2009. 7.1 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Home > >

print dictionary print

2009. 7.1 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

MUSIC



LG ARTS CENTER

To Sunday: “Audiologie 2 ? Lena Park Concert.” One of Korea’s most talented young divas, Lena Park (aka Park Jung-hyun) will be holding concerts in southern Seoul this week.

Since her debut in 1998, Park has received numerous awards and praise for her beautiful voice.

This summer, the U.S.-based singer is back in Seoul for a show featuring songs from her latest album “10 Ways to Say I Love You.” Park will also entertain the audience with jazz music.

The concerts begin at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on the weekend. Tickets range from 44,000 won ($34.36) to 88,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

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



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Tomorrow: “Seoul Motet Choir 74th Concert to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary.”

Founded by conductor Park Chee-yong in 1989, the Seoul Motet Choir is widely known for its beautiful vocals and harmony. The choir will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a performance at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul, singing Bach’s Mass in B minor BWV 232 with renowned Korean opera singers such as soprano Han Na-sook, alto Seo Eun-jin, tenor Park Seung-hee and bass Chung Locky appearing as guests.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.

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

(02) 579-7295, www.seoulmotet.com



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, M Theatre

Saturday: “The 55th Chamber Concert of Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra ? 2009 Chamber Music.” The Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, which consists of students or graduates of top music schools around Korea, is holding a concert this Saturday.

Since it was formed in 1984, the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra has been holding around 10 concerts annually. Its 2009 Chamber Music Concert will begin with woodwind quintets by Muczynski and Ravel, and the performance also will feature a Mendelssohn piano trio and a Beethoven string trio.

The concert starts at 5 p.m. Tickets range from 10,000 won to 20,000 won.

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

(02) 396-5188, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Chamber Hall

July 8: “Lisa Sohn Violin Recital.” Lisa Sohn, a Juilliard graduate who has also studied at New York University and the University of Miami, will be performing at the Sejong Center in central Seoul next week.

The violinist will perform such pieces as Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor KV 304, Schubert’s Sonatinen for Piano and Violin in D major Op.137-1, D384, and the Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major by Cesar Franck.

The recital begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are 20,000 won.

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

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



KUMHO ART HALL

July 9: “Kumho Art Hall Rising Star Series ? Jonathan Biss Piano Recital.” The up-and-coming young American pianist and recording artist Jonathan Biss will be in Seoul next month.

Born into a musical family, Biss first started playing the piano when he was just 6 years old and is considered by many to be one of the most talented young pianists today. Biss has recorded four albums and will be playing some of his most popular tracks at his Seoul concert.

The pianist will perform pieces such as Piano Sonata in A flat major by Haydn, 8 Fantasies for Piano Op.16 by Schumann, as well as Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor.

The recital begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are 20,000 won and 30,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7

(02) 6303-7700, www.kumhoarthall.com





THEATER



DAEHANGNO ARTS THEATER

To July 8: “Yi.” The original play that the blockbuster 2005 film “The King and the Clown” was based on, is being performed to commemorate the opening of the Daehangno Arts Theater (previously the Arko Arts Theater).

The play portrays the love between a clown named Gong-gil and King Yeonsangun (1476-1506) of the Joseon Dynasty.

The word yi itself is a respectful title the king bestowed on his highest officials ? showing how much the clown had meant to him.

Many of the scenes feature a variety of dramatic twists in the romances involving Gong-gil, Yeonsangun, Jangseng and Noksu, who is the king’s mistress.

The performance is staged Tuesdays to Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02) 3668-0029, www.dat.or.kr



NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA, Haneul Youth Theater

Friday to Saturday: “Dance Chunhyang.” The well-known Korean folk tale that tells the story of two young lovers is being staged in a performance that showcases traditional dance.

Chunhyang is the daughter of a poor widow in a southern provincial town. She meets and falls in love with Mong-ryong, a scion of a noble family.

But their blossoming romance is rudely interrupted when Mong-ryong has to leave with his father, who is transferred to an official position in the capital. Shortly thereafter, Chunhyang’s town gets a lecherous new governor. On hearing about Chunhyang’s beauty, he attempts to make her his concubine.

Dances that show traditional Korean folk customs, such as women washing their hair in iris-infused water and villagers playing water drums, are some of the most notable parts of the performance.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6

(02) 2280-4115, www.ntok.go.kr



NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA, Culture Square

Saturday: “2009 Saturday Cultural Plaza - Zamstick.” Fusion percussion performance group Zamstick will be performing at the National Theater of Korea in central Seoul this Saturday.

The team, made up of four percussionists and one synthesizer player, plays the music of many genres including classical and jazz. With snare and bass drums, Zamstick creates exciting beats for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

The performance starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6

(02) 2280-4115, www.ntok.go.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theater

Monday: “2009 World Ballet Stars.” Organized by the Korea International Ballet Competition, the 2009 World Ballet Stars is a rare opportunity to see top dancers from around the world on the same stage.

Laureates of the Varna International Ballet Competition such as Cristina Terentiev, Rodrigo Almarales, Elena Evseeva, and Ekaterina Oleynik are some of the talented dancers performing. These dancers will be presenting acts from “Don Quixote,” “Giselle,” “Swan Lake,” “Le Corsaire,” “La Bayadere,” “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty.”

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.

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

(02) 396-5188, www.sejongpac.or.kr





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION

Wednesday

LG Twins vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

The Heroes vs. Doosan Bears

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

LG Twins vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

The Heroes vs. Doosan Bears

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

LG Twins vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Kia Tigers

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Heroes

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

LG Twins vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Kia Tigers

Daejeon, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. The Heroes

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Sunday

LG Twins vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Kia Tigers

Daejeon, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. The Heroes

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. The Heroes

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions

Masan, 6:30 p.m.



www.koreabaseball.com





FESTIVAL



THE FOURTH TAEAN LILY FESTIVAL 2009, North Chungcheong Province

To Sunday: “The Fourth Taean Lily Festival 2009.” The blooming lilies of Taean will decorate this year’s festival.

There will be two main exhibitions - the Lily Festival Theme Hall and the Taean Flower Promotion Exhibition Hall - that will display flowers of many different colors and shapes.

There will also be 10 outdoor exhibitions with many themes, including the Aquatic Botanical Garden, the Vine Vegetables and Fruits Exploration Field and Flower Box Installations.

Activities for the whole family will be offered as well, including lily-bread baking, potato digging, face-painting and pottery making.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from 4,000 won to 8,000 won.

Take a bus from Nambu Bus Terminal to Taean, South Chungcheong.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3

(041) 675-7882, www.happylily.com



SEOUL INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL, Jongno, central Seoul

July 9 to 15: “The 11th Seoul International Youth Film Festival.” Since 1999, the Seoul International Youth Film Festival has worked to promote and encourage the dreams of young people interested in filmmaking.

Marking its 11th anniversary this year, the festival will feature more than a hundred short and feature films for youths and about youths. The selected works come from all over the globe, including Korea, Japan, Germany, Canada and the U.S.

Other side events will also take place during the festival, such as the International Visual Arts Media Education Forum.

Street performances, concerts and bazaars will also be held in various locations around downtown Seoul, such as Jongno 3-ga and Cheonggye Plaza.

Jongno 3-ga Station, lines No. 1, 3 and 5; Jonggak Station, line No. 1

(02) 775-0501, www.siyff.com



FROG COOL SUMMER FESTIVAL, Goyang, Gyeonggi

To Aug. 21: “2009 Frog Cool Summer Festival.” Kintex is hosting a summer festival which features an indoor water park catering to families with young children.

Participants can splash away the summer heat with pools, water boats and slides, as well as a mini train that travels around the venue.

Performances such as bubble shows will also be featured daily.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is 16,000 won.

Daehwa Station, line No. 3, exit 1 or 2.

(031) 969-5518, www.fantastic-world.co.kr
Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
s
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now