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2011.10.12 TICKET

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Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young of electro-synthpop project Owl City makes his first appearance in Korea on Oct. 24 at AX-Korea in southern Seoul. See MUSIC. Provided by 9 Entertainment


MUSIC

YANNI

Olympic Park Gymnastics Gymnasium

Friday: Contemporary musician and composer Yanni holds his second concert in Korea after his first in 1995. He has produced more than 35 platinum and gold albums globally, with sales of over 20 million copies. 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 electro-synthpop project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young, makes its first appearance in Korea. Owl City is known for its 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 single “Fireflies” and the lesser hit “Vanilla Twilight.” The band’s third album, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” was released 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 to promote its latest album, “Forevermore,” which was released in March.

The set list includes hit singles such as “Here I Go Again,” “Is This Love” and 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 other major orchestras 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

EUROPA GALANTE & IAN BOSTRIDGE

LG Arts Center

Nov. 4: Celebrated Italian baroque ensemble Europa Galante, led by baroque violinist Fabio Biondi, returns with British tenor Ian Bostridge. Together, they bring a program exploring the music of three superstar tenors of the 18th century who dominated the European opera scene: Borosini, Fabri and Beard. The arias dedicated to these singers will be presented alongside instrumental overtures and suites performed by Europa Galante.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 90,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com

TRIO OWON

LG Arts Center

Nov. 6: Having presented consecutive sold-out performances with his Beethoven and Schubert projects, cellist Yang Sung-won has formed a new piano trio named Trio Owon with long-time colleagues violinist Olivier Charlier and pianist Emmanuel Strosser. In their first concert as Trio Owon, they will present piano trio pieces by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 60,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7
(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com

BRIAN MCKNIGHT

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Nov. 26: Brian McKnight comes to Korea to promote his latest album “Just Me” as part of his world tour. Recognized as a top R&B musician, McKnight has maintained his fan base through consistent album releases over the past 20 years. He also has the distinction of having the most Grammy nominations, 16, without a win.

The set list includes songs from his new album such as “Temptation,” “Fall 5.0” and the bluesy ballad “One Mo’ Time” as well as previous hits.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 79,000 won to 119,000 won.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THEATER

THE IMAGINARY INVALID

National Theater of Korea

Friday to Sunday: 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.

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

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

HAMLET

Universal Art Center

Oct. 20 to Dec. 17: The timeless and venerable Shakespeare play, Hamlet, is being transformed into a musical format, conducted and performed by Koreans, in Korean. It concerns a grief-stricken man in depression over his father’s death who struggles with deep feelings of betrayal. Hamlet has been transformed into a musical in many countries over the years, and now the rendition will take place in Korea.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 100,000 won.
Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 3
070-7124-1740, www.uac.co.kr

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. Thursday to Sunday and also at 3 p.m. 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.

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: Gwanghwamun Art Hall, Korea’s first modern theater designed especially for yeonhui (performances of traditional Korean performing arts), is the sit of “Pan,” which features music, dance, theater and acrobatics. 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. Wednesdays to Fridays, 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

GRAND MINT FESTIVAL 2011

Olympic Park

Oct. 22 to 23: This edition of this popular local festival features both Korean and foreign bands, and word is that tickets are going fast. The Saturday lineup includes Nell, W&Whale, Moonshiners, Russian Red (Spain), Jaurim, Kingston Rudieska, 10CM, Dear Cloud, Yozoh, Black Skirts, LeeSA and Serengeti. Sunday’s lineup features Tahiti 80 (France), Depapepe (Japan), Urban Zakapa, Moonshiners, Hot Potato, Gukkasten, the Koxx, Achime and Glen Check.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
Tickets are 77,000 won for one day and 121,000 won for two days.
1544-6399, grandmintfestival.com

SEOUL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

Arko Arts Theater, Daehangno Arts Theater, Sogang University’s Mary Hall, Seoul Station

To Oct. 31: Founded in 2001, the Seoul Performing Arts Festival is one of Korea’s most prestigious culture and arts festivals, offering works ranging from theater and dance to multimedia and impromptu street performances.

This year’s Seoul Performing Arts Festival offers works from Germany, Colombia, Armenia, Japan, Australia, France, Italy and Korea as well as collaborative works by artists from Korea and Japan and Korea and Australia.
(02) 3673-2561, www.spaf.or.kr

WORLD FESTIVAL OF NATIONAL THEATERS

National Theater of Korea

To Oct. 30: This festival returns for its fifth year with 30 productions by theaters from nine countries. The festival closes with the musical “Kim Hong-do,” about the legendary painter.

All productions will be presented with supertitles in Korean and English.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2, then take the shuttle in front of Taegeukdang
(02) 2280-4114~6, www.ntok.go.kr


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