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2010.3.24 TICKET

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R&B star Brian McKnight will perform in Seoul on April 1 at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium. See MUSIC, below. Provided by the organizers


MUSIC



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Sejong Chamber Hall

Today: “Baritone Kim Hyung-ki’s Recital.” Baritone Kim Hyung-ki, renowned for his wide repertoire of songs ranging from the classics to contemporary hits, is holding a recital under the title “Opera Dream.”

Kim will begin the recital with Rameau’s “Invocation et Hymne au Soleil” and treat the audience to his operatic renditions of Handel’s “Presti Omai I’Egizia Terra” and many more.

Soprano Park Mi-ja, tenor Lee Won-jun and bass Kim Yo-han will accompany Kim.

Kim graduated from the department of vocal music at Chugye University for the Arts in Seoul before going to Germany to study music at Heidelberg University.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won ($27) to 50,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 541-3265, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theatre

Today: “Musical Concert, the Mugyodong Ggotnip.” In the 1970s, the live music restaurant Mugyodong Ggotnip was the place to be to see top-class folk singers.

The songs played in the restaurant represented the youthful dreams of freedom and peace of that era.

The restaurant is long gone, but for tonight the Sejong Center will revive the music that used to fill its dining room.

The concert will feature the songs and artists from Mugyodong Ggotnip’s heyday, and take audience members on a nostalgic journey back in time.

This is a must-see for anyone who visited Mugyodong Ggotnip in the past or who is just curious about Korean folk songs during such a turbulent period of the country’s history.

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 132,000 won.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 541-3265, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Today: “Hwaum Chamber Orchestra’s 134th Concert.” The Hwaum Chamber Orchestra will perform their original Hwaum Project Op. 90, “Sixteen Waves Become the Sea” in their 134th performance.

Founded in 1996, the chamber orchestra consists of 19 stringed instrument musicians who perform without a conductor. All its members, who have won prizes in prestigious domestic and foreign competitions, are outstanding musicians who are active both on stage and academia.

Its members include Bae Ik-hwan, a violinist and professor at Indiana University School of Music; Cho Young-chang, a cellist and professor at Folkwang Hochschule Essen in Germany; Matthis Buchhoiz, a violinist and professor at Hochschule fur Musik Koln in Germany; and Michinori Bunya, a bassist and professor at Hochschule fur Musik in Wurzburg.

Besides the orchestra’s original piece, they will play “Prelude and Fugue for 18 Strings,” Op. 29 by Britten; “Adagio for Strings,” Op. 11 by Barber; and “Serenade for Strings,” Op. 22 by Tchaikovsky.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 22,000 won to 77,000 won.

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

(02) 523-0985, www.sac.or.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Concert Hall

Tomorrow: “Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Masterpiece Series I.” The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is holding an invitational concert with conductor Andreas Delfs and guest flutist Sharon Bezaly.

Delfs, a German, is the conductor laureate of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and principal conductor of the Honolulu Symphony. He earned his master’s at The Juilliard School of Music in 1984.

Described by the U.K. newspaper The Times as “God’s gift to the flute,” music lovers should not miss this opportunity to see Bezaly. Classics Today has hailed her as “a flutist virtually without peer in the world today.”

The orchestra will perform the “Colas Breugnon Overture” by Kabalevsky, followed by “Flute Concerto” by Khachaturian and finish with Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Sibelius.

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) 523-0985, www.sac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theatre

Tomorrow: “Kim Hee-sung’s Pipe Organ Recital.” Organist Kim Hee-sung, who has performed at Sejong Center every year since she returned to Korean in 1995, will hold a special concert with Korea’s top saxophonist Lee Jeong-sik tomorrow.

The first part will feature preludes and fugues by maestros such as Bach and Dupre.

In the second half of the recital, the energy of Utterback’s jazz music will meet the elegant sound of the organ, which is the emblem of traditional Christian church music.

This unique blend of classical and jazz music is a great introduction to the versatility of the pipe organ.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

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

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 541-3265, www.sejongpac.or.kr



OLYMPIC PARK GYMNASIUM

March 31: “Bob Dylan.” World-famous singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform in Seoul for the first time at the end of March. Dylan has been a prominent figure in folk and rock music for the last five decades.

He has released 35 studio albums and 58 singles over his career.

Dylan’s Seoul concert is part of his spring tour of Asia. He released three albums last year, and is expected to play songs from these albums as well as popular hits from his early career.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 198,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5

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



JAMSIL INDOOR GYMNASIUM

April 1: “Brian McKnight Concert.” R&B singer Brian McKnight is returning to Seoul next week, to the delight of his Korean fans.

The award-winning artist has nine studio albums and dozens of hits including “One Last Cry,” “Back at One” and “Shoulda Woulda Coulda.”

This 40-year-old American singer has sold over 20 million records around the world. He is best known for his smooth voice and his wide-ranging musical talents. He can play nine instruments, including the piano, guitar, drums and tuba.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7

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



OLYMPIC PARK, Olympic Indoor Hall

April 7: “The Swell Season.” The Academy Award-winning stars of the musical film “Once,” The Swell Season, are coming to Seoul.

Artists Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova will perform hits from the film sound track such as “Falling Slowly” and “If You Want Me,” and also songs off their new album including “Low Rising” and “I Have Loved You Wrong.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 99,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 563-0595, http://ticket.interpark.com/global





THEATER



UNIVERSAL ARTS CENTER

Friday to March 31: “Swan Lake Ballet.” The Universal Ballet presents the ballet classic “Swan Lake” later this month. The ballet’s mythical story, elaborate choreography and Tchaikovsky’s heart-wrenching music have made this one of the world’s most popular ballet pieces.

The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4

(070) 7124-1733, www.uac.co.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Towol Theater

Friday to April 4: “The Beat.” This nonverbal performance presented by the Seoul Performing Arts Company will debut this week. In the vein of “Nanta” or Blue Man Group, The Beat’s cast takes everyday objects and transforms them into rhythmic instruments.

The Beat’s set is part installation art, part junkyard, and is meant to inspire both recycling and toe-tapping fun.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 40,000 won.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.

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

(02) 523-0985, www.sac.or.kr



NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA, Main Hall Hae

Sunday: “The Flower Garden of the Wind.” The Lee Ballet Company is holding a ballet performance based on a novel of the same name which details the lives of the late Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) painters Kim Hong-do and Shin Yun-bok. While ballet is often considered a Western form of dance, the Lee Ballet Company has found a way of creating a uniquely Korean ballet with this performance.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 70,000 won.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6

(02) 445-5065, www.ntok.go.kr





SPORTS



K-LEAGUE FOOTBALL

Saturday

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma vs. Busan I’Park

Tancheon Sports Complex, 4 p.m.

Incheon United vs. Ulsan Hyundai

Incheon World Cup Stadium, 6 p.m.

FC Seoul vs. Pohang Steelers

Seoul World Cup Stadium, 6 p.m.

Sunday

Gyeongnam FC vs. Suwon Samsung Bluewings

Changwon Football Stadium, 3 p.m.

Gwangju Sangmu vs. Jeju United

Gwangju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Daejeon Citizen vs. Daegu FC

Daejeon World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Gangwon FC vs. Chunnam Dragons

Gangneung Sports Complex, 3 p.m.

www.kleague.com



KOREAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Wednesday

Dongbu Promy vs. Mobis Phoebus

Wonju Chiak Stadium, 7 p.m.

Thursday

KCC Egis vs. KT Sonic Boom

Jeonju Indoor Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday

Dongbu Promy vs. Mobis Phoebus

Wonju Chiak Stadium, 7 p.m.

Saturday

KCC Egis vs. KT Sonic Boom

Jeonju Indoor Stadium, 7 p.m.

Sunday

Mobis Phoebus vs. Dongbu Promy

Ulsan Dongchun Stadium, 6 p.m.

March 29

KT Sonic Boom vs. KCC Egis

Busan Sajik Stadium, 7 p.m.

www.kbl.or.kr





FESTIVALS



JINHAE NAVAL PORT AND CHERRY TREE FESTIVAL, South Gyeongsang

Saturday to April 5: The world’s largest concentration of blossoming cherry trees plays host to this popular annual festival. In addition to the flowers, the festivities celebrate the port city’s proud naval tradition, including national hero, Admiral Yi Sun-shin. The Jinhae Naval Port Festival, also known as Gunhang Festival, has been held annually since 1963. It is one of the most famous cherry blossom events. The Jinhae area is an outstanding sightseeing destination in the springtime, when it is flooded with tourists who come to witness the spectacular blossom-filled streets.

To get to Jinhae from Seoul, take a bus from the Express Bus Terminal, lines No. 3 and 7.

(055) 1330, http://eng.jinhae.go.kr



ULSAN SOEBURI CULTURAL FESTIVAL

April 30 to May 2: Ulsan has produced iron for 2,000 years stretching back through the Samhan Dynasty and then the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). In the 1960s it began its rise as the major iron industrial center of Korea. The region’s traditional iron culture is the theme of this festival. Activities include a traditional folk game called soeburi (a game played by making iron), pungmul (folk music) performances and learning programs. The festival program is packed full of unique events for visitors to enjoy.

From Seoul Station, take a train headed toward Ulsan and get off at Ulsan Station. Then take bus No. 702 or a taxi to the festival grounds.

(052) 1330, www.soeburi.org



*Event information is culled from the Korea Tourism Organization and other online sources.
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