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2011.8.4 TICKET

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Indian dancer-choreographer Mallika Sarabhai and Darpana Dance Company perform “India - Then, Now and Forever” on Saturday at Hanbit Media Park Outdoor Plaza in central Seoul. Sarabhai is known for integrating classical and contemporary styles. See THEATER, below. Provided by the Korea Foundation


MUSIC


FAMILY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Saturday to Aug. 21: This series was organized to provide teenagers with opportunities to enjoy classical music with their parents. Each day - Aug. 6, 7, 13, 15, 20 and 21 - features different artists and orchestras, including the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Rising Start & Youth Orchestra and others. The program includes works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Rossini, Grieg and other famous composers in music history.

The concerts start at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 15,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 3700-6300, www.sac.or.kr


SEOUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tuesday: Renowned conductor Chung Myung-whun leads the Seoul Philharmonic in a preview concert prior to the orchestra’s European tour. The program includes Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
1588-1210, www.sac.or.kr


DANIEL BARENBOIM AND THE WEDO

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall, and Imjingak Pyeonghwa-Nuri Park, Paju

Aug. 10 to 12, 14 and 15: Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and his youth orchestra, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra consisting of artists from Palestine, Israel, Jordan and other Middle Eastern countries, will play in the upcoming Beethoven Symphony Cycle at the Seoul Arts Center (Aug. 10 to 12 and 14).

The group will perform Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, and Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral.”

Barenboim will then conduct a separate concert on Liberation Day (Aug. 15) to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula. The WEDO was formed by Barenboim in 1999 for a peaceful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The orchestra will play some of its Beethoven symphonies, with soprano Jo Su-mi joining the performance.

The Seoul Arts Center concerts start at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
1577-5266, www.sac.or.kr

The Liberation Day concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets cost 35,000 won.
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 9
(070) 4147-0701, peace.ethankyou.com


AIR SUPPLY LIVE IN SEOUL

Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

Aug. 16: The world-famous Australian soft-rock group Air Supply is visiting Korea seven years since its last visit. This year is the legendary group’s 36th anniversary. The program includes hits such as “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” “All Out Of Love,” “Good Bye” and “The One That You Love.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 3143-5155, ticket.interpark.com



THEATER


MALLIKA SARABHAI & DARPANA DANCE COMPANY

Hanbit Media Park Outdoor Plaza

Saturday: Top Indian dancer and choreographer Mallika Sarabhai, an artist who stages original works integrating classical and contemporary dance as head of the Darpana Dance Company, presents “India - Then, Now and Forever.” Sarabhai is also active as a speaker and engaged in activities on behalf of Indian women’s rights and the advancement of social education.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.
For tickets, apply through the “Join the Events” bulletin board on the Korea Foundation home page or contact kfcenter@kf.or.kr.
Euljiro Station, line No. 2, exit 4
(02) 2151-6513, 6520, www.kf.or.kr


THE LAST PETAL

Sewoo Art Center

To Sunday: This is an English-language musical for children based on the story of “Beauty and the Beast”, produced by Theater Seoul.

Theater Seoul has produced English-language musicals since 2005 and won acclaim for its musical “Choon-hyang” at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.

The performance starts at 2 p.m. today and Friday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are 20,000 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3 or 4
(02) 747-0035, www.smusical.com


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.
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


FALLING FOR EVE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

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



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE


TRAVELLING THE HISTORY OF SOUND

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theatre

Tuesday: Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Music Orchestra presents a concert for teenagers to give them a greater sense of traditional Korean music and culture.

The concert consists of three parts: one section highlights Unesco intangible heritage, the second focuses on traditional music from textbooks and the third involves (optional) audience participation.

The repertoire includes different versions of the traditional Korean folksong “Arirang” from the regions of Jindo and Milyang, a demonstration of the Dragon King dance (Cheoyongmu) and other seminal works.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 30,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 399-1114, ticket.interpark.com


7080 TRADITIONAL KOREAN MUSIC

Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater

Aug. 11 to 14: This concert offers a mix of Korean and Western music. Songs like “Think Of Me” from the musical “Phantom of the Opera” and “Gwanghwamun Love Song” by Korean singer Lee Moon-sae will be performed by various artists including the Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Music Orchestra.

The audience will also get a free glass of makgeolli, Korean rice wine.

Performances start at 8 p.m.
Tickets cost 1,000 won.
Chungmuro Station, line No. 3 and 4, exit 3 or 4
(02) 2261-0512, http://sngad.sejongpac.or.kr/



FESTIVALS


NAKSAN BEACH SUMMER PARTY

Naksan Beach, Yangyang County, Gangwon

Friday and Saturday: The Naksan Beach Summer Party is known for its ability to engage well-known Korean pop music artists.

The year’s lineup includes DJ D.O.C., DJ Koo, Norazo, No Brain, Leessang, Crying Nut and more.

The theme of the festival is “Hihinaknak,” which means “rejoicing” in Korean.

A one-day pass costs 88,000 won, a two-day pass is 132,000 won and a three-day pass is 155,000 won.
1661-5526, www.naksanfestival.com


PENTAPORT ROCK FESTIVAL

Dream Park, Incheon

Friday to Sunday: 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-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


KEOCHANG INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THEATER

Geochang, South Gyeongsang

Friday to Aug. 13: This festival, one of the top in the nation, has been bringing plays by international theater companies to Korea since 1989.

This year, 42 groups from 10 countries including Belgium, Slovakia, Russia, India, Spain, Germany and China will present their works.

The city of Geochang is also known for its picturesque scenery and is surrounded by the well-known Jiri, Deogyu and Gaya mountains.

Performances take place in outdoor theaters in and around Suseungdae, Geochang, South Gyeongsang.

Tickets are 15,000 won.
Take a bus from Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal to Geochang (1.5 hours) and then take a taxi to the venue.
(055) 943-4152~3, www.kift.or.kr


MIDSUMMER NIGHTS FESTIVAL

The National Theater of Korea, Cultural Plaza

Saturday to Sunday: This festival offers performances by various bands as well as an outdoor screening of the French nature documentary “Oceans.” There is also a bar with refreshments available for purchase.

On Saturday, Korean rocker Kang San-ae and rock band Flash Cube will play. Sunday’s program features the band Jang Ki-ha and The Faces, vocalist BMK, acoustic indie-musician Rooftop Moonlight and others.

The performance starts at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are free.
Go to Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2, then take the shuttle in front of Taegeukdang.
(02) 2280-4115, www.ntok.go.kr


GREAT MOUNTAINS (DAEGWALLYEONG) INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Pyeongchang, Gangwon, Alpensia Resort

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


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