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2012.5.31 TICKET

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Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? For the first time in Korea, he will. Eminem’s “Recovery Tour” makes its way to Jamsil Sports Complex on Aug. 19. The best-selling artist of the 2000s has sold more than 86.5 million copies of his albums. See MUSIC. Provided by the organizer


MUSIC

LEE EUN-MEE

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Saturday and Sunday: Powerful vocal diva Lee Eun-mee will perform the “World’s Shortest Drama” this weekend at Olympic Park. Lee, who made her debut more than 20 years ago, emerged as a solo artist in 1992 and paved her way to success with her song “I Have a Lover,” which ranked as the No. 1 most-sung karaoke song in Korea for two consecutive years. Lee has held more than 700 concerts throughout her career.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 121,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

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 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 the 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



EMINEM

Jamsil Sports Complex, Assistant Stadium

Aug. 19: Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? For the first time in Korea, he will. Eminem’s “Recovery Tour” makes its way to Seoul this summer after stops in the Americas and Europe. The U.S. rapper and producer was the best-selling artist of the 2000s with his debut album “The Slim Shady LP” propelling him to fame in 1999. He became the first artist to win Best Rap Album Grammy for three consecutive LPs. Currently, more than 86.5 million copies of his albums have been sold worldwide.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


THEATER

AGWA AND CORRERIA

LG Arts Center

Saturday and Sunday: 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 Argentine 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



ROMEO & JULIET

Seoul Arts Center, Opera House

June 15: The Korea National Ballet is bringing back its contemporary performance of “Romeo and Juliet,” choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, as the opening piece for the upcoming Ballet Festival Korea. In October, when the KNB performed “Romeo and Juliet,” accompanied by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of the renowned maestro Chung Myung-whun, an average of 98 percent of the seats were occupied for all four days of the performance. The upcoming show, however, will be accompanied by recorded music.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets range from 5,000 won to 80,000 won.

1588-7890, www.sac.or.kr



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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