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2009.2.5 Event Calendar


To March 15: “Rubens, Baroque Masterpieces.” This exhibition will introduce the paintings of artists who worked in Flanders, the Netherlands, during the same period as a master of Baroque painting, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).

“Rubens, Baroque Masterpieces” is a summation of Baroque art, and the largest scale in Korea. It will introduce the artistic world of Rubens as well as masterpieces by his followers and the artists who lived in the same era.

It will be a perfect opportunity to compare and appreciate the artistic trends of Flandre with those of northern Netherlands, which developed in a unique way under the social circumstances of that age, through the artistic world of Rubens and his contemporaries.

The exhibition is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets cost 12,000 won ($8.62) for the general public, 9,000 won for students and 7,000 won for children aged 4 to 6.

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

1544-4594, www.interpark.co.kr


To March 22: “The 2008 Centre Georges Pompidou Exhibition - Heaven for Artists.” This exhibition examines how images of heaven were expressed by European artists in the 20th century.

Over 70 pieces from the Centre Georges Pompidou collection such as paintings, installations and visual arts will be exhibited in Korea for the first time under the themes Golden Age, Joy, Messenger, Harmony and Darkness.

The exhibition allows viewers to appreciate great 20th-century artists including Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, and contemporary artists such as Yves Klein and Gary Hill.

It also provides an opportunity to look into spiritual changes revealed in Western art after the 20th century.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and closes at 9 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Admission is 8,000 won to 12,000 won.

City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 1 or 12; Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 5; or Seodaemun Station, line No. 5, exit 5

(02) 2124-8800, www.seoulmoa.seoul.go.kr


Feb. 17 to April 10: “Seoul in the 1950s?1960s.” At this exhibition, you will discover more about Seoul and come to understand its history, how Seoulites have changed and the possible future of the city.

Displayed themes include “Sceneries of Seoul,” “Lives of Ordinary People,” “Han River,” “Mountains of Seoul” and “Neighborhoods of Seoul.”

You can also step back in time with a collection of photos depicting central Seoul in the 1950s and 1960s, including “Cheonggyecheon Stream” by photographer Kuwabara Shisel.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Mondays.

City Hall Station, lines No. 1 or 2, exit 1


Tomorrow to Sunday: “Sin Cha Hong’s The Pilgrimage.” There is a sense of tradition in Sin Cha Hong’s “The Pilgrimage,” a work that gently alludes to life’s journey through a succession of calm, minimalist scenes that sometimes evoke the stylized stage images of Butoh performers.

The Pilgrimage was shown in 15 different countries for 10 years until 2008. Due to its futuristic and expressive elements, the work was highly praised by audiences and the media.

Now The Pilgrimage is returning to the stage with all-new music, costumes from celebrated Korean designer Lee Sang-bong and lighting from Japanese expert Masaru Soga.

Basically everything except for the theme has been retooled into a more modern version. The philosophical theme of The Pilgrimage tries to illustrate that life, from the very beginning, is a pilgrimage that we consciously or unconsciously realize spiritually.

The show is staged at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

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

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


Tomorrow to March 3: “Don Juan.” The legendary fictional libertine is being brought to stage with Korean performers taking the acting roles and the dancing to be performed by a troupe of authentic Spanish flamenco dancers.

With the strong Latin rhythms, Spain’s best flamenco team Nuevo Ballet Espanol, under the supervision of choreographers Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez, will thrill theatergoers looking for a little excitement.

They will be joined by Joo Ji-hoon of the TV drama “Jewel in the Palace” and Kang Tae-eul. The actors share the role of the Spanish nobleman who sees women only as a means to an end.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 110,000 won.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except for Mondays), 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays and holidays,

Imae Station, Bundang Line, exit 1

(02) 501-1377, www.musicaldonjuan.co.kr


Saturday to March 31: “Zanna, Don’t!” Imagination becomes reality in this hip musical fairy tale about a magical matchmaking teen, Zanna, who turns relationships upside down, challenges people’s perceptions and changes the world.

Produced by Devanand Janki, the original production of Zanna, Don’t! was selected as the favorite off-Broadway musical by Broadway.com in 2003. The musical portrays a topsy-turvy world, where the majority of the world is homosexual, centered around the comings and goings in Heartsville High.

Zanna, Don’t! tells the tale of what happens when the controversy over “straights in the military” draws together a boy and girl who discover they have an attraction to the opposite sex.

It’s down to the school matchmaker, Zanna, to try and make the world safe for them and help his school overcome its heterophobia.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except for Mondays), 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 60,000 won.

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

(02) 399-1114, www.sejongpac.or.kr


Today: “Dreams of a Winter Night.” The Seoul National Symphony Orchestra’s 2009 Regular Concert will be held under the title Dreams of a Winter Night.

The rising Seoul National Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Dr. David Ik-Sung Choo, currently the music director and conductor of the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra.

The orchestra will perform with violinist Won Hyun-jun who has played with the New York Philharmonic.

The program for the concert includes Verdi’s overture from the opera “Nabucco,” Sibelius’s Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.1 in G minor, Op. 13 Winter Reveries. Under the theme of dreams, the SNO hopes to present creative, harmonious music.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

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

(02) 2163-8588, www.sac.or.kr


Saturday: “Cantabile Concert.” Three young rising stars on the classical scene - violinist Kwun Hyuk-joo, and pianists Kim Tae-hyung and Kim Hyun-jung - are getting together this weekend to present a unique concert.

The three musicians will perform pieces from the famous Japanese TV drama “Nodame Cantabile,” which has been popular in Korea as well.

With his eyebrow piercings, Kwun may look more like a rocker than a violinist, but is regarded as one of the world’s best, winning numerous international competitions and earning the nickname “Genius” in the process.

Kim Tae-hyung may look more calm, but his passion for piano leads to strong and powerful performances that have given him a reputation as a pianist with “macro power.”

Kim Hyun-jung was highly praised by Professor Kang Chung-mo, the first Korean juror invited to the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition.

Later, Kang became Kim’s teacher and helped her get admission to the Korea National University of Arts at the age of 17.

The program will feature Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major; Stravinsky’s “Russian Dance”; Chopin’s Etude No. 4 in C sharp minor Op. 10; Mozart’s 1 Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K 448; Ravel’s Miroir No. 4 “Alborada del gracioso”; Liebesfreud’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18, Franck’s Violin Sonata in A major and Waxman’s “Carmen Fantasy”.

Tickets range from 15,000 won to 40,000 won.

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

(02) 585-2934, www.pro-art.co.kr



KT&G Ariels vs. GS Caltex

Daejeon Chungmu Gym, 2 p.m.

Daejeon Samsung Blue Fangs vs. Korean Air Jumbos

Daejeon Chungmu Gym, 4 p.m.

Suwon Kepco 45 vs. LIG Greaters

Suwon Gym, 7 p.m.

Hyundai Skywalkers vs. Sangmu KAFAC

Cheonan Yoo Gwan Sun Gym, 7 p.m.

Hyundai Green Fox vs. KEX Corp.

Suwon Gym, 7 p.m.


Hyundai Skywalkers vs. Suwon Kepco 45

Cheonan Yoo Gwan Sun Gym, 3 p.m.

Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders vs. Hyundai Green Fox

Cheonan Yoo Gwan Sun Gym, 7 p.m.


LIG Greaters vs. Daejeon Samsung Blue Fangs

Gumi Park Jung Hee Gym, 2 p.m.

Korean Air Jumbos vs. Sangmu KAFAC

Incheon Dowon City Gym, 2 p.m.

KEX Corp. vs. KT&G Ariels

Gumi Park Jung Hee Gym, 4 p.m.


Hyundai Green Fox vs. GS Caltex

Suwon Gym, 5 p.m.

Suwon Kepco 45 vs. Korean Air Jumbos

Suwon Gym, 7 p.m.


Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders vs. KEX Corp.

Cheonan Yoo Gwan Sun Gym, 5 p.m.

Hyundai Skywalkers vs. LIG Greaters

Cheonan Yoo Gwan Sun Gym, 7 p.m.




Dongbu Promy vs. ET Land Black Slamer

Wonju Chiak, 7 p.m.

LG Sakers vs. KTF Magic Wings

Changwon, 7 p.m.


Samsung Thunders vs. SK Knights

Jamsil, 7 p.m.

KCC Egis vs. Daegu Orions

Jeonju, 7 p.m.



Feb. 12 to 22: The Busan International Music Festival is a chamber music-oriented festival where some of the world’s best performers work together to create a perfect ensemble and spend time sharing their expertise and skills with music students.

Owing to Korea’s music education contradictions, local music circles have been focused on soloists, rather than on chamber music.

Often called “the flower of music performance”, chamber music performances provide a delicate harmony of techniques and sound exerted or created by a variety of musicians.

The festival will provide promising music students with the opportunity to establish friendships with professional musicians and improve their musical skills.

Music lovers will be able to meet some of the world’s best musicians and experience special chamber music performances.

For daily schedules, visit the festival Web site.

The festival will be held at Busan Cultural Center.

(051) 747-1536, www.busanmusicfestival.com
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