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2010.8.11 TICKET

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Park Jun-kyu, left, and Oh Jung-hae play a happily married couple and Ju Ji-won plays their child in “Thank You, Honey,” which analyzes the meaning of family and domestic love. It is being performed at Dongguk University through Aug. 21. See THEATER, below. Provided by Asia Bridge Contents


MUSIC



BEAUTIFUL HARMONY CONCERT

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Chamber Hall

Tuesday: This is the first chamber orchestra concert produced by the Silk Road Foundation, which targets cultural exchange between countries in Central Asia and Korea. Young artists from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Korea will perform together in the name of overcoming national and cultural borders.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

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

(02) 3779-3835, www.sejongpac.or.kr



AMICUS PIANO QUARTET THE FIRST RECITAL

Kumho Art Hall

Thursday: Four professional musicians active in the Korean classical music scene play violin, viola, cello and piano in a diverse program.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 10,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7

(02) 515-5123, www.kumhoarthall.com



SEOUL METROPOLITAN CHORUS:

SUMMER CONCERT

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theatre

Aug. 21: This concert for young people features songs on the theme of dreaming. Guest artists include pop diva Insooni, known for her hit song “Dreaming of Geese”; Jung Sung-ha, who first appeared on the SBS-TV program “Star King”; and the renowned Korean B-boy group Rivers Crew.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

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

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

(02) 399-1778~9, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEVEN STARS

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 23: Music director and pianist Jung Myung-hoon will lead a group of five young artists including pianist Kim Sun-wook, violinist and violist Lee Yu-rah, violinist Kim Soo-yeon, cellists Song Young-hoon and Yang Seong-won and double-bassist Sung Min-je. The program includes: Schubert’s “Trout” Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667, and Beethoven’s “Archduke” Piano Trio No. 7 in B Major, Op. 97.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.

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

(02) 518-7343, www.sac.or.kr



BEETHOVEN SONATA FEAST OF

32 PIANISTS

Seoul Arts Center, Recital Hall

Aug. 27: This is the third Beethoven concert commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Beethoven Association of Korea. The program includes: Sonata No. 9 in E minor, Op. 14-1, Sonata No. 18 in E Major, Op. 31-3, Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90, and Sonata No. 31 in A Major, Op. 110.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

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

(02) 3436-5929, www.sac.or.kr



BARITONE SEO JUNG HACK RECITAL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 28: Baritone Seo Jung-hack became a world-renowned artist after he won an award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council in 1996. He debuted with the San Francisco Opera in 1993, which made him the first Asian singer to win the Schwabache Family Award.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 60,000 won.

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

(02) 3461-0976, www.sac.or.kr



JOY OF STRINGS REGULAR CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 29: Lee Sung-ju, the music director of “Joy of Strings,” a violinist and a professor at the Korea National University of Arts, formed a chamber orchestra with her students in 1997. They perform a diverse program of classical favorites.

The concert starts at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won.

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

(02) 3471-6686, www.sac.or.kr





THEATER



DRAMATIC

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theatre

Through Aug. 18: This concert will feature songs from some of Korea’s favorite dramas, including “Winter Sonata,” “Boys Over Flowers,” “My Name is Kim Sam-soon,” “I’m Sorry I Love You,” “Iris” and “Stairway to Heaven.” Guests include Kim Bum-soo, Byul, SG Wannabe, Clazziqui and T-Max.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.

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

(02) 339-1114~6, www.sejongpac.or.kr



THE 14TH NATIONAL YOUTH PLAY

FESTIVAL

Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Theater

Through Aug. 20: This nationwide high school students’ festival, which started in 1997, is held to educate students about literature and the performing arts, and to encourage them to be more creative. The guest artists are students from Choo-oh College’s Suginami High School in Tokyo.

The performance starts at 2 and 6 p.m. through Aug. 19 and at 3 p.m. on Aug. 20.

Admission is free.

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

(02) 3673-1297, www.sac.or.kr



THANK YOU, HONEY

Dongguk University, Lee Hae-rang Arts Hall

Through Aug. 21: This play analyzes the meaning of family and domestic love, as seen through the eyes of a married couple. Mi-young, a mother and college professor who has been married for 10 years to Jun-soo, a former business entrepreneur who spent all the family’s money to start a business and is now a prospective lawyer who is also a stay-at-home husband studying law full time.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets cost 44,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6

(02) 548-0597, http://donggukartcompany.co.kr/



FROZEN LAND EPISODE 2

Daehangno Jungbo Small Theater

Aug. 6 to Aug. 22: This play tells the story of a family that lives in a frequently war-torn country. On the day a peace agreement is to be announced, the family is deeply disappointed since they were secretly in the process of building a private air-raid shelter that they were going to open to the public once the war began. The story unfolds as the family tries to keep their shelter safe.

Performances start 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 cost 10,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No.4, exit 1

(02) 764-7064, http://club.cyworld.com/ichungwoo



LE MIROIR DES EAUX

CHOI SEO-OU’S IMAGE PERFORMANCE WITH FILM, MUSIC & BALLET

Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Theater

Aug. 22 to 23: This performance, created by Choi Seo-ou, is based on French writer Roger Frenier’s, “Le Miroir des Eaux,” and Armelle Barguillet-Hauteloire’s, “Proust et Le Miroir des Eaux.” The performance combines film, visual arts, music and ballet.

The performance starts at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and at 8 p.m. on Monday.

Tickets cost 30,000 won.

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

(02) 538-0505, www.sac.or.kr



TIMON OF ATHENS

Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Theater

Aug. 25 to 31: This play by William Shakespeare depicts friendship, broken trust and materialism in capitalist societies. Here, Shakespeare sharply criticizes the downfall of humanity, which is a very different theme from his other well-known plays. The play gained even more attention when it became known that Karl Marx studied it and quoted lines from the play in his arguments denouncing capitalism.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Aug. 25 and 26, at 3 and 8 p.m. on Aug. 27, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. on Aug. 29, and at 8 p.m. on Aug. 30 and 31.

Tickets cost 30,000 won for adults and 20,000 won for students.

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

(031) 335-0400, www.sac.or.kr



THE KOREA WORLD DANCE STARS FESTIVAL 2010

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Aug. 25: Kang Sue-jin of the Stuttgart Ballet and Soe Hee of the American Ballet Theater will perform alongside others, accompanied by music played by the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

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

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

070-7755-2210, www.sac.or.kr



2010 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Aug. 26 to 27: To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Korean Ballet Association, Dancers from the Mariinsky Ballet from Russia will perform with Korean dancers.

On the first day, Anastasila Matviienko and Denus Matviienko of the Mariinsky Ballet will perform “Don Quixote.” On the second day, rising ballet star Park Se-eun and Kim Ki-min of the Korea National University of Arts will perform the same roles.

The festival starts at 8 p.m. on Aug. 26 and at 5 p.m. on 27.

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

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

(02) 538-0505, www.sac.or.kr





TRADITIONAL KOREAN PERFORMANCE



WITH GUGAK: AEGI DDONGPOOL

(Asian Celandine)

Bukchon Art Hall

Through Aug. 21: This is a play about a child named Haneul who lives in a small country town and who discovers just how much his parents love him. Haneul, who was raised by a mom whose handicapped leg makes it difficult for her to walk, always blamed his mother for making him a laughingstock among his friends. One day, he tries to trade his mom’s diary for some Korean style taffy called yeot until a group of mischievous children in town steal the diary away from him. As he starts his journey to reclaim the diary, Haneul learns that a large fire that happened when he was young took his father’s life and injured his mother’s leg as they tried to save him, and he returns to build a new relationship with his mom.

The performance starts at 2 p.m. and is presented on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 3

(02) 988-2258, www.playkid.co.kr



BARIBARI CHOMCHOM DIDIMSAE

The National Theater of Korea, Small Hall Star

Today and Tomorrow: This performance is designed to help the young generation understand Korean traditional dance. This performance focuses on the recreation of traditional dance movements for a modern audience.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. today and at 4 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6

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





FESTIVALS



2010 MUJU MUSIC FESTIVAL

Muju Resort

Tomorrow through Saturday: Nanse Gum appears for this series of concerts. The Euro-Asian Philharmonic will perform on Thursday and Friday and the Gyeonggi Philharmonic will appear on Saturday.

The concerts start at 8 p.m.

Admission is free.

From Seoul, take the Samaeul train from Seoul Station to Youngdong Station

(02) 3473-8744, www.mujuresort.com



INTERNATIONAL BODYPAINTING FESTIVAL

Kolon Field Concert Hall in Duryu Park, Daegu

Aug. 27-28:

This event brings the world’s best bodypainting artists to Korea. Activities include a fantasy makeup contest, a bodypainting contest, music and dance performances, magic shows and exhibitions. Visitors will be able to receive free services such as face painting and nail art. A spectacular fireworks show will add to the celebratory mood at the festival.

From Seoul, take the KTX train from Seoul Station to Daegu.

(053) 760-1855, www.dibf.co.kr



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