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2011.3.10 TICKET

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Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo brings her brand of contemporary world music to LG Arts Center on Sunday. See MUSIC, below. Provided by LG Arts Center


MUSIC


CORINNE BAILEY RAE

AX-Korea

Today: 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 are 44,000 won ($39) 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

Today: 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

Today: 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


GREAT CONCERTO SERIES I

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Friday: The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes two guest artists for a performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. Norwegian conductor Eivind Aadland is currently the conductor of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and French cellist Gautier Capucon won the Echo Klassik Prize for Young Artist of the Year in 2004.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 60,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 3700-6300, www.sac.or.kr


LAURENT KORCIA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

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

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) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr


ANGELIQUE KIDJO

LG Arts Center

Sunday: 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


STEVE BARAKATT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Sunday: Canadian jazz musician-composer Steve Barakatt will perform songs from his repertoire, including “Rainbow Bridge,” “I’m Sorry” and “Flying.”

“Superstar K” season two finalists John Park and Kim Geu-rim will appear as special guests.

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) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr


EAGLES

Olympic Gymnastics Arena

Tuesday: 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, 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


FRAN HEALY

Hongdae V-Hall

March 18: Scottish musician Fran Healy is the lead singer and songwriter of the Scottish alternative rock band Travis. In this concert, he will perform songs from his debut solo album “Wreckorder” (2010), including “Buttercups” and “Rocking Chair.”

Travis, credited with paving the way for British bands such as Coldplay and Keane, won album of the year twice at the BRIT Awards.

The concert starts at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are standing room and cost 88,000 won.
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5
(02) 1544-1555, http://ticket.interpark.com/global


NAH YOUN SUN

LG Arts Center

March 23: Jazz singer Nah Youn Sun returns to the LG Arts Center for her first concert in Korea in five years. Called the “greatest jazz singer of today” by French newspaper Les Echos, Nah received the French Order of Arts and Letters in 2009, becoming the first Korean musician to do so. Her most recent album, “Same Girl,” was No. 1 on the French jazz charts for four weeks, another first for an Asian musician.

She appears with guitarist Ulf Wakenius, bassist and cellist Lars Danielsson and accordion player Vincent Peirani.

The concert starts at 8 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



THEATER


CONDITIONS OF DEATH

Arko Arts Theater, Small Hall

Saturday and Sunday: Post Ego Dance Company presents a modern dance about Italian poet Dante’s seven deadly sins. Choreographed by Jung Yeon-su, this philosophical piece is a meditation on human existence, the internal conflict human beings face and, ultimately, the meaning of life.

Performances are at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are 30,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 3668-0007, www.hanpac.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.

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


DON QUIXOTE

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

March 25 to 28: The Universal Ballet Company presents a comic version of Miguel Cervantes’ novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha,” the story of an aging gentleman who believes himself to be the character in the books he is reading.

A different dancer performs in the lead role on each night.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr


AIDA

Seongnam Arts Center, Opera House

To March 27: “Aida” has returned 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



FESTIVALS


YEONGDEOK DAEGAE FESTIVAL

Yeongdeok County, North Gyeongsang

Friday to Sunday: Visitors to the Yeongdeok Daegae Festival at 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 tomorrow at 11 a.m. with a ritual prayer for a good catch. A re-enactment of a royal procession will be held at the nearby Ganggu Port on Saturday.

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


MOVING DIMENSION: TONGYEONG INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tongyeong Arts Center, Isang Yun Memorial Park

March 26 to April 1: This annual art and music festival presents a collection of performances by international musicians like the British Hilliard Ensemble, Heiner Goebbels’ Music Theater, and winners of the Tongyeong International Music Festival competition.

The festival gets its title, “Moving Dimension,” from “Dimensionen,” a piece by Korean-German composer Isang Yun (1917-1995), who served as the inspiration for the festival. The festival focuses on promoting young Asian composers and is led by artistic director Alexander Liebreich, the primary conductor and artistic director of the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

Performance times vary.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 100,000 won per performance.
(02) 3474-8315, http://www.timf.org


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