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2009. 6.10 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

MUSIC



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theater

Friday: “2009 Euratchacha! Korea Hope Concert.” Conductor Jeong Chi-yong will take the baton for the KBS Symphony Orchestra at the Sejong Center on June 12.

The performance will be divided into two programs. In part one, the orchestra will play famous classical pieces, including those from “The Phantom of the Opera,” and “Ruslan and Lyudmila.” Part two will feature the Incheon Opera Choir singing songs that include Ahn Eak-tai’s “Symphony Fantasy Korea.”

A number of Korea’s top sopranos, tenors and baritones are scheduled to appear as well.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 20,000 won ($16.04) to 100,000 won.

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

(02) 588-9630, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theater

June 14: “Changsinje.” The Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Music Orchestra’s “Changsinje” is its fifth special concert organized to support Korean traditional music.

The orchestra was formed in 1965 and has held more than 290 regular concerts. They have also performed abroad in countries such as Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Turkey, France and the United States.

On Sunday the orchestra will perform the traditional court music of the Joseon Dynasty and pansori, a mix of Korean traditional vocals and percussion. They will also collaborate with the group Yuyariy and Korean singer Kim Soo-hee.

Their performance of “Frontier,” one of pianist Yang Bang-ean’s most famous pieces, is also something to look forward to.

Shows start at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost 60,000 won.

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

(02) 399-1721, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

June 14: “The 20th Anniversary Concert of Seoul Ladies Singers.” Consisting of women aged between 19 and 35, the Seoul Ladies Singers is a choir that has performed around the world.

The group has shown off its harmonies in countries such as Germany, Canada, Taiwan and the U.S. Now, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the choir is holding a special performance in Seoul with conductors Yun Yui-joong and Yun Hak-won.

The Ladies will sing hymns such as “The Lord Is My Shepherd” and “Cantate Domino,” as well as a cappella music including “Somewhere Out There” and pieces such as “I Have a Dream” and “Dancing Queen” from the musical “Mamma Mia!”

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 80,000 won.

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

(02) 2061-2301, www.sac.or.kr



HOAM ART HALL

June 17: “Jae-il Chae Clarinet Recital.” The first Korean to take first place at Spain’s Dos Hermanas International Clarinet Competition in 2008 is performing back home in Seoul.

Chae is building a reputation as one of the country’s most talented young musicians as the head clarinetist with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

In his solo recital next Wednesday, he will play Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces for Piano and Clarinet, Op.73, with pianist Lee Jung-eun, and Brahms’ Clarinet Trio, Op.114., with cellist Lee Jung-ran joining him on stage.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are 20,000 won.

City Hall Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 9

(02) 751-9607, www.hoamarthall.org



LG ARTS CENTER

June 17: “Ladysmith Black Mambazo.” South Africa’s all-male a cappella singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is coming to Korea for its first concert.

This three time Grammy Award-winning group is one of the Rainbow Nation’s most prolific recording artists today.

The so-called “cultural ambassadors of South Africa” will sing traditional African folk songs, as well as gospel songs such as “Oh Happy Day” and “Amazing Grace.” They will also entertain with some famous tunes like Billy Joel’s “River of Dreams” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com





THEATER



LG ARTS CENTER

To June 14: “Carmen Mota’s Fuego!” The Spanish word fuego means flame, and this flamenco dance musical is back in Seoul again to heat up this summer with its passionate performance.

While Carmen Mota directed and produced the show, the choreographer is none other than her son, Joaquin Marcelo, who became deaf when he was just 8 years old due to an illness. Marcelo began dancing at a late age, but with the talent inherited from his mother, he has created some brilliant moves for the dance extravaganza.

The show is presented in two acts. In the first, performers dressed in stark blacks and whites present a contemporary flamenco, a dance of the people of southern Spain. In the second, the performance is closer to the traditional style of the genre.

Shows begin at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 150,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line no. 2, exit 7

(02) 517-0394, www.fuegokorea.co.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Towol Theater

To June 30: “Kingdom of the Winds.” Based on a historical epic by writer Kim Jin, Kingdom of the Winds is a musical that takes place in fourth century Goguryeo, one of the Three Kingdoms thriving on the Korean Peninsula during that period. Ko Young-bin and Geum Seung-hoon share the role of Moo-hyul, the prince of Goguryeo who later grows up to be king. Do Jung-joo and Kim Eun-hye perform as E-sy, the queen who falls for Moo-hyul but never sees her love returned. Ho-dong, the crown prince who is always in conflict with his father, is played by Kim Tae-hoon.

The shows start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 60,000 won.

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

(02) 523-0985, www.sac.or.kr



SHERATON GRANDE WALKERHILL,

Walkerhill Theater

Friday to Open Run: “Todes: All That Dance.” Twenty-three Russian performers from the contemporary dance troupe Todes are in Seoul for the first time to present a night of breathtaking dance on a colorful stage.

With dances arranged by renowned Russian choreographer Alla Duhova, Todes combines all different forms of dance including ballet, flamenco and even break dance.

The provocative costumes featuring knee-high boots and corsets are sure to push the boundaries of the more traditional forms of dance.

Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and at 5:20 and 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 2

(02) 455-5000, www.sheratonwalkerhill.co.kr





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL FEDERATION

Wednesday

Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Heroes vs. Kia Tigers

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Hanwha Eagles

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Heroes vs. Kia Tigers

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Hanwha Eagles

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

LG Twins vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Heroes

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

LG Twins vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Heroes

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Sunday

LG Twins vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Heroes

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Heroes vs. SK Wyverns

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.com





FESTIVAL



INDIE ROOT FESTA, Hongdae, Seoul

To June 20: The Live Music Development Association has organized the first Indie Root Festa to promote indie music in Seoul.

The venue is the Hongik University area, northwest Seoul, where live music thrives in local clubs and cafes.

On Friday at Rolling Hall at 7 p.m., rock bands headlined by Doctor Core 911 will perform.

The following day, Muse Eros will play live at 6 p.m. at Rolling Stones.

On June 19, groups like Sugar Donut, Omega 3 and Go Go Star will take the stage at Queen Live Hall.

On June 20, Cherry Filter, No Brain, Rainy Sun and Copy Machine will entertain fans at Sangsangmadang.

Tickets are 15,000 won and 20,000 won.

Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5

Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 1

1544-1555, www.livemusic.or.kr



GOYANG ARTISTS IN FESTIVAL, Goyang, Gyeonggi

To June 27: Organized by the Goyang Cultural Foundation and supported by the Goyang city government, this festival is a mixture of music, dance, musicals and traditional art performances.

On Friday, the Music Association of Korea will present “Tango with Astor Piazzolla and Our Music.” The Goyang Philharmonic Orchestra will perform classical music on Sunday.

Free Korean traditional folk dance performances will be held at the outdoor theater of the Aram Nuri Arts Center on Saturday and Sunday.

A week later, from June 20 to 21 and June 24 to 25, dance groups will take the stage under the titles “Bubble Story” and “Status Anxiety.”

Tickets for general concerts are 8,000 won.

Jeongbalsan Station, line No. 3, exit 3

1577-7766, www.artgy.or.kr



DAEGU INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL

FESTIVAL, Daegu

Monday to July 6: Celebrating its third year, this festival is inviting theatergoers to Daegu for 22 days of music.

Twenty-four pieces including works from abroad will be presented.

“Metro Street,” an Australian family musical, will kick off the festival on Monday, while hit Korean musicals like “Radio Star” and “Sing Sing Sing” will be on stage during the event as well.

“The Three Musketeers,” one of the most popular performances currently on stage, will also be staged at this year’s Daegu festival.

There will also be opportunities for fans to meet musical stars, as well as exhibitions and workshops that visitors can participate in.

The festival venues will be in theaters around the city such as the Daegu Opera House and the Daegu Harmonia Art Hall.

(053) 622-1945, www.dimf.or.kr
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