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2009. 8.19 TICKET

MUSIC



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Today and Thursday: “Peter and the Wolf.” This summer, the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra is holding a special concert of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” designed for all members of your family to enjoy. It was first introduced in 2007 at the Puchon International Student Animation Festival in Bucheon and has since then become hugely popular among audiences of all ages.

The 30-minute animated musical fairy tale, which uses the stop-motion technique, will be presented as well. Park Tae-young will conduct the orchestra, while music columnist Jin Hoe-suk will serve as narrator.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won ($7.95) to 40,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

(02) 3991-700, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEONGNAM ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Thursday: “Matinee Concert 2009.” After the success of the KBS Symphony Orchestra’s 2008 performance last summer, the musicians are back to give audiences an unforgettable experience. This year, the performance will feature the famous music columnist Jang Il-bum as conductor.

Audiences can expect to enjoy the classics of Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Liszt. The performance starts at 11 a.m., and audiences are encouraged to join a pre-party at 10 a.m., where sandwiches and coffee will be served with light music playing in the background.

Tickets range from 13,000 won to 23,000 won.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1

(031) 783-8000, www.snart.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Chamber Hall

Saturday: “Memories from the Journey.” One of the best tenors in Korea, Kim Jeong-hoon, will be performing at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Kim graduated from Korea National University of Arts and earned his master’s degree at Arizona State University on a scholarship. He participated in numerous contests such as the Arizona Opera League, the Metropolitan Opera NC District, the Opera Carolina Guild and the international Orpheus Competition, where he caught the attention of many people. Currently, he lectures at both Korea National University of Arts and Myongji University.

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

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

(02) 2292-7184, http://ticket.interpark.com



SEOUL OLYMPIC PARK, Olympic Hall

Aug. 29: “Dynamic Duo: Half Time Show.” One of the most popular Korean hip-hop pairs, the Dynamic Duo, is hosting their last concert before entering military service.

The group is comprised of Choiza and Gaeko. Unlike the rough and off-beat sound of their past group, CBMASS, Dynamic Duo has an audience-friendly sound with a brighter ambience. The group debuted with their album “Taxi Driver,” which became the best selling hip-hop album in South Korea that year. Their second album won them their first Best Hip-hop Album award in 2005 in the prestigious Korean Popular Music Awards.

Many other famous artists will make an appearance during the performance. The duo is expected to play all of their popular songs from the past decade.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 66,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5

1544-1555, http://ticket.interpark.com



THEATER



MOKDONG ICE RINK

To Sept 6: “Bolshoi on Ice.” The legendary team of ice skaters is coming back to Korea this summer. “Bolshoi on Ice” has stolen the hearts of audiences around the world with breathtaking performances. The team - considered one of the best ice ballet groups in the world - performed in Korea in 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

This year, the troupe introduces the “Carmen on Ice” program along with selections from “Mary Poppins” and “The Snow Queen,” all three of which have been shown here before.

The secret of their success lays in the fact that their artistic combination of theater action with ice ballet gave birth to an entirely new genre.

This year, they will also perform in Busan, Daegu and Goyang.

Performances will take place every day except for Mondays. There will be one show at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; two shows at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and two shows at 1 and 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 34,000 won to 77,000 won.

Omokgyo Station, line No. 5, exit 2

(02) 6678-1122, www.ice-show.com



BUSAN LOTTE HOTEL, Art Hall

Saturday and Sunday: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Perhaps the most stylish rock musical ever to exist, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is back in Korea. The jaw-dropping rock sound and new cast of this musical are sure to draw fans to the theater.

Hedwig, born with the name Hansel in East Berlin, falls in love with an American G.I. and undergoes a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing works out quite like it is supposed to. Years later, Hedwig leads a rock band on a tour of the United States, telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. John Cameron Mitchell, who played Hedwig in the film version of the musical, wrote the script and lyrics. The musical features a Korean cast including Choi So-young, Lee Joo-kwang and many more notable local performers.

The musical is staged at 3, 6 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 45,000 to 55,000 won.

Seomyeon Station, Busan lines No. 1 or 2

1544-1555, http://ticket.interpark.com



KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY, Seoul

Aug. 26 to 31: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

A new Korean musical is coming to Seoul. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a love story that will touch the hearts of many in the city. Influenced mainly by Shakespeare’s play of the same name, this musical will feature plenty of exciting music and dancing based on the theme “Of the Love, By the Love, and For the Love.” One of the stars, Lee Hong-ki, is a rising singer from the Korean pop group FT Island. This will be his musical debut.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday; 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

Hoegi Station, line No. 1, exit 1

(02) 961-9250, http://ticket.interpark.com





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION

Wednesday

Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Hanhwa Eagles vs. Samsung Lions

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Seoul Heroes

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Hanhwa Eagles vs. Samsung Lions

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Seoul Heroes

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m

Seoul Heroes vs. Hanhwa Eagles

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Seoul Heroes vs. Hanhwa Eagles

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Sunday

Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Seoul Heroes vs. Hanhwa Eagles

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Kia Tigers

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. LG Twins

Sajik, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

LG Twins vs. Seoul Heroes

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Hanhwa Eagles

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.com



K-LEAGUE SOCCER

Saturday

Daegu FC vs. FC Seoul

Daegu Civil Stadium, 7 p.m.

Gwangju Sangmu vs. Chunnam Dragons

Gwangju World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m.

Jeonbuk FC vs. Pohang Steelers

Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 7 p.m.

Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i vs. Jeju United FC

Ulsan Stadium, 7 p.m.

Gyeongnam FC vs. Busan I’Park

Changwon Civil Stadium, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Daejeon Citizen vs. Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

Seongnam Civil Stadium, 7 p.m.

Incheon United FC vs. Suwon Bluewings

Suwon World Cup Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

www.kleague.com





FESTIVALS



SEOUL FRINGE FESTIVAL, Hongdae

To Aug. 29: “Seoul Fringe Festival.” Since 1998, the Seoul Fringe Festival, which originated from the Asian Fringe Festival, has been held in about 20 artistic venues such as small theaters and galleries around Hongik University once a year. This year’s festival features 300 artistic teams from seven countries and administrative regions, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Macao, Japan, India and Korea. More than 200,000 spectators will be on hand to enjoy this large-scale arts and cultural festival. The Seoul Fringe Festival consists of music, visual arts, Asian independent films, performing arts and a street festival. Musicians will perform everything from rock to Korean classical and dance music. One hundred bands are expected to perform at 14 clubs around Hongdae.

Tickets for indoor performances range from 5,000 won to 15,000 won, while the outdoor performances are free.

Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5

(02) 325-8150, www.seoulfringefestival.net



INCHEON GLOBAL FAIR AND FESTIVAL, Songdo International City

To Oct. 25: “Incheon Global Fair and Festival.” The theme of the 80-day Incheon Global Fair and Festival is “Lightening Tomorrow.” The event aims to bring people, the environment, technology, culture and tourism together and present a vision of the future of urban living. Additionally, the festival aims to provide a forum to discuss various issues such as urban development, environment and energy.

Until Sept. 20, the festival will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Between Sept. 21 and Oct. 25, it will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 18,000 won.

Central Park Station, Incheon line No. 1

(032) 440-8012, www.incheonfair.org



2009 CHUNGMURO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Seoul

Monday to Sept. 1: “2009 Chungmuro International Film Festival.” The third Chungmuro International Film Festival (Chiffs) will run until Sept. 1 in Seoul. This year, the theme is “Yesterday, Now & Forever.” More than 210 films from 40 countries will be screened in 16 different categories at the festival.

Outdoor events will be held at Seoul City Hall Plaza, and movies will be screened at Myeongdong CGV, Myungbo Art Hall and Megabox Dongdaemun. The opening ceremony will be held at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m., and the closing ceremony will be at the National Theater of Korea at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost 5,000 won for adults and 4,000 won for those under 19 years old. Opening and closing ceremony tickets will cost 10,000 won.

Directions: Daehan Theater: Connected to Chungmuro Station, lines No. 3 and 4

Joongang Cinema: Connected to Euljiro 3-ga Station, lines No. 2 and 3

Myeongdong CGV: Euljiro 1-ga Station, line No. 2, exit 6

Dongdaemun Megabox: Dongdaemun Stadium Station, lines No. 2, 4 and 5, exit 13, then go to the ninth floor of the Good Morning Building

(02) 2235-0036~37, www.chiffs.kr
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