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Festive music for new year


■ The Nutcracker (Dec. 14-15) 

Busan Cinema Center will have three performances of The Nutcracker on Dec. 14 and 15. 

The Nutcracker is an iconic Russian ballet created by composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and dancer Marius Petipa. Since premiering in 1892, The Nutcracker has become a perennial year-end favorite around the world. 

-Price: 40,000 to 90,000 won 

-Information: 051-780-6000, (Korean)

■ Jazz Festival (Dec. 19-29)

Special jazz performances will be held from Dec. 19 to 29 at the Busan Cinema Center in Centum City. The Kazumi Tateishi Trio will kick things off when they perform at 8 p.m. on Dec 19. The next performance, at 8 p.m. on Dec. 21, will feature guitarist Juwon Park and singer JeA. J.K. Dongwook Kim and the Jazz Park Big Band will perform at 7 p.m. on Dec. 22. Jazz standards are set for 7 p.m. on Dec. 24. A performance by Dongkyun Ha is slated for 8 p.m. Dec. 28. A performance by Daybreak will round out the festival at 7 p.m. Dec. 29. 

-Information: (Korean)

■ 2018 Year-end concert (Dec. 21)

The Busan Philharmonic Orchestra and Busan Metropolitan Chorus will hold their regular year-end concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Busan Cultural Center in Daeyeon-dong. The concert features Beethoven's classic "Symphony No. 9" and will also welcome the Suncheon City Choir. 

-Price: 10,000 to 30,000 won

-Information: 051-607-6065,

■ Ronn Branton's Jazz Christmas (Dec. 14)

 Ronn Branton's Jazz Christmas returns to Busan Citizen's Hall in Munhyeon-dong on Dec. 14. The concert was established to provide Korean jazz lovers a new and entertaining way to enjoy Christmas since its debut in 2001. Branton arranges Christmas carols, American Christmas songs and Korean winter children's songs in a jazz style.

-Information: (Korean)

■ New Year's Eve Concert (Dec. 31)

This New Year's Eve celebration is set for 10:30 p.m. at the Busan Cultural Center. Highlights will include classical standards from Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, George Gershwin and more. 

-Price: 10,000 to 30,000 won 

-Information: 051-607-6000,