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MUSIC



DANIEL BARENBOIM AND THE WEDO

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

Friday, Sunday and Monday: 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 (Friday and Sunday).

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 (Monday) 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.

Take bus No. 9710 or 909 and get off at Imjingak.

(070) 4147-0701, peace.ethankyou.com



CHANG HAN-NA’S ABSOLUTE CLASSIC

Joongang Park, Outdoor Theater, Gwacheon; Seongnam Arts Center Concert Hall and Opera House

Saturday, Aug. 20 and 28: World famous Korean cellist Chang Han-na will perform with the Absolute Classic Festival Orchestra and pianist Cho Sung-jin, who won the third prize in the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011. Chang will lead a preconcert talk before her performance in Seongnam on Aug. 20 and 28.

The program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor “Choral” and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23.

The performance on Saturday starts at 7:30 p.m. The other performances start at 5 p.m.

Tickets are free for the performance on Saturday. Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won for the other performances.

Joongang Park: Gwacheon Government Complex Station, like No. 4, exit 1

Seongnam Arts Center: Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1

1544-8117, www.snart.or.kr



LIBERATION CONCERT

Gwanghwamun Square

Sunday: To celebrate the 66th anniversary of liberation of Korea, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra will play with conductor Chung Myung-whun, pianist Sohn Yeol-eum, soprano Seo Sun-young, and tenor Kang Yosep. Also appearing will be Important Intangible Cultural Asset Lee Jaram, a pansori (narrative song) singer, who will perform “Sacheonga,” a modern pansori song. The program also includes Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” Ravel’s “La Valse,” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique.”

The concerts start at 8 p.m.

Tickets are free.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1,2, or 8

(02) 3700-6334, www.seoulphil.or.kr



AIR SUPPLY LIVE IN SEOUL

Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

Tuesday: 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



FAMILY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tuesday, Aug. 20 and 21: This series was organized to provide teenagers with opportunities to enjoy classical music with their parents. Each day - Tuesday, Aug. 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



SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC

Seoul Arts Center, Recital Hall

Tuesday to Aug. 21: The chamber music series has been organized since 2005 and includes works by classical masters such as Debussy, Haydn and Beethoven performed by internationally renowned musicians.

Ensemble Jade will perform on Tuesday, Korea Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Ensemble on Wednesday, Ensemble Consonant on Aug. 18, KCO String Quartet on Aug. 19, Serenade on Aug. 20 and 10-Cello Ensemble of Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra on Aug. 21.

Concerts start at 8 p.m. The concerts on Aug. 20 and 21 start at 3 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 15,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr



THEATER



JEKYLL AND HYDE

Charlotte Theater

To Monday: 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



JUMP 2011

Charlotte Theater

To Monday: “Jump” is a comic martial arts performance. The story follows a family of four that is preparing to marry off their daughter and the adventures they have along the way. The daughter’s paramour is a meek young man who becomes a martial arts master when he takes his glasses off.

The show won the top box office award at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Performances are at 4 and 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 and 6 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 50,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2 or 8, exit 3

(02) 722-3995, ticket.interpark.com



STREET LIFE

CGV Pop Art Hall at Times Square in Yeongdeungpo

To Monday: “Street Life” is a musical based on the life and times of the Korean hip-hop group DJ D.O.C. The musical follows the band’s struggle to make it big and features 22 of the band’s hit songs - including “Run to You,” “Street Life,” “Dance with DJ D.O.C.” and “I’m a Guy Like This” - rearranged by band leader Lee Ha-neul.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 70,000 won.

Youngdeungpo Station, line No. 1, exit 3.

1577-6633, ticket.interpark.com



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



FUN TRADITIONAL KOREAN MUSIC FOR TEENAGERS

Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater

Wednesday to Aug. 21: Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater presents a concert for teenagers to give them an opportunity to enjoy traditional Korean music. The performance features the Seoul Metropolitan Performing Art Group, fusion percussion band Gongmyoung, gayageum (12-stringed zither) player Lee Seul-ki, dance group Valley Star.

Performances start at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Aug. 18; at 2 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 20 and at 3 p.m. on Aug. 21.

Tickets range from 12,000 won to 20,000 won.

Chungmuro Station, line No. 3 and 4, exit 3 or 4

(02) 2261-0512, http://sngad.sejongpac.or.kr/



7080 TRADITIONAL KOREAN MUSIC

Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater

To Sunday: 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



GREAT MOUNTAINS (DAEGWALLYEONG) INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Pyeongchang, Gangwon, Alpensia Resort

To Saturday: 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



KEOCHANG INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THEATER

Geochang, South Gyeongsang

To Saturday: 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.

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



SEOUL FOREST STARRY NIGHT FESTIVAL

Seoul Forest, Outdoor Theater

To Saturday: The Sejong Center for the Performing Arts presents a free music festival to cool you down on the tropical summer nights.

The festival features performances by Superkidd (today); pianist Roh Young-sim, musician Song Sun-jae and singer-songwriter Park Asher (tomorrow); and singer Lee Sang-eun and Korean band wHOOL (Saturday).

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. through Friday and at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets are free.

Eungbong Station, line No. 1, exit 2, or Ttukseom Station, line No. 2, exit 8.

(02) 399-1048, www.sejongpac.or.kr

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


Graham Russell, left, and Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply will perform at Olympic Hall at Olympic Park in southeastern Seoul on Tuesday in a concert celebrating the band’s 36th anniversary. See MUSIC, below left. Provided by Southern Star Entertainment
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