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2011.8.18 TICKET

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2NE1, one of Korea’s most popular girl groups, will stage their first concert in Seoul from Aug. 26-28 at Olympic Hall, Olympic Park in the southeastern part of the city. Provided by YG Entertainment


MUSIC


CHANG HAN-NA’S ABSOLUTE CLASSIC

Seongnam Arts Center Concert Hall and Opera House

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

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 performances start at 5 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won.
Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1
1544-8117, www.snart.or.kr


FAMILY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Saturday and Sunday: This series was organized to provide teenagers with opportunities to enjoy classical music with their parents. Both days feature different artists and orchestras, including the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, and Rising Start & Youth Orchestra. The program includes works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Gioachino Rossini and Edvard Grieg.

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


BEAUTIFUL THURSDAY CONCERT

Kumho Art Hall

Aug. 25: This concert commemorates 19 years of diplomatic ties between Korea and China.

Chinese pianist Chen Yunjie, who won the Chinese National Piano Competition at the age of 12, will appear with Korean cellist Chung Myung-wha.

The program consists of “Los Requiebros from Goyescas” by Enrique Granados, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E by F. Liszt, Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F, Op. 99 by Brahms and Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat, Op. 84 by Prokofiev.

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


2011 2NE1 1ST CONCERT NOLZA

Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

Aug. 26-28: 2NE1, one of the country’s most popular K-pop bands, will have their first concert since they debuted in 2009. The concert will include their digital single, “Lollipop.” The band’s hit songs include “I Don’t Care,” “Can’t Nobody” and the more recent “I Am The Best.”

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Aug. 26, 6 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 7 p.m. on Aug. 28.
Tickets range from 88,000 won to 100,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, nolza.yg-2ne1.com


JANG KI-HA AND THE FACES

A stage near 88 Lake in Olympic Park

Aug. 26-28: Korean indie rock band Jang Ki-ha and The Faces are having an encore concert for the release of their second album, “Just Another Relationship.”

As the first concert in June sold out, a follow-up was quickly scheduled to give fans another chance to hear first hand Jang’s playful lyrics and at times whimsical songs, strongly inflected with his laid-back personality.

The performance on Aug. 26 starts at 7:30 p.m., or 7 p.m. on Aug. 27. and 6 p.m. on Aug. 28.
Tickets cost 55,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


REMI PANOSSIAN TRIO

D-Cube Arts Center

Aug. 27: French jazz outfit the Remi Panossian Trio is having another performance in Korea. The three friends, who later decided to form a band together, are now on another visit to Korea as their popularity here continues to soar among local jazz fans.

The performance on Aug. 26 starts at 7:30 p.m., while the next day’s show gets under way at 7 p.m. Aug. 28’s show starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets cost 55,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC

Seoul Arts Center, Recital Hall

To Sunday: The chamber music series has been organized since 2005 and includes works by classical masters such as Debussy, Haydn and Beethoven, all performed by internationally renowned musicians.

Ensemble Consonant will perform today, followed by the KCO String Quartet tomorrow, Serenade on Saturday and the 10-Cello Ensemble of Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday.

The weekday concerts begin at 8 p.m., while weekend performances 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


EWHA & KYUNGHYANG CONCOURS CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Aug. 31: Sponsored by the Kyunghyang Shinmun, this concert was planned to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Ewha & Kyunghyang Concours Concert, which has served as a stepping stone for many famous classical musicians in the country. Past winners will appear to assist with the program, which includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture Op. 84, Sonata for Two Pianos in D, K. 448 by Mozart, “New World Symphony” by Dvorak, and Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 68 by Popper.

Kim Dae-jin, a professor at Korea National University of Arts, will conduct the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra. Also appearing are pianists Shin Su-jung and Lee Kyung-sook and flutist Yoon Hye-ri.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 33,000 won to 110,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr



THEATER


SPRING AWAKENING

Doosan Art Center, Yonkang Hall

To Sept. 4: Spring Awakening is an alternative rock musical set in late 19th century Germany. The rites-of-passage plot focusses on teenagers who are in the process of discovering their sexual longings. It received 11 Tony Award nominations in 2007 and won eight, including best musical, best director, best book, best score and best featured actor. The show also nabbed four Drama Desk Awards on Broadway, while its London production collected four prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards.

Performances are every day except Monday. Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 60,000 won.
Jongno 5-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 1
(02) 744-4334, http://sngad.sejongpac.or.kr/


LOVE IN NEW YORK

SH Art Hall

To Sept. 30: This Korean musical revolves around Seo Yoo-ra, who works at a cable broadcasting station and is dispatched to New York by her boss. Once there, Seo meets up with an old flame, Yoo Tae-min, who has established himself as a world-famous choreographer. As the plot thickens, Yoo’s friend David jumps into the fray and the musical explores the developing relationships among the three.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.
Tickets range from 27,000 won to 38,500 won.
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2
(02) 3141-3025, www.sejongpac.or.kr


FALLING FOR EVE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

To Sept. 11: This show by U.S. playwright Joe DiPietro is a quirky take on the Genesis story. 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,” “All Shook Up” and “The Toxic Avenger.”

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


RENT

Chungmu Art Hall

Aug. 28-Oct. 9: “Rent” is a musical based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme.” It concerns a group of impoverished young artists and musicians as they struggle to make it in New York’s Lower East Side, in bohemian Manhattan, as they deal with issues such as H.I.V.

The production won a Tony Award for best musical and much critical acclaim upon its premiere.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays or Sept. 12-13.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 90,000 won.
Sindang Station, line No. 6, exit 9
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE


TRADITIONAL KOREAN MUSIC FOR TEENS

Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater

To Sunday: Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater presents a concert giving teenagers who are on their summer vacation a chance to enjoy traditional Korean music.

The ensemble cast includes the Seoul Metropolitan Performing Art Group, the fusion percussion band Gong Myoung, dance group Valley Star and a performance on the gayageum, or 12-stringed zither, by Lee Seul-ki, .

Performances start at 5 p.m. today, at 2 and 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets range from 12,000 won to 20,000 won.
Chungmuro Station, line No. 3 and 4, exit 3 or 4
(02) 2261-0512, ticket.interpark.com


DANCE WITH FLAVOR

Small Hall, Dal, National Theater of Korea

Aug. 25-26: Stalwart members of the National Dance Company of Korea - Mun Chang-suk, Pak Jae-sun, Baek Hyeong-min, and Yun Seong-cheol - are presenting three different segments featuring creative works based on traditional Korean dance.

The first shows dances derived from Buddhist ceremonies, such as the butterfly and cymbal dances, as well as the salpurichum, which involves waving white towels to vent one’s spite, and the seungmu, which dresses the dancer in a billowing, hooded gown. Another section will focus on percussion instruments.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 20,000 won.
Go to Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2, then take the shuttle in front of the Taegeukdang bakery.
(02) 2280-4114, www.ntok.go.kr



FESTIVALS


GWANGJU WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Gwangju, South Jeolla

Aug. 27-28: Now in its second year, the Gwangju World Music Festival invites foreign artists to perform in Korea and provides local artists with the opportunity to collaborate with them.

This year, Latin band Tiempo Libre, Vietnamese-French musician Nguyen Le Saiyuki, Omara Moctar Bombino from Niger and other artists will perform.

Korean musicians include the country’s leading gayageum expert, Hwang Byung-ki, pansori (narrative singing) duo Ninano-nanda and fusion band Anaya. This festival introduces visitors to music around the world in the setting of Gwangju.

Tickets are 30,000 won.
From Seoul: take the KTX from Yongsan Station to Gwangju and head to Geumnamro 4-ga Station, line No. 1, exit 2.
(062)350-2473, www.gjwmf.com


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