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2010.4.14 TICKET

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The Korean punk band Crying Nut is holding a concert to celebrate their 15th anniversary next week at the Mapo Arts Center. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday. See MUSIC. [JoongAng Ilbo]


MUSIC



HOAM ART HALL

Saturday: “Jazz Meets the Spring Day.” Jazz pianist Song Young-joo is performing as part of a trio that also includes Lee Soon-yong on bass and Quincy Davis on drums. Joining Song are the renowned singers Kim Dong-ryul and Jo Kyu-chan; the special guest is well-known saxophonist Son Seong-jae. The repertoire includes songs such as “Breakthrough,” “Amsterdam,” “Love Never Fails” and many more.

Tickets range from 20,000 won ($18) to 50,000 won.

City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 9

(02) 751-9607, www.hoamarthall.org



THE NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA, Small Hall Dal

Saturday and Sunday: “Piano and Teeth.” Pianist Yun Hyogan has presented this concert 870 times since its premiere in 2005. During the performance, Yun shares stories from his life, through which he ultimately conveys a message of hope.

The concert starts at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

(02) 2659-6003, www.ntok.go.kr



THE NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA, Small Hall Dal

April 23: “Ajaeng Part Performance Sudajaengi.” The National Orchestra of Korea is holding a chamber concert featuring music for the ajaeng, or bowed zither. The repertoire includes a duet for ajaeng and piano and a piece for the 10-string ajaeng and guitar.

The ajaeng is a Korean string instrument, similar to a wide zither, with strings made of twisted silk. The instrument is played by means of a slender stick, which is scraped against the strings in the manner of a bow. The original version of the instrument has seven strings.

The ajaeng is generally played with the musician seated on the floor. It has a deep tone similar to that of a cello, but is more raspy.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

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



MAPO ARTS CENTER, Art Hall Mac

April 23 to 24: “Crying Nut 15th Anniversary Concert.” Crying Nut, a Korean punk band, is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year. In 1998, they released their self-titled debut album, which sold over 10,000 copies, setting a new record for independent rock albums by Korean artists. The band has released a total of six albums altogether, including its most recent, “The Uncomfortable Party.”

The band features five musicians: Lee Sang-myeon on the guitar, Lee Sang-hyok on the drums, Han Kyung-rock on bass, Kim In-soo on keyboards and lead singer Park Yun-shik.

The concerts start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets cost 44,000 won.

Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2

1566-1369, http://ticket.auction.co.kr



THE NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA, Small Hall Dal

April 24: “Yu Yeongae’s Song of Sim Cheong in the Boseong Style.” The National Changgeuk Company of Korea presents a full-length pansori performance with singer Yu Yeongae. Yu is said to have a beautiful, clear voice, especially in the medium to low range. Pansori is a traditional type of Korean music performed by one sorikkun, or singer, and one gosu, a drummer playing a barrel drum.

The performance starts at 3 p.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

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





THEATER



THE NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA, Studio Byeol

To April 30: “Hug Me.” Kim Jin-man, who has worked in a variety of performing arts genres, presents a new drama that focuses on the realities of life. The performance revolves around the incidents that develop among three main characters who live with pain in their lives, and warmly portrays their mutual healing process.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets range from 15,000 won to 25,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

(02) 3676-3676, www.ntok.go.kr



SEOUL ARTS CENTER, Opera Theater

April 19 to 25: “Lucia di Lammermoor.” Presented by the Korea National Opera, “Lucia di Lammermoor” is a tragic opera based on Sir Walter Scott’s historical novel “The Bride of Lammermoor.”

The story is about a tragic love affair between the children of two feuding families. Like life itself, the line between good and evil is blurred, and characters are both victims and offenders.

The world-renowned soprano Shin Young-ok plays the starring role. Shin is a graduate of the Juilliard School and a frequent performer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

The opera starts at 8 p.m. There are no performances on April 20, 22 and 24.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 150,000 won.

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

(02) 586-5282, www.sac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theatre

April 22 to 25: “Manon Lescaut.” The Seoul Metropolitan Opera presents a large-scale production of the Puccini opera, which is known as one of the opera company’s signature pieces.

The opera is based on a novel of the same name by French author Antoine Francois Prevost. The story follows the lives of two star-crossed lovers and the obstacles they face to be together.

The opera starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 120,000 won.

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

(02) 399-1783, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Grand Theatre

April 22 to May 1: “Uncle Sun-woo.” This play is part of the Seoul Metropolitan Theatre’s creative work series, “Seoul + Memory.”

The story is about an old bachelor, Sun-woo, who is a farmer. He spent his younger days supporting his brother-in-law, who was studying abroad in the United States. He had to sell his land, which was passed down for generations in his family, in order to cover the cost of his brother-in-law’s tuition. When the brother-in-law says he is coming home, everyone is excited. But his return brings unforeseen changes to the family as they are forced to leave due to a government redevelopment plan.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Thursdays, at 5 and 8 p.m. on Fridays, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

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

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

(02) 399-1135, www.sejongpac.or.kr



THE NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA, Small Hall Dal

April 25: “Myth and Love in Indian Classical Dance: Odissi.” Odissi, one of the eight classical dances of India, originated in the ancient Hindu temples of Orissa in northeast India. It is characterized by graceful movements and sensuous postures, and it uses hand gestures and facial expressions to depict themes from Indian mythology.

This performance will be presented by Beena Keum. She is the only Korean Odissi dancer and had her debut performance in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa and a mecca for Odissi dance.

The performance includes four dance pieces. Detailed explanations in Korean and English will be provided.

The performance starts at 6 p.m.

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

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

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





SPORTS



KOREAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

Today

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Nexen Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Nexen Heroes vs. Lotte Giants

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns

Daejeon, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. Doosan Bears

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Friday

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 6:30 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Nexen Heroes

Cheongju, 6:30 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins

Gwangju, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Nexen Heroes

Cheongju, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Sunday

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

Jamsil, 5 p.m.

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

Munhak, 5 p.m.

Hanwha Eagles vs. Nexen Heroes

Cheongju, 5 p.m.

Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins

Gwangju, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns

Jamsil, 6:30 p.m.

Nexen Heroes vs. LG Twins

Mokdong, 6:30 p.m.

Samsung Lions vs. Hanwha Eagles

Daegu, 6:30 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Kia Tigers

Sajik, 6:30 p.m.

www.koreabaseball.com



K-LEAGUE FOOTBALL

Saturday

Daejeon Citizen vs. Chunnam Dragons

Daejeon World Cup Stadium, 5 p.m.

Sunday

Incheon United vs. Pohang Steelers

Incheon World Cup Stadium, 1 p.m.

Seongnam Ilhwa vs. Gyeongnam FC

Tancheon Sports Complex, 1 p.m.

FC Seoul vs. Ulsan Hyundai

Seoul World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

Gangwon FC vs. Busan I’Park

Gangneung Stadium, 3 p.m.

Gwangju Sangmu vs. Jeonbuk FC

Gwangju World Cup Stadium, 3:10 p.m.

Jeju United vs. Suwon Blue Wings

Jeju World Cup Stadium, 3 p.m.

www.kleague.com





FESTIVALS



MUNGYEONG TRADITIONAL TEA BOWL FESTIVAL, Mungyeong

April 30 to May 9: For centuries, Korean pottery has been regarded as some of the best in the world. The town of Mungyeong is a renowned center for pottery with a 900-year history of involvement with the art form.

This festival celebrates the traditional chatsabal (tea bowl), whose simple, almost rough exterior exemplifies its unique beauty. Learn about this amazing time-honored craft from some of the area’s best chatsabal masters and create your own traditional tea bowl.

From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take a bus to Mungyeong.

(054) 550-6395, www.sabal21.com



2010 HI SEOUL FESTIVAL, Seoul

May 1 to 9: Held in the capital of Korea, the bi-annual Hi Seoul Festival is a great way to experience the history and colorful culture of Seoul. In keeping with this year’s theme of “Physical Theatre,” the spring edition of the festival includes over 200 performances from 80 prominent physical theater troupes from Korea and abroad.

The festival will start at the Han River basin and will spread to the entire metropolitan area of Seoul. Many parts of the city have a connection to the festival, with the Han River being the central spot.

The festival program includes artistic fireworks shows, a village of Big Top Theaters and world-class parades. Festivalgoers can also participate in farm experiences, picnics on the Han River bridges and much more.

(02) 3290-7000, www.hiseoulfest.org



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