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SEOPYEONJE: THE MUSIC
Kwanglim Arts Center, BBCH Hall

“Seopyeonje,” featuring pansori singer Lee Jaram, left, chronicles the lifelong journey of pansori, or traditional Korean narrative singing, singers in post-1953 Korea. The musical will be held at the Kwanglim Arts Center in southern Seoul on August 12. [JOONGANG ILBO]

August 12 – October 23: Based on the story of famous novelist Lee Cheong-jun, “Seopyeonje” chronicles the lifelong journey of singers from Pansorior traditional Korean narrative song, in the post-Korean War era (1950-53).

The musical adds elements of contemporary pop to the original pansori numbers. The main role Song-hwa will be alternated by pansori singer Lee Jaram, musical actors Cha Ji-yeon and Yuria, singers Hong Ja, Yang Ji-eun and Hong Ji-yun.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won ($45.70) to 130,000 won.

Apgujeong Station, Line No. 3, Exit 4


KANG DANIEL CONCERT FIRST PARADE IN SEOUL
Jangchung Arena

August 13 and 14: Singer Kang Daniel, who recently released his new album “The Story” in May, is preparing to hold a two-day concert in August. This is his first solo concert since going solo three years ago. The title of the concert, “Parade”, is also the main track of the new album. Kang premiered “Parade” last month on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Kang said he was “delighted to hold his first solo concert.”

Kang debuted in 2017 after winning first place on Mnet’s hit idol audition show “Produce 101.” He and 10 other finalists formed project boy band Wanna One, which disbanded in early 2019. He made his debut as a soloist in July 2019.

Tickets cost 132,000 won.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Both concerts will be broadcast live.

Dongguk University Station, Line No. 3, Exit 5

MATA HARI
Charlotte Theater

Until August 15: Set in Paris in 1917, a beautiful dancer named Mata Hari enchants all of Europe with her mysterious dance. She helps people forget the pain of war, eventually becoming a celebrity in high society. However, her life changes when she meets Captain Ladoux of the French Intelligence Bureau, who blackmails her into becoming a spy.

The Korean production of the musical is back with Ock Joo-hyun and Solar alternating the role of Mata Hari.
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.

Jamsil station, line n°2, exit 3


THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Until August 22: Directed by American director Robert Johanson, this musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1869 novel of the same name. The musical has been praised for its set design, put together by designer Oh Pil-young. The story is set in 17th century England, where there was a huge gap between rich and poor.

The story revolves around the life of main character Gwynplaine and the unfair treatment he suffers from society.
For the upcoming production, singer Park Hyo-shin and musical actors Park Eun-tae and Park Kang-kyun are alternating the role of Gwynplaine.

The musical begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Gwanghwamun Station, Line No. 5, Exit 8

RAY CHEN & SUNWOO YEKWON
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

August 31 : Violinist Ray Chen and pianist Sunwoo Yekwon will collaborate on stage for Mast Media’s Super Duo series. Mast Media is Sunwoo’s Korean label. They will perform the “Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, op. 13” by Grieg, the “Violin Sonata, FP 119” by Poulenc and the “Violin Sonata in A major” by Franck.

Sunwoo was the first Korean pianist to win the gold medal at the prestigious Van Cliburn International Competition in 2017. His latest album was “Mozart”, released in early 2020. Chen is a Taiwanese-Australian violinist. He won the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Jamsil station, line n°2, exit 1 or 2

THE EIGHT SUFFERINGS OF THE RABBIT
National Theater of Korea, Haeoreum Grand Theater

The National Changgeuk Company presents

The National Changgeuk Company presents “Rabbit’s Eight Sufferings”, a traditional Korean opera that tells the famous pansori tale (Korean traditional narrative song) of “Sugung-ga”. [NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA]



August 31 – September 4: “The Eight Rabbit Sufferings” is a changgeukor Korean traditional opera performance, telling the famous Pansori (Korean traditional narrative song) tale of “Sugung-ga”. It was written by famous playwright Koh Sun-woong for the National Changgeuk Company. When it premiered last year, it received acclaim from critics and audience members alike.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 80,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, Line No. 3, Exit 6

CHUNG MYUNG-WHUN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Maestro Chung Myung-hun during his piano recital last year at the Seoul Arts Center [CREDIA]

Maestro Chung Myung-hun during his piano recital last year at the Seoul Arts Center [CREDIA]



September 15: Maestro Chung Myung-whun will perform a chamber music concert with young Korean musicians at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul. He will also conduct and play piano for one of the numbers.

The artists who will perform under Chung’s direction are cellist Song Young-hoon, double bassist Sung Min-je, violinist Kim Su-yeon and violist Kim Sarah. They will perform the “Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60” and Schubert’s “Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667”.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Nambu Bus Station, Line No. 3, Exit 5

SUNGWON YANG & ENRICO PACE
Lotte Concert Hall

September 29: Korean cellist Sungwon Yang and Italian pianist Enrico Pace will hold a duo recital, featuring pieces from Beethoven’s Cello Sonata.

“This will be a concert that allows spectators to truly appreciate Beethoven’s music,” said the Lotte Cultural Foundation, the concert organizer. The two performed together on several occasions, performing pieces by Beethoven. The program includes the Cello Sonata “No. 1 in F major, op. 5, No. 1”, “No. 2 in G minor, op. 5, no. 2”, “No. 3 in A major, Op. 69”, “No. 4 in C major, op. 102, no. 1” and “no. 5 in D major, op. 102, No. 2.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Jamsil station, line n°2, exit 1 or 2

SIR SIMON RATTLE & LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Lotte Concert Hall

October 14: Maestro Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra visit Lotte Concert Hall for the first time in four years. Korean star pianist Cho Seong-jin will accompany them. The next concert could be the London Symphony’s last concert under Rattle’s direction in Korea, as the maestro will be leaving the orchestra after the 2023-24 season.

They will perform “La valse-poème chorégraphique pour orchester” by Maurice Ravel, “Symphony No. 7” by Bruckner and “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Rachmaninoff.

Tickets range from 100,000 won to 400,000 won. The ticket office will open from July 28 at 2 p.m.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Jamsil station, line n°2, exit 1 or 2

KINKY BOOTS
Chungmu Art Center, Grand Theater

Until October 23: Charlie Price takes over the family business from his father and begins to run a shoe factory, but he soon realizes that he is on the verge of bankruptcy. In a bid to find a breakthrough, the businessman reluctantly teams up with a drag performer named Lola to produce a line of high-heeled boots for other drag queens called “kinky boots”.

Through the relationship between the unlikely couple, the musical sheds light on how people from different backgrounds can come to understand each other.

For the upcoming Korean production, Lee Seok-hoon of K-pop trio SG Wannabe, Kim Sung-kyu of K-pop boy band Infinite and musical actor Shin Jae-bum will alternate the role of Charlie. As for the role of Lola, three musical actors – Choi Jae-lim Kang Hong-seok and Seo Kyung-soo – will alternate.

The musical begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.

Sindang station, line n°6, exit 9

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

BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [[email protected]]