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2018.3.7 Ticket

Mar 07,2018
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The upcoming performance of “Swan Lake” won’t have ballet tutus or Tchaikovsky. Michael Keegan-Dolan’s modern and innovative dance theater version of the performance will be set in modern Ireland, fusing the conventional story of “Swan Lake” with the Irish myth of “The Children of Lir.” See THEATER, below. [LG ARTS CENTER]
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[MUSIC]



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 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 ($102 to $153).

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3



OK JOO HYUN CONCERT “VOKAL”

LG Arts Center

March 17-18:
This concert’s title, “Vokal,” is a combination of the word vocal and the Ok Joo Hyun’s surname Ok. The member of 90’s girl group Fin.K.L is still an active vocalist and a renowned musical actor. At this concert, the singer will perform with a live orchestra under the production of the director Kim Mun-jung. The program includes classic pieces from her various musical performances and will also accept song requests from the audience through Ok’s agency Potluck’s official SNS.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 77,000 to 132,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7



KOH SANGJI SPECIAL CONCERT

Veloso

March 17:
Koh Sangji plays the bandoneon, an accordion-like instrument that is essential when playing tango music. She was taught by Japanese bandoneon player Komatsu Ryota. The concert is divided into two volumes, the first under the theme of “Gorgeous Violin, Sensitive Tango,” and second with the title of “Baroque Music - Bach, Telemann and Piazzolla.”

The concert will start at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

All tickets are 50,000 won.

Mangwon Station, line No. 6, exit 2



INSOONI 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR CONCERT

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

March 31:
Insooni will host a concert to celebrate her 40th anniversary as a singer. Widely known as a first-generation diva, Insooni has dipped into various genres, from pop, ballad, dance, disco, jazz and trot, with the best of her singing ability that shows her passion for music.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 77,000 to 132,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3



JIAN WANG & SUNWOOK KIM DUO

Lotte Concert Hall

April 15:
The relationship between this duo is special: Ever since Jian Wang saw Kim perform at the 2010 Great Mountains Music Festival & School, the two have kept in touch and have been working together. At this concert, the duo will perform Schubert’s “Arpeggione Sonata,” Chopin’s “Cello Sonata,” and Rachmaninov’s “Cello Sonata,” with no assistance from other instruments.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.

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



LES VENTS FRANCAIS: DREAM TEAM OF WINDS!

Lotte Concert Hall

April 17:
Les Vents Francais, an ensemble of top wind instrumentalists, will perform in Korea for the first time. The program includes Mikhail Glinka Trio’s “Pathetique for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano in D minor,” Ludwig Thuille’s “Sextet in B flat Op. 6 for piano and wind quintet,” Jacques Ibert’s “3 Pieces Breves for wind quintet,” Darius Milhaud’s “Sonata for flute, oboe, clarinet, and piano Op.47” and Francis Poulenc’s “Sextet FP100.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 50,000 to 110,000 won.

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





[THEATER]



FUENSANTA LA MONETA “DIVINO AMOR HUMANO”

LG Arts Center

March 24-25:
In “Divino Amor Humano,” Teresa of Avila’s four poems about divinity, love and passion will be transformed into a stage show full of dance and flamenco-style violin and electric guitar.

With the help of lighting effects and projections, contemporary flamenco dancer Fuensanta La Moneta will express the work spectacularly with her dramatic movements and deep understanding of the arts.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 33,000 to 150,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7



SWAN LAKE

LG Arts Center

March 29-31:
Jimmy is a 36-year-old depressed man with no job and no hope who lives alone with his mother.

When the government takes away his childhood home as part of their public management policy, he is traumatized and goes to a nearby lake with a gun, planning to kill himself.

Before he pulls the trigger, four swans appear before him: They are Finola and her younger sisters, all of whom have been cursed and turned into swans. When Jimmy starts dancing with the four swans, he feels a happiness that he’s never felt before.

The overall story is based on the classic ballet “Swan Lake,” but the four sisters who were cursed into swans are part of the Irish myth “The Children of Lir.” Jimmy’s character and his background come from the “John Carthy Case” which shook up Irish society in 2000.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on the weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7



KINKY BOOTS

Blue Square, Interpark Hall

To April 1:
Charlie Price inherits a shoe factory from his father, but faces financial difficulties. To save his precarious shoe business, he unwillingly strikes a deal with a drag performer named Lola to produce a line of high-heeled boots for other drag queens called “kinky boots.”

Talented singers and actors star in the musical, including Kim Ho-young, Lee Seok-hoon from SG Wannabe, Jung Sung-hwa and Kim Ji-woo.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesdays to Fridays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for Sundays and holidays.

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

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



THE LAST EMPRESS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

To April 15:
In the spring of 1866, the Korean Peninsula is in chaos due to international power politics. In the midst of the chaos, Empress Myeongseong marries King Gojong and gives birth to a healthy prince. Known for her beauty and intelligence, she was loved by her people. However, wanting to conquer Asia through the Korean Peninsula, the government of Meiji Japan decides the empress is an obstacle to their expansion of power and begins to plan her assassination.

The performance 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 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

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

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8



EQUUS

TOM Theater Company, Theatre 1

To April 29:
A shocking incident occurs in which a 17-year-old young boy named Alan blinds seven horses. Instead of sending him to prison, court magistrate Hesther Saloman asks a psychiatrist Martin Dysart for mental treatment. When Dysart visits Alan’s home, he finds the young boy confused and crushed between religious conflicts by his parents. While his mother Dora is a devoted Christian, his father Frank is a nonbeliever, who despises the religion. While they fight, Alan grows attached to horses.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 45,000 to 55,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 1



AMADEUS

Kwanglim Arts Center, BBCH Hall

To April 29:
From the mind of British playwright Peter Shaffer, the musical tells the tale of composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Although similar in sense about their thirst for music, Mozart’s ingenuity and talent torments the palace composer Salieri.

The role of Mozart will be played by two veteran TV actors: Cho Jung-seok and Kim Jae-wook. This show will be Kim’s first performance in a musical in seven years.

The performance 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. Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 4



DOCTOR ZHIVAGO MUSICAL

Charlotte Theater

To May 7:
A Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1958, “Doctor Zhivago” is Boris Pasternak’s only novel. His work has been adapted into a film and a number of musicals.

A production was introduced to Asia for the first time with actors Jo Seung-woo and Hong Kwang-ho in 2012, and this time the main character Yuri Zhivago will be played by actors Ryu Jung-han and Park Eun-tae.

The show tells the tale of lovers, Yuri Zhivago and Lala, who embark on a heartbreaking love story during the Russia revolution.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. for the weekends and national holidays.

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

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3





[FESTIVAL]



SEOUL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018

Olympic Park

May 19-20:
The Seoul Jazz Festival is returning to Olympic Park for the 12th time this year. The festival features a variety of local and foreign talent for audiences to enjoy. This year’s lineup includes Lauryn Hill, pictured above, Maceo Parker, Epik High, Lucid Fall Trio, Lee Hi, Loyle Carner, Khruangbin and The Seoul Rebels on the first day. Branford Marsalis Quartet, Jessie J, PREP, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Heize and Richard Parkers will take the stage on the second day. The timetable for the artist performance will later be announced on the website.

Ticket prices are 155,000 won for a one-day ticket and 240,000 won for a two-day ticket.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3



2018 WORLD DJ FESTIVAL

Jamsil Sports Complex Olympic Stadium

May 26-27:
Korea’s largest annual EDM Festival is back this year with a fresh line-up: The first day features artists Porter Robinson, Kungs and Black Tiger Sex Machine, and the second day has Wildstylez, Zatox, Atmozfears and MC Villain set to hit the stage. More artists will be added to the line-up throughout the spring and early bird tickets are now on sale at the festival’s official website, www.wdjfest.com.

Performance schedules will be uploaded online in April.

The festival begins at 2 p.m. on both days.

Ticket prices are 139,000 won for a one-day ticket and 199,000 won for a two-day ticket.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3



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