Free Concert: Seoul Philharmonic, Broadway Music, and Fireworks by the Han


Looking for something free to do tonight in Seoul (September 21, 2014)? Check out the 2014 River Concert, one of the two annual concerts the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra provides to the greater public free-of-charge. The concert begins at 7 PM at Yeouido Hangang Park, and should end at around 9 PM. Folding chairs have been set up for public seating, and there is also plenty of green space for picnickers to lay down blankets or even small tents and enjoy the music.

Photo from the 2012 River Concert. Photo cred: Sobaeksan

Led by conductor Steven Mercurio, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra will perform “Classics to Broadway,” featuring eleven pieces ranging from Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” to select songs from hit Broadway musicals like “Les Misérables” and “My Fair Lady.” (The full list can be found here).

Soprano Kathleen Kim and actor/singer KAI. Photo cred: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Operatic soprano Kathleen Kim and stage actor/singer KAI will perform vocals alongside the orchestra.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing Sunday night date with music and wine or just a casual place to hang out with friends, be sure not to miss the firework finale!

Photo from the 2012 River Concert. Photo cred: Blouin Art Info


Yeouinaru Station, Line 5. Go out Exit 2 and the concert will be immediately to your right. Just look towards the Han River as soon as you exit the station, you can’t miss it.