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2018.8.1 Ticket

Aug 01,2018
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The Korean production of a popular musical “The Bridges of Madison County” returns with a new cast, including singer Kangta, who will alternate in the role of Robert Kincaid with actor Park Eun-tae, who played the part in a previous production. The story is based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 novel of the same name. See THEATER, below. [YONHAP]
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MUSIC



PSY SUMMER SWAG 2018

Jamsil Sports Complex, Auxiliary Stadium

Aug. 3-5
: Rapper Psy, best known for the global hit “Gangnam Style,” held his first “Swag Show” in 2011 and again in 2012 and 2017. This concert will feature sprinklers and huge water cannons, so expect to get soaked.

The concert starts at 6:42 p.m.

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

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7.



VEITS QUINTET & DONG HYEK LIM ‘GIANT WAVE’

Lotte Concert Hall

Aug. 14
: Veits Quintet, a woodwind quintet who has performed at festivals and venues around Germany, will be collaborating with pianist Lim Dong-hyek, a Chopin specialist, for the first time this summer.

The program consists of five pieces in total, including Danzi’s “Wind Quintet Op. 56 No. 1 in B flat major” and Ligeti’s “Six Bagatelles.” The first half, which consists of three pieces, will be played solely by the Veits Quintet. In the second half of the show, Lim will join the Quintet for Smit’s “Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano” and Poulenc’s “Sextuor FP 100.”

Veits Quintet won the 2015 Carl Nielsen Music Competition in Copenhagen and the 2013 Braunschweig International Music Competition.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 80,000 won.

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



STARS ON STAGE

Lotte Concert Hall

Aug. 15
: Classical music stars of Korea, including pianists Lim Dong-hyek, Kim Sun-wook, Sunwoo Ye-kwon, soprano Hwang Su-mi, violinist Kim Su-yeon, Kim Bomsori, pictured above, and cellist Mun Tae-guk will take the stage for a day filled with performances that are sure to delight fans of all ages.

Nine classical music agencies have gotten together to organize this series of joint concerts in order to promote classical music in Korea.

The program includes Beethoven’s “Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op.11,” Schumann’s “Fantasiestucke, Op. 73,” and Franc’s “Piano Quintet In F Minor, Op.14,” and many more pieces from some of the world’s greatest composers.

There are four show times throughout the day. The first concert will start at 12 p.m., the second at 2:30 p.m., the third at 5 p.m. and the fourth at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are 35,000 won per seat.

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



JOE HISAISHI ANIMATION MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 26
: A festival featuring everyone’s favorite songs from the soundtrack of the “Avengers” superhero film series will be taking place for the first time this August.

Directed by composer Joe Hisaishi, this festival will be divided into two parts. A total of 14 pieces will be performed by the Arts Symphony Orchestra with conductor Chung Byoung-whie at the helm.

Guitarist Kim Hyun-kyu, who won the 2007 Young Festival, and pianist Lee Hyun-jin, who won the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, will be performing as well.

The festival starts at 5 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 35,000 to 55,000 won.

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



SUMI JO ‘ONE NIGHT IN PARIS’

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

Sept. 5 and 9
: Sumi Jo is set to take the stage with musicians such as Jean-Christophe Bom, accordion player Alexander Sheykin, and the Ditto Orchestra, under the baton of Lorenzo Passerini, for her return to the stage.

In the first part of the concert, Jo will sing arias from shows written by Giacomo Puccini that take place in Paris, the city of love: “La Boheme,” a four-act opera which depicts the lives of poor young artists living for their dreams in Paris, and “La Rondine,” a three-act opera which shows how individuals seek true love in Paris.

The second part of the program consists of music from musicals such as “Notre Dame de Paris,” “Les Miserables,” and movies, including the 1951 film “Sous Le Ciel De Paris.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m at Seoul Arts Center and at 7 p.m. at Olympic Park.

Ticket prices range from 50,000 to 180,000 won for the concert at the Seoul Arts Center, and range from 40,000 to 100,000 won for the concert at Olympic Park.

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

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



DISNEY IN CONCERT

Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

Sept. 8
: The only Disney concert in Korea that can be enjoyed outdoors will feature favorite songs from hit movies like “The Little Mermaid,” “Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Frozen.”

The show will be performed by the KBS Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yun Hyun-Jin.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

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

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



KIM SUN-WOOK PIANO RECITAL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Sept. 9
: Renowned pianist Kim Sun-wook, the winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006, will be returning to the Seoul Arts Center for the first time in two years. This is his final recital on his nationwide tour, which began last August. The program consists of four pieces, Mozart’s “Piano Sonata No. 9 in D Major,” Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor,” Debussy’s “Suite Bergemasque,” and Brahms’ “Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel.”

The performance starts at 5 p.m.

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

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




THEATER



CHICAGO

D-Cube Art Center

To Aug. 5
: As the second-longest running American musical on Broadway, “Chicago” is returning to theaters with its fantastic music and flamboyant moves.

It has been 18 years since this musical first debuted on local stages and June 23 marked the show’s 1000th performance. Singer Ivy is once again playing the role of Roxie Hart.

Known for its social satire of the 1920s, this musical portrays the prison life of the inmates in Cook County prison.

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

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

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



THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Charlotte Theater

Aug. 11 to Oct. 28
: This musical is a love story between an average housewife named Francesca, living in Iowa, and a National Geographic photographer named Robert, who is sent to the town she lives in for work.

For the role of Francesca, the leading female character, musical actors Kim Sun-young and Cha Ji-yeon will alternate, while actor Park Eun-tae and singer Kangta, a former member of popular boy group H.O.T., will alternate to play Robert Kincaid.

The story is based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 best-selling novel of the same name.

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

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

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



FRANKENSTEIN

Blue Square Hall, Interpark Hall

To Aug. 26
: The musical “Frankenstein” is returning after three years away from local stages. Based on Mary Shelley’s 1823 novel of the same name, the musical adds new characters and creative plot twists to the classic monster tale.

The musical is set in 19th century Europe and centers on the efforts of Swiss scientist Victor Frankenstein and doctor Henry Dupre to create a fearless, immortal soldier. However, the experiment goes awry, and a dangerous monster is born.

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

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

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



THE MAN WHO LAUGHS

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

To Aug. 26
: Led by American theater director Robert Johanson, this musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1869 novel of the same name and the 1928 film adaptation.

Set in 17th century Britain, the show tells the story of Gwynplaine, an abandoned young boy with a disfigured face and his search for the truth behind his birth.

Singers Park Hyo-shin and Exo’s Suho star as Gwynplaine in this production.

The musical starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. on Thursdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and national holidays; and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

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

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



FUERZA BRUTA WAYRA

Jamsil Sports Complex, FB Theater

To Oct. 7
: The ultimate entertainment experience, with energetic performances, exciting music and dazzling light effects. Visitors are recommended to wear casual and comfortable clothes, as they will either stand or sit on the floor for the duration of the show. This dynamic theater experience, directed by famed Argentinian artistic director Diqui James, features performers flying freely in three dimensional spaces.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturdays; 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 99,000 to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7.



MATILDA

LG Arts Center

Sept. 8 to Feb. 10
: Based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 best-selling novel, this musical tells the story of a gifted young girl named Matilda who possesses telekinetic powers. While dealing with her insensitive parents, Matilda befriends her school teacher, Miss Honey, and defends her friends from her evil principal Miss Trunchbull.

Four actors - Hwang Ye-yeong, An So-myeong, Lee Ji-na and Seol Ga-eun - will play the role of Matilda.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7 or 8.




FESTIVAL




GRAND MINT FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

Oct. 20-21
: Unlike mainstream rock music festivals, such as Jisan Rock, Grand Mint Festival (GMF) showcases musicians, such as indie artists and small instrumentalist groups, that aren’t on the radio all the time. Created by the Korean entertainment company Mint Paper, GMF is back for its 12th year.

This festival includes a food zone, entertainment zone, beauty zone and “slow life” zone for those who need to take a break from the music, providing a refreshing break from the typical rock event. The first lineup consists of artists, including veteran K-pop singer BoA, singer Yoonha, pictured above, indie duo MeloMance, and vocal duo Bolbbalgan4. Also, this marks the first time that BoA will appear at a Korean music festival.

The second lineup will be released on Aug. 14.

The festival starts at 10:30 a.m. on both days.

Ticket prices range from 99,000 to 158,000 won.

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



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