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2017.12.27 Ticket

Dec 27,2017
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The National Theater of Korea is staging the famous tale of Shimchung in the form of a madang nori, a traditional Korean play that combines various forms of folk entertainment. The show premiered in 2014, and following rave reviews, it is making a return this holiday season. [NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA]
MUSIC



CHUNG MYUNG-WHUN & ASIA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Lotte Concert Hall

Jan 13: In celebration of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics along with the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Korea, China and Japan’s best musicians will gather together to perform a concert wishing for a successful start to East Asia’s Olympic reign.

Korean pianist and conductor Chung Myung-whun, Chinese cellist Jian Wang, and Japanese violinist Daishin Kashimoto will gather on stage with the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra and perform Beethoven’s “Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56,” more commonly known as “Triple Concerto” and Dvorak Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95, “From the New World.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, between exit 1 and 2



BUZZ TOUR CONCERT “JUST ONE”

Ewha Womans University, Welch-Rayang Auditorium

Dec. 29-31: Popular pop-rock band Buzz are making stops in Ulsan, Busan and Changwon to entertain fans with an end-of-the-year concert tour. Seoul will be their last stop on the tour.

The band made their debut in 2003 with the album “Morning of Buzz.” They are loved for their hit rock ballads including “Thorn,” “Don’t Know Man,” and “Coward.”

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 121,000 won ($81.84 to $112.53).

Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 2



LEE JUCK CONCERT

COEX, Hall D

Dec. 30-31: Singer-songwriter Lee Juck is very excited to meet fans and promises to give his best performance at his upcoming year-end concert.

In December, he will release his first new song after a four-year break. His last album, “The Meaning of Solitude,” was released in November 2013.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. on both days.

Ticket prices range from 44,000 to 132,000 won.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 6



VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

Mapo Art Center, Art Hall Mac

Jan. 23: Vienna Boys Choir, one of the best known boys’ choir of sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria, is facing its 520th anniversary in 2018. The best musicians had experience with the choir, such as Schubert, Haydn, Beethoven, Wagner, Strauss and many more to conduct or dedicate their music to the choir. The choir, based on church music, covers a vast genre of music from classics to popular music, and their classy stages have entertained the ears of the audiences since their establishment in 1498. The program includes “O Virgo splendens,” “Cantate Domino,” “Und wann’s amal schen aper wird,” “Kaiserwalzer Op. 437” and 14 other pieces.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 60,000 won.

Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2



JAN LISIECKI PIANO RECITAL

Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Feb. 24: Signed to renowned classical music record label Deutsche Grammophon when he was only 15, Jan Lisiecki became a star in the performing arts world and again proved his extraordinary talent at the 2017 Echo Klassik Awards in Germany, where he won the Concerto Recording award for his album “Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra” with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and conductor Krzysztof Urbaski. This will be the pianist’s first performance in Korea.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

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



JOHN LEGEND, DARKNESS AND LIGHT TOUR

Olympic Hall at Olympic Park

March 15: John Legend, the R&B and soul musician, is returning to Korea. Since his first Korean performance in 2009, the artist has not only held three of his own concerts, but also attended various Korean music events such as the Mnet Asian Music Awards, owing to his immense popularity in the country.

Since his debut album “Get Lifted” in 2004, the artist has won 10 Grammy Awards. He even jumped to the world of film with his role in the 2016 movie “La La Land” and his duet with singer Ariana Grande for the soundtrack of “Beauty and the Beast” (2017). Tickets will be available from Dec. 26 until Jan. 1, 2018 at midnight.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 110,000 to 165,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3





THEATER



MUSICAL ANNA KARENINA

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Jan. 10 to Feb. 25: In the advent of the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Seoul Arts Center’s Opera house, “Musical Anna Karenina”- with its original production by the Moscow Operetta Theatre- will perform. Based on the novel “Anna Karenina,” it is a tragic story about the noblewoman Karenina with grace and beauty seemed to be having an admirable life with her powerful husband and their 8-year-old son. However, while she was growing tired of her conventional life, a charismatic young Count Vronsky appears in front of her and they end up having an affair. Anna finally chooses Vronsky over her family, but their forbidden love also affects not only them but the lives of others surrounding theirs.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. for Wednesdays. On Saturdays, the musical starts at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. while it begins at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There will be no shows on Mondays.

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

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



SISTER ACT

Blue Square, Samsung Electronics Hall

To Jan. 21: The Broadway musical “Sister Act” is coming to Korea for the first time.

Deloris, a singer working in a club, dreams of becoming a famous star someday. One night, she witnesses a crime committed by her gangster boyfriend Curtis Jackson and his crew, and she runs to the police for help, while Jackson orders his crew to search for her. Believing her life to be in danger, she tells the police everything. The police put Deloris in the witness protection program and hide her in a place they believe that she will never be found - a convent.

The performance starts Tuesday to Friday at 8 p.m., with additional performance at 3 p.m. for Wednesdays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the weekends.

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

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



EDGAR ALLAN POE

Kwanglim Arts Center, BBCH Hall

To Feb. 4: Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most renowned writers of the 19th century, but due to his tragic love life and those who were jealous of his talent, his life was full of tragedy. However, his works still highlight what people fear the most and has inspired many artists, such as director Alfred Hitchcock.

By taking a look at his life, the audience will be mesmerized by the literary quality of the stage while music and lyrics by Eric Woolfson will add to the effect.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. for Sundays and holidays. There will be no performance on Mondays. For December and January, there will be two stages at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and only one stage at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 120,000 won.

Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 4



RICHARD III

Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater

Feb. 6 to March. 4: Set in England during the 15th Century, Richard III is born with intelligence and humor, but he is always ignored or overshadowed for his ugly appearance as a hunchback. Having grown up full of resentment and bitterness, his ambition to become the king grows uncontrollably and he will stop at nothing to achieve what he wants. Veteran actor Hwang Jung-min will play the role of Richard III.

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

Ticket prices range from 33,000 to 88,000 won.

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

HOURGLASS

Chungmu Arts Center, Grand Hall

To Feb. 11: The hit Korean television drama “Hourglass” has been reborn as a musical.

When it first aired in 1995, the show broke ratings records across the country. The story revolves around three characters struggling to live in Korea during the turbulent 1970s and ‘80s and trying to turn back the “hourglass” of their predetermined fates to achieve their goals and dreams. They are affected by political oppression, crossing into each other’s paths along the way, becoming friends and falling in love.

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 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

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

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





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



EVE CONCERT WITH JANG SA-IK

Gangdong Arts Center, Theater Hangang

Dec. 31: Singer Jang Sa-ik, known as “Soriggun,” meaning maestro in Korean, will spend New Year’s Eve with fans. Having started singing when he was 46, he sings Korean folk songs, contemporary tunes, and pansori (narrative singing) based on his life experience.

The concert starts at 10:30 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 70,000 won.

Godeok Station, line No. 5, exit 4

MADANGNORI SHIMCHUNG

National Theater of Korea, KB Haneul Round Theater

To Feb. 18: The classic Korean tale “Shimchung” is a famous story about a girl named Shimchung who is known for being good and full of love for her blind father. However, in this performance, the tale has been adapted to fit the tastes of a contemporary audience. The characters have been recreated with more distinct personalities while staying true to their basic desires. In this play, Sim Bong-sa, Shimchung’s father, is addicted to social media, only obsessed with posting cool photos of his life online to gain attention from followers.

The main character, Shimchung, is depicted as a more realistic character who struggles between her impulse to run away from reality and to be the good girl who supports her immature father.

From Tuesday to Thursday and on weekends and national holidays, performances start at 3 p.m. and at 8 p.m. on Fridays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices for all seats is 50,000 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.



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