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British heavy metal band Iron Maiden makes its first appearance in Seoul at Olympic Gymnastics Arena on March 10. See MUSIC, below. Provided by Access Entertainment


MUSIC


MUSIC FROM SCANDINAVIA

Kumho Art Hall Concert Hall

Thursday: The Chamber Music Society of Kumho Art Hall celebrates its fifth year with a four-concert series that begins with music from Scandinavian composers. The program includes “Serenata in Vano for Clarinet, Basson, Horn, Cello and Double Bass” by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, “Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations for Violin and Viola” by Norwegian composer Johann Halvorsen and String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Other concerts in the series are on June 2, Sept. 1 and Dec. 1.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 8,000 won ($7.10) to 30,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7
(02) 6303-7700, www.kumhoarthall.com


PIPE ORGANIST KIM HEE-SUNG

Sejong Center, Grand Theatre

Monday: Pipe organist Kim Hee-sung presents a theatrical concert with dance by Lee Kwang-suk and text by Jeong Seon-yeong. The music includes French composer Camille Saint-Saens’ “The Carnival of the Animals,” J. Alain’s “Litanies,” Bach’s Sonata in E Flat Major No.1, and Franck’s “Grande Piece Symphonique” Op. 17.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 780-5054, www.sejongpac.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 ($142) to 165,000 won ($175).
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 January with her second album, “The Sea.” 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


IRON MAIDEN

Olympic Gymnastics Arena

March 10: British heavy metal band Iron Maiden makes its debut in Seoul. With more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, Iron Maiden is considered one of the most influential heavy metal bands. They will perform songs from their latest album “The Final Frontier” and other hits.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are standing room and cost 99,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 3141-3488, www.interpark.co.kr


THE GREAT 3B SERIES

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

March 10: The 3B Series is a three-year series honoring the music of Beethoven (in 2010), Brahms (in 2011) and Bach (in 2012).

Brahms is the focus of the second set of concerts. This one features cellist Young Song and violinist Lee Kyung-sun. The program includes Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 and Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op. 68.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 40,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr


LAURENT KORCIA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

March 13: French violinist Laurent Korcia, who has been described as a “violinist of fire,” will perform songs like Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Niccolo Paganini’s “I Palpiti” and Fritz Kreisler’s “Prelude et allegro.”

The concert starts at 2 p.m.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 90,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 541-3183, www.sac.or.kr


ANGELIQUE KIDJO

LG Arts Center

March 13: In this concert, Angelique Kidjo will perform traditional music that she learned in 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, www.lgart.com


EAGLES

Olympic Gymnastics Arena

March 15: Legendary U.S. rock band the Eagles will make their first appearance in Korea as part of their “Long Road out of Eden” tour in support of the 2007 album of the same name, which is their first album in 28 years. The band is also celebrating its 40th anniversary. The Eagles were one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, garnering six Grammys, five American Music Awards and six No. 1 albums. The set list will include such hits as “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” and “I Can’t Tell You Why.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 99,000 won to 330,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 501-7888, www.interpark.co.kr


MGMT

AX-Korea

April 1: It’s a bit hard to describe MGMT, comprised of duo Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser. Their musical style is a mix of psychedelic, synthpop and indie rock, and their music videos almost always border on the bizarre. But that doesn’t change the fact that MGMT has been extremely popular with young listeners since the group first burst onto the scene in 2007 with their first major album “Oracular Spectacular,” which was released to much critical acclaim. Since then, the duo has been nominated for three Grammy Awards and went on to release their second major album, “Congratulations,” last year.

The concert starts at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are 99,000 won.
Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2
1544-1555, www.ax-korea.com or http://ticket.interpark.com


GILBERTO GIL

LG Arts Center

April 19: Brazilian guitarist Gilberto Gil is both a musical innovator and a political figure, and has seven Grammys and 52 albums to his name. His music reflects influences from rock, samba, African and reggae.

This will be Gil’s first concert appearance in Korea, and he will perform with his son, guitarist Bem Gil. They will be joined by cellist and conductor Jaques Morelenbaum.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com



THEATER


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.

Xiah Junsu from the Korean idol group TVXQ will perform in the play, but tickets for the nights on which he is scheduled to appear are sold out.

Performances are held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.
To get there, go to Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2, then take the shuttle in front of Taegeukdang.
(02) 501-7888, www.ntok.go.kr


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 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


JEKYLL AND HYDE

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 become his frightening other half - Hyde.

Cho Seung-woo and three other actors alternate in the role of Jekyll.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays 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


MONTE CRISTO

Chungmu Art Hall

To April 24: “Monte Cristo” is a musical retelling of Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 novel “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

The story follows Edmond Dantes, an honest sailor who is wrongfully arrested during his engagement party for being a traitor to his country. To carry out his plan for revenge, Dantes transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo.

This version features music by Frank Wildhorn (“Jekyll and Hyde” and “Tears of Heaven”).

Ryu Jeong-han, Eom Ki-jun and Shin Seong-rok will alternate in the role of Edmond Dantes and Cha Ji-yeon will play Dantes’ fiancee Mercedes.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. There are no performances on Tuesdays, except on opening night, Tuesday, March 1.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.
(02) 6391-6333 or visit www.musicalmonte.com



FESTIVALS


YEONGDEOK DAEGAE FESTIVAL

Yeongdeok County, North Gyeongsang

March 11 to 13: Visitors to Samsa Marine Park in Yeongdeok, North Gyeongsang, will be able to catch, buy and eat daegae, a large crab with eight long, bamboo-shaped legs.

The three-day festival opens with a ritual prayer for a good catch at 11 a.m. on March 11. A re-enactment of a royal procession will be held at the nearby Ganggu Port on March 12.

(054) 730-6114, http://crab.yd.go.kr


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