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2011.4.7 TICKET

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Gilberto Gil, the beloved Brazilian singer and former minister of culture, is having his first concert in Seoul on April 19 at LG Arts Center in southern Seoul. See MUSIC, left. Provided by LG Arts Center



MUSIC


KOREA FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE

Hoam Art Hall

Tomorrow: 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


THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF KUMHO ART HALL

Hoam Art Hall

Sunday: The Chamber Music Society of Kumho Art Hall’s program includes Debussy’s Sonata, 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


ERIC BENET

AX-Korea

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


COLIN CURRIE AND HAKAN HARDENBERGER

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 8
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.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 8
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com
2011 ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

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


JOHN LEGEND

AX-Korea

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,” was released 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


ANGELA GHEORGHIU

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

April 27: Romanian soprano opera singer Angela Gheorghiu - two-time winner of the Female Artist of the Year award at the Classical Brit Awards in 2001 and 2010 - will hold her first concert in Korea.

Tenor Marius Brenciu and conductor Ion Marin will be featured as well. Gheorghiu will be singing pieces such as Catalani La Wally’s “ Ebben Ne Andro Lontana,” and Puccini Madame Butterfly’s “Un Bel di Vedremo.”

The program also includes duets such as Puccini’s “O Soave Fanciulla,” and George Grigoriu’s “Muzica.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 70,000 won to 220,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 541-2512, www.sac.or.kr


LIM DONG MIN RECITAL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

April 30: Lim Dong is a classical pianist who has won numerous awards from well-known competitions.

He won the Copin Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow at the age of 16 and in 2005 he tied for first at the 15th International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. In the performance, he will be playing pieces such as Chopin’s “Nocturne Op. 55 No. 2,” “Barcarolle F-shape major op.60,” and Musorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 599-5743, www.sac.or.kr



THEATER


JEKYLL AND HYDE

Charlotte Theater

To Aug. 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 at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except Mondays), 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


JUNG YUN LEE & ETOILE

The National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae

Saturday and Sunday: 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 Ju-won 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


SWAN LAKE

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


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



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE


BUKCHEONG LION DANCE

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


AN SUR-YEON’S CONCERT, “ALL”

The National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae

April 23: An Sur-yeon is a haegeum (a traditional instrument resembling a fiddle) player who also sings. She is a member of the National Orchestra of Korea. For this concert, she will perform popular hits from her previous albums such as “My Heart is Azure,” “Czardas” and “Amazing Grace.”

The performance starts at 5 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 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



FESTIVALS


13TH KOREA CHAMBER OPERA FESTIVAL

The National Theater of Korea, Small Hall Dal

Today to April 17: Seven national opera companies will perform during this festival - now in its 13th year - under the title “An Invitation to the World of Contemporary Opera.”

The seven companies are: the Korea Chamber Opera, Sejong Opera, Seoul Opera Ensemble, Lyonnet Opera, La Pace, Opera Petit, and SCOT Opera.

Giancarlo Menotti’s “The Telephone” and Seymour Barab’s “La Pizza Con Funghi” will be performed from today to April 10.

Carl Orff’s “Der Mond,” and “Die Kluge” will be performed from April 14 to 17.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays, and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 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


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