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The Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra is holding its 145th regular concert with special guest pianist Aviram Reichert at Bucheon Citizen Hall in Bucheon, Gyeonggi, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. See MUSIC. [JoongAng Ilbo]


MUSIC



CARMINA BURANA

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Tomorrow: Seoul Metropolitan Chorus is holding its 118th regular concert with a performance of Carmina Burana, the cantata by German composer Carl Orff.

The music will be sung by the Seoul Metropolitan Chorus and Gwangju City Choir, with the accompaniment of the Korean Symphony Orchestra. For the first time, the dance element will be performed by a group of B-boys.

Carmina Burana brought its composer Orff to the ranks of world-class musicians. Contrary to its magnificent and beautiful melody, the lyrics are humorous, satirical and secular.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won ($8.80) to 50,000 won.

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

(02) 399-1778, www.sejongpac.or.kr



KENNY G

Seoul Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Tomorrow: Legendary jazz saxophonist Kenny G will be coming to Seoul as part of his Rhythm and Romance Tour.

Having sold more than 75 million records in his 30-year career, Kenny G is regarded as the best-selling instrumental musician in the modern era. In 2008, the Grammy Award-winning musician released his “Rhythm and Romance” CD, a collection of romantic Latin music featuring both original and classic love songs.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5

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



BUCHEON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Bucheon Citizen Hall, Grand Theater

Friday: The Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra will hold its 145th regular concert featuring Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op. 11, and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27, with pianist Aviram Reichert.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are 10,000 won.

Jung-dong Station, line No. 1, exit 2

(02) 547-5694, www.bucheonphil.org



MATT BIANCO

Seoul Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Friday: The British jazz-pop duo Matt Bianco is visiting Seoul for the first time as part of this month’s Seoul Jazz Festival. Popular during the mid-1980s, the band has produced 11 CDs including last year’s “Hi-fi Bossanova.”

Norwegian acid jazz duo, D’Sound, will also play at the concert.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 88,000 won

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5

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



THE GREAT SINGERS IN KOREA

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Sunday: Korean opera singer Kim Shin-whan will hold a special concert featuring some of Korea’s most talented singers to raise funds for the upcoming “Kim Shin-whan International Singing Contest.”

Award-winning singer Kim decided to create the country’s first international singing contest to foster Korean art songs here and abroad.

Performers at Sunday’s concert include pianist Soe Hye-gyeong, tenor Jeong Gang-chan and soprano Park Eun-hee.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 150,000 won.

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

(02) 749-1300, www.sejongpac.or.kr

2010 MATINEE CONCERT

Seongnam Arts Center, Concert Hall

May 20: The Seongnam Art Center is presenting a special matinee concert this month featuring well-known baritone Kim Dong-gyu and the Tongyeong International Music Festival Ensemble.

The concert starts at 11 a.m.

Tickets cost 24,000 won.

Imae Station, Bundang Line, exit 1

(031) 783-8000, www.snart.or.kr



NAJI HAKIM’S PIPE ORGAN

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

May 20: Lebanese pipe organist Naji Hakim will play pieces such as Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor for Organ Solo and Olivier Messiaen’s “Le Vent de l’Esprit” with the Tongyeong International Music Festival Ensemble.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

1544-1555, www.sejongpac.or.kr



BROWN EYED SOUL

Olympic Park, Gymnastic Stadium

May 21 to 22: The popular R&B group, Brown Eyed Soul, is holding a series of concerts titled “Soul Breeze.”

Often called Korea’s Westlife, the band has come out with several hit songs, one of which remained at the top of the KBS chart for much of October 2003.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Friday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 110,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

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



MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LIVE IN SEOUL

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theatre

May 23: The world-renowned Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with conductor Yuri Simonov and pianist Konstantin Scherbakov. The concert will feature M.I. Glinka’s “Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture,” Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 and R. Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol,” Op. 34.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

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

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

1544-1555, www.sejongpac.or.kr







TRADITIONAL KOREAN PERFORMANCE



CHANG-SHIN

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Friday to Saturday: The Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Music Orchestra presents this special concert aimed at helping the general public better understand the spirit behind traditional Korean music. The concert will feature a modified flute, a first in a traditional Korean concert, according to concert organizers.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won.

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

(02) 399-1721, www.sejongpac.or.kr



DALLAE’S STORY

National Theater of Korea, Small Hall Dal

Friday to May 22: Set in the 1950s during the Korean War (1950-53), Dalle’s Story illustrates the earnest attempts of a family to overcome all kinds of hardships. Traditional Korean music, elaborate sets and a uniquely vivid combination of human performers and puppets make for an exciting performance that will appeal to both children and their parents.

It was awarded the prize for the best work in the 2009 Tolosa International Puppet Drama Festival and the acting prize in the 2008 Seoul Children’s Drama Festival.

The performance starts at 3 and 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 and 4 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

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



TOMORROW’S SINGING, TOMORROW’S SINGERS

National Theater of Korea, Small Hall Dal

May 26: Each year the National Changgeuk Company of Korea seeks talented young singers to fulfill its mission to preserve and transmit the art of pansori singing.

These singers, selected by audition, will show off their skills with highlights from the five best-known pansori stories.

Commentary is provided by Artistic Director Yu Yeong-dae.

The performance 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



DANCE CHUNHYANG

National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae

May 28 to June 1: Having captured the limelight with performances in Vancouver and at New York’s Lincoln Center, the National Dance Company of Korea’s “Dance Chunhyang” will now be presented to fans in Korea. Based on the classic “Tale of Chunhyang,” which tells how the everlasting love between Chunhyang and Mongnyong transcends barriers of social class, the production portrays their love story through dance, from their first meeting to their separation.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. on weekends. There are no performances on Mondays.

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

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

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





THEATER



SEMIRAMIDE

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Tomorrow to May 18: The Korea Opera Group presents G. Rossini’s “Semiramide,” directed by Italian veteran Pier Luigi Pizzi.

The story is based on Voltaire’s tragedy, “Semiramis,” which in turn was based on the legend of Semiramis of Babylon. Semiramide was Rossini’s final Italian opera, and represented a return to the vocal traditions of his youth, a melodrama in which he recreated the baroque tradition of decorative singing with unparalleled skill.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost from 30,000 won to 330,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal, line No. 3, exit 4 and 5

(02) 587-1950, www.sac.or.kr



ORFEO ED EURIDICE

Seoul Arts Center, Towol Theater

Sunday to May 20: Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera “Orfeo ed Euridice” will be performed with a Korean cast. This opera is based on the myth of Orpheus. It belongs to the genre of azione teatrale, meaning an opera on a mythological subject with choruses and dancing. The opera is Gluck’s most popular.

The opera starts at 8 p.m.

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

Nambu Bus Terminal, line No. 3, exit 4 and 5

(02) 587-1950, www.sac.or.kr





FESTIVALS



UIJEONGBU MUSIC THEATER FESTIVAL

Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi

To May 23: This annual musical theater festival brings together singers and actors from across Korea and abroad to perform 10 plays in three venues.

Festival highlights include “Shadow Orchestra,” a combination of magic, mime, music and physical theater. French magician Xavier Mortimer will give the performance on Friday and Saturday at Uijeongbu Art Center’s Small Theater.

Next week, the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center will present “The Legend of the White Snake,” also at the Uijeongbu Art Center’s Small Theater. The performance tells the story of a forbidden romance between a man and a benevolent white snake sorceress. Traditional Chinese paintings are “drawn” on the set during the performance, adding a mystical aura to the dramatic play.

Tickets range from free to 40,000 won.

Uijeongbu Station, line No. 1

(031) 828-5892, www.umtf.or.kr



BUSAN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Busan

Today to Sunday: Now in its 30th year, this festival will screen over 80 films from Korea and abroad. The festival is divided into two parts, the international competition and international invitation sections.

Tickets to screenings vary and the opening ceremony costs 10,000 won.

From Seoul, take a train or bus to Busan.

(051) 742-9600, www.bisff.org



CHUNCHEON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL

Chuncheon, Gangwon

May 23 to 30: The Chuncheon International Mime Festival offers 80 performances from Korean and international troupes. Included in this year’s program are performances by Ttokkaebi Nanjang, Mine Tour, Street Performance, Ttokkaebi Train, the Artist Support Program, Crazy Friday, Night Ttkkaebi Nanjang and more.

Admission fees range from 10,000 won to 15,000 won.

Take a bus headed for Chuncheon from the Express Bus Terminal, line No. 3 or 7.

(033) 1330, www.mimefestival.com



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