Great Mountains Music Festival & School
Alpensia Concert Hall
Through Aug. 5
The Great Mountains Music Festival & School will be held in Gangwon Province. Cellist Chung Myung-hwa and her sister violinist Chung Kyung-hwa serve as the artistic directors of this chamber music festival to be held at the Apelnsia Concert Hall in PyeongChang. This year's theme will explore the relationship between dance and music. Tickets cost 40,000 to 250,000 won. For more information, call (02) 725-3394.
Lives of the Great Joeson Artists
Posco Art Museum
Through Sept. 25
"Lives of the Great Joseon Artists" is currently exhibiting the most recognized masterpieces of the Joseon Kingdom. The works displayed are well known and most local students would have learned about them in school. Admission is free. Located near exit 4, Samsung Station on subway line 2. For more information, call (02) 3457-1665.
Korean Art from the United States
National Museum of Korea
Through Aug. 5
The National Museum of Korea brings some major Korean artworks from museums in the United States such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The exhibition will feature artwork, including paintings from the Goryeo Kingdom that have never been seen by the Korean public. It will explore how Korean culture was introduced overseas. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2077-9000 or visit www.museum.go.kr.
Pop & Jazz
The five-member band Ulala Session, rose to fame after taking the second place during "Superstar K3". The band is holding their first concert, "The Beginning". Tickets cost 77,000 to 99,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555.
Yim Jae-beom 2012 Concert
Starting out in 1986 as the vocalist for the band Sinawe, Yim Jae-beum has climbed his way up as the most recognized rock singer in Korea. His new album, "Day by Day", is ranked No. 2 on Korea's music charts. Tickets cost 88,000 to 121,000 won. For more information, call 1599-5569.
SM Town Live
Jamsil Olympic Stadium
SM Entertainment, home to such stars as Girls' Generation, TVXQ, Super Junior, BoA, SHINEE, f(x) and Kangta, will host a concert featuring these K-pop stars. Tickets will go on sale from July 12 on Gmarket at www.ticket.gmarket.co.kr). Tour packages for foreign fans will become available through www.easternrooms.com. Tickets cost from 16,500 won to 99,000 won. There are also family package tickets. For more information, call 1566-5702.
Verbal Jint is Verbal Jint
88 Lake Olympic Park
Verbal Jint is a Korean rapper and a record producer. He first began his music career with SNP, a hip hop crew. His most recent albums are "Go Easy" and "Go Hard". Tickets cost 88,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555.
Plays & Musicals
Sejong Center for Performing Arts
Through Aug. 4
Originally written in German, "Mozart!" premiered in Austria in October 1999. The Korean rendition was first staged in 2010 and portrays the struggles and hardships of Mozart. Tickets cost 30,000 to 130,000 won. Located near exits 1 and 8 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5. Call 1544-1887 or visit www.sejongpac.or.kr/english. or visit www. sejongpac.or.kr.
La Cage aux Folles
LG Arts Center
Through Sept. 4
The musical based on Harvey Fierstein's award-winning novel revolves around a gay couple with complicated circumstances. Georges is a nightclub manager and his partner is Albin. The comedy unfolds when Georges' son, Jean-Michel visits them. Tickets cost 60,000 to 130,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2005-0114 or visit www.lgart.com.
Man of La Mancha
Through Oct. 7
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' 17th century masterpiece, "Don Quixote", this memorable musical is based on Dale Wasserman's book "Man of La Mancha". It is a well known Broadway musical that has won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical Award. Located nearJamsil Station on subway line No. 2. Tickets cost 60,000 to 130,000 won. For more, call 1544-1555.
Chicago, the Musical
D-Cube Arts Center
Through Oct. 7
The musical Chicago is known for deliveringsome of the hottest stage productions in the world. Some of the most recognized singers, Insooni and Ivy, will take to the stage as the most important characters. The musical is based on actual criminals and crimes reported in 1926. It has been performed more than 6,200 times on Broadway. Located near Sindorim Station on subway lines No. 1 and 2. Tickets cost 40,000 to 80,000 won. For more information, call (02) 1544-1555.
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