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2012.1.26 TICKET



Vinyl Underground, Rolling Hall

Friday and Saturday: The Baltimore-based electronic musician is set to play in Korea for the first time. 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 Friday at the Vinyl Underground. Tickets are 25,000 won.

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



Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

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

The group has performed at the Seoul Arts Center, Busan Cultural Center, Gyeonggi Arts Center and others, in addition to appearing on TV shows such as EBS’ “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


Seoul Arts Center, IBK Chamber Hall

Tuesday: 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 the 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 Kolner 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


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 cellphone 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


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



Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

M Theater

To Sunday: 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


Charlotte Theater

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

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

Performances are at 8 p.m. on 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


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. on Tuesdays to Fridays and at 2 and 6 p.m. on 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


Universal Arts Center

Feb. 18 and 19: The Universal Ballet Company will perform dances by famed choreographers Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe and Ohad Naharin.

The well-received pieces are hard to obtain performing rights to, making the Universal Ballet’s upcoming show a unique opportunity for audiences to see the Korean company.

Jiri Kylian’s “Petite Mort,” William Forsythe’s “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated” and Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 7” focus on various themes, including elegance, humor, passion and impulse.

Julia Moon, the general director of Universal Ballet, will introduce each work.

Performances are at 3 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 18 and at 3 p.m. on Feb. 19.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 70,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

Feb. 13: In this performance, young Korean classical musicians will be performing alongside the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Traditional Music Orchestra.

The young musicians, who are currently attending university, received awards from the Dong-A Korean Traditional Music and National Gugak Center competitions.

They will perform Lee Jun-ho’s “Mountain Breeze,” Kwak Soo-eun’s “Butterfly Dream” and other notable Korean classics.

Kim Sung-jin, general director and conductor of the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Traditional Music Orchestra, will be conducting the young musicians and the orchestra throughout the performance.

The performance is at 7:30 p.m.

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

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

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