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2012.2.23 TICKET

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Japanese-American singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata will be performing her second concert in Korea on Sunday at the Blue Square in central Seoul. See MUSIC, left. Provided by Southern Star Entertainment


MUSIC

RACHAEL YAMAGATA

Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall

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

Yamagata made her debut in 2004 with her album “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



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 has also conducted orchestras around the world.

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

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



SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE WITH YO-YO MA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

March 12: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been gathering artists from Korea, China, Mongolia, Iran, India, Turkey and other countries for a revival of his Silk Road Project, which he launched in 1998. As its name suggests, the project promotes the study and preservation of the cultural and intellectual traditions along the historic Asian trading route.

Since the project’s inception, more than 60 works have been commissioned for the Silk Road Ensemble, which tours annually. This is the ensemble’s second performance in Korea.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 170,000 won.

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

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



DURAN DURAN

Olmpic Park, Olympic Hall

March 12: U.K. rock band Duran Duran will be performing its third concert in Korea this March. Despite the occasional breakups and regroupings in the 1990s, the band has sold over 80 million records worldwide, produced 18 hit singles in the United States and had 30 tracks reach the top-30 charts in the United Kingdom. Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978 by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor, Duran Duran has been continuously writing rock songs that have been well received across the world. The group recently released its new record “All You Need is Now.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Price ranges from 99,000 won to 132,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



KIM SUN-WOOK

LG Arts Center

March 29: Pianist Kim Sun-wook returns to the Korean music scene after a one-year hiatus. The 2006 Unesco Person of the Year held a solo concert at the Seoul Arts Center in 2010 and returns to the venue to perform Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

Kim will play all of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas over the next two years, a project that has been performed by Alfred Brendel and Wilhelm Kempff. This year, Kim will perform early sonatas No. 1 through No. 16.

Prices range from 30,000 won 70,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



LMFAO

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

April 7: There will be a lot of shuffling in Olympic Hall when American duo LMFAO rocks the house.

Their hit “Party Rock Anthem” is ubiquitous on the streets and in the clubs of Seoul, and for the first time, fans can join the group live for some champagne showers.

RedFoo and SkyBlu call their music “party rock,” and their songs “Shots,” “Get Crazy” and “I’m Sexy and I Know It” suggest they’re not talking about bingo night.

The group was nominated for the best dance/electronica album at the 2010 Grammy Awards and has sold more than four million records.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 121,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



LENNY KRAVITZ

Jamsil Gymnasium

April 13: This spring, Lenny Kravitz will be performing his first concert in Korea. Since his landmark debut in 1989, he has sold over 35 million albums and won four Grammy awards.

The singer, songwriter, producer and multiinstrumentalist has released his ninth album, “Black and White America.”

The concert will feature notable musicians, including bassist Gail Ann Dorsey, who played in David Bowie’s band, and guitarist Craig Ross, who has performed with B.B. King and Eric Clapton.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 165,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THEATER

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

Charlotte Theater

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



DAS MUSICAL ELISABETH

Blue Square Musical Hall

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.

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


TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE

JAMI

Samcheonggak, Ilwhadang Concert Hall

To June 27: The jami traditional concert will be held at Samcheonggak, a cultural site located in Seoul. Jami means “good food with a lot of nutrition” as well as “fun” in Jeju dialect. The show will include a course menu of Korean cuisine and traditional tea. The concert is held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at noon.

Tickets range from 50,000 won and 70,000 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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