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Jazz musician, trumpeter and composer Chris Botti will hold his third concert in Korea on Nov. 6 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts’ Grand Theater in central Seoul. See MUSIC. Provided by SMI Entertainment


MUSIC

SON YEOL-EUM

Kumho Art Hall

Today: 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

Tomorrow: 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 offer 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

CHRIS BOTTI

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Nov. 6: American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer Chris Botti will hold his third concert in Korea. He will perform with guitarist Mark Whitfield and drummer Billy Kilson, along with keyboard player Andrew Ezrin and violinist Caroline Campbell. Also joining him is vocalist Lisa Fischer, who has worked with such artists as Tina Turner and The Rolling Stones.

Botti is known for complimenting Korean fans as one of his top five audiences for their enthusiasm and passion.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 150,000 won.
City Hall Station, line No. 1, exit 3
(02) 3461-0976, www.sejongpac.or.kr

TRIO OWON

LG Arts Center

Nov. 6: After a run of 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

MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Nov. 11: The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, regarded as one of the world’s finest symphonic ensembles, is set to perform a concert in Korea.

Yuri Simonov, who has achieved international success both in the opera house and the concert hall, conducts and the guest is Jozef Lendvay, young solo violinist and winner of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are from 60,000 won to 250,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

JOSE CARRERAS

Olympic Park Gymnastics Gymnasium

Nov. 23 to 24: Jose Carreras returns to Korea for a command performance.

Carreras gained fame as one of The Three Tenors along with Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti in a series of mass concerts that began in 1990 and continued until 2003. He has also performed and recorded with artists from outside the classical music world, such as Diana Ross, Peter Maffay, Sarah Brightman and Giorgia Fumanti.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are from 150,000 won to 250,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.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.

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

BOYZ II MEN

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Nov. 27: Internationally acclaimed Boyz II Men is holding a concert titled “Harmony Concert with Unicef,” with the purpose of delivering a message of hope and strength. Part of the money raised will be donated to Unicef for the welfare of children around the world.

Ever since their debut in 1991, Boyz II Men have been one of the world’s most classic and popular R&B bands.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from 88,000 won to 140,000 won.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THEATER

VESTURPORT THEATER

LG Arts Center

Today to Sunday: 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 sold-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

Today to Sunday: 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

ANNIE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theater

Dec. 15 to 29: “Annie,” the recipient of the best Korean musical award in 2007, is back in theaters.

First introduced to Korea in 2006, “Annie” delivers its warm message again this winter through the story of the feisty young orphan who wins the heart of a billionaire industrialist. The original Broadway production garnered seven Tony Awards including best musical after it opened in 1977. The musical features hits such as “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life.”

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 and 7 p.m. on weekends.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

HAMLET

Universal Art Center

To Dec. 17: The timeless and venerable Shakespeare play “Hamlet” is being transformed into a musical and will be performed in Korean. “Hamlet” concerns a grief-stricken man who is depressed over his father’s death and struggles with feelings of betrayal.

Performances are 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 40,000 won to 100,000 won.
Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 3
070-7124-1740, www.uac.co.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 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 Monday: Gwanghwamun Art Hall, Korea’s first modern theater designed especially for yeonhui (traditional performances), is the site of “Pan,” which features music, dance, theater and acrobatics. Highlights of the program include buk (drum), samulnori (percussion quartet), pansori (narrative singing) and talchum (masked dance) performances.

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

WORLD FESTIVAL OF NATIONAL THEATERS

National Theater of Korea

To Sunday: 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.

Subtitles are 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

SEOUL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

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

To Monday: Founded in 2001, this is one of Korea’s most prestigious culture and arts festivals, offering theater, dance, multimedia and impromptu street performances.

This year’s festival offers works from Germany, Colombia, Armenia, Japan, Australia, France, Italy and Korea.

(02) 3673-2561, www.spaf.or.kr


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