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2011.2.16 TICKET

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Visitors to the 19th Daegwallyeong Snow Festival take pictures with a group of giant snowmen last week. The annual festival in Pyeongchang, Gangwon, features a program of snow sports and sculptures and will continue through Sunday. See FESTIVALS, below right. [YONHAP]


MUSIC


ROSE JANG’S NOUVEAU-CLASSICS CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tomorrow: Rose Jang is a Korean-American singer who made a name for herself internationally by mixing operatic arias with classic pop hits and songs from musicals. One of Jang’s most famous pieces is her rendition of the song “Memory” from the musical “Cats.”

During her concert in Korea, Jang will sing songs from a variety of genres from rock to opera. The lineup will include “All I Ask of You” from the musical “The Phantom of the Opera,” “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, and an aria from the traditional Korean opera “Doraji.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won ($35.60) to 200,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 541-3183, www.sac.or.kr


WHITE FESTIVAL BEST SERIES

Alpensia Concert Hall, Pyeongchang, Gangwon

Thursday to Saturday: During this concert series, celloist Jung Myung-hwa, American pianist Sergei Babayan and violinists Clara Kang and Wei-hwang Hong will play pieces from a variety of different genres such as pop, classical and musical theater.

The program includes Pachelbel’s Canon, “Fly to the Sky,” “Sukdaemuri” and others.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take any bus that goes to Hoenggye.
(033) 249-3374, www.clubbalcony.com


ERIC CLAPTON

Olympic Gymnastics Arena

Sunday: English blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton is returning 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 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 top guitarists of all time.

He will perform songs from his newest album, “Clapton,” as well as previous hits including “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


PIANIST ANDRAS SCHIFF

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 23: Hungarian-born British classical pianist Andras Schiff will take the stage to perform his second concert in Korea since 2008.

Schiff won a Grammy Award for best instrumental solo performance in 1990 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.

In this concert, however, Schiff will focus solely on 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


THE KBS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 25: The KBS Symphony Orchestra will present pieces by Mendelssohn with Stefan Pi Jackiw, an American classical violinist who has played Mendelssohn pieces on the European stage since 2000.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 22,000 won to 55,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 781-2241, www.sac.or.kr


TENOR FRANCISCO ARAIZA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Feb. 26: Mexican operatic tenor Francisco Araiza has twice won the Orphee d’Or from the Academie Nationale du Disque Lyrique Paris. In this concert, he will be performing pieces by Mozart, Veber and Verdi.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 33,000 won to 165,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 541-3183, www.sac.or.kr


SANTANA

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 it revolves around - has become the stuff of legend.

At the concert, the band will play songs from its 2010 album “Supernatural,” including “Smooth” and “Maria Maria,” as well as its hits from the past 40 years.

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 in the history of the genre.

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


CORINNE BAILEY RAE

AX-Korea

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 hits such as “Like a Star” and “Put Your Records On.”

The concert starts at 8:30 p.m.

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


ANGELIQUE KIDJO

LG Arts Center

March 13: In this concert, Angelique Kidjo will perform traditional music that she learned at her home in Benin. In 2008, her album “Djin Djin” won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album. Her performances are energetic and use guitar, bass and percussion.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
(02) 2005-0114



THEATER


BILLY ELLIOT

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 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 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


DANCING FOR GRANDMOTHER

Doosan Art Center, Yonkang Hall

Friday to Sunday: Who says age determines whether you can dance or not?

In this performance, grandmas dance around to traditional Korean music and modern pop songs in a work that is part of a larger archival project by choreographer Ahn Eun-me, who traveled to the Korean countryside to capture the women’s movements for a future documentary film.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 40,000 won.
Jongro 5-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 1
(02) 708-5001, www.doosanartcenter.com


GISELLE

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Hall

Feb. 24 to 27: The Korea National Ballet is presenting 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. The ballet was first presented 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


TEARS OF HEAVEN

The National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae

To March 19: This play is about a love triangle between a Vietnamese singer, a Korean private and an American colonel during the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive in 1968.

The cast features Xiah Junsu from the Korean pop band TVXQ, American actor Brad Little and Korean musical theater actors. The play has music by Frank Wildhorn (“Jekyll & Hyde”), lyrics by Robin Lerner and a book by Phoebe Hwang.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, at 3 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2, then take the shuttle in front of Taegeukdang
(02) 501-7888, http://ticket.interpark.com/global


AIDA

Seongnam Arts Center, Opera House

To March 27: “Aida” returns to Korea after a five-year absence.

This 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 not allowed to love a woman from a different country, and he struggles to make a decision 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. on Mondays to Fridays, 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



FESTIVALS


PYEONGCHANG TROUT FESTIVAL

Pyeongchang, Gangwon

To Tomorrow: 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 the festival got into full swing last month and is now entering its final stages. Today and tomorrow are the last days to enjoy snow, ice and trout fishing.

Festival programs run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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


THE 8TH ANNUAL ANYANG FULL MOON FESTIVAL

Anyang, Gyeonggi

Tomorrow: Celebrate the full moon with performances of traditional Korean arts like minyo (folk singing), games, dancing and food.

The festival is from 2 to 10 p.m.

Anyang Station, Line No. 1, exit 1
(031) 469-1999


THE 19TH DAEGWALLYEONG SNOW FESTIVAL

Pyeongchang, Gangwon

To Sunday: This festival features snow sports and sculptures.

Festival programs run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take any bus that goes to Hoenggye.
(033) 336-6112, www.snowfestival.net



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