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2018.5.23 Ticket

May 23,2018
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Bethany Kingsley-Garner performs as a Dewdrop fairy in the Scottish Ballet’s rendition of “Hansel and Gretel,” which will be staged at the LG Arts Center in southern Seoul this month. See THEATER, below.[ANDY ROSS]
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MUSIC



YUHKI KURAMOTO CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

May 23
: The popular Japanese pianist Yuhki Kuramoto is returning to Korea for a concert titled “Beautiful Memories.” He’ll be performing some of his favorite scores such as “Romance,” “Lake Louise” and “Meditation.” The Ditto Chamber Orchestra will be accompanying the pianist.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 100,000 won ($37.13 to $92.82).

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



FORTE DI QUATTRO VS. FORESTELLA

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

May 26-27
: This concert will showcase Forte di Quattro, a quartet that won the first season of “Phantom Singer,” a music competition on the cable channel JTBC, and Forestella, the quartet that won the second season of the show. With their unique singing talents, the two groups are sure to display striking syncopation.

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

Ticket prices range from 66,000 to 132,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.



DIVA & DIVO CONCERT

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

May 31
: Acclaimed soprano Jo Su-mi and tenor Roberto Alagna will be performing together to celebrate the Sejong Center’s 40th anniversary. Alagna, who is known as one of the world’s top three tenors, will be returning to Korea for the first time in 10 years. The concert will showcase the beautiful harmonies of opera.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 80,000 to 200,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



YOON JONG-SHIN

Yonsei University, Amphitheater

June 2
: Yoon Jong-shin is known for his smooth, melodic voice that touches on moments when people reminisce about their past. This concert features the soothing music that comforted Yoon when he felt exhausted and tired.

The show starts at 7:30 P.M.

Ticket prices range from 55,000 to 121,000 won.

Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 3 or 4.



CHUNG KYUNG-WHA VIOLIN RECITAL

Lotte Concert Hall

June 3
: The renowned violinist Chung Kyung-wha will be performing pieces from her new album “Beau Soir,” which was released on March 26. Accompanied by American pianist Kevin Kenner, this album contains 12 tracks by three French composers: Fauré, Franck and Debussy. This album is her 33rd in her 64-year career as a violinist. For her Korean fans, she will also be playing a special bonus piece, Elgar’s “Salut d’amour,” which is beloved by many Koreans.

The show starts at 5 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 150,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 1 or 2.



VICTORIA MULLOVA & GENEVA CAMERATA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

June 8
: The Russian violinist Victoria Mullova is known as the “Ice Maiden” because of her upright posture and sharp technique. She will be performing Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64,” along with other pieces at her upcoming Seoul Arts Center show. She will be accompanied by Geneva Camerata, who will be making his first appearance in Korea, and conductor David Greilsammer, whose two albums have been selected as Record of the Year by The New York Times.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 150,000 won.

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



HARUKI MEETS MASTER OF ANIMATION

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

July 1
: Music inspired by the work of two prominent Japanese artists — novelist Haruki Murakami and animator Hayao Miyazaki — will be performed by the Arts Symphony Orchestra with conductor Ahn Du-hyeon at the helm.

There will be a special performance of American composer Mitch Leigh’s “Impossible Dream,” American musical composer Frank Wildhorn’s “This is the Moment,” American jazz pianist Nat King Cole’s “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas” and Italian musical composer Detto Mariano’s “L’immensita.”

In the second part of the program, eight pieces from composer Joe Hisaishi that have been used in Miyazaki’s films — including “Merry-Go-Round of Life” from “Howl’s Moving Castle” and the ending theme from “My Neighbor Totoro” — will be performed.

The show starts at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 100,000 won.

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



JAURIM CONCERT

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

July 7-8
: This concert features Jaurim, a rock band that debuted in 1997. Consisting of vocalist Kim Yuna, guitarist Lee Sun-kyu and bassist Kim Jin-man, the trio will be performing a diverse range of songs, including their previous hits, tracks from their new album and a cover song performed by Kim and Lee on JTBC’s cover performance show “Begin Again 2.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 88,000 to 110,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.



THEATER



SCOTTISH BALLET: HANSEL AND GRETEL

LG Arts Center

May 23-27
: The Scottish Ballet, one of the four leading ballet companies in the United Kingdom, is coming to Korea with their adaptation of the highly acclaimed Grimm tale “Hansel and Gretel.” This is the first time that the Scottish Ballet is performing in Korea since the royal visit of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1992.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 130,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



BOLSHOI BALLET: SWAN LAKE

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

May 25-27
: This is the first time in 23 years that the Bolshoi Ballet, a renowned Russian troupe, and the prestigious Bolshoi Theater Orchestra will be performing together in Korea. For its upcoming visit in Seoul, the Bolshoi Ballet will be performing the classic “Swan Lake.”

The Bolshoi Ballet is currently led by Makhar Vaziev, who was awarded the title of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation in 2002.

The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra is the oldest orchestra in Russia and has been led by conductor Pavel Klinichev since 2001.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Prices range from 70,000 to 250,000 won.

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



MAN OF LA MANCHA

Blue Square Hall, Interpark Hall

To June 3
: Directed by David Swan and produced by Shin Chun-soo, this musical is inspired by the Cervantes novel “Don Quixote.”

Alonso Quixana has read many books on chivalry and lost his wits, leading him to roam the country as a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha.

The musical has received numerous awards, including five Tony Awards and six Korea Musical Awards.

The show starts at 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.
Tickets are sold out for the 8 p.m. show on Thursday and 7 p.m. show on May 30. Most seats are sold out for the 8 p.m. shows today, Friday and on June 1.

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

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



10TH ANNIVERSARY OF NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

June 8 to Aug. 5
: Based on the 1831 French romance novel by Victor Hugo, this musical is a combination of unforgettable songs, Gothic stage design and a dramatic plot. To mark its 10th anniversary at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, the performance has selected a brilliant cast, including musical actors Yoon Gong-joo, Michael K. Lee, Choi Min-chul, Chung Dong-ha, Min Young-ki, Lee Choong-joo and Park Song-kwon, as well as singer K. Will.

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 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



CAPONE TRILOGY

Hongik Daehangno Art Center, Small Theater

To June 17
: This unique revolves around three main characters — the trickster Loki, the usurper Lucifer and Vindici, the master of revenge in Chicago — and offers loads of tension and suspense. It is only open to people over the age of 19.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday; and 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets are 30,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3.



KILLOLOGY

Daehakro Art One Theater 2

To July 11
: Based on Welsh playwright Gary Owen’s play of the same name, this show is a stunning tale of virtual torture and horror. Killology is a popular online game in which players score extra points for torturing their victims in a creative manner. In the story, the game suddenly turns into reality, triggering fear among the people.

Owen won best playwright at the 2018 Wales Theatre Awards for “Killology” and regional theatre of the year at the 2018 Stage Awards. This is the first time the play is being performed in Korea.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 55,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



MAMA, DON’T CRY

Daehakro Art One Theater 1

To July 15
: This musical revolves around a brilliant, shy professor who sadly can’t muster up the courage to talk to the girl that he has a crush on. After encountering a vampire while time traveling, the timid professor becomes a charming man. The show will be presented on a stereoscopic stage to highlight the themes of time and space.

Initially, the show was set to wrap up on July 1, but due to its popularity, its run has been extended for two more weeks.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 60,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



THE BANQUET

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

June 6-9
: Twelve traditional Korean dances are combined into one grand performance by the National Dance Company of Korea.

With traditional styles such as Buddhist dance and janggu (double-headed drum) dance, this performance is choreographed by traditional Korean dancer Cho Heung-don. Acclaimed fashion designer Jung Ku-ho was involved in the costumery. To make the performance more lively and modern, the dancers wear solid colors rather than multicolored hanbok (traditional Korean dress).

The show starts at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays; and 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.
Ticket prices range from 20,000 to 70,000 won.

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