The Korea Times Co.
Mixed Orchestra Sejong Grand Theater Sept. 28 The Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Orchestra brings a new paradigm in music to audiences this month. At the upcoming performance, the collaboration between traditional Korean orchestral music and its Western counterpart as well as electronic sounds will birth something that acoustically collides yet harmonizes. The Mixed Orchestra will be joined by five composers, who will each present their own creative pieces. Tickets cost from 20,000 won to 50,000 won. Call (02) 399-1000 for more information. ‘Yi Do’ Seoul Namsan Gukakdang Oct. 6-8 A barrier-free musical, “Yi Do,” will unfold at the Seoul Namsan Gukakdang next month. Set in the early Joseon Dynasty, the musical revolves around King Taejong and his son, Crown Prince Yi Do, who later becomes King Sejong the Great. “Yi Do” takes the liberty of reinterpreting the story of the iconic king’s invention of the Korean writing system, Hangeul. The performance will be accompanied by a set of traditional Korean instruments, including the geomungo, haegeum and daegeum. Tickets cost 10,000 won. Call (02) 2261-0500 for more information. ‘Hanbat Pungryu’ Daejeon Yeonjeong Korean Traditional Music Center Oct. 11 The Daejeon Yeonjeong Korean Traditional Music Center will present a musical celebration to commemorate the city’s hosting of the UCLG Congress, or the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, next month. “Hanbat Pungryu” will be a chance to enjoy traditional Korean melodies from court music to folk music, including “Sujecheon,” which is performed primarily by wind instruments, and “Jindo Arirang.” Tickets cost 10,000 won. Call (042) 270-8582 for more information.