Xiah to Perform with Levay in Musical Concert

Kim Jun-su, better known as Xiah, a member of K-pop group TVXQ, will perform with Grammy Award-winning composer Sylvester Levay in the musical concert “Mozart!” at the Olympic Gymnastics Stadium from Oct. 7 to 10.

The Korean rendition of the Austrian musical that garnered huge popularity for its starry casting and high-quality musical score early this year will bring actors and actresses together again in “Levay with Friends.”

Renowned for composing film scores in Hollywood from 1980 to 2000, Levay wrote his most popular works for the mid-1980s U.S. TV action series “Airwolf” (1984-1986). Since the 1990s, Levay has dedicated himself to musicals.

Kim and other actors will team up with the Hungarian composer who will lead a 38-member orchestra to perform the memorable musical. The concert will include songs from “Elizabeth,” also composed by Levay to be performed by Kim, Park Eun-tae and Jeon Dong-seok. “Elizabeth,” a representative Austrian musical collaboration by Levay and his writing partner Michael Kunze, will be presented in Korea in 2012.

Also, Kim will introduce a new song composed by Levay, who was deeply impressed by Kim’s performances both in the musical and as a member of TVXQ.

When Kim first took the role, there was a lot of cynicism and doubt about his debut as a musical actor but he rebuffed such criticism with his powerful vocals and excellent performances.

The EMK Musical Company said that in the concert, Kim is expected to show his talent as a musical actor that goes beyond his popularity as a K-pop idol star. Kim recently took part in singing the title song for the drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” along with Micky and Hero.

Veteran actor Seo Beom-seok who played Mozart’s father in the musical said that it will be a good opportunity for him and his fans alike to enjoy the program once again. “All actors who took part in the premiere earlier this year have missed Levay’s music. So we are very excited to hold a concert with him on this special occasion,” he said.

Yu Hee-sung, co-director of the musical, said that Kim and world-renowned musician Levay will produce a concert different from other gala events. “All the staff and the actors are making a concerted effort to recreate a touching performance for some 40,000 people,” he said.

The local musical production company said that it will put “Mozart!”on stage as an encore performance next year and “Elizabeth” in 2012.

Source: KoreaTimes
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