2009. 6.27 MUSIC & THEATER

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2009. 6.27 MUSIC & THEATER

MUSIC



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Chamber Hall

Today: “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 start at 20,000 won ($15.71).

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

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



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Tomorrow: “Beautiful 11am Concert.” The Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul is holding classical music morning concerts on the second Thursday of each month.

Tomorrow’s performers include conductor Jung Chi-young, violinist Kim Min-jae and pianist Park Jong-hoon, accompanied by the Korean Symphony Orchestra.

They will play Wagner’s opera piece, “The Ride of the Valkyries,” Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, and Liszt’s symphonic poem “Les Preludes.”

The concert begins at 11 a.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

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

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



BANPO HAN RIVER PARK, Dalbit Square

Saturday: “Free Saturday Night Performances.” The Hangang Project is hosting weekly concerts every Saturday until October on the bank of the Han River near Banpo Bridge.

The concert venue, Moonlight Square, is a large riverside space which can accommodate large crowds.

To reach Banpo Bridge, take bus No. 8401 at the Seoul Express Bus Terminal, line No. 3 or No. 7; Noksapyeong Station, line No. 6; or the Crown Hotel.

(02) 3780-0541, www.hangang.seoul.go.kr



SHERATON GRANDE WALKERHILL,

Riverpark

Saturday and Sunday: “D.J. Doc Poolside Party.” The Sheraton Grande Walkerhill in Gwangjang-dong, eastern Seoul, is holding its famous poolside parties again this summer with popular Korean group D.J. Doc.

D.J. Doc was popular in the late 1990s. Nowadays the three group members are television celebrities who have a reputation as being “party people.”

Guests must be 19 years or older to attend. Concert-goers usually wear swimsuits.

The party starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets costs 66,000 or 110,000 won, which includes a one-day pass to the swimming pool, pool buffet and the concert.

Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2

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





THEATER



NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA, Theater Yong

To Sunday: “Kleopatra Musical.” The musical “Kleopatra,” created by Czech singer Michal David, is being held in Korea.

The life of the ambitious female Egyptian pharaoh who lived 2,000 years ago has fascinated the world over the years.

Her story has all the dramatic ingredients - power, love, conspiracy, war and death.

The musical premiered in 2002 in Prague, Czech Republic, and was performed more than 500 times between 2002 and 2003 in front of more than half a million people.

The Korean cast includes Chun Su-mi in the lead, and the television and film actor Kong Hyung-jin plays Caesar.

The musical is staged at 8 p.m. weekdays, 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

Ichon Station, lines No. 1 and 4, exit 2

1544-5955, www.theateryong.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Opera Theater

To Aug. 2: “Musical Romeo and Juliet.” If you’re expecting just another typical version of Romeo and Juliet - boy meets girl, big balcony scene, boy dies, girl dies - you’re in for a surprise.

Gerard Presgurvic’s musical adaptation of “Romeo and Juliette” is so much more.

With Shakespeare’s tragically romantic story line combined with emotive music and spectacular choreography, this version of Romeo and Juliet set Korean musical fans abuzz when the original cast performed here in January 2007.

This time, a Korean cast has adapted the play into the Korean language to embrace local audiences.

The musical is staged at 8 p.m. weekdays, 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

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

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

(02) 541-3150, www.sac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Jayu Theater

To Aug. 2: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Shakespeare’s classic comedy is being staged in Seoul this summer.

The original romantic comedy, which portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and fairies in an enchanted forest, has been widely performed across the world.

But the latest Korean version of the play, directed by Choi Hyung-in, a professor of theater and cinema at Hanyang University, is somewhat special.

This version is a revival of her earlier production, which was a huge success in 1995. Original cast members Lee Moon-sik, Ahn Nae-sang and Hong Seok-cheon will reprise their roles from 14 years ago.

The play is staged at 8 p.m. weekdays and 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 40,000 won.

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

(02) 3672-8070, www.sac.or.kr



SEOUL CENTER FOR CULTURE AND TOURISM, Haechi Hall

To Aug. 31: “Sachungi.” The musical “Sachungi,” which means “puberty” in English, is being staged at the new Haechi Hall in Myeong-dong. The musical is an adaptation of the German play “Fruhling Erwachen” by Frank Wedekind.

Sachungi is about teenagers dealing with their sexuality.

The Korean adaptation presents a more localized and contemporary version, reflecting on current issues such as teenage Internet addiction and suicide.

The musical runs at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets start at 35,000 won.

Myeong-dong Station line No. 4, exit 6

(02) 3672-3001, www.interpark.com



LG ARTS CENTER

Saturday and Sunday: “Dancer Kim Young-gul and Friends.” To celebrate his retirement, Kim Young-gul is holding a gala stage dance performance with other Korean dancers.

Kim Young-gul was the first Korean to become a soloist at Paris Opera Ballet.

He won prizes from Paris Concours in 1998 and from Moscow International Ballet Concours in 1997.

He will be joined by other internationally active dancers, including Bae Ju-yun and Kang Hyo-jung.

The main program is an adagio from “Giselle” with Aurelia Ballet from Paris Opera. Other performances include modern pieces, “In the Middle of Somewhat Elevated” and “Arepo.”

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

(02) 3674-2210, www.lgart.com





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION

Wednesday

LG Twins vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Masan, 6:30 p.m.

The Heroes vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

LG Twins vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Masan, 6:30 p.m.

The Heroes vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

The Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 5:00 p.m.

The Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 5:00 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 5:00 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 5:00 p.m.

Sunday

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 5:00 p.m.

The Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 5:00 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 5:00 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

Munhak, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday

Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. The Heroes

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions

Masan, 6:30 p.m.

LG Twins vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.com





FESTIVAL



SEOUL INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL, central Seoul

To Wednesday: “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 and about youths.

The selected works come from all over the globe, including Korea, Japan, Germany, Canada and the United States.

The opening ceremony will be held at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul, featuring pop singers, followed by a screening of Justin Kerrigan’s film, “I Know You Know.”

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

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 6; Jongno 3-ga Station, lines No. 1, 3 and 5; Jonggak Station, line No. 1

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



THE WORLD CHOIR CHAMPIONSHIPS, South Gyeongsang Province

To Friday: “The World Choir Championships.” Choirs from all over the world are coming to the southern region of the Korean Peninsula for the 10-day World Choir Championships.

Cities in South Gyeongsang Province will be hosting competitions in the mornings and afternoons, with gala concerts and musicals in the evening.

The competition is an umbrella event for a series of choral and musical competitions. They range from the second Asian Choir Games through the Korean International Open Competition to the Grand Prix of Choral Music.

To get to Changwon, Masan or Jinju in South Gyeongsang, take a bus from the Express Bus Terminal in southern Seoul.

Express Bus Terminal Station, lines No. 3 and 7

www.korea2009.com



INDIE ROCK FESTIVAL, Guro Arts Valley, southwest Seoul

Tomorrow to Saturday: ”Indie Rock Festival.” Ten Korean indie rock bands and artists are performing throughout a three-day concert at the Guro Arts Valley venue in Suro-dong, southwest, Seoul.

Guro Arts Valley theater is a newly opened theater in Guro.

The aim of the theater is to play an important role in fostering the arts and young artists by offering them guidance in order to promote the area’s education and artistic scene.

The concerts begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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

Guro Station, line No. 1, exit 1; Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 or 2, exit 2; Daerim Station, lines No. 2 or 7, exit 10

(02) 2029-1700, www.guroartsvalley.or.kr
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