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2011.12.29 TICKET

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The Seoul Arts Center will host a New Year’s Eve concert on Dec. 31 at its Concert Hall. When the performance is over, a countdown event with fireworks and wish balloons will take place at the outdoor plaza. See HOLIDAY EVENTS. Provided by the Seoul Arts Center


MUSIC

DAMIEN RICE

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Jan. 11: Singer-songwriter Damien Rice performs his first concert in Korea.

Rice is the fifth to perform as a part of the Hyundai Card Culture Project for international artists.

He is best known for “The Blower’s Daughter” off his debut album “O” (2002).

The song was also featured in the 2004 film “Closer.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 132,000 won to 165,000 won.
Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

PAT METHENY

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theater

Jan. 13: American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny performs with double-bassist Larry Grenadier.

Metheny, the winner of 18 Grammy Awards, is one of the most critically acclaimed jazz musicians of the ’70s and ’80s and came to prominence as the leader of the Pat Metheny Group.

His style combines progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, jazz fusion and more.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 132,000 won.
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THEATER

ANNIE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

Grand Theater

Today: “Annie,” the recipient of the award for best musical at the Korean Musical Awards 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

ENDLESS VOYAGE

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Jan. 4 to Jan. 5: Four of the most prominent Korean dancers will be performing on one stage together. They are: Korea National Ballet Company principal Kim Joo-won, Universal Ballet Company principals Hwang Hye-min and Ohm Jae-yong and National Dance Company’s chief dancer Lee Jung-yoon.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 90,000 won
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
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



TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

FOLK PERFORMANCE

Korea House

To Saturday: 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 to 7:30 p.m. and from 8:30 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



HOLIDAY EVENTS

THE NUTCRACKER

Universal Art Center

To Saturday: Universal Ballet company brings its version of the traditional holiday production to theaters this month.

Along with “Swan Lake” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” “The Nutcracker” is one of the three great ballets composed by Peter Tchaikovsky. UBC has presented “The Nutcracker” every year since 1986. Its version is adapted from the one choreographed by Vasily Vainonen in 1934.

The performance starts at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The Dec. 21 show is at 7:30 p.m. only.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won.
Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

SAC NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT

Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center

Saturday: Choi Soo-yeoul, a young, emerging Korean conductor, will lead the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra on the last day of 2011. The concert will have international performers, including Alessio Bax, a pianist who won the Leeds International Piano Competition, and Jong-min Park, a bass singer who won International Tchaikovsky Competition. The concert will feature classical and jazz music, as well as a choir.

The concert starts at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No.3, exit 5
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

COUNTDOWN SEOUL 2012

Times Square

Saturday: This annual end-of-year event features three stages and 20 acts, including headliner UV; French electronica producers Breakbot and So Me; French synth-rock duo Housse de Racket; acoustic pop duo Autumn Vacation; dance and electronic outfit Goonamguayeoridingstella; indie band 3rd Line Butterfly; indie rockers The Freaks, Summer Here Kids and Mongoose; and indie folk group One Punch.

The event is from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 99,000 won.
Youngdeungpo Station, line No. 1, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

HIGHLIGHT FESTIVAL 2012

Sheraton Grande Walkerhill

Satuday: Asian-American electro hip-hop group Far East Movement is putting together this hip-hop and electronic music festival to celebrate the New Year. Six artists will perform at Vista Hall, the other four at the Walkerhill Theater.

The lineup includes Idiotape, Sebastian, DJ Virman, DJ Feadz, Justin Michael, DJ Yup, Beat Burger and more.

The event is from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Tickets range from 66,000 won to 132,000 won.
Go to Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2, exit 1, and catch the free shuttle bus in front of Techno Mart.
(02) 323-2838, www.mnet.com

NEW YEAR CONCERT

Kumho Art Hall

Jan. 12: Young and noted two musicians, violinist Shin Hyun-su and pianist Kim Tae-hyung will be performing Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major “Spring”, Brahms Scherozo in C minor and many others. Having debuted at Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation’s Prodigy Concert series, both have won awards at prestigious international competitions.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Ticket costs 8,000 won
Gwanghwamun Station, line No.5, exit 7
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


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