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2011.7.21 TICKET


Child actors perform in “Beauty and the Beast,” which runs from Aug. 3 to 7 at Sewoo Art Center in Hyehwa-dong, central Seoul. The musical is presented in English and produced by children’s theater company Theater Seoul. See THEATER, below. Provided by Theater Seoul



Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Today: The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra presents the third concert in its Great Concerto series with special guests American conductor James Gaffigan and Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma. The program includes Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2.

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


The National Theater of Korea, Daloreum


Friday to Saturday: This concert is a part of a cultural partnership initiative launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Musicians from Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Kenya, Thailand, the Philippines and Uzbekistan will perform their traditional music and all 20 of them will play “Habanera” from the opera “Carmen” together as a finale.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets are free but you must log in to the NTOK Web site to get one.
Go to Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2, then take the shuttle in front of Taegeukdang.
(02) 2280-4114, www.ntok.go.kr


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Sunday: Presented by Arumdaun Orchestra, this educational concert for young audiences features the music of legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The program features many works that are introduced in school textbooks, including Overture to “Coriolan” in C Minor, Op. 62; Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F, Op. 50; and Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92.

The concert starts at 2 p.m.
Tickets range from 15,000 won to 25,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 1588-1210, www.sac.or.kr


Myung Wol Gwan

Aug. 5: To celebrate its first anniversary, the arts and culture magazine Roking Korea is holding a party with the theme “Korea Inspired.” The party features a mix of old and new, with traditional Korean music and a performance by B-Boy Ducky as well as other events that are representative of Korean culture.

The party is from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Tickets cost 10,000 won, which includes free makgeolli (rice beer). Admission is free to anyone wearing Korean hanbok (traditional Korean costume) and their photo will appear in the next issue of the magazine.
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 9
(070) 4147-0701, www.roking-korea.com



Seoul Arts Center, Towol Theater

Friday to Saturday: In this contemporary ballet work, three of the nation’s leading ballet dancers - Kim Ji-young, Kim Se-yeon and Lim Hye-kyung - will perform with Rubi Pronk (Complexions, Dutch National Ballet), Jozef Varga (Czech Ballet and Zurich Ballet) and Casey Herd (American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet).

The dance also features the works of installation artist Cho Min-sang and fashion designer Lee Jae-hwan.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 6900-3900, www.ligarthall.com, www.sac.or.kr


Sewoo Art Center

Aug. 3 to 7: This is an English-language musical for children based on the story “Beauty and the Beast.”

Theater Seoul has produced English-language musicals in collaboration with child and teen actors since 2005. The company won acclaim for its musical “Choonhyang” at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, as well as in Singapore, Canada, China and Korea.

Tickets cost 20,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3 or 4
(02) 747-0035, www.smusical.com


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


Doosan Art Center, Space 111

To Aug. 20: Based on Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick,” this musical features multitalented performers who act, sing and play instruments to convey the surrealistic and modern elements of the novel.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 4 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets are 40,000 won, or 32,000 won for Doosan Art Center members.
Jongno 5-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 1
(02) 708-5001, www.doosanartcenter.com


Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

Saturday to Sept. 11: This show by Tony-award winner Joe DiPietro is a quirky take on the story of creation. It explores the romance between Adam and Eve and attempts to show how paradise can exist only with the presence of love.

DiPietro has been involved in the creation of several critically acclaimed musicals, including the Tony-award winning musical “Memphis” (book and lyrics), “All Shook Up” (book) and “The Toxic Avenger” (book).

Performances are at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. There is a Wednesday matinee at 4 p.m. on July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 501-7888, www.sejongpac.or.kr



National Theater of Korea, KB Haneul Youth Theater

Today and Saturday: This festival celebrates gugak (traditional Korean music) with performances by some of Korea’s finest traditional groups, including the Tori Ensemble, which will perform today.

The last day is a jam session between bamboo instrumentalist GongMyoung, percussion group Dulsori and the Tori Ensemble.

Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. today and at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets are 40,000 won.
Go to Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2, then take the shuttle in front of Taegeukdang.
(02) 2280-4114, www.ntok.go.kr


National Gugak Center, Umyeon-dang

July 27: Anaya is a vocal group that mixes traditional Korean music with a variety of other genres, including beat boxing, rap and jazz.

Founded in 2006, Anaya is also known for having produced the original soundtrack for “Old Partner,” the 2009 Korean documentary about the lifelong friendship between a farmer and his loyal ox.

The program includes the love song “Arirang Anaya” and new songs, including “Fly.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 20,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
070-7562-3844, www.gugak.go.kr



Caribbean Bay, Yongin, Gyeonggi

Friday to Saturday: Get cool this summer at the first music festival in the nation to be held at a water park. The program features world renowned musicians and popular Korean singers.

The Friday headliner is American singer-songwriter and rapper T-Pain, who will perform with a full band. Also on the program are 2PM, UV and AstroVoize.

The Saturday headliner is will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, who will do a D.J. set. Also performing are Drunken Tiger, T (Yun Mi-rae) Koonta and D.J. Yup.

The concerts are from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Seoul Station, line No. 1 or 4 and take bus No. 5500-2; Gangnam Station, line No. 2, exit 6 and take bus 5002; Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2, exit 1 and take bus 5800; Sadang Station, line No. 2 or 4, exit 2 or 3 and take bus 1500-2
A one-day pass costs 88,000 won.
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com/global


Pyeongchang, Gangwon, Alpensia Resort

Sunday to Aug. 13: This festival is held at the Alpensia Resort, a ski resort famous for its location in Pyeongchang, which is aspiring to host the Winter Olympics. The festival is a draw for classical music aficionados, featuring a range of music by world-class artists.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and at 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets range from 40,000 won to 50,000 won.
At Dong Seoul Terminal (Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2, exit 3), take a bus bound for Hwenggye, on arrival to Hwenggye Bus Terminal, then take a taxi or shuttle bus to Alpensia Resort.
(02) 725-3394~3395, http://gmmfs.com


Jisan Forest Resort, Gangwon

July 29 to 31: In only its third year, Jisan has managed to establish itself as THE summer festival in Korea. The biggest bands in the world have hopped over the East Sea from the Fuji Rock Fest in the last couple of years to take the main stage at Jisan, including Basement Jaxx, Oasis, Massive Attack, Belle & Sebastian, Vampire Weekend, Pet Shop Boys and Muse. This year the Brits are truly invading with a different British band headlining each night. The Chemical Brothers, Arctic Monkeys and Suede top the bill from Friday to Sunday, respectively.

Jisan is also a great place to see Korean bands and this year indie favorites Jang Ki-Ha and The Faces return and will be joined by, amongst others, Dear Cloud and Kingston Rudieska.

The festival is set in the Jisan Valley and offers a great weekend to mix and mingle with people from all over the peninsula.

A one-day pass costs 110,000 won and a three-day pass costs 220,000 won.
1544-6399 , ticket.interpark.com/global, http://valleyrockfestival.mnet.com


Dream Park, Incheon

Aug. 5 to 7: Pentaport’s lineup has suffered somewhat since Jisan came onto the scene, but it still offers big names as well as a more underground, indie feel. It is popular with music fans and isn’t on the same weekend as Jisan, so die-hard music fans will be able to got to both. This year, evergreen rockers Korn will headline the festival and will be joined by English indie-dance-punk-new-wave-rockers the Ting Tings and !!!, a dance-punk band from California. The Plain White T’s will also be on hand to play their hit “Hey There Delilah.”

Pentaport is also known as a showcase for underground Korean bands, too. No Brain and Vidulgi OoyoO will be there. The festival site, Incheon Dream Park, is a former landfill and is only 20 miles from downtown Seoul.

A one-day pass costs 88,000 won, a two-day pass is 132,000 won and a three-day pass is 165,000 won. Discounts are available for those booking tickets before Aug. 4.
1544-1555, www.pentaportrock.com

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