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2011.3.31 TICKET


MGMT performs at AX-Korea tomorrow. Famous for their mix of psychedelic, synthpop and indie rock, the band has been a major hit with young listeners since the release of their first album “Oracular Spectacular” in 2007. See MUSIC. Provided by AX-Korea




Tomorrow: 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 ($90.)
Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2
1544-1555, www.ax-korea.com or http://ticket.interpark.com


Hoam Art Hall

April 8: The Korea Festival Ensemble will perform pieces by Elgar, Schubert, Offenback and Brahms for this concert, which is held in memory of British cellist Jacqueline du Pre. Included in the program are Elgar’s “Saud d’amour,” Offenbach’s “Les larmes de Jacqueline” and Brahm’s Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 in F Major, Op. 97.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 25,000 to 40,000 won.
City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 9
(02) 751-9607~10, www.hoamarthall.org


Hoam Art Hall

April 10: The Chamber Music Society of Kumho Art Hall plays a program that includes Debussy’s Sonata for flute, harp and viola, L.137, and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.
Tickets range from 25,000 won to 40,000 won.
City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 9
(02) 751-9607~10, www.hoamarthall.org


Walkerhill Theatre, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill

April 5 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. Music experts will provide commentary between acts.

In April, Richard Wagner’s “Das Rheingold,” directed by Robert Lepage, will be shown on April 5, 10, 12, 19, 24 and 26,

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



April 12: American R&B singer Eric Benet is returning to Korea following the November release of his new album “Lost in Time.” Benet has received three Grammy Award nominations in the R&B category and won the Naacp Image Award in 2000 for his duet “Spend My Life With You,” with Canadian R&B and soul singer-songwriter Tamia. The song spent three weeks on the top of Billboard’s Hip-Hop and R&B Songs chart.

The concert starts at 8 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 17: Scottish percussionist Colin Currie and Swedish trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger perform with various artists including English composer Joe Duddell, French composer Andre Jolibet and Austrian composers Christian Muthspiel and Luckas Ligeti to name a few. The program includes songs written by the featured composers, such as Duddell’s “Catch,” Jolibet’s “Heptade,” and Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s “Woodpecker.”

The concert starts at 7 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


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


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tomorrow to April 20: Orchestras from all over Korea will perform during this festival - now in its 33rd year - with a different orchestra scheduled to play each night. Those participating include the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra.

Concerts are every night except April 10 and 12.

The concerts start at 8 p.m. every day except Sundays, when the concerts start at 5 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 30,000 won. There is a discount for people who purchase multiple tickets - 15 percent off for purchasing three tickets, 20 percent for nine tickets and 30 percent for 18 tickets.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr



April 19 to 20: American recording artist and nine-time Grammy-winner John Legend is coming to Korea. Legend got his start recording with artists such as Alicia Keys, on “You Don’t Know My Name.” His first album, “Get Lifted,” came out in 2004.

At the concert, he will perform songs from his new album “Wake Up!” and previous hits.

The concerts start at 8 p.m.
Tickets are 110,000 won.
Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2
1544-1555, www.ax-korea.com or http://ticket.interpark.com



Charlotte Theater

Until August 15: The first Korean-language performance of “Jekyll and Hyde” was in 2004. Since then, it has been a favorite with Korean audiences. Cho Seung-woo and three other actors alternate in the title role.

Performances are weekdays (excluding Monday) at 8p.m., Saturdays at 3p.m. and 7.30p.m., Sundays and holidays at 2p.m. and 6.30p.m.
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, Main Hall Hae

April 9 to 10: This performance highlights the talents of the National Dance Company of Korea’s Lee Jung-yun. The program features Lee’s new work “Eternal Dance” and a duet by Lee and Kim Juwon of the Korea National Ballet. Lee is joined on stage by the Universal Ballet Company’s Hwang Hye-min and LDP Dance Company’s Shin Chang-ho, Nam Goong-yun and Lee Sang-eun.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won.
Go to Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2, then take the shuttle in front of Taegeukdang.
(02) 2280-4115~6, www.ntok.go.kr


Sejong Center, Grand Theatre

April 14 to 15: The Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theater presents its version of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” This production, set in ancient Korea in Manchuria, blends elements of traditional Korean dance - including a sword dance, a flower dance and a fan dance - with more traditional ballet and modern dance choreography.

Performances start at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 70,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 399-1766, www.sejongpac.or.kr


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 Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. There are no performances on Tuesdays.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.
(02) 6391-6333 or visit www.musicalmonte.com


Jamsil Sports Complex Square

April 6 to May 29: Cirque du Soleil returns to Korea for the first time in three years with a new production, “Varekei,” which is based on the Greek myth of Icarus. To tell the tale, the world-renowned troupe employs spectacular costumes, intricate sets, a multi-layered soundscape and its usual high flying mixture of circus tricks and acrobatic choreography.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, at 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 220,000 won.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7
1544-1555 or http://ticket.interpark.com,



Seoul Namsan Gugakdang

To April 17: This play, directed by Oh Tae-suk, blends mask-dance styles from different regions of Korea to tell the story of a young lion named Geum-hwa who transforms herself into a human being, falls in love and learns that being human is not as easy as she thought it would be.

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

To Tomorrow: 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, www.timf.org

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