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2010.3.31 TICKET

Mar 31,2010
Norwegian indie folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience is coming to Seoul to celebrate the release of their new album, “Declaration of Dependence.” The concert will be held at the Olympic Hall on Sunday at 6 p.m. See MUSIC, below. Provided by the organizers

MUSIC



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theatre

Today: “Be of Good Cheer, Korean Economy! 2010 Spring Concert.” In this annual concert that has been held every year since 2004, energetic spring tunes will be performed by the orchestra.

The program includes the Korean hit “In the Flower Garden” and songs from the popular musical “Mamma Mia!”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won ($26.40) to 150,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 3474-2464, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Sejong M Theatre

Tomorrow to Friday: “The 117th Subscription Concert of the Seoul Metropolitan Chorus.” This concert presents both classical and contemporary choral music. The Seoul Metropolitan Chorus hopes to introduce the audience to the marvels of choral music and show them how the genre has changed over the centuries.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won 30,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 399-1778, www.sejongpac.or.kr



OLYMPIC PARK, Olympic Fencing Stadium

Friday to Saturday: “Tom Jones in Seoul.” Performing in Korea for the first time in 27 years, Tom Jones will sing classic hits as well as songs from his new album, “24 Hours.”

A Welsh pop singer, Jones began singing at an early age. During the 1960s, Jones rose to fame with an exuberant live act that featured him wearing tight trousers and billowing shirts.

Tom Jones is best known for his songs “Delilah,” “Sex Bomb,” “It’s Not Unusual,” “Green Green Grass of Home” and many more.

Since his 1965 debut, he has sold more than 100 million copies of his albums.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 176,000 won.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 410-1114, http://ticket.interpark.com/global



OLYMPIC PARK, Olympic Indoor Hall

Sunday: “Kings of Convenience Live in Seoul.” Norwegian indie folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience is coming to Seoul to celebrate the release of their new album, “Declaration of Dependence,” after a five-year hiatus from the stage.

The group, made up of Erlend Oye and Eirik Glambek Boe, is known for its delicate tunes, calming vocals and intricate, subtle guitar melodies. The duo is also famous for both singing and writing their own songs.

Their debut album, “Quiet is the New Loud,” and a remix album, “Versus,” were big hits and the duo has been gaining international fame ever since. In Korea, the duo is especially well known for their songs “I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From,” “Stay Out of Trouble” and “Homesick.”

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 88,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, http://ticket.interpark.com/global



OLYMPIC PARK, Olympic Indoor Hall

April 7: “The Swell Season Live in Seoul.” The Academy Award-winning stars of the musical film “Once,” The Swell Season, are coming to Seoul.

Artists Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova will perform hits from the film’s sound track such as “Falling Slowly” and “If You Want Me,” as well as songs off their new album including “Low Rising” and “I Have Loved You Wrong.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 99,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 563-0595, http://ticket.interpark.com/global



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theatre

April 8: “Secret Garden Live in Korea.” Secret Garden, an award-winning Irish-Norwegian duo famous for their neoclassical music, is coming to Seoul next week.

Secret Garden made its debut at the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest, a huge pop music competition in Europe, with “Nocturne.” The song won them the contest and the admiration of music lovers across the world.

The band consists of Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and the Norwegian composer and pianist Rolf Lovland. Their music blends Celtic ballads with Norwegian folk songs.

Secret Garden is expected to play their hit songs “You Raise Me Up,” “Song from the Secret Garden” and others at the show.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 599-5743, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

April 18: “The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma’s April 2010 Tour.” The critically-acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble with cellist Yo-Yo Ma is returning to Korea for the first time in six years as part of their April 2010 Concert Tour.

The Silk Road Ensemble is a collective of internationally-renowned musicians, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers from more than 20 countries. Each ensemble member’s career illustrates a unique response to what is one of the great artistic challenges of our times - nourishing global connections while maintaining the integrity of art rooted in authentic tradition. Many of the musicians first came together under the artistic direction of Ma at a workshop at the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts in 2000.

Since then, in various configurations, ensemble artists have collaborated on a diverse range of musical and multimedia projects, presenting innovative performances that explore the relationship between tradition and innovation in music from the East and West. The Silk Road Ensemble has recorded four albums and performed to critical acclaim throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Ma, founder and artistic director of the nonprofit arts and educational organization, the Silk Road Project, constructed several distinct concert programs to suit each of the tour stops including Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. The concert will present a mix of familiar favorites and celebrated new music from some of today’s most globally-minded composers, written specifically for the Silk Road Ensemble’s unique makeup of Eastern and Western musicians and instruments.

The highlights of this concert will include “Air to Air” by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov and U.S. composer Evan Ziporyn’s “Sulvasutra,” both of which are featured on the Silk Road Ensemble’s recent album.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 160,000 won

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr





THEATER



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theatre

Friday to Wednesday: “Burn the Floor.” The dance show “Burn the Floor” just ended their successful Broadway run, and is returning to Seoul after a three-year absence.

Since their first performance in England in 1997, the group had performances in 74 cities of 16 countries including the United States, Europe and Australia. The show was first in box office sales in Japan and second in the U.S. during their runs in the countries.

Burn the Floor brings together award-winning dancers for a performance that weaves together salsa, tango, ballroom and waltz.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 150,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 548-4480, www.sejongpac.or.kr





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

Today

LG Twins vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Nexen Heroes vs. Doosan Bears

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Samsung Lions

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

LG Twins vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Nexen Heroes vs. Doosan Bears

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Samsung Lions

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

LG Twins vs. Nexen Heroes

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Samsung Lions

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Lotte Giants

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

LG Twins vs. Nexen Heroes

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Samsung Lions

Daejeon, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Lotte Giants

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Sunday

LG Twins vs. Nexen Heroes

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears

Daejeon, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Lotte Giants

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.com



K-LEAGUE FOOTBALL

Saturday

Ulsan Hyundai vs. Gangwon FC

Ulsan Munsu Stadium, 3 p.m.

Gwangju Sangmu FC vs. Daejeon Citizen

Gwangju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Gyeongnam FC vs. Pohang Steelers

Milyang, 7 p.m.

Sunday

Busan I’Park vs. Daegu FC

Busan Asiad, 1 p.m.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors vs. Incheon United

Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

FC Seoul vs. Suwon Samsung Bluewings

Seoul World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Jeju United vs. Seongnam Ilhwa

Jeju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

www.kleague.com



KOREAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Tomorrow

Mobis Phoebus vs. KCC Egis

Ulsan Dongchun Stadium, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Mobis Phoebus vs. KCC Egis

Ulsan Dongchun Stadium, 3 p.m.

Sunday

KCC Egis vs. Mobis Phoebus

Jeonju Indoor Stadium, 3 p.m.

www.kbl.or.kr





FESTIVALS



THE SIXTH ANNUAL YEOUIDO SPRING FLOWER FESTIVAL, Seoul

April 6 to 18: This annual festival celebrating spring blossoms will begin next week outside of the National Assembly building in Seoul.

The festival will kick off at 4 p.m. on April 6 with performances by an international dance and comedy team and other performers, and there will be a street art show.

Throughout the duration of the festival, cars will be prohibited along the 1.7-kilometer (1-mile) long street from the southern end of the Seogang Bridge to the northern end of the Pacheon Bridge, so that festivalgoers can better appreciate the Jeju cherry tree blossoms and other flowers.

Dangsan Station, line No. 2 or 9, exit 4

Yeouinaru Station, line No. 5, exit 1

Yeouido Station, line No. 5, exit 2 or 4

National Assembly Station, line No. 9, exit 1 or 6

(02) 2670-3125, www.ydp.go.kr



HAMPYEONG BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL, South Jeolla

April 23 to May 9: This festival offers visitors the opportunity to get a closer look at ecology, in particular the South Jeolla region’s butterflies.

During the festival period, the whole town of Hampyeong becomes a “veritable butterfly town,” covered with butterfly-themed lights and decorations.

A medley of butterfly-related events and programs sheds some light on one of nature’s most beautiful and delicate creatures, all while providing fun for the whole family.

In addition to numerous exhibition halls featuring butterflies, insects and water plants, there is even a hands-on area where visitors can see and touch a variety of animals and plants.

From Seoul Central City Terminal, take a bus headed toward Hampyeong.

(054) 1330, http://inabi.or.kr



*Event information is culled from the Korea Tourism Organization and other online sources.



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