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2012.5.24 TICKET

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Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet with its principal dancer Kang Sue-jin will be performing “La Dame aux Camelias” from June 16 to 17 at the Grand Theater of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. See THEATER, below Provided by Stuttgart Ballet


MUSIC



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

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Sunday: 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 more than 30 albums. The English performers will be accompanied by Korean pianist Son Yeol-eum, who has played alongside some of the world’s best 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



LE CONCERT SPIRITUEL

LG Arts Center

June 5: Le Concert Spirituel, one of the leading performers of French baroque music, will have its first concert in Korea. Founded in the 18th century, it was the first ensemble to perform private concerts in France, but was closed at the start of the French Revolution. Its name was revived by Herve Niquet, a French conductor and composer, in 1987. Marking its 25th anniversary, the ensemble has made a name for itself for its special interpretation of Baroque music under the baton of Herve Niquet.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

1544-1555, www.lgart.com



JASON MRAZ, LIVE IN BUSAN

Busan Bexco

June 8: Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is coming to Busan after the release of his fourth EP, “Love is a Four Letter Word,” in early May. In the Korean market, Mraz has sold more than 200,000 copies, which has placed the singer-songwriter as the most popular foreign musician. The show will have 2,000 standing seats and 750 assigned seats.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 126,000 won.

Centum City Station, Busan subway line No. 2.

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



BON VOYAGE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

June 23: The Sejong Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a joint performance by Italian organist Pier Damiano Peretti and French organist and composer Jean-Baptiste Robin.

Peretti won first place at St. Albans International Organ Competition in 1999 and since then has toured around the world.

Since 2009, he has been a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Robin is regarded as the best student of notable French organ player Marie-Claire Alain, who often performs substantial works entirely from memory.

In 2000, Robin was appointed to the prestigious post of organist at the Poitiers Cathedral, and now he is an organist at the Palace of Versailles.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 70,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

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





THEATER



CARMEN MOTA’S ALMA DE FUEGO

LG Arts Center

To Saturday: 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



RIVERSIDE CABARET

Gangdong Arts Center, Grand Theater

To Saturday: 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



AGWA AND CORRERIA

LG Arts Center

June 2 and 3: Artistic director Mourad Merzouki of the Kafig Company has created performers famous for their fusion of dance styles, and they are now coming to Seoul. The Kafig Company mixes hip-hop, capoeira, samba and acrobatics with high-energy electronic music and bossa nova.

The group will perform its two most notable works “Agwa” and “Correria” in Seoul. “Agwa” explores the power of water and its beauty, mystery, sensuality and unpredictability. “Correria” is an athletic and acrobatic endurance piece about the rush of running and the pleasure of speed.

Performances start at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

1544-1555, www.lgart.com



UTE LEMPER LAST TANGO IN BERLIN

LG Arts Center

June 10: Ute Lemper, the internationally renowned German chanteuse and actress, will hold her first concert in Seoul.

She is best known for her interpretations of works by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht as well as for her cabaret songs with long political histories.

In recognition of the numerous recordings she has under her belt, Lemper was named Billboard’s “Crossover Artist of the Year” in 1993 and 1994. On the musical stage, she starred in the original Vienna production of “Cats” as Grizabella and Bombalurina and also had a title role in the musical “Peter Pan” in Berlin. Lemper will start her concert with her classic works and will be accompanied by Argentinian bandoneon (concertina) player Marcelo Nisinman and New York jazz pianist Vana Gierig.

The performance starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 120,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

1544-1555, www.lgart.com



LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS WITH KANG SUE-JIN STUTTGART BALLET

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

June 16 and 17: The famous Korean ballerina Kang Sue-jin, who is the principal dancer in Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet, will be performing iconic ballet “La Dame aux Camelias” by John Neumeier.

Kang will be performing the lead role of Marguerite Gautier, a tragic courtesan in 19th-century Paris. Kang is a renowned Korean ballerina working in the international dance scene and has contributed significantly to raising the profile of Korean ballet overseas. The prima ballerina joined the Stuttgart Ballet in 1986 and was the first Asian to be honored chamber dancer by the German state government of Baden-Wurttemberg.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 250,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.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. 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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