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2011.1.26 TICKET


A family tries ice fishing at the Pyeongchang Trout Festival, which continues through Feb. 17 in Pyeongchang, Gangwon. The annual festival is a haven for winter sports enthusiasts. See FESTIVALS. [YONHAP]



Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tomorrow: The Korean Chamber Orchestra and Busan Boys Orchestra will perform works by Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven and more. The program includes Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” overture; Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5”; Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello,” Op. 56; Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons: Winter and Summer” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won ($17.90) to 150,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 732-3090, www.sac.or.kr


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Friday: Korea’s first generation of jazz musicians will perform together following their appearance last month in the Nam Mu-sung documentary “Bravo! Jazz Life.” The film documents the musicians’ struggle to do what they love - play music. The movie culminates in a concert organized by a group of younger jazz musicians showcasing the talents of their elders.

Songs from the documentary will be performed at the Jan. 28 concert, including “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Whisper Not” and “Moonglow.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 33,000 won to 77,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 6377-1250, www.sac.or.kr


Olympic Gymnastics Arena

Feb. 11: Country pop princess Taylor Swift will be performing in her first concert in Korea. Swift, the winner of seven American Music Awards and four Grammy Awards, among many others, will perform a number of songs from her latest album “Speak,” which was released on Oct. 25. She will also perform hits from her previous albums, including songs like “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 88,000 won to 132,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 3141-3488, www.interpark.co.kr


Olympic Gymnastics Arena

Feb. 20: English blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton returns to Korea for the third time since 2007. Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times and was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Clapton will perform songs from his newest album “Clapton.” He will also perform previous hits such as “Layla,” “Tears in Heaven” and “Crossroads.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 180,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 1544-1555, www.ticket.interpark.com/global


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 23: Hungarian-born British classical pianist Andras Schiff is returning to Korea for his second concert since 2008.

In 1990, Schiff was the winner of the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for his version of Bach’s “English Suites,” and in 2007 he won the Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize. Schiff is one of the most renowned interpreters of Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann. But for this concert, Schiff will only be playing pieces by Beethoven, including Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 209; Sonata No. 31 in A Flat major, Op. 110; and Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 541-3183, www.sac.or.kr


Olympic Gymnastics Arena

March 9: With Latin percussion, a groovy organ and West Coast soul, Santana became a major hit in 1966. Since then, the band, and the man around whom it revolves, has become the stuff of legend.

At the concert, the band will play songs from its 2010 Legacy Edition album “Supernatural,” including “Smooth” and “Maria Maria,” as well as hits from its 40-year past. Carlos Santana will also perform songs from his recently released album “Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time,” which features remakes of some of the most highly praised rock songs of all time.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from 132,000 won to 165,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 1544-1555, www.ticket.interpark.com/global



March 10: British R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist Corinne Bailey Rae is the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at No. 1.

By 2008, she was on top of the music industry when her husband, musician Jason Rae, died.

After his death, Bailey Rae went on a spiritual hiatus for nearly two years and finally returned last year with her second album, “The Sea,” in January 2010.

At the concert, she will perform songs from “The Sea” and her eponymous first album, including songs like “Like a Star” and “Put Your Records On.”

Concerts start at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 44,000 to 99,000 won
Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2
1544-1555, www.ax-korea.com or http://ticket.interpark.com



Chungmu Art Hall, Grand Theater

To Sunday: The legendary story of the three musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, returns to Korea, following sold-out houses the last time it was presented here.

Based on the 1884 novel by Alexandre Dumas, the play tells the story of d’Artagnan and his friends, the three musketeers.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; at 4 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 120,000 won.
Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1
Walk 150 meters (about 500 feet) toward Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station.
(02) 2230-6624, www.musicalthreemusketeers.com


LG Arts Center

To Feb. 27: Based on the movie of the same name, and with music by Elton John, this musical has been a mega-hit worldwide. This is the first non-English language production of the show, which was previously produced in Britain, Australia and the United States. Four young men will alternate in the title role, including Im Sun-woo, who is the youngest person ever to play the character. It was nominated in 15 categories at the 2009 Tony Awards and ended up winning 10 of the major awards, including best musical.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
(02) 3446-9630, www.musicalbillyelliot.co.kr


Seoul Arts Center, Opera Hall

Feb. 24 to 27: The Korea National Ballet presents the Paris Opera Ballet’s version of “Giselle” for the first time in Korea.

The ballet tells the story of a peasant girl named Giselle, who dies but comes back as a ghost to protect her lover, Albert, from a group of evil female spirits called the Wilis.

The ballet was first presented by the French company in 1841 and the choreography is based on the original French version from the 19th century.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 5,000 won to 100,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 587-6181, www.sac.or.kr


Seongnam Arts Center, Opera House

To March 27: “Aida” returns to Korea after a five-year absence. The story of Ethiopian princess Aida is one of forbidden love. Aida is captured and sold into slavery in Egypt, where Egyptian military commander Radames falls in love with her. As the military commander of Egypt, Radames is forbidden to love a woman from a different country and he struggles to choose between her and his service to the Pharaoh. To make matters worse, the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris, is in love with him. Will Radames chose love or success?

The role of Aida is played by Ock Joo-hyun, a former member of girl group Fin.K.L.

Performances are at 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.
Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1
(02) 1544-1555, www.snart.or.kr


Charlotte Theater

To March 31: The first Korean-language performance of “Jekyll and Hyde” was in 2004. Since then, this musical has been a favorite with Korean audiences.

Jekyll and Hyde is set in London in 1885. Henry Jekyll is a doctor and scientist who lives with his sick father and decides to devote his life to finding a cure for his mental illness. When he decides to experiment on himself, he starts to form his frightening other half - Hyde.

Cho Seung-woo and other three actors star as Jekyll.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays, at 4 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2 or 8, exit 3
Go past the front entrance of the Lotte Hotel.
(02) 1588-5212, www.jekyllnhyde.co.kr



Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province

To Feb. 17: Pyeongchang originally postponed the start of its annual trout festival from late December to early January because of concerns about foot-and-mouth disease. But now the festival is on and will end Feb. 17.

Pyeongchang is an alpine county and a haven for winter sports enthusiasts with an abundance of snowfall.

This festival, which offers plenty of snow, ice and trout fishing, is located on a 33,000-square-meter lot 700 meters above sea level and attracts visitors from around the country every year.

Festival programs run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends.

(033) 336-4000, www.festival700.or.kr.


Dahyanggak and Butjae Tea Plantations, Boseong, South Jeolla

To Feb. 6: Boseong, some 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Seoul, is one of the major tea production areas in South Korea.

Festival installations include large Christmas trees, illuminations and a tunnel of light called the “Milky Way Tunnel of Love,” which was built along paths of green tea plantations to offer fantastic night views.

(061) 850-5223, www.boseong.go.kr/ko/culture/events/light_festival


Cheongpyeong, Gyeonggi

To Feb. 7: Cheongpyeong, about one hour east of Seoul in Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi, is a popular winter destination for Koreans. It is situated on the banks of a beautiful lake with dramatic mountains in the surrounding area and is populated by resorts focusing on water sports. Visitors can enjoy trout fishing and various winter sports like snowmobile riding.

(031) 585-9449, www.cpfestival.net

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