11.17 Sat

Culture

2018.7.25 Ticket

July 25,2018
A spectacular experimental show, “Fuerza Bruta Wayra” has come to Seoul once again to dazzle Korean audiences. It has installed a FB Theater inside the Jamsil Sport Complex to showcase everything they’ve got, ranging from acrobatics to water shows. See THEATER, below. [PRM ]


MUSIC




BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND LIVE IN SEOUL

Olympic Park, Gymnastics Arena

July 27
: Bob Dylan and his Band are performing in Seoul for the first time in eight years and for the first time since the artist was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The live performance, which will feature songs from throughout Dylan’s career, is truly a “can’t miss” for fans eagerly waiting. Dylan’s eight previous studio albums have been universally recognized and are praised as being some of the best works in modern music history.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 110,000 ($97.11) to 165,000 won.

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



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 to 132,000 won.

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



PSY SUMMER SWAG 2018

Jamsil Sports Complex, Auxiliary Stadium

Aug. 3-5
: Rapper Psy, best known for the global hit “Gangnam Style,” held his first “Swag Show” in 2011 and held it again in 2012 and 2017. This concert will feature sprinklers and huge water cannons, so expect to get soaked.

The concert starts at 6:42 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 121,000 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.

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, pictured above, 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 recital of 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 Bergemasque,” 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



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.

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.

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



FRANKENSTEIN

Blue Square Hall, Interpark Hall

To Aug. 26
: The musical “Frankenstein” is returning after three years away from local stages. Based on Mary Shelley’s 1823 novel of the same name, the musical adds new characters and creative plot twists to the classic monster tale.

The musical is set in 19th century Europe and centers on the efforts of Swiss scientist Victor Frankenstein and doctor Henry Dupre to create a fearless, immortal soldier. However, the experiment goes awry, and a dangerous monster is born.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There are no performances on Mondays.

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

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



FUERZA BRUTA WAYRA

Jamsil Sports Complex, FB Theater

To Oct. 7
: As the ultimate entertainment experience, this show stands out with its energetic performances, loud sound and dazzling light effects. Visitors are recommended to wear casual and comfortable clothes, as they will remain standing or sitting down on the floor for 70 minutes during the show. By using special effects, water and strobe lights, this performance aims to provide a “brutally happy experience” to its participants.

This dynamic theater experience, directed by famed Argentinian artistic director Diqui James, features performers flying freely in three dimensional spaces. This show has been performed in 58 cities in 34 countries and first premiered in Korea in 2013.

There are no shows on Mondays. The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturdays; 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and national holidays.

Ticket prices range from 99,000 to 132,000 won.

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



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 actors - Hwang Ye-yeong, An So-myeong, Lee Ji-na and Seol Ga-eun - will play 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.





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.


All News