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2009. 6.17 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

MUSIC



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Today: “Laurel Wind Orchestra - 3rd Regular Concert.” The Laurel Wind Orchestra of Korea is holding its third regular concert, titled “Planet.”

Under the baton of Yoo Se-jung, the orchestra will play Franz von Suppe’s “Light Cavalry Overture,” Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Casanova for Solo Cello and Wind Orchestra” by Johan de Meij.

Philip Sparke’s “Prologo,” “Cadenza,” “La Vita a Corte,” “L’Aressto di Casanova,” “L’Evasione dai Piombi” and “Earth, Water, Sun, Wind (Symphony No.1)” will also be played by the Laurel Wind Orchestra.

The conductor, Yoo, who studied in the Netherlands, is known for his unique style and leadership skills.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 won ($23.88) to 100,000 won.

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

(02) 889-6990, www.sac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theater

Tomorrow: “Sim Su-bong 30th Anniversary Concert.” The Korean female singer-songwriter Sim Su-bong is performing a solo concert titled “Beautiful Day.”

Since Sim debuted in the late 1970s, she has captured a loyal following among her generation for her beautiful love songs, unique voice and touching lyrics.

Sim is holding the concerts to celebrate her 30 successful years in the music industry.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 120,000 won.

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

(02) 522-9933, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Tomorrow: “National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C.” The National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C. is visiting Korea this week.

Founded in 1931, it has built a strong reputation as one of the world’s finest orchestras, giving approximately 175 concerts a year.

Led by Hungarian Ivan Fischer, who has conducted such luminous orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, the program for tomorrow’s concert includes Daniel Kellogg’s “New Work,” Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” and Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 7.”

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 180,000 won.

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

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



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Sejong Chamber Hall

Tomorrow: “Park Joo-young Violin Recital.” Professional Korean female violinist Park Joo-young is holding a solo recital.

Park has gained a reputation here and abroad through her experiences in various solo performances, orchestras, competitions and festivals.

She is also a violin teacher in Korean music schools.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

(02) 586-0945, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Friday: “The 632nd Subscription Concert of the KBS Symphony Orchestra.” The KBS Symphony Orchestra of Korea, one of the most renowned orchestras in the country, is holding a concert this Friday.

The 50-year-old orchestra’s performance will include Brahms’ piano concerto No. 2 in B flat Major and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120. and Weber’s overture from “Der Freischutz.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 60,000 won.

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

(02) 781-2242k, www.sac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theater

Friday: “Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra - Masterpiece Series V.” The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is holding the fifth concert of its “Masterpiece Series.”

The performance will feature music from Verdi’s “La Traviata.”

The pieces of Violetta in the opera will be sung by soprano Poplavskaya, Germont will be sung by Vassily Gerello and Alfredo will be sung by tenor Danill Shtoda.

The orchestra will be conducted by Chung Myung-whun, a previous music director of the Bastille Opera.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won.

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

(02) 3700-6300, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Saturday: “Seoul Arts Center 2009 Youth Concert.” The Seoul Arts Center is holding its annual youth concert, the largest youth classical music program in the country.

Drawing on the popularity of the TV drama “Beethoven Virus,” the concert will play a selection of Beethoven pieces including “Overtures to Fidelio,” “Symphony No. 3 Movement 4” as well as a violin piece by Bartok.

The orchestra will be conducted by Sung Ki-sun, a high school student who has experience conducting major Korean orchestras.

The concert will also feature commentaries on the music by pianist Kim Jung-won to help younger audiences appreciate the pieces.

The concert begins at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 15,000 won.

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

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



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Outdoor Stage

Saturday: “Fun and Joy! Brass Ensemble.” A group of young musicians, all in their 20s, will perform a free outdoor concert this Saturday evening.

The group will be lead by trumpeter Na Woong-jun, who will be joined by three other trumpet players, two horn players, three trombonists and a bass trombone player as well as one tub player.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

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

(02) 580-1805, www.sac.or.kr



NATIONAL CENTER FOR KOREAN TRADITIONAL PERFORMING ARTS

Saturday: “Traditional Korean Music Performances.” The traditional music of Korea, known as gugak, is being performed on stage Saturday.

The program includes a folk instrumental ensemble, modern compositions, classical lyric songs, folk dance and songs of Gyeonggi Province featuring different versions of “Arirang,” a representative folk song of Korea.

The concert will also sing “Heunboga,” or “The Song of Brotherhood” in pansori, a mix of Korean traditional vocals and percussion.

The concert begins at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 8,000 won to 10,000 won.

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

(02) 580-3333, www.ncktpa.go.kr



LG ARTS CENTER

Saturday: “European Jazz Trio.” The group, known for its romantic musical sound, is performing live in Seoul this weekend after a nine-year absence.

Comprised of Marc van Roon on piano, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Roy Dackus on drums, European Jazz Trio has been recording and performing since 1995.

The group is known for pushing the envelope of jazz by adding its own sound and rhythm to the music that has influenced the trio.

The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 22,000 won to 88,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, Line No. 2, exit 7

(02) 720-3933, www.lgart.com



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Tuesday to Wednesday: “George Winston Summer Concert.” American pianist George Winston, best known for his melodic rural folk piano style, will perform a summer concert at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul this month.

This year’s visit will feature many of the new tracks he has released.

He will be playing songs such as “Urban Lullaby,” “Forest,” “Montana: A Love Story” and old favorites.

The concert will also showcase Winston’s renowned skills in a variety of genres such as R&B, soul and classic jazz. He even has a go at the Hawaiian slack-key guitar.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 120,000 won.

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

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





THEATER



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Jayu Theater

Saturday: “Kook Soo-ho Dance Work Collection.” The Kook Soo-ho Dance Company is holding a dance musical performance, titled “Falling Flower,” in celebration of the opening of “Maru,” the dance company of Park Jong-ho.

The musical portrays King Yeonsangun (1476-1506) of the Joseon Dynasty as the despotic ruler who is the victim of power politics and ideological and historical fights.

Choreographer Kook has created many noteworthy dance routines, including the opening ceremony dances of the World Cup in 2002.

The performances begin at 4 and 7 p.m.

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

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

(02) 5400-1942, www.sac.or.kr



SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL FEDERATION

Wednesday

Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

LG Twins vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

LG Twins vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

Hanwha Eagles vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

Hanwha Eagles vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 5:00 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 5:00 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 5:00 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 5:00 p.m.

Sunday

Hanwha Eagles vs. Heroes

Mokdong, 5:00 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 5:00 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 5:00 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday

Hanwha Eagles vs. Samsung Lions

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Heroes vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.com





FESTIVAL



MUJU FIREFLY FESTIVAL, North Jeolla

Through Sunday: “Muju Firefly Festival.” Muju County is hosting an eco-friendly festival with fireflies, the indigenous insects of Namdaecheon Stream in Muju, North Jeolla.

Muju, located four hours away from Seoul, is a mountainous area well known for its agricultural and village life, as well as its famous fireflies.

The festival features the popular night-time fireflies exploration program and other events designed to offer visitors hands-on experiences with the natural environment, such as trout fishing and rafting.

The festival is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The night fireflies program starts at 8 p.m.

Admission ranges from 2,000 won to 5,000 won.

Take a bus from Nambu Bus Terminal to Muju. Free shuttle buses run from Muju Bus Terminal to the festival venue every 10 minutes.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3

(063) 1330, http://firefly.or.kr
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