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2010.6.23 TICKET


World-renowned musician Usher will hold a concert at Olympic Park in Seoul on July 3. See MUSIC, below. Provided by Hyundai Card



Liveclub Ssam

Saturday: After winning the Rookie of the Year award at the 2010 Korean Music Awards in late March, Apollo 18 is touring the country as part of their Estella Revolution Tour 2010. The band has released three albums since its debut last year.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are 12,000 won ($10).

Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 8, or Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 4 or 5

(010) 2717-7026, www.ssamnet.com


Hongdae Sangsang Madang Live Hall

Saturday and Sunday: ELLE Girl magazine has organized a concert for fans of local indie bands in the Hongdae area. The two-day lineup includes Moonlight Roof, Crying Nut, Vanilla Unity, Galaxy Express, Super Kid, Coco Boys, Lee Ji-hyeong and Lee Seung-yeol.

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

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

Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5

(02) 330-6263, www.sangsangmadang.com/concert


Rolling Hall

July 10: Ten bands from across Asia are coming to Hondae next month to celebrate heavy metal in this annual festival. Bands include SilenceX from Malaysia and Thailand, Blair Witch from Taiwan, Devour from Japan and Ishtar from Korea.

The show starts at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 40,000 won.

Sangsu Station, line No. 6, exit 1

(02) 333-7677, http://www.myspace.com/asiametalfestival


Hoam Art Hall

June 29: Russian virtuoso trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov will give his renditions of 10 classical pieces, including “Capriccio” by Vladimir Torchinsky and “The Carnival of Venice” by Jean-Baptiste Arban. Nakariakov was called “The Paganini of the trumpet” by the Finnish press when he was just 13 years old, and has brought new prominence to his instrument of choice during his 20-year career.

The recital starts at 8 p.m.

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

City Hall Station, line No. 2, exit 9

(02) 751-9607~10, www.hoamarthall.org


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

June 30: In honor of its 42nd anniversary, the a capella group The King’s Singers will hold a concert here during their tour of Asia. As a world-renowned vocal group, The King’s Singers have produced over 150 recordings and this year are slated to perform across the globe from London to Jerusalem.

Their Seoul performance will include a range of genres, including songs composed by prominent contemporary composers such as Richard Rodney Bennett, Luciano Berio and Peter Maxwell Davies.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

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

(02) 2650-7480~2, www.sac.or.kr


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

July 1 to 2: A prominent institution in international music, The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philhamonic will hold two special concerts with their new female member, Rachel Helleur. Since 1996, the ensemble has held a concert in Korea every two years.

The 12 cellists include the well-respected Ludwig Quandt, Dietmar Schwalke and Christoph Igelbrink.

The concert on July 1 will features pieces by Francis Poulenc, Astor Piazzolla and Krzesimir Debski. The concert the following day will include performances of pieces by J. S. Bach, Michel Legrand, Hubert Giraud and more.

The concerts start at 8 p.m.

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

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

368-1515, www.sac.or.kr


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Gymnasium (First Gymnasium)

July 3: Five-time Grammy award winning artist Usher visits Seoul next month. The concert will be the R&B superstar’s first concert in Korea. In addition to the Grammys, Usher has won 15 Billboard Music Awards and was selected as The Hottest Single Artist by Billboard Magazine.

Usher will perform “Hey Daddy,” “Lil Freak” and “OMG” from his new CD “Raymond v. Raymond” at the show, in addition to older hits.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 80,000 won to 146,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

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



LIG Art Hall

Thursday to Saturday: Renowned film music composer Jang Young-gyu presents his indie music and film project.

Jang wrote the scores for “The Good, the Bad, the Weird” (2008), “Jeon Woochi: The Taoist Wizard” (2009) and “Crush and Blush” (2008).

“Film Music - Music Film” will include screenings of two short films and presentation of four original musical compositions.

The performances start at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets cost 30,000 won.

Gangnam Station, line No. 2, exit 8

1544-3922, http://www.ligarthall.com


Suseong Artpia, Yongi Hall

July 1 to 4: This musical won the most awards at The 6th New York Musical Theater Festival in 2009.

Inspired by Goethe’s Faust, “Academy” tells a story of boys who want to become adults.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. on July 1 and 2, 3; at 7 p.m. on July 3; and at 2 and 6 p.m. on July 4.

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

To get to Daegu from Seoul, take a bus or KTX train headed to East Daegu Staion and take bus number 400, 400-1 or 814 toward the theater.

(053) 622-1945, www.ssartpia.or.kr


Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

July 3 to 7: Prague’s maestro Jiri Mikula will direct this version of the classic comedic opera about a beautiful gypsy with a fiery temper.

The opera’s heroine, Carmen, will be played by the mezzo-soprano, Galia Ibragimova, who has performed the role more than 800 times. The mezzo-soprano Choi Seung-hyun will play Carmen on alternate days. Tenor Francesco Petrozzi will play Don Jose and the baritone Svatopluk Sem, who won a best performance prize in Italy, will play Escamillo.

The performances start at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and Saturday and at 4 p.m on Sunday. There is no performance on Monday.

Tickets range from 30,000 to 200,000 won.

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

(02) 3476-6224, www.sac.or.kr



Seoul Namsan Gugakdang

To Saturday: This concert series features various types of Korean traditional performance, with a different artist featured daily. On Thursday, the featured artist is Jang Hae-sook, who will perform traditional Korean dance. Friday’s performance features haegeum (fiddle) player Seo Eun-young. The featured artist on Saturday is the Lee No-gyeong Trio, which will present traditional Korean music.

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

Tickets are priced at 20,000 won for adults and 10,000 won for adolescents.

Chungmuro Station, line No. 3 and 4, exit 4

(02) 2261-0513~5, www.sejongpac.or.kr/sngad


The National Folk Museum of Korea

To Saturday: Every Saturday, the National Folk Museum of Korea offers free performances of traditional music, dance, martial arts and mask plays, highlighting major seasonal events 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


Samcheonggak’s Ilhwadang,

Performance Hall

To June 30: This lunch concert features an ensemble playing traditional Korean instruments.

The 30-minute concert will be followed by a one-hour meal. The menu includes bulgogi on Mondays; bibimbap with mountain herbs on Tuesdays; and doenjang jjigae (soybean paste soup) with seafood on Wednesdays.

The show starts at 12 p.m. and is presented Mondays through Wednesdays.

Tickets are priced at 50,000, and the fee includes the performance, meal and tea.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 3

(02) 765-3700, www.samcheonggak.or.kr



National Theater of Korea, Cultural Plaza

Saturday: Renowned pansori singer Jo Tongdal was a child prodigy who went on to feature prominently in the National Changgeuk Company of Korea. He has performed all of the major roles the company’s productions.

The program features special appearances by Jo’s son, Jo Gwanu, and traditional music prodigy Yu Taepyeong.

The performance begins at 3 p.m.

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

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

(010) 2381-0272, http://ntok.go.kr


The National Theater of Korea, Studio BYEOL

Saturday to July 4: In this fable-play about how a butterfly goes in search of the sun, the struggles of insects are depicted in an epic and tragic manner.

Movable stage scenery maximizes the effect of the actors’ insect movements.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and at 4 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays and there is no 7:30 p.m. performance on July 4.

Tickets are 10,000 won for students and 20,000 won for adults.

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

(02) 2632-3840, www.ntok.go.kr



National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae

Sunday: Artists at the forefront of the traditional Korean performing arts world combine their talents to present traditional dances in their authentic forms.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

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

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2

(02) 597-5670, www.ntok.go.kr



Yongin, Gyeonggi

To Sunday: The Everland amusement park is hosting a flower carnival festival with displays of over 1,000 types of flowers from all over the world.

Street parades and musical performances will also be held during the festival.

Performances are from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets range from 24,000 won to 28,000 won for adults, and 18,000 won to 21,000 won for children.

Buses run to Everland from various regions in Korea.

(031) 320-9949, www.everland.com


Jangsangpo Ocean Park

July 1 to 4: This is one of Ulsan’s most important festivals, and it gives visitors an opportunity to learn about traditional whale fishing techniques.

There is also a singing competition and a cake-making competition for families.

Those who are interested in the whale fishing issue can express their opinions about it by placing a sticker on a “for” or “against” bulletin board set up on festival grounds.

Admission is free.

To get there from Seoul, take the bus or train bound for Ulsan.

(052) 226-2994, www.whalekorea.com

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