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Korean R&B duo Vibe will hold a concert promoting their fourth album “Vibe in Praha” at Olympic Park on Friday and Saturday. See MUSIC, left. [JoongAng Ilbo]


MUSIC



SEJONG SOLOIST SOCIETY:

THE RED PRIEST SERIES

Hoam Art Hall

June 15: The New York-based Sejong Soloist Society presents its “Red Priest Series,” named after the famous Il Prete Rosso (Red Priest) himself, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi. This premier conductor-less string orchestra will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in F major, RV 142 and Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531, as well as music by Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 30,000 won ($24.27).

City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 9

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



TO KNOW, TO LOVE

Youngsan Art Hall

June 18: The Dukyoung Organization is holding a concert in honor of Korea’s multicultural community. The Dukyoung Trio, which consists of only percussionists, will perform Dvorak’s “Dumdy” Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90. The Ensemble Rhythmico offers “Holy Mozart” and “Mozart at the Opera.” And the Rainbow Korea Chorus will sing traditional Korean songs.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

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

Yeouinaru Station, line No. 5, exit 1

(02) 586-0945, www.youngsanarthall.com



VIBE

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

June 18 to 19: The popular Korean R&B duo Vibe is holding a promotional concert for their fourth album “Vibe in Praha.” The duo will perform the songs on the new album and past hits.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 88,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5

(02) 3485-8700, http://ticket.interpark.com



DMITRI BERLINSKY AND BORIS SLUTSKY

Youngsan Art Hall

June 24: Dmitri Berlinsky, a violinist and a professor in the music department of Michigan State University, will hold a concert with pianist Boris Slutsky and Lee Jung-wha, his student who teaches at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. They will play Beethoven’s Sonata No. 5 “Spring”; Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a; Ravel’s “Tzigane” and more.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 50,000 to 70,000 won.

Yeouinaru Station, line No. 5, exit 1

(02) 586-0945, www.youngsanarthall.com



SCHUMANN’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES 1

Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center

June 26: This vocal performance celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of German composer Robert Schumann. It will feature songs inspired by the love story between the composer and his wife, the pianist Clara Wieck. Soprano Jang Hyung-joo, a professor at Yonsei University, and award-winning tenor Kim Sae-il will also appear.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

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

Jeongbalsan Station, line No. 3, exit 7

1577-7766, www.artgy.or.kr



VALLEY BRIDGE 2010

V-Hall

June 26: Five popular indie bands come together for this warm-up concert for the Jisan Valley Rock Festival in July. The Moonshiners, Art of Parties, Guckkasten, Galaxy Express and Crying Nut will perform.

Crying Nut, a punk rock band, set a new record for number of CDs sold with their self-titled debut album in 1998. They’ve remained popular over the years and celebrated their 15th year as a band this past April.

The Moonshiners, another popular punk band, specializes in their own brand of tongue-in-cheek, in-your-face anthems. The band is fronted by Cha Seung-wu, who has gained attention in recent years for his roles in the films “Go Go 70s” and “Radio Dayz.”

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets are 30,000 won.

Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5

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





THEATER



HONG GIL-DONG

National Museum of Korea, Theater Yong

To Sunday: Yae-sung and Sung-min, members of the Korean idol group Super Junior, are making forays into the musical theater world with their performance as the Korean hero Hong Gil-dong, a fictional character similar to England’s Robin Hood.

This musical will be performed with traditional Korean music and an orchestra.

“Hong Gil-dong,” which is hosted by Jangseong County and produced by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, is gaining attention as the first musical in Korea produced through a public-private partnership.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 4 and 8 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

Ichon Station, line No. 4, exit 2

1544-5955, www.theateryong.or.kr



THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Seoul National University of Education

June 19 to 20: The nonprofit Camarata Music Company presents the Gilbert and Sullivan classic comedic musical about a romance between a pirate and a major general’s daughter.

Proceeds from the performance will support the company’s music lessons in Seoul orphanages and low-income centers.

The musical starts at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are 10,000 won.

Seoul National University of Education Station, line No. 2 or 3

010-9806-8655, www.camaratamusic.com



DON PASQUALE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

M Theater

June 23 to 27: The opera is a representative masterpiece of Italian opera buffa. It is a story of conspiracy, artifice and romance, which are plotted around the beautiful prima donna Norina, the wicked and old Pasquale and wise physician Malatesta.

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

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

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



THE MISSION

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

June 25 to July 6: Based on the 1986 film starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons, “The Mission” transforms the story of 18th-century South America into a musical. Ennio Morricone, the music director for the film, played a large role in transforming the screen version into a musical. The musical will feature six new songs that were not in the movie.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 200,000 won.

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

(02) 525-1621, www.sejongpac.or.kr





TRADITIONAL KOREAN PERFORMANCE



SATURDAY PREMIUM PERFORMANCE

National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, Umyeondang

Ongoing: The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts presents its regular Saturday series of traditional Korean music.

Performances start at 4 p.m.

Tickets cost 10,000 won.

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

(02) 580-3300, www.gugak.go.kr



MACBETH IN KOREAN STYLE

National Theater of Korea

To Sunday: Renowned director Cho-In brings a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic play to Seoul.

This adaptation combines the basic story of Macbeth with Cho-In’s unique blend of traditional and contemporary movement styles to explore universal themes of greed, ambition and war.

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

Tickets cost 30,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

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



TRADITIONAL MUSIC PERFORMANCES

The National Folk Museum of Korea

To June 26: Every Saturday, the National Folk Museum of Korea offers free performances of traditional music, dance, martial arts and mask plays, highlighting major seasonal events, special exhibitions and intangible cultural properties in Korea.

Performances start at 3 p.m. and are free with admission to Gyeongbok Palace.

Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 734-1346, www.nfm.go.kr



MEETING THE YEIN

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Sejong M Theater

June 17: This concert features young artists who have been instrumental in linking the past with present and guiding the future of traditional Korean music. They will play traditional Korean instruments such as the daegeum (bamboo flute), haegeum (Korean fiddle) and ajaeng (Korean zither).

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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





FESTIVALS



SEOUL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Nakseongdae Park and

Seoul Dream Forest Park

June 11 to 13: This festival features performances by local and international musicians. On June 11, David Sanchez, Florence Davis, Nana Quartet and Jeong Seong-jo Big Band will perform at 7 p.m. in Nakseongdae Park.

On June 12, Ronn Branton Quartet and Florence Davis will perform at 6 p.m. in Nakseongdae Park and David Sanchez, the Nana Quartet, and the Jeong Seong-jo Big Band will perform at 6 p.m. in Seoul Dream Forest Park.

On June 13, Nana Quartet and Florence Davis, Park Dong-hwa, and Korean group, Bom, Yeorum, Gaeul, Gyeoul (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) will perform at 7 p.m. in Seoul Dream Forest Park.

The Korea-Greece World Cup match will be shown on a large screen in Nakseongdae Park on June 12 at 8:30 p.m.

Nakseongdae Park: Nakseongdae Station, line No. 2, exit 4; Take village bus No. 2 to the Science Museum

Seoul Dream Forest Park: Mia Samgeori Station, line No. 4, exit 1; Take village buses No. 09 or 11

www.seouljazz.go.kr (Korean only)



2010 JEJU LEISURE AND SPORTS FESTIVAL

Jeju Island

To June 20: This festival offers five main sporting events in Jeju City, with a different event each weekend, including an inline skating tournament on June 12 at Topdong Park; a fishing tournament on June 13 at Topdong Park; a windsurfing tournament from June 18 to 20 at Samyang Beach and a triathlon from June 19 to 20).

(064) 728-2754, www.jejusi.go.kr (Korean only)



DAEGU INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL

FESTIVAL

Daegu

Sunday to July 5: The Daegu International Musical Festival is the only international musical festival in Korea.

Festivalgoers can attend musicals from all over the world including “Academy” from the United States, “Anjou: A Tale of Horror” from Mexico and “The Sapphires” from Australia.

In addition to the performances, there will be special backstage tours, workshops and an exhibit of the world’s best musical memorabilia.

To get there from Seoul, take a bus or KTX train headed to Daegu.

(53) 622-1948, www.dimf.or.kr



MUJU FIREFLY FESTIVAL

Bandiland Area and Hanpungnu Park, North Jeolla

Sunday to 20: In Korea, fireflies are only indigenous to the Namdaecheon Stream in Muju. The Muju Firefly Festival is an eco-friendly event that celebrates not only these fascinating creatures, but also the area’s natural environment and folklore.

Visitors can enjoy a program of firefly-themed events as well as learn more about the important connection between nature and the agrarian way of life in this beautiful mountain area.

From Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, line No. 3, take a bus for Muju.

(063) 1330, http://firefly.or.kr



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