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2012.5.3 TICKET

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British singer-songwriter Leo Sayer, famous for hit songs “More Than I Can Say” and “When I Need You,” will perform at the “Forever Pop Concert 1.0,” which will be held on May 12 and 13 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts’ Grand Theater in central Seoul. See MUSIC. Provided by the organizer


MUSIC


MORRISSEY

AX-Korea

Sunday: British rock icon Morrissey will perform his first concert in Korea. The former lead singer of the Smiths - one of the most successful rock bands in the U.K. during the 1980s - embarked on a solo career when the group split in 1987.

Morrissey released seven albums from 1988 to 1997 before taking a seven-year hiatus, and his 2004 album “You Are the Quarry” reached the No. 2 spot on the U.K. Albums Chart and No. 11 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Morrissey’s sound has had a marked influence on groups such as the Killers, the Stone Roses and Radiohead.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are 99,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

(02) 332-3277, www.ax-korea.com



MUSIQ SOULCHILD

AX-Korea

May 11: American singer-songwriter Musiq Soulchild is set to show off his diverse range of talents in Korea this spring, performing his music that spans a number of genres, including R&B, soul, funk, alternative rock, blues, jazz, gospel and hip-hop. Musiq started his career hopping around jazz clubs and performing on the streets. He added “Soulchild” to his stage name in respect of late soul artists such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Patti LaBelle and Ray Charles, all of whom were major influences on his work.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are 99,000 won.

Gwangnaru Station, line No. 5, exit 2

(02) 3143-5156, www.ax-korea.com



UKCHUK-GA

LG Arts Center

May 11-13, May 16-17: Lee Ja-ram once again takes to the stage with Ukchuk-ga, which was inspired by Brecht’s “The Mother Courage and Her Children.” Lee molded it into a new version of pansori, or narrative singing. Ukchuk-ga is a story about how a devastating and brutal war provokes many feelings such as fear, sorrow and sympathy. Lee wrote the script, composed the songs by herself and plays more than 15 characters. Each has a different voice and personality, but she nails them perfectly. Lee has also been invited to perform at the Theatre National Populaire in France and the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj in Romania.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 5 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets cost 50,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

1544-1555, www.lgart.com


FOREVER POP CONCERT 1.0

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

May 12 and 13: Meet three famous singers from the 1970s and 1980s at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. The Manhattans, a popular American R&B group with string of hit records over the last four decades, will perform for the first time in Korea. The groups best-known songs include “Kiss and Say Goodbye” and “Shining Star,” which are on the Seoul set list. Welsh Singer Bonnie Tyler, who is well known for her husky voice, will also participate in her first concert in Korea along with British singer-songwriter Leo Sayer, whose hit songs include “More Than I Can Say” and “When I Need You.”

Performances start at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 275,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

(02) 399-1114~6, www.sejongpac.or.kr



PIETER WISPELWEY: BACH CELLO SUITES

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

May 15: Dutch Cellist Pieter Wispelwey will perform all six Bach Cello Suites, the most recognizable solo compositions for the instrument, when he comes to Seoul. Wispelwey is notable for his individually unique technique that he developed after studying with Dicky Boeke and Anner Bylsma in Amsterdam, Paul Katz in U.S., and Willian Pleeth in the U.K. The talented musician has had numerous concerts all over the world. To name a few, he has performed at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Wispelwey has been recording classical music with Channel Classical Records since 1990, and he has released 32 albums at last count. At the show in Seoul, he will play his Giovanni Battista Guadagnini cello, which dates back to the 1760s.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



KENNY G CONCERT HEART AND SOUL

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

May 23: Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, will bring his

saxophone to Seoul this month. Kenny G has released numerous solo albums and collaborated with notable artists including Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Steve Miller. He won a Grammy Award for best instrumental composition in 1993 as well as a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for placing No. 1 on 14 separate occasions on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Chart in the U.S. At the concert in Seoul, he will perform with the Millennium Symphony Orchestra.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 220,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





THEATER


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 start at 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and at 2 p.m. 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



RIVERSIDE CABARET

Gangdong Arts Center, Grand Theater

May 15 to 26: Based on the life of notable singer Bae Ho during the 1960s and ’70s, this production hopes to bridge the gap between the younger and older generations by connecting audiences through music.

Although Bae passed away at age 29, Koreans still remember him as a symbol of the era.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 40,000 won.

Godeok Station, line No. 5, exit 4

1544-1555, www.gangdongarts.or.kr



CARMEN MOTA’S ALMA DE FUEGO

LG Arts Center

May 23 to 26: Spanish dancer and choreographer Carmen Mota returns to Korea with her troupe to stage the flamenco dance musical “Alma de Fuego” (“Soul of Fire”). More than 30 years ago, Mota created the choreographic masterpiece that mingles the core strength of Spanish dance with contemporary tones, and with that performance, she has built the success of the troupe.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday; and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 55,000 won to 150,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

1544-1555, www.lgart.com





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE


JAMI

Samcheonggak, Ilwhadang Concert Hall

To June 27: The word “jami” means “delicious food that is also nutritious” as well as “fun” in the dialect of Jeju Island, which is the country’s southernmost island. Admission to the show includes a fare of Korean dishes and traditional tea.

Performances are on 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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