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2012.1.19 TICKET

MUSIC

BEIRUT

Ax-Korea

Wednesday: Beirut makes its debut in Korea to promote its latest album “The Rip Tide.”

The band was originally the project of Zach Condon, who now leads a rotating group of members on tour. Condon is a multi-instrumentalist who plays flugelhorn, ukulele, trumpet, mandolin, accordion and more. Musically, the band’s influences range from Balkan-inspired melodies to French and American pop.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are 88,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

(02) 6339-1232, www.ax-korea.com



DAN DEACON

Vinyl Underground, Rolling Hall

Jan. 27 to 28: The Baltimore-based electronic musician plays for the first time in Korea.

Deacon makes songs that you can dance to, but it’s not merely dance music. It’s joyous, communal and works as well in a small venue as at a music festival. Since 2002, Deacon has put out nine records. In 2007, he released “Spiderman of the Rings,” his first commercial full length. It was well received, and 2009’s “Bromst” followed its success. Deacon is also one of the founders of Baltimore’s art and music collective Wham City. Over the years, he has become well known for his live shows.

The Busan show is at 10 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Vinyl Underground. Tickets are 25,000 won.

The Seoul show is at Rolling Hall at 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. Tickets are 30,000 won.

www.supercolorsuper.com



JOY OF STRINGS NEW YEAR CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Jan. 30: The Joy of Strings celebrates its 15th anniversary with a New Year’s concert called “Dream of Dragon.”

Through the years, the group has performed at the Seoul Arts Center, Busan Cultural Center, Gyeonggi Arts Center and others, in addition to appearing on television shows such as EBS’s “Space Sympathy.”

The program includes Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043 and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Three Violins and String Orchestra.

The performance is at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 780-5054, www.sac.or.kr



DENIS SUNGHO

Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Jan. 31: Classical guitarist Denis Sungho, who was born in Korea, adopted to Belgium and has traveled the world with his music, presents a traveler’s diary in concert form.

Sungho made his 2005 Carnegie Hall debut in New York and was selected as a “rising star” of the European Concert Hall Organization. He went on to win first prize in Belgium’s national “Young Talent” competition at 14 and has since performed on stages around the world, including Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Cite de la Musique in Paris and the Cologne Philharmonie. He has been praised by Les Cahiers de la Guitare as “inspired” and Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger as a “genius.”

He will perform works by Chopin, Barrios, Villa-Lobos and one of his own compositions.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 80,000 won

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 749-8821, www.sac.or.kr



RACHAEL YAMAGATA

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

Feb. 26: Japanese-American singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata returns for her second concert in Korea.

Yamagata made her debut in 2004 with her song “Happenstance,” winning praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard and Blender.

Her song “Be Be Your Love” can be heard here in a cell phone ad, and her song “Duet” was used in the drama “High Kick Through the Roof” (2009-10).

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 88,000 won

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



IL DIVO

Jamsil Gymnasium

March 3: Popera group Il Divo plays its first concert in Korea.

Since its formation by television impresario Simon Cowell three years ago, the four-member vocal group has performed throughout the world and sold more than 25 million albums.

The group was the first recipient of the artist of the decade award at the Classic Brit Awards in 2011. Later in the year the group released its sixth album, “Wicked Game,” which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 220,000 won

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

BOBBY MCFERRIN

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

March 8: American vocalist Bobby McFerrin, best known for the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” returns to Korea for a third time.

McFerrin is known for his unique musical style that features percussive vocalizations and body rhythms. He has performed with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and jazz pianist Chick Corea and conducted orchestras around the world.

The repertoire will mostly come from “VOCAbuLarieS,” his 2010 album that mixes Jazz, African folk, classical music and R&B.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 132,000 won

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





THEATER



ROMEO AND JULIET

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

M Theater

To Jan. 29: This version of “Romeo and Juliet” has been created for children to help them understand the timeless play more easily.

The Seoul Metropolitan Theater has long been transforming Shakespeare’s plays into works that both children and parents can enjoy.

Performances are at 2 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 30,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

(02) 399-1135~7, www.sejongpac.or.kr



DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

Charlotte Theater

Jan. 27 to June 3: This musical, based on Boris Pasternak’s 20th-century novel of the same title, is performed for the first time in Korea.

Hong Kwang-ho, known for his performance in “Jekyll and Hyde” (2011), will play the lead role.

Performances are at 8 p.m. 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 Musical Hall

Feb. 9 to May 13: This musical hits Korea for the first time after having been translated into seven languages and presented in 10 countries since its debut in Vienna in 1992.

The musical traces the life of Elisabeth, the empress of Austria, who longs for love and freedom from her restrictive life.

Ock Joo-hyun, who has appeared in several musicals, including “Aida,” “Chicago” and “Cats,” performs in the title role. JYJ member Kim Junsu, who has appeared in “Mozart” and “Tears in Heaven,” stars as Death, a young man whose love-hate affair with Elisabeth haunts her throughout her life.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 150,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



SEASONAL CUSTOMS CONCERT

Samcheonggak, Ilwhadang Concert Hall

Monday to Tuesday: This event for the new year features performances, folk games and festive dishes. It takes place at Samcheonggak, a cultural site near the Blue House.

The event starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets are 80,000 won.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



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