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Famed American jazz guitarist-composer Pat Metheny is set to perform with double bassist Larry Grenadier on Jan. 13 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul. See MUSIC. Provided by Private Curve


MUSIC

DAMIEN RICE

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Wednesday: 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

2012 NEW YEAR CONCERT

Kumho Art Hall

Jan. 12: Young and two acclaimed musicians, violinist Shin Hyun-su and pianist Kim Tae-hyung, will be performing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 “Spring,” Brahms’ Op. 4 “Scherozo, and other classics. Both Shin and Kim debuted at Kumho’s “Gifted People” concert and since then have been receiving awards at international events such as the Concours International Marguerite Long and Concours Reine Elisabeth.

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

VIRTUOSO SERIES

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Jan.13: Russian pianist Arcadi Volodos will perform his first concert in Korea with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Volodos has played with a variety of internationally renowned institutions including the Berlin, Munich and New York philharmonic orchestras, among many others. The concert will be directed by Chung Myung-whun. Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, “Ravel-Ma Mere I Oye Suite, and Stravinsky’s “Firebird” suite will be performed.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 won
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

PAT METHENY

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Jan. 13: American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny will perform 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

ENDLESS VOYAGE

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Tonight: 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 the 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

OPERA IN MUSICA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tuesday: Classical music icon Seo Hee-tae, along with the Millennium Symphony Orchestra, will present “Opera in Musica.” Seo Hee-tae is noted for being the inspiration for the fictional character in the popular Korean drama “Beethoven Virus.”

The concert starts at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets range from 100,000 won to 150,000 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. on Wednesday; at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.
Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

ROMEO AND JULIET

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

Tomorrow to Jan. 29: Romeo and Juliet will be performed for children to help them understand the timeless Shakespeare play more easily. The Seoul Metropolitan Theater has been transforming Shakespeare into plays that both children and parents can enjoy. There are events every Wednesday and Thursday for the audiences to participate in.

Performances are at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays; at 2 and 5 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. on Sundays
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

Charlotte Theater

Jan. 27 to June 3: The play based on Boris Pasternak’s 20th century novel of the same title will be performed for the first time in Seoul. The musical will feature 240 costumes for 30 performers and more than 450 built-in lights. Zhivago is a doctor as well as a poet during the Russian Revolution and Hong Kwang-ho, known for his performance in “Jekyll and Hyde” (2011), will play the role.

Performances are at 8 p.m. from Tuesdays to Fridays; at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.
Tickets range from 70,000 won to 130,000 won
Jamsil Station, line Nos. 2 and 8, exit 3
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

DAS MUSICAL ELISABETH

Blue Square

Feb. 9 to May 13: For the first time, the musical “Elisabeth” will hit theaters in Seoul. The production has been performed for 20 years on stages in 10 different countries. The musical tells the story of Elisabeth, a beautiful Austrian empress who longs for freedom and love. The Habsburg Haus, a famous palace that has 1,400 rooms where Elisabeth went for summer vacation, is impressively recreated on stage. Singer Ock Joo-hyun, who has performed in several musicals including “Aida,” “Chicago” and “Cats,” will once again show her talent through “Elisabeth.”

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and at 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 590,000 won
Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2
1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



FESTIVALS

SEOUL ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

Ilsan Kintex, Gyeonggi

Jan. 14: The Seoul Electronic Music Festival is back in Korea for the second time, ready to heat up the capital in the middle of winter.

Headlining the show is renowned electro-funk duo Crystal Castles, whose music was made popular via the British TV series “Skins.” The duo’s album was also listed as one of NME magazine’s 50 Greatest Albums of the Decade.

British trance music group Above & Beyond will also perform.

The group is currently ranked No. 5 in the world, according to the annual Top 100 DJs poll in DJ Magazine.

The rest of the lineup consists of popular local bands such as the famed Idiotape, who have performed at two consecutive Global Gathering festivals and received a great deal of positive acclaim.

Other acts include Telepathy, Mongoose, Astro Voize, Kingmck, Bagagee and Viphex13.

The event is from 3 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Tickets range from 88,000 won to 121,000 won
Daehwa Station, line No. 3, exit 2
(02) 323-2838, www.semf.co.kr



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