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2017.6.28 Ticket

June 28,2017
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World star Psy, who recently made a comeback with a new album “4x2=8” will hold his legendary never-ending concert for two days in August. [YONHAP]
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[LEE JUN-YONG]
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MUSIC



PSY SUMMER SWAG

Jamsil Sports Complex, Auxiliary Stadium

Aug. 4-5: The man behind the international hit “Gangnam Style,” is returning to perform for his fans. Psy’s show “Summer Swag” is back after a five year hiatus. He has released his 8th full-length studio album “4x2=8” in May with tracks such as “New Face” and “I Luv It.” He is also known for his international hits like “Gentleman,” “Hangover” and “Daddy.” This concert will feature huge water cannons, so concertgoers are advised not to bring valuable objects that might get wet.

He will also hold a concert in Busan on July 29 at the Busan World Cup Stadium.

The concert starts at 7:42 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.

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



JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET PIANO

Kumho Art Hall

June 29: Named “Artist of the Year” at the 2012 International Classical Music Awards, and as the Financial Times put it, “He makes you listen to music as if you are discovering it Eureka-style,“ the French classical pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is one of the most engaging live performers of his generation, and also the winner of two BBC Music Magazine Award. A former student at Paris Conservatoire, he is the Artistic Director of the Lofoten Piano Festival in Norway.

Haydn’s “Keyboard Sonata in A-flat Major, H.16/46,” Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10/1” and “Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op.10/2” will be performed. At the second part of the program, Maurice Ravel’s “Miroirs for Piano” and Claude Debussy’s “L’lsle Joyeuse, L.106” will also be performed.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 60,000 won ($52.77).

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7



DITTO 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: DITTO PARADISO & DITTO CARNIVAL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

July 1-2: Ditto, the Korean classical ensemble formed by the violist Richard Yongjae O’Neill, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a gala concert named Ditto Paradiso and a family classic called the Ditto carnival. At the gala concert, pianists Lim Dong-hyek, Ji, Steven Lin and Han Ji-ho will perform J.S. Bach’s “Concerto for 4 Pianos in A minor, BWV 1065.” Schubert’s “Piano Quintet in A major, D.667 ‘Trout’” will be played by violinist Chung Kyung-wha, cellist Mun Tae-guk, pianist Lim Dong-hyek and double bassist Sung Min-je, along with Ditto.

At the family classic, Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K.525,” Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker (suite), Op. 71a” will be performed. Saint Saens’s “Le carnaval des animaux” will also be performed.

The gala concert starts at 8 p.m. on July 1, and the family classic starts at 5 p.m. on July 2.

Tickets for the gala concert range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won. Tickets for the family classic range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

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



RENEE FLEMING RECITAL IN SEOUL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

July 3: Nominee for two Grammy Awards and known for her beautiful voice, opera singer Renee Fleming is visiting Korea for the first time in 15 years. Her performance will include popular tunes and French and Italian arias. At a White House ceremony in 2013, President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Arts, which is America’s highest honor for an individual artist. Fleming will be joined by the German pianist Harmut Hoell, who has been performing with her for over 10 years.

Brahms’s “Staedchen ‘Der Mond steht ueber dem Berge,’ Op.106-1,” “Die Mainacht, Op. 43-2,” “Mondnacht” and “Meine Liebe ist gruen Op. 63-5” will be performed. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” from Harold Arlen will also be performed.

The recital starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won.

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



SUNWOOK KIM & DRESDNER PHILHARMONIE

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

July 8: Formed in 1870, the orchestra from the city of Dresden in eastern Germany has not only retained its very own “German” sound in the Romantic repertoire, but also developed flexibility of sound and style for Baroque and modern works. One of the most sought-after conductors, Michael Sanderling has been the Principal Conductor at the Dresden Philharmonic since 2011. He has directed renowned orchestras around the world such as the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Germany’s renowned radio orchestras.

London-based Korean pianist Sunwook Kim, the winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006, will join the stage. Brahms’s “Piano Concerto No.1“and “Symphony No. 4” will be performed.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 200,000 won.

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



LEE JUNG-RAN CELLO RECITAL

Seoul Arts Center, Recital Hall

July 9: Beethoven is considered to be one of the greatest figures in the history of classical music, but to many cellists, he is more than just a composer, as it is Beethoven who had brought the instrument to the mainstream. In this recital by cellist Lee Jung-ran and pianist Yoo Yung-wook, compositions that embody Beethoven’s life will be performed. Yoo, who is often called a Beethoven specialist, is currently a professor at College of Music at Yonsei University, studied at the Julliard School of Music and is the winner of the Paloma O’shea Santander International Piano Competition.

In the first part of the recital, “Variations for Cello and Piano in E-flat major on ‘Bei Mannern welche Liebe fuhlen’ from Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’, WoO 46” (1801) and “12 Variations for Cello and Piano in F Major on Mozart’s ‘Ein Madchen oder Weibchen’ from Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’, Op. 66” (1796) will be performed. The second part of the recital will feature two sonatas, such as “Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.5, No.1 in F Major” (1796) and “Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.102-2, No.5 in D Major.” (1815)

The recital starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won.

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





THEATER



THE MUSICAL HAMLET

D-Cube Arts Center

To July 23: Celebrating the 10th anniversary of being staged in Korea, one of the four tragedies of Shakespeare is about the revenge of Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, who is grieving after the death of his father.

The role of Hamlet, who is furious at his uncle who married his mother, will be played by relatively young actors who have experience in musical stages, such as Lee Jee-hoon, CNU of K-pop boy group B1A4, and Seo Eun-kwang of BtoB. Musical director Robert Johanson, who has directed “Phantom” and “Monte Cristo” in Korea, will be directing the stage.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 130,000 won.

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



SWAN LAKE

Chungmu Arts Center, Grand Hall

Aug. 4-6: One of the masterpieces of ballet, Swan Lake is a classical ballet piece composed by Tchaikovsky in 1876, and is undeniably one of the most beloved and iconic pieces of ballet. It is rated as one of the supreme achievements of 19th century classicism.

The performance begins as Prince Siegfried spots a group of swans in a lake one night. One of the swans transforms into a beautiful young woman and explains that she has been cursed. At daytime, she is a swan, and at night, she turns to a young woman. The Prince falls deeply in love with the young woman, whose only way to break the curse is to fall in love with someone.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 80,000 won.

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

MATA HARI

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

To Aug. 6: Set in Paris in 1917, a beautiful dancer named Mata Hari enchants all of Europe with her mysterious Oriental dance.

She helps people forget about the pain of war, eventually becoming a celebrity among high society.

However, her life changes when she meets Captain Ladoux from the French Intelligence Bureau, who blackmails her into becoming a spy.

The role of Mata Hari will be performed by both Ok Joo-hyun and Cha Ji-yeon.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends, and 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



YEOWOORAK FESTIVAL “GONGMYOUNG”

National Theater of Korea, KB Haneul Round Theater

July 15: Formed in 1997, GongMyoung is a musical quartet who recreates and reconstructs traditional Korean tunes and turns them into new sounds. Since their debut, they have been well received by the public and have been invited to many international music festivals and arts events. The group consists of members Kang Sun-il, Park Seung-won, Song Kyong-keun and Lim Young-ju.

They play various Korean traditional instruments including instruments made with bamboo, or piri, the Korean pipe, or janggu, Korean traditional percussion instruments, windbells and the Jembe.

The artistic director is Won Il, a master of pipe and percussions, and who became the youngest artistic director of the National Orchestra of Korea.

The performance starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost 30,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No.3, exit 2 for the shuttle bus, or bus No.02 or 420 to the National Theater of Korea stop





FESTIVAL



LIME TREE FESTIVAL

Nanji Hangang Park

Sept. 2-3: This outdoor autumn music festival is ready to bring music to people who are fed up with their everyday routine. Along with ballad singer Gummy, known for her sorrowful voice, groups like Buzz, Autumn Vacation and 10cm will also be on stage. Powerful vocalists such as Jung Joon-il, Suran and Yun DDan DDan will also take the stage. Duos such as Seenroot and Okdal will also participate in this two-day festival near Han River.

The second line-ups were released, and include Kiha and the Faces, Hyukoh and Daybreak.

Tickets cost 99,000 won for two-day tickets.

Mapo-gu Office Station, line No. 6, exit 7



WORLD CLUB DOME KOREA 2017

Incheon Munhak Stadium

Sept. 22-24: One of the biggest electronic dance music (EDM) festivals in Asia will be hosted in Incheon. Started in Germany in 2013, its nickname is “the world’s biggest club.” It will feature the hottest stars in EDM such as Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix and Robin Schulz. The lineup will continue to be updated. The event will feature seven stages and more than 150 DJs from around the world.

Tickets range from 160,000 won to 320,000 won.

Munhak Sports Complex, Incheon subway line No. 1, exit 2



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