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2011.3.17 TICKET


Artists perform in “Bukcheong Lion Dance,” which tells the story of a lion and tiger punishing humans for infecting animals with influenza. It starts Friday and runs through April 17 at Seoul Namsan Gugakdang. See TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE. Provided by the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts



Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel, Vista Hall

Saturday: Asian-American electro-hop quartet Far East Movement will have its first concert in Seoul on Saturday.

The group bolted to the top of the charts in late October with their hard-beat dance number “Like a G6,” becoming the first Asian-American group to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. They went to No. 7 on the Hot 100 in February with another single, “Rocketeer,” from their first major album “Free Wired.

The concert starts at 9 p.m.
Tickets cost 88,000 won ($78) and are standing room only.
Go to Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2, exit 1, then take the shuttle in front of Hyundai Apartments.
(02) 323-2838, www.feelingconcert.co.kr or http://ticket.interpark.com/global


Bupyeong Arts Center, Haenuri Theater

Saturday: Legendary maestro Geum Nan-sae and 19-year old piano prodigy Kim Ji-yong, who is more commonly known as Jiyong, will come together for this concert featuring pieces like Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37, and Rossini’s “Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Overture.”

Jiyong was the youngest pianist to win the New York Philharmonic Young Artists competition at the age of 10. Geum has served as the conductor of the KBS Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra and Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra and is the founder of the Eurasian Philharmonic Orchestra.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won.
Baegun Station, line No. 1, exit 2
(032) 500-2000, www.bpart.kr


Mapo Art Center, Art Hall Mac

March 23: A handful of talented Korean classical musicians - including tenor Bae Jae-chul, violinist Yang Go-un and pianist Kim Youn-kyung - are set to perform solos and ensembles to celebrate the launch of COPE (Culture Opportunity for People Everywhere), a nongovernmental organization.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are 10,000 won to 30,000 won.
Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2
(02) 591-5945, www.ngocope.org


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


KBS Hall and Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

March 24 and 25: The KBS Symphony Orchestra’s 653rd subscription concert features Korean-American conductor Shinik Hahm, American composer Christopher Theofanidis and American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers.

The program includes Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” and Theofanidis’ “Muse.”

Performances are at 8 p.m. on March 24 at KBS Hall and at 8 p.m. on March 25 at Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 60,000 won.
KBS Hall: Yeouido Station, line No. 5, exit 5
Seoul Art Center: Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 781-2241~4, http://kbsso.kbs.co.kr



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


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



The National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae

To Saturday: 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.

The remaining performances are at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.
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


Walkerhill Theatre, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill

March 22 to Dec. 31: Sheraton Grande Walkerhill is presenting an opera brunch package featuring works from the Metropolitan Opera’s 2010-2011 season, recorded live at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The program is offered six to seven times per month through December. Commentary by music experts will be provided between acts.

This month, Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann,” directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, will be shown on March 22 and 29.

The brunch program is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are 60,000 won including tax and service charge.
Go to Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2, exit 1, and catch the free shuttle bus in front of Techno Mart.
(02) 455-5000, http://sheratonwalkerhill.co.kr


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


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


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



The National Theater of Korea, KB Haneul Youth Theater

March 23 to 26: Start the spring with traditional dance performances such as “Ganggang Sullae” (“Maidens’ Circle Dance”), “Sarang Ga” (“Love Song”) and “Buchaechum” (“Fan Dance”).

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won.
Go to Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2, then take the shuttle in front of Taegeukdang.
(02) 2280-4114, www.ntok.go.kr


Seoul Namsan Gugakdang

Friday to April 17: This musical tells the story of a lion and tiger coming to earth to punish humans for killing ducks and chickens with influenza. It was created by director and choreographer Oh Tae-suk of the Mokhwa Repertory Company.

Performances are at 8 p.m. from Tuesdays to Thursdays, at 3 and 8 p.m. on Fridays and at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.
Tickets are 30,000 won.
Chungmuro Station, line No. 3 and 4, exit 3 or 4
(02) 2261-0514, www.sejongpac.or.kr




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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