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2011.5.26 TICKET

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Korea EMK Musical Company presents the classic story of the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Dorothy, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as they venture through the merry old land of Oz in “The Wizard of Oz,” which runs until Sunday at Universal Arts Center. See THEATER. Provided by the company


MUSIC


SINGER YOUN KWANG-CHUL

Hoam Art Hall

Today and Saturday: Opera singer Youn Kwang-chul performs as part of The 5th Daewon Music Awards.

Youn made his debut with the Korean National Opera in Seoul in 1988 then moved to Berlin to study music in 1991. Since then, he has performed in over 50 operas on the international stage, including Verdi’s “Trovatore,” Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” and Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.” He is one of the only Koreans working in Western opera houses.

Today, he will perform pieces by Schumann and on Saturday he will sing Italian arias and works by Verdi, including “O Tu Palermo,” and “Tu Sul Labbro.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets are 50,000 won.
City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 9
(02) 751-9607~10, www.hoamarthall.org


CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES 2: ADRIEN PERRUCHON

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Chamber Hall

Friday: Adrien Perruchon, the principle timpanist of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, is the special guest for a program that includes Xenakis’s “Rebonds B,” Ohana’s “Etudes d’Interpretation” and Jolivet’s “Heptade.”

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 30,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 1588-1210, www.sejongpac.or.kr


FLUTIST YOON HYE-RI

Hoam Art Hall

Friday: Korean flutist Yoon Hye-ri was a member of the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and other major orchestras before becoming a well-known musician in Korea.

At the concert, she will perform Claude-Paul Taffanel’s “Fantasie sur le Freyschutz,” Claude Debussy’s “Afternoon of a Faun,” and Arnold Schonberg’s Kammersymphonie in E, Op. 9.

The concert starts at 8 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


JIM BRICKMAN

Kyung Hee University, Grand Peace Palace

Saturday: American songwriter and romantic pianist Jim Brickman is one of the most charted male adult contemporary artists to date with six of his albums receiving gold and platinum status. He is known for his collaborations with artists such as Michael W. Smith (“Love of My Life”), Lady Antebellum (“Never Alone”) and Christian contemporary group Rush of Fools (“Never Far Away”), among others.

At the concert he will present songs from his 2008 album “Hope.” He is joined by guest vocalist John Tronse.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 99,000 won.
Hoegi Station, line No. 1, exit 1
(051) 752-5547, ticket.interpark.co.kr


KEITH JARRETT

Sejong Center, Grand Theater

June 2: The first and only recipient not to share the Polar Music Prize with a co-recipient in 2003, American jazz pianist and composer Keith Jarrett returns to Korea just eight months after he performed here with a trio last year.

Jarrett, widely recognized as an improvisation genius, has played solo concerts around the globe, one of which, “The Koln Concert” in 1975, became the best selling piano recording in history.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 180,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 399-1114~6, www.sejongpac.or.kr


THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF KUMHO ART HALL - MAHLER

Kumho Art Hall

June 2: In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s death, the Chamber Music Society of Kumho Art Hall will hold a concert dedicated to the Austrian-Bohemian composer.

The list of guest artists includes violinist Suh Min-jung, cellist Park No-eul and percussionist Park Ra-young.

The program features works by Mahler such as Piano Quartet in A minor and “Songs of a Wayfarer” along with works by other composers, including Alban Berg’s Adagio and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are 30,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7
(02) 6303-7700, www.kumhoarthall.com


SEOUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S GREAT CONCERTO SERIES II

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

June 3: The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra presents the second concert in a series with special guests American conductor Hugh Wolff and German violinist Christian Tetzlaff.

The program includes Schostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 in E flat, Op.70; Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D, Op.77; and Strauss’s “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche,” Op. 28.

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) 1588-1210, www.sac.or.kr



THEATER


MODAFE: INTERNATIONAL MODERN DANCE FESTIVAL

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

To Sunday: Some of the most interesting dance companies and choreographers from Korea and around the world gather for 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, which seeks to redefine dance through theatrical, site-specific and multimedia works.

In addition to the cutting edge performances, other festival highlights include “Spark Place,” a showcase for emerging choreographers, as well as workshops and artist talks.

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


LA TRAVIATA

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Friday to Sunday: Sugi Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata,” the tragic love story about Violetta, a famed courtesan, and Alfred, her lover.

Making her debut on the Korean stage is Mariella Devia, who is known for roles in the bel canto repertoire. Roberto Gianola conducts Nara Opera Choir and Prime Philarmonic Orchestra.

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


YOU ARE NOT ALONE: CHARITY BENEFIT

Club After Mainstage

Saturday to June 12: Seoul Players hosts this musical fundraiser featuring songs from “Rent,” “Wicked,” “Into the Woods” and other Broadway favorites. Half of the proceeds from each night will benefit a different charity, including Habitat for Humanity, The House of Sharing and Doctors Without Borders (Japan Relief).

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Saturday, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, at 8 p.m. on June 4, at 4 p.m. on June 5, at 8 p.m. on June 11 and at 4 p.m. on June 12.

Tickets are 15,000 won.
Itaewon Station, line No. 6, exit 3
ticketing@seoulplayers.com, www.seoulplayers.com


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Jamsil Sports Complex Square

To Sunday: 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, ticket.interpark.com/global or www.cirquedusoleil.co.kr


THE WIZARD OF OZ

Universal Arts Center

To Sunday: 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


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



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE


THE SERIES OF THE MASTERPIECE OF KOREAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Sejong Center, Grand Theater

Today and Tomorrow: This series, presented by the Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Music Orchestra, explores the essence of traditional Korean music with performances by masters of various traditional musical forms.

The first day features renowned instrumentalists and the second day features some of the best instrumentalists and pansori (narrative singing) artists of today.

Children ages 8 and under will not be admitted.

Concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 399-1761, www.sejongpac.or.kr



FESTIVALS


GWANGHWAMUN FESTIVAL

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

To June 30: This music festival is a melting pot of traditional music, jazz, pop, rock, folk, opera and dance. With different performances from Monday to Friday, there will be plenty to see.

Legendary funk band Yellow Monsters, jazz band Prelude and folk performer Han Dong-jun are a few of the guests scheduled to perform.

Children ages 8 and under will not be admitted.

Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Admission is free.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 399-1612, www.sejongpac.or.kr


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,” features 17 creative pieces. The second part, “Animal Outing,” features eight pieces about animals. The third part is called “Visionary Experiment” and features 10 pieces influenced by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. The last part is “Venice Glass Fantasia” and features 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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