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2011.11.10 TICKET

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Jose Carreras, recognized as one of The Three Tenors, will be returning to Korea for performances from Nov. 23 to 24 at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Gymnasium in southern Seoul. See MUSIC. Provided by 9 Entertainment


MUSIC

THE GREAT 3B SERIES - BRAHMS

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Today: Famed Swedish concert pianist Peter Jablonski will perform as part of “The Great 3B Series,” a three-year series honoring the music of Beethoven (in 2010), Brahms (in 2011) and Bach (in 2012). Conductor Lim Hun-jung leads the Bucheon Philharmonic.

Jablonski won the Edison Award with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has worked with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; and the Kirov, NHK Symphony and Czech Philharmonic orchestras.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 40,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr

MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theater

Tomorrow: The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, regarded as one of the world’s finest symphonies, 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 range 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 and 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 and Sarah Brightman.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range 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 for 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.

Since their debut in 1991, Boyz II Men have been one of the world’s most 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

LEE SEUNG-GI

Olympic Park Gymnastics Gymnasium

Dec. 10 and 11: Lee Seung-gi, who is known to perform only once a year, presents this year’s concert, the “Concert of Hope.”

Lee, a pop icon and much more, is back in the music business.

His latest single, “Age of Love,” which he wrote and composed, topped the charts upon its release, before the release of his fifth album “Tonight.”

The concert is at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 132,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

SUPERSTAR K3 TOP 11

Olympic Park SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium

Dec. 17 and 18: The top 11 contestants from season three of the popular reality talent show “Superstar K” reunite for an end-of-year concert.

The show is at 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 88,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

2AM

Jamsil Students’ Gymnasium

Dec. 24 and 25: The four-member boy band 2AM is hosting a Christmas concert in December for its fans.

The band’s “2011 2AM Concert - Christmas” event will reintroduce the band to fans after a year of inactivity.

2AM is one of the two subgroups that branched out from the eleven-member boy band One Day; the other is 2PM.

The performance is at 6 p.m. on Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 99,000 won.
Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THEATER

ONEGIN

LG Arts Center

Saturday to Nov. 19: Universal Ballet presents South African choreographer John Cranko’s dramatic ballet masterpiece “Onegin.” The ballet classic is based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse, “Eugene Onegin.”

The story of “Onegin” has been performed by major companies all over the world, including the Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theater and National Ballet of China. The drama in the production brings out the emotions of the dancers while showing their polished technique and intricate partnering.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. on Nov. 13; and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 19.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 8
070-7124-1737, www.universalballet.com

EVITA

LG Arts Center

Dec. 9 to Jan. 29: The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical that won seven Tony awards including best musical will be presented with an all-Korean celebrity cast including Jung Sun-ah, Park Sang-won, Lee Ji-hoon and more.

“Evita” is famous for its moving and internationally acclaimed music, with hits such as “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” It is based on the true and tragic tale of Eva Peron, an illegitimate child who was a third-rate actress before becoming the first lady of Argentina.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays; at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.
Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

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

ZORRO

Blue Square Musical Hall

To Jan. 15: The adventurous tale of Zorro unfolds as a musical in this production performed by a full Korean cast.

The show has music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron and boasts a combination of acrobatics, dancing and dueling. It is based on “Zorro,” the 2005 mock biography of the masked swordsman by Isabel Allende, and opened in London in 2008.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; at 3:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.
Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Jan. 19 to Feb. 5: The French-Canadian musical “Notre-Dame de Paris” is coming for its second tour to Korea since 2006.

The show, based on Victor Hugo’s masterpiece of the same name, was brought to life under the guidance of French songwriter Luc Plamondon and composer Riccardo Cocciante.

Like its literary counterpart, the musical centers on Esmeralda, a free-spirited gypsy woman, and the three men who are in love with her: Captain Phoebus, who betrays his fiancee, has just a fleeting desire for her; Archdeacon Claude Frollo’s love is closer to lust and he’s ready to break his oath with God; and his adopted son Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of the cathedral, to whom Esmeralda is a savior who affirms his existence.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and at 2 and 6 p.m. on Sunday
Tickets range from 60,000 won to 200,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

FOLK PERFORMANCE

Korea House

To Dec. 31: The Korea House folk performance team presents eight traditional Korean performance styles, including: Gainjeonmokdan (royal court dance), Bongsan talchum (traditional mask dance with singing), ogomu (five drum dance), pansori (narrative singing), Buchae chum (traditional fan dance), samulnori (percussion quartet) and more.

The Korea House was established by the Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Properties, which helps preserve and promote traditional Korean arts.

Performances are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Korea House also offers dinner; the first seating is 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the second 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are 50,000 won.
Chungmuro Station, line no. 3 and 4, exit 3
(02) 2266-9101~3, www.kangkoku.or.kr


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