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2011.10.6 TICKET

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Groove Armada will appear at the Global Gathering Festival 2011 on Saturday at Nanji Hangang Park in western Seoul. See FESTIVALS. Provided by CJ E&M


MUSIC

SG WANNABE

Kyung Hee University, Grand Peace Palace

Saturday and Sunday: SG Wannabe is embarking on a national concert tour, “2011 The Last,” having established a solid group of fans in Korea and abroad. SG Wannabe is a popular Korean band famed for their powerful and emotive singing. They have performed in over 300 concerts and are widely celebrated around the world.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets range from 77,000 won to 110,000 won.
Hoegi Station, line No. 1, exit 1
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

SERGIO TIEMPO

LG Arts Center and Daejeon Culture & Arts Center

Monday to Tuesday: Venezuelan-Argentine classical pianist Sergio Tiempo will have his first solo recital in Korea, where he will perform works by Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven and Ginastera.

Tiempo previously appeared in Korea with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the LG Arts Center and at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Daejeon Culture & Arts Center.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 130,000 won.
LG Arts Center: Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
Daejon Culture & Arts Center: Daejeon Station, line No. 1, exit 4
(02) 749-8821, www.sensmanagement.com

RUSH HOUR CONCERT

LG Arts Center

Tuesday: This concert is part of LG Arts Center’s series of concerts for office workers who don’t want to be caught in traffic before going home. The guest for the second concert in the series is Jangeun Bae, the winner of a 2007 Korean Music Award for her first album, “The End and Everything After.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are 15,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com

YANNI

Olympic Park Gymnastics Gymnasium

Oct. 14: Contemporary instrumental musician and composer Yanni is holding his second concert in Korea after his first in 1995. He has accumulated more than 35 platinum and gold albums globally, with sales totaling over 20 million copies. He received a Grammy nomination for his song “Aria.” The program is drawn primarily from his latest album “Truth of Touch.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 99,000 won to 270,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
(02) 3141-3488, ticket.interpark.com

OWL CITY

AX-Korea

Oct. 24: Owl City, an American electronic-synthpop project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young, is set to have its first show in Korea. Owl City is known for Young’s magical mix of lively digital rhythms and lush melodies. Young first achieved mainstream success with his 2009 major label debut “Ocean Eyes,” which spawned the quadruple-platinum hit single “Fireflies” and the lesser hit “Vanilla Twilight.” Young released a third album, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” in June.

The concert starts at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are 99,000 won.
Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

WHITESNAKE

AX-Korea

Oct. 26: English rock band Whitesnake comes to Seoul for its first gig. The concert will promote the band’s latest album, “Forevermore,” which was released in March. At this concert, the band will perform its most successful hit singles such as “Here I Go Again,” “Is This Love” and “Don’t Break My Heart Again,” as well as the first single from the new album, “Love Will Set You Free.”

The concert starts at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are 110,000 won.
Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

SON YEOL-EUM

Kumho Art Hall

Oct. 27: Pianist Son Yeol-eum is to perform the first concert in the “Classic Music Composers Guide: Chapter 1, Liszt & Beethoven” series.

Son was named Kumho Musician of the Year by the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation in 2005. She has since performed with some of the world’s best orchestras, including the Israel, Warsaw, Tokyo and Czech Philharmonics, the Jerusalem and NHK Symphonies, as well as with the Seoul Philharmonic, KBS Symphony Orchestra and every other major orchestra in Korea.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1
(02) 6303-7700, www.kumhoarthall.com

X JAPAN

Olympic Park Gymnastics Gymnasium

Oct. 28: Popular Japanese heavy-metal band X Japan is currently on its 2011 world tour, and Korea is its first stop in Asia. Besides being one of the first Japanese acts to achieve mainstream success while on an independent label, the group is widely credited as one of the pioneers of the “visual kei” (visual style) movement. The group caused a sensation in the Japanese music scene in 1985, rising to stardom with the flamboyant makeup, costumes and hair styles that are characteristic of the movement.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 77,000 won to 187,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


THEATER

RENT

Chungmu Art Hall

To Sunday: “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.

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. The theater is dark Mondays.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 90,000 won.
Sindang Station, line No. 6, exit 9
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

THE IMAGINARY INVALID

National Theater of Korea

Oct. 14 to 16: Founded in 1680, Comedie-Francaise is the oldest national theater company in the world and remains one of the most prestigious. With a repertoire of more than 3,000 plays, the company presents a mixture of classic, modern and contemporary works by French and foreign playwrights.

They will present Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid,” a satirical comedy that pokes fun at doctors’ deceptive and authoritarian approach to patient care.

The play hasn’t been performed in Korea since 1988.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won.
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

VESTURPORT THEATER

LG Arts Center

Oct. 27 to 30: Icelandic theater troupe Vesturport returns with an acrobatic version of “Faust.” The troupe is led by Gisli Gardarsson, in collaboration with the Reykjavik City Theater. Since its premiere in Reykjavik in January 2010, “Faust” has been a great success, with 36 sell-out shows in a row in London last October.

Vesturport and Gardarsson last appeared in Korea in 2008.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are 55,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com

ROMEO & JULIET

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Oct. 27 to 30: The Korea National Ballet presents French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot’s modern rendition of “Romeo and Juliet” set to Prokofiev’s rhapsodic score.

For the first time, the KNB will be accompanied by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Chung Myung-whun. Returning in the lead roles of Juliet and Romeo are Kim Joo-won, a KNB principal, and Kim Young-gul, a former KNB principal and a professor at the Korea National University of Arts.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets range from 5,000 won to 150,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr

CATS

Charlotte Theater

To Dec. 31: The second-longest-running show in Broadway history, “Cats” is back in the theater in celebration of its 30th anniversary.

The leading roles will be performed by three divas of the Korean musical theater - Park Hae-mi, Insooni and Hong Ji-min - and the Korean cast and crew will be supported by the musical’s original production team.

Performance dates and times vary.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays; at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sundays and bank holidays.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 120,000 won.
Jamsil Station, line No. 2 or 8, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

PAN

Gwanghwamun Art Hall

To Oct. 31: “Pan” is a traditional Korean performance held at Gwanghwamun Art Hall, Korea’s first modern theater designed especially for yeonhui (performances of traditional Korean performing arts). This yeonhui features several different performance genres, including music, dance, theater and acrobatics.

Special highlights of the program include buk (drum) performances, samulnori (a percussion quartet), pansori (narrative singing), talchum {masked dance) and sogonori (small hand-held drum dance).

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, except Mondays and Tuesdays; and at 4 p.m. on weekends.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.
Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 1
(02) 722-3416, visitseoul.net


FESTIVALS

SEOUL INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL

Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Theater

To Oct. 16: SI Dance offers up an extravaganza of traditional and contemporary dance from East and West by local and foreign troupes.

Featured this year are Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg No. 8, Shin Eun-ju & Masayuki Sumi and Glims & Gloms Dance Company. Also included are the Korean Identity through Dance series for emerging choreographers and the China·Ghana·Korea·Sri Lanka/Asia-Africa Dance Exchange project.

Dancing City continues the festival’s tradition of increasing access to the arts through free site-specific performances.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 3216-1185, www.sidance.org

GLOBAL GATHERING FESTIVAL

Nanji Hangang Park

Saturday: Global Gathering is an annual dance music festival that is held in various countries including the United Kingdom, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Korea. It features leading electronica artists from across the globe, attempting to expand dance music from clubs to traditional outdoor music festival venues.

Global Gathering make its final appearance of 2011 in Seoul with a lineup including Groove Armada, Digitalism, Example & DJ Wire, Yolanda Be Cool, Roni Size and Mstrkrft, amongst others.

World Cup Station, line No. 6, exit 1
(02) 323-2838, globalgatheringkorea.co.kr


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