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2012.3.8 TICKET

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, far left in the front row, and his Silk Road Ensemble perform on Monday at Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul. The concert is part of the Silk Road Project, which promotes the cultural traditions along the historic Asian trading route. See MUSIC, left. Provided by CREDIA


MUSIC



BOBBY MCFERRIN

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Today: 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 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



DISCO BUS

Level Lounge and Club

Today: Organized to increase access to contemporary art, the event was created by a group of artists who invite audiences to dance and take in a variety of visual and performance art. The group plans to continue their efforts with other performance events that blend fashion, video and photography.

The event starts at 9 p.m.

Tickets range from 27,000 won to 30,000 won.

Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 3

(070) 7696-0077, www.discobus.co.kr



VOCAL SERIES

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Friday: Scottish soprano Lisa Milne will perform for the second time in Korea under the baton of Sung Shi-Yeon.

Milne has performed with some of the world’s leading ensembles, including the Metropolitan Opera, the English National Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic. The program features Mussorgsky’s “Introduction to Khovanshchina,” Strauss’ “Vier letzte Lieder” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 60,000 won.

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

1588-1210, www.sac.or.kr



PUDDITORIUM

Evans Lounge

Friday and Saturday: Pop-jazz group Pudditorium, led by Kim Jung-bum, will be performing at Evans Lounge.

Kim started in 2003 with the band Pudding, but felt the need to pursue his studies further and subsequently attended the Berklee College of Music in the United States and New York University for a master’s degree. He later worked on his solo project, Pudditorium, and traveled across the U.S. in order to find adequate sound engineers.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 25,000 won in advance and 30,000 won at the door.

Hapjeong Station, line No. 2 and 6, exit 3

www.evanslounge.com



SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE WITH YO-YO MA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Monday: 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.

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

Monday: U.K. rock band Duran Duran performs for the third time in Korea.

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 songs 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 concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range 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 gives the first in a series of solo concerts. 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 to 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 “Sexy and I Know It” suggest they’re not talking about bingo night.

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

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





THEATER



ART

White Box Theatre

March 30 to April 8: Probationary Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning comedy “Art” by Yasmina Reza.

Serge, Marc and Yvan are longtime friends until the day Serge buys a piece of modern art - a white canvas with a white line on it - and his friends are horrified to discover he’s paid 200,000 euros ($262,800) for it.

This gleeful 80-minute comedy of “men behaving badly” questions the meaning of art, friendship and the price we pay for both. It will be performed in English with Korean subtitles.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are 15,000 won.

Hyochang Park Station, line No. 6, exit 2

www.probationarytheatre.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.

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



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.

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





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



JAMI

Samcheonggak, Ilwhadang Concert Hall

To June 27: “Jami” means “good food with a lot of nutrition” as well as “fun” in Jeju dialect. Admission to the show also includes a menu of Korean dishes and traditional tea.

Performances are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at noon.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 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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