Theater

To July 22
: Set in 19th-century Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), this humorous musical depicts the relationship between Dalsu and Hotae, a jeongisu, or a person who makes a living by receiving compensation for reading stories.

Traditional Korean music will be interfused with contemporary music and jangdan (one of the traditional Korean rhythms).

The musical starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesdays to Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

There are no performances on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 50,000 won.

City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 12.





FESTIVALS



SOUND CITY
Olympic Park, SK Olympic Handball Stadium

July 27-29
: The music festival, organized by Live Nation Korea, will feature nine groups in total, including British duo Honne and Scottish band Chvrches. Sekai No Owari, a four-member Japanese band, will also perform.

The doors for the festival open at 5 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket prices are 110,000 won per day.

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



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



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