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2011.8.25 TICKET

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In “Dance with the Flavor,” four stalwart dancers of the National Dance Company of Korea will present a variety of creative works based on traditional Korean dances today and on Friday at the National Theater of Korea in central Seoul. See TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE. Provided by NTOK


MUSIC


BEAUTIFUL THURSDAY CONCERT

Kumho Art Hall

Today: 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


SPANKERS

Club Mansion

Friday: Kicking off their East Asia tour, Spankers will do a DJ set and a live music set in Hongdae.

Best known for their singles “Sex on the Beach” and “Chupa rico,” Spankers (a duo consisting of DJ Paolo Ortelli and vocalist John Biancale) are already the talk of the town among clubbers and electronica fans worldwide.

This weekend’s gig will include their newest single, “Everyone’s a DJ,” released in early August.

The concert starts at 10 p.m.
Tickets are 27,500 won in advance and 30,000 won at the door.
Hapjeong Station, line No. 2 and 6, exit 3
(02) 3667-7889, smkr@smkr.co.kr


REMI PANOSSIAN TRIO

D-Cube Arts Center

Friday and Saturday: French jazz outfit the Remi Panossian Trio is back for another performance in Korea. The three friends - Remi Panossian on piano, Maxime Delporte on double bass and Frederic Petitprez on drums - whose popularity here continues to soar among local jazz fans, will play songs from their latest album “Add Fiction.”

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are 55,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


JANG KI-HA AND THE FACES

A stage near 88 Lake in Olympic Park

Friday to Sunday: Korean indie rock band Jang Ki-ha and the Faces are having an encore concert following their sold-out concert in June. Both concerts celebrate the release in June of the band’s second album, “Just Another Relationship.” Both will highlight Jang’s playful lyrics and at times whimsical songs, strongly inflected with his laid-back personality.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are 55,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


2011 2NE1 1ST CONCERT NOLZA

Olympic Hall, Olympic Park

Friday to Sunday: 2NE1, one of the country’s most popular K-pop bands, will give its first concert since its debut in 2009. The concert will feature their digital single, “Lollipop,” and other hit songs such as “I Don’t Care,” “Can’t Nobody” and the more recent “I Am the Best.”

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


CHANG HAN-NA’S ABSOLUTE CLASSIC

Seongnam Arts Center

Sunday: World famous Korean cellist Chang Han-na will perform with the Absolute Classic Festival Orchestra with pianist Cho Sung-jin, who took third prize in the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011. Chang will also lead a preconcert talk.

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 concert starts 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


EWHA & KYUNGHYANG CONCOURS CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Wednesday: 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 perform and the program includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture Op. 84, Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D, K. 448, Dvorak’s “New World Symphony,” and Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 68.

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


MUSIC FROM FRANCE III - DEBUSSY SPECIAL

Kumho Art Hall

Sept. 1: The Debussy Special, the third part of the Chamber Music Society of Kumho Art Hall’s 2011 Season, is dedicated to the French composer’s early works, including his only piano trio and his last work, Violin Sonata L.140.

The Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra’s Kim Dae-jin conducts. Guest artists include Lee Kyeong-sun, a violinist and Seoul National University associate professor; Lee Yoon-jung, first oboist with the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra; Baek Joo-young, a violinist and the youngest person to become a professor at Seoul National University; and other musicians.

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


BEADY EYE

AX Korea

Sept. 3: Liam Gallagher, former frontman of the English rock-band Oasis, is back with his new band, comprised of former Oasis members Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock. The members of Beady Eye, whose last visit to Korea as part of Oasis was in 2009, will perform songs from their newest album, “Different Gear, Still Speeding.” The album contains songs with a stronger, more retro style, signaling a new start for the group.

Tickets are 99,000 won.
Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2
(02) 332-3277, www.beadyeyemusic.com



THEATER


RENT

Chungmu Art Hall

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


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 start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The theater is dark on Mondays.
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/


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


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; at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. The theater is dark 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



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE


DANCE WITH FLAVOR

Small Hall, Dal, National Theater of Korea

Today and Friday: 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 section shows dances derived from Buddhist ceremonies, such as the butterfly and cymbal dances, as well as the salpurichum, a solo dance that involves waving long white strip of cloth to vent one’s spite, and the seungmu, a dance performed by Buddhist monks that dresses the dancer in a hooded gown with long white sleeves. 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

Saturday and Sunday: 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. Participating Korean musicians include the country’s leading gayageum expert, Hwang Byung-ki, pansori (narrative singing) duo Ninano-nanda and fusion band Anaya.

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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