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2009. 5.27 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES...

THEATER



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Towol Theater

To Saturday: “The Tempest.” The last play written by William Shakespeare, and considered by many to be one of his finest works, “The Tempest” is showing as part of the Towol Classic Play Series.

The story takes place on an island, a fictitious narrative set far from ordinary life. Centering on the themes of forgiveness and reconciliation, Prospero, a banished sorcerer, raises a tempest that drives his enemies ashore. He uses his powers of magic to punish and then forgive his enemies.

This production has been recreated into the “play within a play structure” by Bae Sam-sik.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 21,000 won ($16.90) to 35,000 won.

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

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



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Sejong M Theater

Friday To June 14: “Marat, Sade.” This German play based on the French Revolution is now showing in Seoul.

Written by Peter Weiss, the play is also titled, “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade.”

The play is about the contrast between inmates of the Charenton Asylum in 18th-century France, portraying the progressiveness of Marat and the nihilism of Sade, an eccentric individual living in an era of seismic change.

The play depicts a bloody and unrelenting human struggle, asking the audience whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself. It also raises questions about the possibility of an unchanged world despite numerous trials and errors in the past.

The audience can enjoy the play’s philosophical messages while savoring the theatrical value of the performance.

The play is showing at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 and 7 p.m. on May 30, 5 and 8 p.m. on June 6 and 13, and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

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

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

(02) 396-3406, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Jayu Theater

Saturday and Sunday: “The Sea Fog.” In this Ahn Kyung-mo production, a family aboard a fishing boat finds itself in peril and their lives intertwined on the ocean.

The musical is about the human condition when facing despair, as well as morals, ethics and the consciousness of living. As they share their lives in the boat, they hurt each other emotionally. Shrouded in a fog, both literal and figurative, they sail on, asking the fundamental question, “Do I have to live?” showing the audience that humans are lost in a sea of despair in everyday life.

The play has gained popularity for its realism. Ahn is known for extremely detailed and stylized scenes that use unique images and sound effects to express complicated themes.

The play runs at 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

It costs 30,000 won for adults and 25,000 for students.

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

(02) 744-5701, www.sac.or.kr



PHILLIE’S BASEMENT

Saturday to June 13: “Silly Cow.” Seoul Players, an expatriate theater group in Seoul’s English-speaking community, is staging its 14th production.

Written by Ben Elton, the comedy piece “Silly Cow” is about Doris, a successful journalist who is willing to do whatever it takes to hunt down the famous and publicize their most embarrassing details.

The main character of Doris will be played by Desiree Munro from Australia.

The play will be performed from Friday to Sunday each week until June 13, at 9 p.m. on Fridays, 6 and 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets cost 15,000 won for all seats.

www.seoulplayers.com





MUSIC



JANG CHEON ART HALL

Today: “The Yale Alley Cats Live in Seoul.” The famous a cappella ensemble, The Yale Alley Cats, is visiting Korea.

Founded in 1943 at Yale University with roots in jazz, the group’s repertoire ranges from pop to classical music.

For this concert, The Yale Alley Cats will perform a variety of hits including popular songs by Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and The Beetles.

The group has featured on TV shows such as “The West Wing” and “Martha Stewart Living.”

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 55,000 won.

Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 4

(02) 1566-2046, www.jcah.co.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Tomorrow: “The National Chorus - The 127th Regular Concert.”

Founded in 1973, The National Chorus of Korea was the country’s first professional choir and is dedicated to raising contemporary choral music to a higher level.

The chorus will perform the “William Tell Overture” and other famous songs such as “Penny Lane,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down” and Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”

The concert will also feature Latin American music with samba and traditional rhythms.

The Sound of Soul Chorus, a choir consisting of 33 people living with disabilities, and an amateur chorus of housewives will also perform on the night.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 30,000 won.

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

(02) 587-8111, www.sac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theater

Tomorrow and Saturday: “Diva and Divo Series 1: Sumi Jo and Dmitri Hvorostovsky Duo Concert.” Over two nights this month, two celebrated operatic singers will perform at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Seoul.

Soprano Sumi Jo, once referred to as a singer with a “voice from the gods” by conductor Herbert von Karajan, will take to the stage with the silver-haired Russian baritone Hvorostovsky, who has enchanted the opera houses of the world.

The performance will feature a selection of quality pieces especially chosen by the performers, such as “Couplets du Mysoli” from Felicien David’s opera, “La Perle du Bresil,” which will be sung by Jo.

These two living legends - the “diva” and the “divo” - will perform with Romanian-born conductor Ion Marin.

The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 200,000 won.

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

(02) 399-1612, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theater

Friday: “Seoul Metropolitan Chorus - The 112th Subscription Commemorative Concert on the Occasion of the 200th Anniversary of Mendelssohn’s Birth.”

The Seoul Metropolitan Chorus will perform Mendelssohn’s three lyrical choral pieces including Psalm 42, Hear My Prayer, and Psalm 114 in addition to other great pieces like Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise),” which is a cantata with a vocal solo.

The concert will be led by conductor Jang Yun-seon and accompanied by the Korea Symphony Orchestra.

Other notable soprano and tenor soloists are also joining the concert.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won.

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

(02) 399-1726, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Recital Hall

Friday: “Jaehee Suh Piano Recital.” Talented young Korean pianist Jaehee Suh will play Chopin in southern Seoul this Friday.

This concert marks the fourth time she has performed Chopin’s works, and she will play such favorites as “Scherzo,” “Nocturne” and “Polonaise-Fantasie.”

The Austria-trained Suh has had many solo performance experiences with several orchestras in Korea.

She has won prizes in many international concours, including the Wiener Musikseminar and the Elena Rombro Stepanow competitions. She teaches at Chung-Ang University.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 20,000 won.

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

(02) 581-5404, www.sac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Monday: “Lendvay and Friends.” The legendary Gypsy violinist from Hungary, Lendvay, is coming to Korea.

Together with Nicolai Taracilla, second violinist, Peter Menyhart playing the viola, Alexander Bagrintsev, cellist, and Corneliu-Cosmin Puican on double bass, Lendvay will play a variety of pieces including movements from the “Four Seasons,” and Russian, Jewish, Argentinian and Hungarian traditional music.

Lenvay is internationally acclaimed for his soulful performances and blisteringly virtuosic moments.

His album “Lendvay” has been a popular seller in Korea.

The concert will start at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 88,000 won.

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

(02) 3463-2466, www.sac.or.kr





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL FEDERATION

Friday

KIA Tigers vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

KIA Tigers vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

Doosan vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Sunday

KIA Tigers vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 2 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 2 p.m.

Tuesday

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. KIA Tigers

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Heroes vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.com





FESTIVALS



2009 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, Seoul

To Saturday: “2009 Seoul International Music Festival.” This year’s SIMF is being held to promote the latest trends in classical music.

Under the title, “All Together in Music,” the festival aims to connect musicians young and old, and Asians and Westerners who share a passion for music.

Tonight, the “Asia, Performing the World” concert - a performance by a trio of musicians from Korea, China and Japan - will be held at the Kumho Art Hall in central Seoul from 8 p.m.

On Friday, “For Heroes” which features the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, soprano Inhye Kim and pianist Julius-Jeongwon Kim will be held at 8 p.m. at the Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall in southern Seoul.

The festival comes to a close on Saturday with the “Living Legend” concert at Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall at 8 p.m.

The concert, hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland celebrates the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Poland, and also the 75th anniversary of the birth of maestro Krzysztof Penderecki, considered by many to be one of the greatest composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 200,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5; Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7

(02) 1544-5142, www.sac.or.kr
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