Seoul Scene: Week of Sept. 13-19

What's New — By nataliegilbert on September 12, 2010 at 9:38 am

Check out the range of things to do this week:

Concert
The Gangnam Symphony Orchestra is playing Mendelssohn’s Overture to Die Hebriden, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano and Brahm’s Symphony No.3 at 8 p.m. at the Seoul Arts Center on Sept. 13.

Festival
One thing that I will be sure not to miss this month is the Seoul Drum Festival. The main performances are from Sept. 24-26 at the Seoul Forest main stage. Twenty teams from Korea and seven teams from other countries – including India, Japan and France – will be performing. An attempt to set a World Record for the largest percussion parade will be made on Sept. 25. Other events, like a Chuseok Drum Concert and Percussion Art Market, are spread around different areas in Seoul. Check their website for specific locations.

Seoul Drum Festival

Theater
Enjoy the free Shakespeare festival at the National Theater of Korea. All plays will be performed in their original English from Sept. 18-19.

Design
Ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix in October comes an exhibit showcasing the race to design the perfect car. Formula One: The Great Design Race runs from Sept. 8 – Oct. 31 at the Seoul Arts Center.

Note: Photo courtesy of  The Seoul Drum Festival.