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2011.6.2 TICKET


Universal Ballet Company presents modern dance works by renowned Czech choreographer Jiri Kylian and Korean choreographer Hue Young-soon. The concert is from June 9 to 12 at the Universal Arts Center in northern Seoul. See THEATER, below. Provided by Universal Ballet Company



Sejong Center, for the Performing Arts Grand Theater

Today: 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


Kumho Art Hall

Today: 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 Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tomorrow: 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


Sejong Center, Chamber Hall

Sunday: Leading South American guitarist Eduardo Fernandez will be performing in Korea. Fernandez has been recognized all over the world including in the U.S., England, Mexico and Asia. The concert program includes Fernando Sor’s “Fantasia No. 7, Op. 30,” Abel Carlevaro’s “Preludios Americanos,” Gentil Montana’s “4 Pieces” and J.K. Mertz’s “4 Pieces from Bardenklange.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 2277-6516, www.sejongpac.or.kr


LG Arts Center

Sunday: Masaaki Suzuki leads Bachsolisten Seoul, a young promising Korean baroque ensemble, in a performance of J.S. Bach’s “Mass in B minor.”

Suzuki is the founder and musical director of the Bach Collegium Japan and one of the most respected Bach maestros.

Since its inception in 2005, BSS has been inspired by Suzuki’s musical insights and their fruitful collaboration over the past 5 years is finally blossoming into this, their first concert.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 80,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 8
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com


Hongdae V-Hall

June 9: Toro Y Moi is the stage name used by American recording artist Chazwick Bundick. The music is often characterized as chillwave, the synth-heavy sampled sounds that floated onto the music scene in the summer of 2009, but also borrows from hip-hop, alternative and other genres. The band has already received high praise for its first two albums, 2010’s “Causers of This” and the recent “Underneath the Pine.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are 50,000 won in advance and 55,000 won at the door.
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 9
(02) 1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com/global, supercolorsuper.com



June 9: American songwriter Ben Folds, the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five, comes to Korea to promote his latest album “Lonely Avenue,” which was made in collaboration with English author Nick Hornby.

For the album, Folds made the music to go with Hornby’s words. “Levi Johnston’s Blues” - which includes the lyrics “I’m a f****n’ redneck, I live to hang out with the boys, play some hockey, do some fishing, kill some moose .?.?.” - is worth the ticket price alone perhaps.

The single “From Above,” premiered on Richard Kingsmill’s new music show “2010” on Australian radio station Triple J.

As of 2008, Folds had released six solo LPs. As a solo artist, he has also contributed to many film soundtracks, including the 2006 animated comedy “Over the Hedge.”

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, http://ticket.interpark.com


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

June 19 and 25: Paik Kun-woo brings his talents to Seoul Arts Center.

Paik graduated from the Julliard School and is laureate of the Naumbrg and Busoni International Piano competition. He is the artistic director of the Emerald Coast Music Festival in Dinard (France) and the first Korean artist to be officially invited to perform in China,

The program features pieces by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, including: “Vallee d’Obermann,” “2 Legendes,” “Bagatelle sans Tonalite,” and “Mephisto Waltz No. 1.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 1588-1210, www.sac.or.kr


Walkerhill Theatre, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill

Ongoing through Dec. 31: The 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 June, G. Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” directed by James Levine, will be shown on June 5, 21 and 28, and Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” directed by Yannick Nezet-Sequin, will be shown on June 7 and 14.

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



Club After Mainstage

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


Universal Arts Center

June 9 to 12: Universal Ballet Company presents three dances choreographed by renowned Czech choreographer Jiri Kylian and Korean choreographer Hue Young-soon.

In “Petit Mort” and “Sechs Tanze,” Kylian presents interpretations of Mozart’s life.

Hue’s “This Is Your Life,” depicts the stories of several true-to-life individuals, including a wife who ignores her husband’s cheating, an unhappy business man, a hairstylist who makes all the ladies happy, and a woman who loves her handsome boyfriend, as does every other woman in town.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won.
Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4
(02) 1544-1555, www.uac.co.kr


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



The National Theater of Korea, Small Hall Dal

Tomorrow: The National Theater of Korea presents a concert featuring 10 up-and-coming traditional musicians selected through an open audition.

The concert includes concertos for the haegeum (two-string fiddle) and gayageum (zither), with the accompaniment of the National Orchestra of Korea.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are 15,000 won to 20,000 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 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


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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