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Thursday: “Senior and Junior.” Teachers and students are getting together in one place to harmoniously play viola at 8 p.m. at Art Hall Mac in the Mapo Arts Center.

It’s a unique performance since teachers and students rarely hold concerts together. As great teachers make great students, the teachers and students in the performance are recognized as some of the top musicians in Korea.

The concert also offers a Q. and A. session to provide indispensable information and stories to students who wish to follow in their footsteps.

Tickets range from 20,000 won ($16) to 30,000 won.

Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or Ewha Womans University Station, line No. 2, exit 5

(02) 3274-8600, www.mapoartcenter.or.kr


Thursday: “Classical Frontier Series IV.” The Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation is holding its fourth Frontier series which will host two up-and-coming Korean classical musicians, violinist Kwun Hyuk-joo and classical guitarist Chang Sung-ho, from 8 p.m. at the Kumho Art Hall.

Kwun began violin studies at the age of 3. Only three years later, he won a top prize at a local competition sponsored by a music journal. He began playing in concerts at age 11 after moving to Moscow to study with Eduard Grach at the Tchaikovsky Central Music School. At the age of 18, he won the 2002 Yampolsky Competition and was praised by Maestro Tikhon Khrennikov as an artist who would carry on the tradition of Russian violin playing. Kwun has won numerous prizes ranging from the Grand Prix in the third Yampolsky Competition in Russia to first prize at the seventh Carl Nielsen Violin Competition.

The majority of the pieces to be played on Thursday, such as Franz Schubert’s Sonatina in D major D.284 and Mozart’s Sonata No. 21 in E minor, were arranged by Chang Sung-ho, a 46-year-old guitarist in Korea. Chang gained international prominence when he performed at the World Lichtenstein Ligita Guitar Festival. Chang was trained in Spain and became the first Korean to receive the great culture medal of Isabel La Catolica from Spanish King Juan Carlos II in 2003.

The duo will play together as well as perform solo pieces.

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

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7

(02) 6303-7700, http://ticket.interpark.com


Monday: “Soprano Lee Choon Hye Recital.” Soprano Lee Choon-hye, who is praised for her shimmering, smooth voice, is holding a recital to celebrate the release of her album “Love Songs” at 8 p.m. at the Seoul Arts Center.

Lee will perform pieces ranging from “Come Ready and See Me” by Richard Hundley to “Ave Maria” by Giulio Caccini.

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

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 4 or 5

(02) 780-5054, www.sac.or.kr


Friday and Saturday: “Breeze Garden Concert.” Two renowned Korean performers - hip-hop artist M.C. Mong and pop singer Kim Jong-guk - are holding open-air concerts at 7:30 p.m. this weekend at the Jade Garden of the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill hotel.

With the cool breeze and a glass of beer, it’s a great chance to soak up the last days of summer and freshen up for the coming autumn.

The concert offers a free glass of beer and snacks for the first 500 attendees.

M.C. Mong and Kim Jong-guk are known for not only their upbeat songs but also their comedic dispositions. Both of them were cast in Korean reality programs and have actively appeared on numerous TV shows.

The Jade Garden, famous for its jaw-dropping view of the Han River and Mount Acha, is one of the top choices for outdoor weddings by Korean celebrities.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 99,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

A free shuttle bus to the hotel departs from Gwangnaru Station.

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


Sunday: “Acoustic Cafe: For Your Loneliness.” Acoustic Cafe, a group composed of three prominent Japanese musicians, is holding a concert in Seoul at 8 p.m. at the Concert Hall of the Seoul Arts Center.

Violinist Norihiro Tsuru started the group in 1990 and performed in numerous concerts worldwide with the group as well as working solo.

Today, the group consists of Tsuru, cellist Ayako Karasawa and pianist Yuri Hiranuma. The group’s songs are inspired by music and genres from around the world, and includes themes from both classical music and tango.

Norihiro Tsuru is known for the scores he composed for several anime series, including “The Heroic Legend of Arslan,” “Mermaid’s Forest” and “Mermaid’s Scar.”

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 100,000 won.

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

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



Thursday: “La Traviata.” This opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi is based on the novel “La dame aux Camellias” by Alexandre Dumas, published in 1848. It will take the stage at the Incheon Culture and Arts Center until Thursday.

The title “La Traviata” means literally “The Woman Who Strayed,” or perhaps more figuratively, “The Fallen Woman.” It was originally titled “Violetta,” after the main character.

Verdi’s eternally popular opera tells the tale of a conflicted courtesan, her devoted lover and his disapproving father.

Stunning opera performers Oh Mi-sun and Park Jae-yeon, along with rising star Choi Seong-su, share the title role in this critically acclaimed production. Victor Kulikov conducts the emotionally evocative, marvelously melodious score.

Shows start at 7:30 p.m and run for 120 minutes.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won.

Arts Center Station, Incheon line No. 1, exit 6

(032) 427-8401, http://art.incheon.go.kr




Doosan Bears vs. Hanhwa Eagles

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Seoul Heroes vs. LG Twins

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.


Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Seoul Heroes

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.


Hanhwa Eagles vs. Seoul Heroes

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.


LG Twins vs. Hanhwa Eagles

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears

Gwangju, 5 p.m.


LG Twins vs. Doosan Bears

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

Seoul Heroes vs. Samsung Lions

Mokdong, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants

Munhak, 5 p.m.


Doosan Bears vs. Seoul Heroes

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. SK Wyverns

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Hanhwa Eagles

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.




Daegu FC vs. Incheon United

Daegu Stadium, 3 p.m.

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma vs. FC Seoul

Seongnam Sports Complex, 7 p.m.

Jeonbuk FC vs. Jeju United

Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 6 p.m.

Gyeongnam FC vs. Chunnam Dragons

Changwon Sports Complex, 7 p.m.

Pohang Steelers vs. Daejeon Citizen

Pohang Steelyard, 7 p.m.

Ulsan Hyundai vs. Busan I’Park

Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, 7 p.m.

Suwon Bluewings vs. Gangwon FC

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




Today to Sept. 12: “The First Goyang Choir Festival” will be held at the Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Complex from today. A total of eight civic chorales will take part including the Seongnam City Choir, Busan City choir, Incheon City Choir, Bucheon Phil Choir and more.

Tickets cost 10,000 won.

Jeongbalsan Station, line No. 3, exit 3

1577-7766, www.artgy.or.kr


Sept. 22 to 27: “The 12th Gwacheon Hanmadang Festival” is an annual street event that began in 1997. Traditional Korean performances such as madanggeuk outdoor plays and pansori narrative opera will be shown alongside unique performances from Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Selected as one of the top 10 festivals in Gyeonggi Province, the festival also offers visitors a chance to learn traditional singing and dancing styles.

The festival, which will be held at the Gwacheon Citizen’s Hall, endeavors to preserve and develop Korean traditional arts using streets and other open air places in a truly original way. The festival takes full advantage of international cultural exchange programs to further develop Gwacheon into a city of culture and art that reflects a wider global perspective.

Government Complex Gwacheon Station, line No. 4, exit 9

(02) 504-0944, http://gcfest.or.kr


Sept. 22 to 27: “Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival.” The namsadang were troupes of entertainers who traveled around the country during the latter years of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), performing dances, songs and acrobatics at marketplaces and villages. Today they are more commonly known as performance artists.

The festival pays tribute to Baudeogi (1848-1870), a woman who was the leader of one of Anseong’s namsadang groups, which at the time was thought to be the best in Korea.

This year the festival will be held at the convenient Riverside Park of Anseong. The festival is designed so that anyone can easily appreciate the culture.

The festival’s excellent performances include the rope dancing of the namsadang troupes, pungmulnori (a performance of folk percussion and woodwind instruments), salpan (acrobatics), mask play, tolmi (puppet play) and beona (plate-spinning), offering more opportunities for the visitors to experience the outstanding namsadang play.

The Anseong Namsadang and Baudeogi Festival has been designated as an official associate event by the International Council for Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Arts (CIOFF) and an official Unesco NGO organization starting in 2006.

Folk performance troupes from six countries will participate in this event to make it a more diversified cultural experience.

Take the bus from the Dong Seoul Terminal to Anseong. Travel time: one hour and 30 minutes.

(031) 676-4601, http://eng.baudeogi.com


Sept. 23 to 27: “Heungtar Yeong Dance Festival.” This festival celebrates the traditional dances, songs and costumes of Korea.

Cheonan is a transportation hub that is connected to Seoul by subway, train and bus, so it is easily accessible even for first-time visitors.

Of the numerous events to be held at the festival, some, such as the singing and dance competitions, encourage international visitors to participate.

There is also a re-enactment of a traditional Korean wedding ceremony.

The festival will be held at Cheonansamgeori Park, Sports Complex Plaza and at Arario Gwangjang Plaza in Cheonan.

Cheonan Station, line No. 1

(041) 521-5164, www.dancefestival.or.kr
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