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2018.5.30 Ticket

May 30,2018
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The Korean production of the popular musical “Chicago,” with star-studded cast including Ivy, pictured above, as Roxie Hart, has returned to the D-Cube Art Center in Sindorim, western Seoul. [SEENSEE]
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MUSIC



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: Faure, 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.



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 ($74.35) 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.



VIKTORIA MULLOVA & GENEVA CAMERATA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

June 8:
The Russian violinist Viktoria 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.



YANG YOSEOB CONCERT

Kyung Hee University, Peace Hall

June 16-17:
Singer Yang Yo-seob, formerly of the boy groups Beast and now a member of Highlight, will hold his first-ever solo concert since he debuted in 2009. Yang will be performing songs from his multiple solo releases.

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

Ticket prices range from 99,000 to 110,000 won.

At Hoegi Station, Line No. 1, exit 1, take the green line Dongdaemun 2 bus and get off at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Kyung Hee University Back Gate



KOREA NATIONAL BALLET: ANNA KARENINA

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

June 22-24:
Based on Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 novel of the same name, this masterpiece will be performed by the Korea National Ballet Company under the supervision of director Kang Sue-jin. The score will be performed by the Korean Symphony Orchestra.

This ballet tells the story of Anna Karenina, a married woman who falls in love with the charming Count Vronsky. Initially, she is reluctant to have an affair, but they eventually begin dating and get caught up. Anna finds herself caught between her obligations as a wife and her desires, and is forced to make a choice.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the weekend.

Ticket prices range from 5,000 to 50,000 won.

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



THE 12 CELLISTS OF THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC CONCERT IN KOREA

Lotte Concert Hall

June 27:
The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, an all-cello ensemble that established themselves in the international music scene, will perform in Seoul this summer. This is the first time in six years for this orchestra to perform once again in Seoul. Known for their unique interpretation of classical, jazz, tango and avant-garde music, the program consists of numerous songs, including Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann’s “As Time Goes By,” “Titanic” and “Lullaby of Birdland.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 15,000 won.

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



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 their songs, including their previous hits and songs from their new album,

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



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 Quixano 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 play 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 was named Best Playwright at the 2018 Wales Theatre Awards for “Killology.” 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. The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.

CHICAGO

D-Cube Art Center

To August 5:
The second-longest-running American musical on Broadway “Chicago” is returning to local theaters with its upbeat music and flamboyant choreography. Singer Ivy is once again playing the role of Roxie Hart, and the show on June 23 will mark this musical’s 1,000th performance in Korea. The show portrays prison life in a Cook County prison in the 1920s.

There are no shows on Mondays. The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and national holidays.

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

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





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 a 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.



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