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2018.1.3 Ticket

Jan 03,2018
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Singer John Legend is coming to Seoul as part of his “Darkness and Light” tour. The show is currently sold out, but more tickets may become available if there are cancellations. His concert will be held at Olympic Park in southern Seoul on March 15. [AIM]
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MUSIC



CHO SEONG-JIN PIANO RECITAL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Jan. 10-11: Pianist Cho Seong-jin will hold his first country-wide tour, beginning in Busan on Jan. 7, and making stops in Seoul on Jan. 10 and 11, in Jeonju on Jan. 13, and Daejeon on Jan. 14. The program is set to include Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 13 in C minor No. 8 “Pathetique,” Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, Debussy’s Images Book II, Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 ($28.20) to 110,000 won.

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



APINK CONCERT: PINK SPACE 2018

Olympic Park, SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium

Jan. 12-13: Girl idol group Apink will hold their own concert under the theme “Pink Space.” The group most released the mini-album “Pink UP” in June 2017, which features the track “Five.”

The group has a variety of stages, costumes and sets prepared for their fans.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Ticket prices are 99,000 won for all seats.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3



OPERA CARNIVAL

Lotte Concert Hall

Jan. 12: Local interest in opera has never been higher than it is right now: In the last quarter of 2017, opera blossomed and many major stages across the country staged successful opera performances. In this concert, international and newly debuted singers alike will perform together at the “Opera Carnival.” The scheduled performers are: Bass-Baritone Samuel Youn, Bass Sonn Hye-soo, Baritones Julian Kim and Benjamin Cho, and Tenors Kim Seung-jick, Philllip Jeong, and Kim Hyun-soo.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 50,000 to 100,000 won.

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



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



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



THE XX ‘I SEE YOU’ SEOUL 2018

Olympic Park, SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium

Feb. 13: As a part of U.K. rock band The xx’s world tour in support of their third album “I See You,” the band will perform solo in Korea for the first time. The band consists of three members - producer Jamie XX and vocalists Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim.

Their most recent album “I See You” has been received acclaim from critics for its minimal sound and refined emotions.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 121,000 to 132,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3



PIANIST JI, “I AM NOT THE SAME”

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 24: Pianist Ji is one of the few Korean artists to belong to Warner Music Group and was recently featured in the “Android: Monotune” advertisement. In the ad, he tunes a piano to play only one note, and uses it along with another piano to play Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.”

In this show, he will start off with Bach’s “Goldberg Variation, BMV 988 Aria” and other classical pieces in the hopes that he can open people’s ears to the beauty of the classics.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

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

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

JOHN LEGEND, DARKNESS AND LIGHT TOUR

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

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 he has also attended various Korean music events such as the Mnet Asian Music Awards, showing 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).

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.

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.

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



THE LAST KISS

LG Arts Center

To March 11: This musical is an updated version of the popular musical, “Rudolf” produced by EMK Musical Company.

Set in Vienna, Austria in 1888, a glorious party is full of the city’s most powerful names, including the Crown Prince Rudolf himself.

However, the prince is burdened by his royal life and power politics. Mary Baroness Vetsera, a teenage girl, was a member of Austrian “second society” who was supposed to marry into families of importance to raise her family’s social status, but she secretly yearns instead for a mysterious columnist named Julius Felix, who strives for freedom in his writings.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



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.



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