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2011.5.12 TICKET

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The Barbie Symphony, conducted by Grammy-winning conductor Arnold “Arnie” Roth, presents songs played in the Barbie movies. The concert takes place on Sunday at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts’ Grand Theatre in central Seoul. See MUSIC. Provided by the Sejong Center


MUSIC


THE GREAT 3B SERIES: BRAHMS

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).

This concert features pianist Sohn Yeol-eum, who won the silver medal at the 13th International Van Cliburn Piano Competition. She will be playing Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major and Symphony No. 2 in D major.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won ($18.60) to 40,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr


SARA BAREILLES

Hongdae V-Hall

Saturday: American singer-songwriter and pianist Sara Bareilles brings her brand of edgy pop rock to Korea for her first concert here.

Bareilles has been compared to Fiona Apple and Norah Jones and claims Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, Etta James and Sam Cooke as musical influences.

Her hit single “Love Song,” from her debut album “Little Voice,” went to No. 1 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart in 2008. The song was later nominated for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards. Bareilles has also released two live-recorded albums, including the recent “Live from Soho.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are 88,000 won and standing room only.
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 9
(02) 332-3277, http://ticket.interpark.com/global


BARBIE SYMPHONY

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theatre

Sunday: Grammy-winning conductor Arnold “Arnie” Roth and Korea’s Ditto Orchestra present theme songs played in the Barbie movies. The program includes the theme song from “Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses” (2006) - Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 - and the theme from “Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus” (2005) - Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, “Pastorale.”

The concert starts at 2 and 6 p.m.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 1577-5266, www.sejongpac.or.kr


MISCHA MAISKY & FAMILY IN CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Sunday: Latvian cellist Mischa Maisky will perform with his daughter, pianist Lily Maisky, and son, violinist Sascha Maisky. Mischa Maisky has worked in long-standing partnerships with artists like pianist Radu Lupu, violinist Janine Jansen and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy.

In this concert, he will play Beethoven’s Cello Sonata, Pablo de Sarasate’s “Playera” from “Eight Spanish Dances” and Isaac Albeniz’s “Tango.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 160,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 599-5743, www.sac.or.kr


ENNIO MORICCONE CINEMA ORCHESTRA

Sejong Center, Grand Theatre

May 16-18: Italian composer and conductor Ennio Moriccone celebrates the 50th anniversary of his debut.

Morriccone is considered one of the most prolific and influential film composers of his era. He is well-known for his long-term collaborations with internationally acclaimed directors such as Sergio Leone, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson and Giuseppe Tornatore.

In Seoul, Morricone will perform with soprano Susanna Rigacci, who has performed in Korea twice, leading Italian pianist Gilda Butta, who has recorded many of Morricone’s songs, and other top musicians.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 220,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 399-1766, www.sejongpac.or.kr


PIANIST LUKAS GENIUSAS

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

May 18: “Genius” 22-year old Russian pianist Lukas Geniusas was born into a family of musicians and began studying piano at the age of 5.

He won second prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw 2010. In 2007, he received the Moscow City Government’s award for Gifted Youth of the 21st Century.

The program includes Chopin’s 12 Etudes, Op. 10 and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra in B flat minor, Op. 23.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 150,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 599-5743, www.sac.or.kr


SEOUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S MASTERPIECE SERIES II

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

May 19: The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra presents the second concert in its Masterpiece Series, which features Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner and Sung Shi-yeon, the orchestra’s vice conductor.

The program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 599-5743, www.sac.or.kr


THE DRUMS

Hongdae V-Hall

May 22: New York-based indie pop band The Drums will have its first concert in Seoul.

Founded in 2008 by former summer camp mates Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham, The Drums’ breezy pop melodies and lighthearted lyrics made them the Best Hope for 2010 in Pitchfork’s 2009 readers’ poll.

With an live show that grew out of a month-long stint at a New York club and songs like “Let’s Go Surfing,” “I Need Fun in My Life” and “I’ll Never Drop My Sword,” the lads are sure to entertain.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won.
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 9
(02) 569-0595, http://ticket.interpark.com/global


MAROON 5

Olympic Gymnastics Arena

May 25: American pop-rock band Maroon 5 hit it big with the release of their first album “Songs About Jane” in 2002, but it took a while before songs like “Harder to Breathe,” “This Love,” “She Will Be Loved” and “Sunday Morning” propelled the album to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in 2004.

The band has won three Grammy Awards, including one for Best New Artist in 2005, and just released a new album last September called “Hands All Over.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 77,000 won to 121,000 won and are standing room only.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 501-7888, ticket.interpark.com/global



THEATER


MODAFE: INTERNATIONAL MODERN DANCE FESTIVAL

Arko Arts Theater, Daehangno Arts Theater, Noel Small Theater, Marronnier Park

May 18-29: Some of the best dance companies and choreographers from Korea and around the world gather to perform, give workshops and network with other dancers in the 30th edition of this annual festival hosted by the Contemporary Dance Association of Korea.

The festival opens with “Connected” - a sculptural, physically dynamic piece by the acclaimed Australian company Chunky Move - and continues with performances by a host of well-known international and domestic artists.

Other festival highlights include “Spark Place,” a showcase for emerging choreographers, as well as workshops and talks with visiting artists.

Ticket prices vary.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 765-5352, www.modafe.org


CONVERDANCE

Doosan Art Center, Yonkang Hall

May 20-21: The Korea National Ballet presents “Converdance,” a show that brings together the talent of three esteemed choreographers. The first part features Jung Hyun-ok’s “Play,” the second is Ahn Sung-soo’s “Swing Time” and the last is Park Hwa-kyung’s “Digital Music.” The title is a portmanteau of “convergence” and “dance.”

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.
Jongno 5-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 1
(02) 587-6181, www.kballet.org


LA TRAVIATA

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

May 27-29: Sugi Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata.” The three-act opera is a tragic love story about Violetta, a famed courtesan, and Alfred, her lover.

This is Italian soprano Mariella Devia’s first performance in Korea. Devia is well-known for her many roles in the bel canto repertoire.

The music will be performed by Nara Opera Choir and Prime Philarmonic Orchestra. Roberto Gianola conducts.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday, at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 300,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 599-5743, www.sac.or.kr


THE WIZARD OF OZ

Universal Arts Center

To May 29: Korea EMK Musical Company presents the classic story of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the Wicked Witch of the West and the Munchkins as they venture through the merry old land of Oz.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 1 and 5 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.
Tickets range from 33,000 won to 77,000 won.
Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4
(02) 6391-6333, www.uac.co.kr


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Jamsil Sports Complex Square

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 multilayered 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, http://ticket.interpark.com or www.cirquedusoleil.co.kr


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, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. There are no performances on Mondays.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 130,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2 or 8, exit 3
(02) 1588-5212, www.jekyllnhyde.co.kr



FESTIVALS


VISUAL ART CREATIVE FESTIVAL

Dream Forest Arts Center

To Aug. 31: The Dream Forest Arts Center presents its second festival, which is organized into four parts that follow the themes of family, rest, romance and art.

The first part, “Forest of Secrets,” displays 17 creative pieces. The second part, “Animal Outing,” displays eight pieces about animals. The third part is called “Visionary Experiment” and displays 10 pieces influenced by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.

The last part is “Venice Glass Fantasia” and shows 60 pieces of glass art by artists Schiavon and Pino Signoretto.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays.
Admission is free.
Miasamgeori Station, line No. 4, exit 1
(02) 2289-5401, www.dfac.or.kr


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