New LG Arts Center offers another chance to catch Cho Seong-jin, LSO in concert
Published : Aug 21, 2022 - 17:49
Updated : Nov 1, 2022 - 10:16
Simon Rattle (left) and Cho Seong-jin (LG Arts Center Seoul)
Tickets for the performance by London Symphony Orchestra and pianist Cho Seong-jin at LG Arts Center on Oct. 13 will go on sale Sept. 1.

The concert was originally planned as an invitation-only event, marking the reopening of LG Arts Center Seoul at its new location in Magok-dong, southwestern Seoul.

In announcing the switch to making all of the theater’s seats available on its website Wednesday, the center said that all proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to support young artists in the performing arts.

The London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Simon Rattle will perform Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde,” Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105 and Ravel’s “La Valse,” M. 72, choreographic poem for orchestra.

Cho will perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 with the orchestra.

This will be Rattle’s last concert in Korea with the London Symphony Orchestra, as the British conductor, who has been with the LSO since 2017, is set to join Germany’s Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2025.

Rattle and Cho performed together in Seoul in November 2017, when the conductor was with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Cho rose to international acclaim after winning the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, becoming the first Korean to do so.

Following the Oct. 13 opening concert at LG Arts Center Seoul, the LSO and Cho will perform at Lotte Concert Hall on Oct. 14 and at Seoul Arts Center on Oct. 15.
A view of LG Arts Center Seoul, in Magok-dong, southwestern Seoul (LG Arts Center Seoul)

LG Arts Center Seoul is a new performance venue operated by the LG Yonam Cultural Foundation. For the past 22 years, it was located in Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu.

Tickets for the Oct. 13 concert, ranging from 400,000 won to 100,000 won, will go on sale at 2 p.m. on Sept. 1, exclusively on LG Arts Center Seoul’s official website.

By Hwang Dong-hee (hwangdh@heraldcorp.com)