Ticket April 6, 2022


Olympic Park, Saskatchewan Handball Stadium

Boy band Astro will hold a concert on Saturday to mark their sixth debut anniversary. The concert will also be streamed online. [KBS]

April 9: Boy band Astro will perform a concert this weekend at Olympic Park in eastern Seoul. The concert will also be streamed online. The concert titled “Gate 6” was originally scheduled to take place last month but was pushed back after two of the band members, Moonbin and Sanha, tested positive for Covid-19.

All six members are well and healthy, according to Fantagio, who confirmed that all members will attend the concert. The next concert is to celebrate the band’s sixth anniversary since its debut. Two concerts will take place on the same day.

Tickets cost 99,000 won ($81.60). Online tickets cost 44,000 won. For those who want to watch both concerts online, it costs 80,000 won.

The concert starts at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

Parc Olympique station, line n°5, exit 3

Lotte Concert Hall

French pianist Alexandre Kantorow [SASHA GUSOV]

French pianist Alexandre Kantorow [SASHA GUSOV]

April 19: French pianist Alexandre Kantorow will give his first piano recital in Korea. The pianist won the first prize, the gold medal and the Grand Prix of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019.

Often described as “Liszt reincarnated”, the pianist will play the Years of pilgrimage, Second year: Italy, S. 161, n° 5. “Sonetto 104 del Petrarca” and n° 7 “After a reading of Dante: fantasia quasi sonate” as well as “Abschied, S. 251” and “La Lugubre Gondola, S. 200 n° 2”. He will also play the “Piano Sonata NO. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11” and “Vers la Flamme, op. 72.”

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 90,000 won.

The recital begins at 7:30 p.m.

Jamsil station, line n°2, exit 1 or 2

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

April 20 – 24: The National Ballet of Korea will present one of its popular shows, “Le Corsaire”. It is based on “The Pirates”, an epic poem by Lord Byron.

The public ballet company staged a reinterpretation of “Le Corsaire” for the first time in 15 years in November 2020, which was highly praised by both audiences and critics.

When the ballet company performed “Le Corsaire” years ago on its home floor, it was based on the original choreography by French dancer and choreographer Marius Petipa, but the troupe added its own flavor this time with choreography by the young ballet dancer Song Jung-bin. Song has presented works as part of the KNB Movement Series, which is designed to train Korean National Ballet choreographers.

“The Corsair” depicts the journey of a pirate ship led by Captain Conrad, in search of his love Medora, captured by the slave trader Lankendem.
Park Seul-ki, Kim Li-hoe, Park Ye-eun, Sim Hyun-hee and Cho Yeon-jae will alternate the role of Medora while Lee Jae-woo, Kim Ki-wan, Park Jong-seok, Ha Ji-seok and Heo Seo-myeong alternate the role of Conrad.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 100,000 won.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Nambu Bus Station, Line No. 3, Exit 5

Universal Art Center

Until April 20: Set in the Renaissance era, the musical “Something Rotten!” depicts the struggles of two brothers – Nick and Nigel Bottom – who strive to write their own masterpiece to surpass their rival, William Shakespeare.

Premiering on Broadway in 2014, the musical was acclaimed by critics and audiences upon its release.

For this Korean production, Kang Pil-suk and Kim Dong-wan alternate the role of Nick while Lee Chung-ju and Yang Yo-seop of boy band Highlight alternate the role of Nigel Bottom. Choi Jae-rim and Seo Kyung-soo play the character of Shakespeare.

The musical starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.

Ticket prices range from 70,000 won to 140,000 won.

Achasan station, line n°5, exit 4

Charlotte Theater

Until May 8: The popular musical “Jekyll and Hyde”, which tells the story of an epic battle between good and evil, has been popular in Korea since its first performance in 2004.

The cast includes Ryu Jeong-hwan, Hong Kwang-ho, Kai and Shin Seong-rok as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, and Yoon Gong-ju and Ivy Seon-min as Lucy Harris.

Until this month, evening performances will begin at 7 p.m. There are additional performances on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on weekends. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Jamsil station, line n°2, exit 3

Blue Square, Shinhan Map Room

May 10 – August 7: Musical Aida returns after three years. Set in ancient Egypt, the story follows a love triangle between three protagonists: Radamès, an Egyptian military commander, who enslaves the people of Nubia, including Aida, the princess of Nubia, and Amneris, the daughter of Pharaoh and the bride of Radames.

Returning home after the victory over Nubia, Egypt’s longtime enemy, Radames becomes interested in Aida. Without knowing that Aida is the princess of Nubia, Radames sends her as a gift to Amneris. Soon after, Radames and Aida fall in love with each other and Aida tries to balance her love for Radames with her responsibility to her people.

The musical, also known as “Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida”, is based on an opera of the same title.

Aida stars Yoon Gong-joo and Jeon Na-young as Aida; Kim Woo-hyung and Choi Jae-rim as Radames; Ivy and Min Kyung-ah as Amneris.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Hangangjin Station, Line No. 6, Exit 2 or 3

Blue square, Mastercard room

May 13 – 15: Veteran K-pop trio Epik High is hosting an encore concert for those who missed their show late last year. The group recently released the second part of their 10th full album, “Epik High Is Here Part 2”. During the concert, the band will present songs from their latest release.

Tickets cost 132,000 won.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Hangangjin Station, Line No. 6, Exit 2 or 3

Olympic Park, 88 Jandi Madang

May 14 and 15: Spring is here and so is the popular music festival “Beautiful Mint Life”. This year’s lineup of artists includes Daybreak, N.Flying, Paul Kim, Soran, Lucy, J.Una, Lee Seung-yoon, MeloMance, and Jukjae, among others.

Tickets cost 99,000 won for regular seats, 198,000 won for a two-person picnic area, and 297,000 won for three people.

The festival gate opens at 1 p.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m. on both days.

Parc Olympique station, line n°5, exit 3

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

May 24: Pianist Lim Dong-hyek celebrates the 20th anniversary of his debut. To celebrate, he will hold a recital featuring two of Shubert’s last pieces – Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D. 959 and No. 21 in B-flat major, D, 960. Both pieces are included in the forthcoming sixth of Lim. album, which will be released on March 10.

Lim has often expressed that Shubert’s music “fits him like my own dress” and that he feels “this great sense of oneness” with the Austrian composer.

Lim first stole the show on the world classical music scene after becoming the youngest laureate of the 2001 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris and went on to build a successful career.

The recital begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.

Nambu Bus Station, Line No. 3, Exit 5

Lotte Concert Hall

The European Jazz Trio [JOONGANG ILBO]

The European Jazz Trio [JOONGANG ILBO]

June 6: European Jazz Trio travels to Korea for the first time in four years to present a concert featuring soundtracks from hit Disney and Studio Ghibli film series such as ‘Frozen’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘Aladdin’, “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, “Spirited Away”, and “Howl’s Howl’s Moving Castle”.

The European Jazz Trio is made up of pianist Marc Van Roon, bassist Frans van der Hoeven and drummer Roy Dackus.

Tickets range from 45,000 won to 85,000 won.

Jamsil station, line n°2, exit 1 or 2

Chungmu Art Center, Grand Theater

Until June 26:The Korean production of the musical “Death Note” will be presented at the Chungmu Art Center in central Seoul for the first time in five years. The musical is based on the Japanese manga series of the same title by Tsugumi Obha and Takeshi Obata. With music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Jack Murphy, the musical premiered in Korea in 2015.

The story follows a high school student named Yagami Light, who comes across a notebook that kills those whose names are written in it.

Actors Hong Kwang-ho and Ko Eun-sung alternate the role of Yagami Light, while Kim Jun-su and Kim Seong-chul alternate the role of L. Former Lovelyz member Kei alternates the role of Amane Misa with Jang Min-je.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets 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]]


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