Seoul is celebrating the new year with a variety of cultural events around the city.
On Jan. 1 the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra performed a New Year's Concert at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, while last Saturday the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra held a "Winter Classics" concert at the same venue.
This Saturday and Sunday a concert performed by famous Korean traditional and classical music artists will be held at the Dream Forest Art Center.
Left: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra's New Year's Concert; right: Science magic show
Seoul Namsan Gugakdang music hall's first production of the year will be "The Farting Lady," a musical play produced jointly by the Sejong Center, Sadari Theater Company, and Moby Duck Theatre Company from the U.K.
Based on a Korean traditional fairy tale, the musical features traditional mask dances and outdoor performances, mimes and puppet shows. It opens for a month-long run on Jan. 28.
For more information, visit the Seoul Metropolitan Government website at http://english.seoul.go.kr.