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2009. 9.23 TICKET



Friday and Saturday: “2009 French Musical Original Cast Concert.” Eight singers from three popular French musicals - “Notre Dame de Paris,” “Don Juan” and “The Ten Commandments” - will take the stage to present excerpts from these works. The artists scheduled to appear are: Matt Laurent, Richard Charest, Roddy Julienne and Nadia Bel from Notre Dame de Paris; Jean Francois Breau from Don Juan; Sergio Moschetto and Ahmed Mouici from The Ten Commandments, along with a special appearance by Lidia Malgieri.

The singers will also present excerpts from “Le Roi Soleil,” which has been touted as the next major musical hit from France.

Friday’s concert starts at 8 p.m. There are two performances on Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 110,000 won ($25 to $91).

Gwanghwamun Station, line No.5, exit 8

(02) 399-1618, www.sejongpac.or.kr


Sunday: “Martin Stadtfeld Recital.” Up-and-coming German pianist Martin Stadtfeld will hold his first recital in Korea Sept. 27 at the Seoul Arts Center. Born in 1980, Stadtfeld began to attract attention after he won first prize in Leipzig’s International Bach Competition four years ago. On Sunday, Stadtfeld will present pieces from his recently released album “The Well-Tempered Klavier I” as well as selections from the “Goldberg Variations” and other works.

The recital is at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 60,000 won.

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

(02) 599-5743, www.sac.or.kr


Sunday: “Sung-Won Yang - Schubert Project.”

Korean cellist Yang Sung-won has appeared all over the world as a soloist and as a member of one of Korea’s finest chamber music ensembles, the Kumho Asiana String Quartet. He also performs contemporary music, and regularly commissions new works.

On Sunday, Yang will present a four-hour concert of works by Franz Schubert: two piano trios (“D.898” and “D.929”); the “Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano”; and the “Sonata in C Major”. Special guests Olivier Charlier (violin) and Emmanuel Strosser (piano) will join him for the piano trio “Notturno in E-flat Major.”

The concert is at 4 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 60,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

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



To Sunday: “Hotel Splendid.” After having won the International Peace Award in 2001, this masterpiece is back. Written and directed by Lavonne Mueller, the play tells the story of Korean women who served as “comfort women” for the Japanese military in Japan during World War II. Hotel Splendid is the name of the comfort station where the play is set.

The performance is at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday .

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

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4

(02) 929-6417, www.train3.com/english

THE STAGE, Sinchon

Saturday to Nov. 8: “Assassins.” The musical “Assassins” returns for its first performance in Seoul in four years.

The musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, which tells the stories of the men and women who have attempted to assassinate the American president, is said to be one of the most controversial musicals of all time because it was written from the killers’ points of view.

This year’s revival features a cast that includes some of the best performers in Korean musical theater, including Kang Tae-eul, Han Ji-sang and Choi Jae-woong. The production will be staged in a small 230-seat theater to enhance the intimacy between the actors and the audience members.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. The theatre is closed on Mondays.

Tickets cost 50,000 won.

Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 3

1588-5212, http://ticket.interpark.com


Open Run: “Love Comes Down With Rain.” “Love Comes Down With Rain” is still pulling in theatergoers after a 14-year run. As it celebrates its 3,000th show, it is offering its viewers a discount of up to 40 percent off ticket prices.

The story begins with a gloomy, rainy day as two brothers with opposite personalities meet after a long separation.

Although the set will portray a gloomy rainy day with actual water coming down from the ceiling, the whole atmosphere will be cozy due to the heartwarming story.

English and Japanese subtitles will be provided.

The show is held Tuesdays to Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 4

(02) 741-0251,



Open Run: “Miso.” The title of this Korean musical, “Miso,” means “smile” in Korean. Set in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), the play tells a simple love story that develops through the four seasons of the year.

The score showcases several traditional musical forms, including pansori (a narrative song for a soloist and drum) and samulnori (percussion quartet), as well as traditional dance forms such as the buchaechum (fan dance).

The production is presented with English, Japanese and Chinese subtitles.

Tickets cost 30,000 won.

Performances are held every day at 8 p.m., except on Mondays.

City Hall Station, line No. 1, exit 1

(02) 751-1500, http://ticket.interpark.com




Seoul Heroes vs. Doosan Bears

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.


Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Seoul Heroes

Gunsan, 6:30 p.m.


LG Twins vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Samsung Lions

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Seoul Heroes

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.


LG Twins vs. Seoul Heroes

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears

Munhak, 5 p.m.


K-League Soccer


Chunnam Dragons vs. Seongnam Ilhwa

Gwangyang Football Stadium, 7 p.m.

Suwon Bluewings vs. Gyeongnam FC

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

Busan I’Park vs. Pohang Steelers

Busan Asiad Main Stadium, 8 p.m.


Gwangju FC vs. Daegu FC

Gwangju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

FC Seoul vs. Daejeon Citizen

Seoul World Cup Stadium, 5 p.m.

Gangwon FC vs. Ulsan Hyundai

Chuncheon Stadium, 7 p.m.




Saturday: “Seoul International Fireworks Festival.” For one night every year, the night skies above Han River Park are ablaze with color as the spectacular Seoul International Fireworks Festival gets under way.

The fireworks displays are presented by Korean and international teams, and the pyrotechnics will be accompanied by music, lights and a laser show.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Yeouinaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2 or 4

(02) 761-4078, www.bulnori.com


Friday to Sunday: “Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival.” Discover the history and culture of Baekje (B.C. 18-475) as it was during the reign of King Gunchogo (346-375). Visitors can make ceramics, watch performances and participate in a host of other activities from the era.

Last year’s festival was selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as the “Culture and Tourism Festival of 2008,” an honor bestowed on only one of the 1,200 other festivals in Korea.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5

(02) 410-3410, www.baekjefest.com


Oct. 5 to 24: A diverse mix of contemporary dance companies from around the globe will be perform at the Seoul Arts Center. The annual festival was created by the South Korea branch of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO in 1998 as a channel for bringing Korean dance to other countries while also presenting the works of internationally-recognized artists here.

This year’s festival features a number of performances that grew out of international collaborative exchanges as well as “Dancing City” with site-specific performances in various locations around Seoul.

Tickets range from 15,000 to 70,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal station, line No. 3, exit 4

(02) 3216-1185, www.sidance.org/2009


To Sunday: “Geumsan Ginseng Festival.” Anything wrong with your mind, body or spirit? Chances are ginseng can sort it out, and Geumsan is the place to find it. Every year, the region celebrates the healthy root with a wealth of exhibitions, hands-on activities and entertainment.

Festivalgoers can participate in a variety of activities related to ginseng. Oriental medicine practitioners will show people how to squeeze, cut and harvest ginseng roots, and will provide information about herbal remedies. Cooks will provide samples of ginseng dumplings, and a variety of Korean dishes that count ginseng among their ingredients. Various ginseng products will also be available for sale. A colorful parade will wind its way through the streets of Geumsan each morning of the festival.

The 188-kilometer (117-mile) bus ride from the Seoul Express Bus Terminal to the Geumsan Express Bus Terminal takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes.

(041) 750-2114, www.geumsan.go.kr


Saturday and Sunday: “Seoul Camping Festival.” The Seoul Metropolitan Government is the host of the Seoul Camping Festival in Noeul Park, located within World Cup Park in Sangam-dong, western Seoul.

The city government estimates over 10,000 people will participate in the festival and has 3,000 tents available for rent, along with other kinds of camping gear, including sleeping bags and mattresses. For entertainment, a variety of musicians and D.J.s are scheduled to perform at Sunset Dance Park and Sunset Music Park.

The festival starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday and ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tents can be rented for 20,000 won (2 people), 25,000 won (3 people) and 30,000 won (6 people). The mattress rental fee is 4,000 won. Sleeping bags are 6,000 won.

Shuttle buses will take campers from World Cup Stadium to Noeul Park.

For more information, visit www.seoulcampingfest.co.kr. To register for the festival or reserve camping gear, call (02) 2115-7531 or (02) 3141-3345 or send an e-mail to 21crpm@hanmail.net.


To Sept. 30: “30th Seoul Dance Festival.” The Dance Association of Korea hosts this festival, featuring Korean dance, ballet and other performances. Awards will be given out at the end of the festival.

The festival also includes an outdoor performance in Marronnier Park for young dancers

from Sept. 21 to 25.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2

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