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2009. 9.16 TICKET

MUSIC



GURO ARTS VALLEY THEATER

Friday: “Claude Bolling Concert.” Claude Bolling, a renowned French jazz pianist, composer, arranger and occasional actor, is visiting Seoul for a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday.

Known as a music prodigy since the age of 14, Bolling turned 79 this year.

Bolling, who was a major part of the traditional jazz revival in the late 1960s, is noted for his series of collaborations with classical musicians.

Bolling describes his music as “crossover,” meaning that it draws on elements of both the classical and jazz sides of the spectrum.

His “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio” with Jean-Pierre Rampal, which offers a mix of Baroque elegance and modern swing, has been a top seller for many years, ranking highly on the Billboard charts. He followed it up with other works in the same vein.

Tickets range from 30,000 won ($24.50) to 50,000 won.

Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 2

(02) 2029-1700, http://ticket.interpark.com



HAN RIVER NANJI PARK

Friday and Saturday: “2009 Global Gathering Korea.” A festival enjoyed by 700,000 people all over the world will be held this weekend at the Han River’s Nanji Park.

Since its beginnings in England in 2001, the annual dance music festival has been thrilling audiences in Korea, Australia, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Turkey, among others.

Known as the world’s No. 1 dance music festival, this year’s event includes performances by The Prodigy, Underworld, Royksopp, The Crystal Method and many more.

Among Korean artists, the famous G-Dragon as well as 2NE1 and House Rulez are going to perform.

A one-day ticket costs 88,000 won, while a two-day ticket costs 143,000 won.

English speakers can buy their tickets via e-mail at globalgatheringkorea@gmail.com.

The nearest subway stop is World Cup Stadium Station, line No. 6.

(02) 323-2838, www.global-gathering.com



SEOUL OLYMPIC PARK, Olympic Hall

Saturday: “Epik High’s [e] Parade 2009.” Famous for its buoyant and ecstatic songs, South Korean indie hip-hop group Epik High is celebrating the release of its latest album with a concert on Saturday at Seoul Olympic Park.

The group, which is releasing its sixth album, is composed of leader Tablo, Mithra Jin and D.J. Tukutz.

Epik High’s success began with the release of their second album, titled “High Society.” Upon the success of their third release, “Swan Song,” Epik High became one of the most popular hip-hop groups in the entire country.

The group is planning to rock Seoul by playing a selection of their most popular songs from all their albums, including some on the new release.

Epik High, which gained popularity among Korean fans in part for their witty lyrics, will present the audience with both exciting music and even a hefty dose of comedy.

It will also be a great chance to hear some heartfelt personal stories from Tablo, who recently announced that he is marrying the pregnant actress Kang Hye-jeong.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 77,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 747-1252, http://ticket.interpark.com



LIG ART HALL

Saturday: “The Thing Concert.” The renowned Swedish saxophone player and star of the Scandinavian jazz scene Mats Gustafsson is visiting Korea with the group The Thing, which will perform its first concert in Korea.

Aside from Gustafsson, the band includes Ingebright Haker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love.

Gustafsson is known for his tonal belligerence and intensity when improvising.

He first came to the attention of music lovers while working with Christian Munthe and the band Gush.

The trio will be accompanied by pioneering Japanese composer and multi-instrumentalist Otomo Yoshihide, saxophone player Son Sung-jae and renowned Korean percussionist Kim Dong-won.

Ticket costs 30,000 won.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Gangnam Station, line No. 2, exit 8

(02) 6900-3906, www.ligarthall.com





THEATER



LG ARTS CENTER, Seoul

To Sunday: “Onegin.” The LG Arts Center and Universal Ballet co-present John Cranko’s masterful dramatic ballet “Onegin,” based on Alexander Pushkin’s 1833 novel “Eugene Onegin.”

The performance will take place through Sunday.

In the ballet, Onegin, a jaded aristocrat, meets Tatiana, the sister of his neighbor Lensky’s fiance, Olga, while vacationing at his country house.

Tatiana falls instantly in love with Onegin, but he doesn’t notice her.

Onegin flees the area after killing Lensky in a duel over Olga, and by the time he realizes he loves Tatiana, it is too late.

The LG Arts Center is giving people who visit its Web site a chance to meet the Korean cast in person and to attend an open rehearsal.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

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



WHITE HALL, Seoul

Saturday: “Hansel and Gretel.” A widely known, beloved German fairy tale will be staged as an opera on Saturday in Seoul’s White Hall.

“Hansel and Gretel” is a piece by 19th-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who described it as a fairy-tale opera.

The libretto was written by Adelheid Wette, based on the Brothers Grimm story of the same name.

In this famous fairy tale, two children become lost in a forest and are captured by a witch whose gingerbread house proves too much of a temptation for their hunger.

In an explosive climax that involves the help of some magic, the defeated witch gets a taste of her own culinary methods, and of course there is a rousing happy ending when the children are reunited with their father.

The tale has been adapted to various media over the years including Humperdinck’s 1893 opera and a stop-motion animated feature film.

The opera will be held at 3 and 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 50,000 won.

Seocho Station, line No. 2, exit 7

(02) 581-5404, http://ticket.interpark.com



LG ARTS CENTER, Seoul

Sept. 25 and 26: “Gezeiten.” Sasha Waltz, leading star in the German Tanztheater, will make her long-awaited return to Seoul for the first time in five years.

In “Gezeiten (Tides),” Waltz and her 16 dancers take a look at how people handle threatening situations.

Describing a society living with the knowledge of impending catastrophes, the performance revolves around the relationship between destruction and renewal.

Gezeiten questions how we can rebuild our world again and examines the top things on earth we must save from destruction at all costs.

Waltz is the daughter of an architect and a curator. At 5 years old, she had her first dance lesson and later studied at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

She did further training in New York and then collaborated intensely with choreographers, visual artists and musicians and became known globally.

In 1993, she founded her company, called Sasha Waltz and Guests.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

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





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL ORGANIZATION

Wednesday

LG Twins vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Seoul Heroes vs. Kia Tigers

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

Doosan Bears vs. Hanwha Eagles

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Seoul Heroes

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

Doosan Bears vs. Hanwha Eagles

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Seoul Heroes

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Seoul Heroes

Daegu, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Sunday

Samsung Lions vs. Seoul Heroes

Daegu, 2 p.m.

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Hanwha Eagles

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

Seoul Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.com



K-LEAGUE SOCCER

Saturday

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma vs. Incheon United

Seongnam Sports Complex, 7 p.m.

Ulsan Hyundai vs. Chunnam Dragons

Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, 7 p.m.

Daejeon Citizen vs. Jeju United

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

Sunday

Daegu FC vs. Gangwon FC

Daegu Stadium, 3 p.m.

Gyeongnam FC vs. Gwangju Sangmu FC

Changwon Sports Complex, 3 p.m.

Chonbuk Motors vs. Busan I’Park

Jeonju World Cup Stadium, 6 p.m.

www.kleague.com





FESTIVALS



2009 DONGDAEMUN FASHION FESTIVAL

To Sept. 25: “2009 Dongdaemun Fashion Festival.” The Dongdaemun Fashion Festival is celebrating its seventh year at Dongdaemun Fashion Town, Seoul’s most well-known shopping district.

Every year in September, extensive sales and shopping events occur at Dongdaemun Fashion Town to help usher in the Korean Thanksgiving holiday, called Chuseok.

Festivities also include outdoor fashion shows, cultural performances and a host of events for visitors to enjoy.

This year’s festival also features a promotional and shopping event as well as concerts and cultural performances by popular Korean entertainers.

Dongdaemun Stadium Station, lines No. 2, 4 or 5, exit 1

(02) 2236-9135, www.ddmfestival.com



SEOUL DANCE FESTIVAL, Arko Arts Theater

To Sept. 30: “30th Seoul Dance Festival.” The Dance Association of Korea is hosting its 30th Seoul Dance Festival until Sept. 30 at the Arko Arts Theater in Seoul.

The stage features Korean dance, ballet and other creative performances, and there will be numerous awards given out at the end of the festival.

There is also a photo exhibition of modern dance that runs until Friday, a free dance lesson today and an outdoor stage at Marronnier Park for young dancers from Sept. 21 to 25.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02) 744-8066, www.dancekorea.org



PINE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL, North Gyeongsang

Sept. 24 to 27: “Bonghwa Chunyangmok Pine Mushroom Festival.” Bonghwa’s songi pine mushrooms can be stored for long periods of time and are regarded in Korea as a special delicacy, growing only on the famous chunyangmok trees.

At the Bonghwa Pine Mushroom festival, visitors will be able to observe the mushrooms in their natural habitat.

It will also offer those who stop the chance to harvest them.

Additionally, visitors will be able to sample various beverages and specialty dishes made from the popular and tasty pine mushrooms, which are now in season.

Take the bus from Nambu Bus Terminal to Gimhae Terminal.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3

(054) 679-6391, http://bonghwa.go.kr
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