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2009. 11. 25. TICKET

MUSIC



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Thursday: “Haydn Philharmonia with Adam Fischer & Mischa Maisky.” Renowned Latvian cellist Mischa Maisky joins the critically acclaimed Austrian orchestra Haydn Philharmonia for a concert this Thursday.

Many classical orchestras around the world have hosted concerts dedicated to Haydn this year to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his death. The Haydn Philharmonia has recorded all 104 of Haydn’s works in the past 14 years and is well known for playing Haydn’s music.

The Haydn Philharmonia was founded by its conductor Adam Fischer in 1987 and is recognized by the International Haydn Foundation as the official Haydn Orchestra. The Haydn Philharmonia is based in Esterhazy Castle in Austria, which was where Haydn served as a kapellmeister, or a German musician who played for kings, princes and noblemen.

Cellist Mischa Maisky has worked with pianist Martha Argerich, violinist Gidon Kremer, and conductors Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Mehta, to name a few. He has played worldwide and has made numerous recordings.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won ($35) to 160,000 won.

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

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



KUMHO ART HALL

Thursday: “Lee Mi-ju & Jeong Rok-gi - Winter Journey.” Warm up from the cold with pianist Lee Mi-ju and baritone Jeong Rok-gi as they conclude their “Schubertiade” project with Franz Schubert’s “Winter Journey.”

This duo performed Schubert’s lieder, or German art songs, on numerous occasions, and Jeong is known for being one of the few Korean vocalists to remain true to Schubert’s romantic style. They have performed all over Europe with world-renowned orchestras.

“Winter Journey” is a collection of 24 poems by Wilhelm Muller, best known as a set of art songs made for a male voice and piano composed by Schubert. This piece is one of his better known works, and was composed during the later stages of his life.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 8,000 won for students and range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won for adults.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7

(02) 6303-7700, www.kumhoarthall.com



SEOUL OPEN THEATER CHANGDONG

Thursday: “Brunch Concert with Geum Nan-se.” A favorite among locals, this concert will be conducted by maestro Geum Nan-se, who has worked with artists such as Sumi Jo as well as with his orchestra.

One of the top conductors in Korea, Geum has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Hannover Radio Symphony Orchestra and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. He has also been the music director of the Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tea and refreshments will be provided by Bennigan’s restaurant.

The concert starts at 11 a.m.

Tickets cost 10,000 won.

Yongdu Station, line No. 2, exit 5

(02) 994-1469, www.sotc.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Friday: “Korean Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky in Love.” Swedish pianist Peter Jablonski joins the Korean Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 5 from Tchaikovsky for the orchestra’s 165th concert on Friday at the Seoul Arts Center.

Jablonski showed signs of his musical gift at an early age, playing instruments at 4 years old. He played drums at the Village Vanguard, the legendary jazz club in New York City, at age 9 with musicians such as Thad Jones and Buddy Rich. He’s played with the world’s finest orchestras such as the DSO Berlin, NHK Tokyo, Los Angeles Philharmonic and BBC Symphony, and been conducted by, among many others, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Myung-whun Chung.

The Korean Symphony Orchestra was established in 1985 and has performed with musicians from all over the globe and recorded more than 50 albums to date.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won.

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

(02) 580-1301, www.sac.or.kr



KUMHO ART HALL

Saturday: “Sheen Hee-jae - Daegeum Recital.” As a part of Kumho Art Hall’s “Young Artist Concert” series, daegeum (Korean bamboo flute) player Sheen Hee-jae will be taking the stage for a solo recital.

Sheen showed early signs of her musical talents and was praised for her extraordinary skills and performances as a daegum player. She is trained in the Jongmyo Jaeraeak style of music, which is an elaborate performance of ancient court music that is accompanied by dances. This style originated from Chinese court music that was brought to Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).

The recital starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 10,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7

(02) 6303-7700, www.kumhoarthall.com



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Hall

Saturday: “Steve Barakatt Concert.” Known as the voice that gave us such hit songs as “Rainbow Bridge” and “The Whistler’s Song,” Canadian singer Steve Barakatt will make his second visit to Korea. This time around, the popular composer and pianist will present the Asian premiere of his symphony “Lullaby,” the new anthem for Unicef.

Barakatt is most well-known for singing in many television commercials, and although he’s been labeled a pop musician, he has worked in many different genres of music including new age, rock and jazz. Expect to hear some new instrumental pieces as well as some classic hits.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

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

City Hall Station, line No. 1, exit 4

(02) 1544-1887, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theater

Sunday: “2009 Dedicated Concert for Paul Mauriat.” The Paul Mauriat Orchestra will be performing in memory of Paul Mauriat this coming Sunday.

The Paul Mauriat Orchestra last played in Korea in December 2005.

Paul Mauriat, the founder of the orchestra, passed away in November 2006.

This performance, conducted by Jean-Jacques Justanfre, will honor Mauriat and it will also be a time to look back on his extensive career in music. Paul Mauriat was a French orchestra leader who was best known for his remakes of Andre Popp’s “Love is Blue,” “El Bimbo,” “Toccata” and “Penelope.”

The concert will start at 3 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 200,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1

(02) 1544-1887, www.sejongpac.or.kr





PERFORMANCE



THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR KOREAN TRADITIONAL PERFORMING ARTS

Thursday to Sunday: “Sorigeuk - Hwangjini” Experience Korea’s traditional music and dances with a performance of sorigeuk, or traditional musical theater. This performance will depict the life of historical icon Hwangjini and her legacy. The performance will feature traditional Korean court dances, Buddhist dances and poetry readings.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. on weekends.

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

Bangbae Station, line No. 2, exit 1

(02) 580-3333, www.gugak.co.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Towol Theater

Friday and Saturday: “Ballet with Commentary IV.” Take a crash course on ballet while watching a performance during “Ballet with Commentary.” Prima ballerina Kim Ji-young will introduce different styles of ballet and each segment of the program will be accompanied by thorough explanations. It will feature excerpts from “Swan Lake” and other works by Tchaikovsky.

Kim graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy and was the youngest dancer to join the Korea National Ballet Company. In 2002, she transferred to the Het (Dutch) National Ballet and became a principal dancer.

The Korea National Ballet first introduced this program in 1997 to help audiences understand dance.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 5,000 won to 15,000 won.

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

(02) 580-1301, www.sac.or.kr



JANGCHUNG GYMNASIUM

Friday to Jan. 3: “MBC Madangnori - Tojeongbigyeol.” A traditional Korean theater event, Madangnori brings another performance of “Tojeongbigyoel” or “The Secret of Life,” to celebrate its 29th run this year.

Tojeongbigyoel humorously depicts popular Korean legends and folktales and is performed by some of the funniest entertainers in Korea. This open theater event will have audiences laughing, singing, dancing and interacting with the entertainers.

Performances start at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m., at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets cost 30,000 won to 40,000 won.

Dongguk University, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 368-1515, www.mbcmadang.com

NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA

Saturday to Dec. 27: “The Last Empress.” The highly acclaimed musical “The Last Empress” is back again with a new cast and a new production.

The musical draws on the life of Empress Myeongseong, who is viewed by many as a national heroine who strived to keep Korea free of foreign influence. The musical was first staged in 1995 and was the first original musical from Korea. It also succeeded in setting a new standard for historical theater in Korea.

“The Last Empress” has been playing for 14 years and there have been over 1,000 performances of it around the globe.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 110,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3

(02) 2280-4114, www.ntok.go.kr





SPORTS



Korean Basketball League

Wednesday

Dongbu Promy vs. KCC Egis

Wonju Chiak Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

ET Land Elephants vs. SK Knights

Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

Thursday

Daegu Orions vs. KT&G Kites

Daegu Indoor Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

Mobis Phoebus vs. KT Sonic Boom

Ulsan Dongchun, 7 p.m.

Friday

Samsung Thunders vs. SK Knights

Jamsil Indoor Stadium, 7 p.m.

ET Land Elephants vs. KCC Egis

Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

Saturday

KT&G Kites vs. Dongbu Promy

Anyang Indoor Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

KT Sonic Boom vs. LG Sakers

Busan Sajik, 3 p.m.

Daegu Orions vs. Mobis Phoebus

Daegu Indoor Gymnasium, 5 p.m.

Sunday

KCC Egis vs. SK Knights

Jeonju Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

Dongbu Promy vs. ET Land Elephants

Wonju Chiak Gymnasium, 3 p.m.

LG Sakers vs. Samsung Thunders

Changwon Gymnasium, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

KCC Egis vs. Samsung Thunders

Jeonju Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

SK Knights vs. KT&G Kites

Seoul Student Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

www.kbl.or.kr





FESTIVALS



SEOUL INTERNATIONAL FANCY FOOD FESTIVAL, COEX

Thursday to Sunday: The 4th Seoul International Fancy Food Festival, organized by the Korea Cacao & Chocolate Association, will showcase all kinds of sweets and chocolates, as well as other confectionery items and bakery products throughout its four-day festival period.

Other delightful exhibits will include presentations on dessert toppings, fruit and food decorations and well-designed cooking utensils that can be used to enhance design and to add more color to special dishes.

There will also be several special events, including the Korea Chocolatier Contest.

A wine bar and sweet kitchen installation will also be on view.

The festival will take place in Hall C at COEX.

Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 6

(02) 2051-3322, www.fancyfood.co.kr
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