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2012.5.10 TICKET

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Korean pianist Son Yeol-eum, who drew international attention when she appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, will perform with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on May 27 at the Seoul Arts Center in central Seoul. See MUSIC, below. Provided by the organizer


MUSIC



MUSIQ SOULCHILD

AX-Korea

Tomorrow: American singer-songwriter Musiq Soulchild is set to show off his diverse range of talents in Korea tomorrow, 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

Tomorrow-Sunday, May 16-17: Lee Ja-ram once again takes 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

Saturday and Sunday: Meet three famous singers from the 1970s and ’80s at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. The Manhattans, a popular American R&B group with a 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 the U.S., and William Pleeth in the U.K. The talented musician has held 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.

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 United States.

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



ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS AND SON YEOL-EUM

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

May 27: The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is an English chamber orchestra based in London that annually visits France, Germany and Spain and frequently tours the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. Contracts with Philips Classics, Hyperion and Chandos Records have enabled the group to release over 30 albums.

The orchestra will be performing with Korean pianist Son Yeol-eum, who has played alongside some of the world’s best orchestras including the Israeli, Czech and Warsaw philharmonic orchestras.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 160,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





THEATER



DAS MUSICAL ELISABETH

Blue Square Musical Hall

To Sunday: 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. on 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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