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2019.11.6 Ticket

Nov 06,2019
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Famed theater director Ivo van Hove is visiting Seoul with his experimental piece “Roman Tragedies,” which weaves three Shakespeare stories that take place in the ancient Rome. In the play that runs nearly six hours, Roman politicians, clad in modern suits, make their voices heard and argue with their fellow politicians. [LG ARTS CENTER]
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SEEING IT AS IT IS

Oil Tank Culture Park, T4 Complex Culture Space

Nov. 7-10

The Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation presents a crossover gukak, traditional Korean music, performance at the Oil Tank Culture Park, located in Sangam-dong, Mapo District in western Seoul.

During the four-day concert, two young gukak musicians - Park Woo-jae and Park Ji-ha - will play gukak instruments alongside a traditional weaving performance by Min Hyang-gi.

Park Woo-jae plays geomungo (six-stringed Korean zither) but the musician adds his own personality to his performance by playing the zither not with a suldae, a short bamboo stick, but with a violin bow.

Park Ji-ha plays piri (Korean flute) and saenghwang (Korean wind instrument).

The performance of the two musicians is designed to resonate and fill the large tank that was once used to store oil back in the 1970s, according to the organizer.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Nov. 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10. All seats are free, but those who wish to watch the performance should make a reservation in advance at kotpa.org/newhome/concert/concert_39.asp

After the 4 p.m. concert on Nov. 9, there will be a session in which the audience can talk about their experience with the musicians.

World Cup Stadium Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



ROMAN TRAGEDIES

LG Arts Center

Nov. 8-10

Famed theater director Ivo van Hove is coming to Seoul with his experimental piece “Roman Tragedies,” which brought him instant stardom in 2007.

In “Roman Tragedies,” Hove weaves three works by William Shakespeare, which all set in the ancient Rome. They include “Coriolanus,” “Julius Caesar” and “Antony and Cleopatra.”

During the theatrical play that runs for 5 hours and 30 minutes, various types of politicians from the Roman period, all clad in modern suits, make their voices heard, argue with their peer politicians and even have hand-to-hand fights.

In order to maximize the experience of the audiences, the award-winning director, who has won Tony awards and Laurence Olivier Awards, has installed a screen that is large enough to cover the whole stage and zooms in on faces of actors. Sometimes subtitles on the main screen signal upcoming events such as the death of some figures as if they are breaking news.

There is no intermission but audiences are allowed to leave their seats or go out for fresh air anytime they want during the show. As long as they stay within the building they can follow the story because there are screens showing the play outside the theater, according to the organizer.

Audience members are also able to buy and eat snacks from a snack bar that is located inside of the theater. They are also encouraged to take pictures of the actors and post them online.

At a certain point during the play, audiences can go up to the stage and get an up-close-and-personal look at the actors, if they want.

The show is an original production featuring actors from the International Theater Amsterdam. Their Dutch lines will be translated into Korean using small screens here and there.

The show starts at 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10. All seats cost 90,000 won ($77).

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Nov. 10

The Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, is coming to Seoul.

Established in 1900 in Philadelphia, the orchestra is known for its wide repertoire.

For the first part of the concert, star pianist Cho Seong-jin, pictured right, will collaborate with the orchestra by playing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1.

The 22-year-old pianist made a name for himself in 2009 by winning the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition when he was 15.

In the second part of the concert, the orchestra will perform Dvo?ak Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” a favorite of many classical music fans in Korea.

The show starts at 5 p.m. Tickets range from 70,000 won to 320,000 won.

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



HAN-NA CHANG & TRONDHEIM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Nov. 13

Chief conductor and artistic leader of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Han-Na Chang, will be hosting a concert alongside acclaimed pianist Dong Hyek Lim.

Although both musicians once worked for EMI Classics, this concert will be the first time that these esteemed artists will have the opportunity to perform together. Chang will be conducting the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra with Lim on the piano as they play Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1,” “Piano Concerto in A minor” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6 in B minor.”

The show starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 200,000 won.

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



FILM CONCERT: HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Nov. 16-17

Good news for Harry Potter fans - the score of the fantasy film will be performed live during two performances at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul.

“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” the second film in the series, will be screened in the Grand Theater while songs from the soundtrack are played by the Korea Coop Orchestra simultaneously. Since 2014, the 70-member orchestra has performed during many operas and held its first film concert - “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” - last year.

The show starts at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 17.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 120,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



REBECCA

Chungmu Arts Center

Nov. 16 - March 15

The musical “Rebecca” has returned for its fifth production in Seoul.

The musical is based on the Gothic romance novel by Daphne du Maurier, but it reportedly was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film “Rebecca,” too.

The musical, which combines romance and suspense, first hit the stage in Vienna in 2006 and has become a beloved musical.

Set in a mansion called Manderley, the musical tells the story of Maxim de Winter, a wealthy widower who lost his wife Rebecca to a drowning accident but still can’t get over the traumatic past. He comes to get married to a woman named I, but the new Mrs. Winter finds that Mrs. Danvers, who has been housekeeping the mansion, still lives in the shadow of Rebecca by worshiping her, and the housekeeper even sees her as nuisance.

When the musical was first staged in Seoul, it was the highest-selling musical for five consecutive weeks.

Musical director Robert Johanson has been at the helm of the production since its the premiere.

Four actors including Ryu Jung-han, Um Ki-joon, Kai and Shin Sung-rok will alternate the role of Mr. Winter, while three actresses Shin Young-sook, Oak Joo-hyun and Jang Eun-ah will play Mrs. Danvers.

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

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 150,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 6, exit 9.



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