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2012.6.21 TICKET

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Internationally renowned violist Yongjae O’Neill, who is also a director in the 2012 Ditto Festival, will hold a joint concert, “For Solo - Project 2,” with other musicians tomorrow night at the LG Arts Center. See MUSIC, left. Provided by Lee Sang-wook


MUSIC



NUOVO DITTO

LG Arts Center

Tomorrow: Violinists Kim Su-yoen and Kang Jumi Clara kicked off the 2012 Ditto Festival "Nuovo Ditto" with their opening performance "For Solo - Project 1" yesterday. Their second performance "For Solo - Project 2" will be held tomorrow. The two soloists' performances will be accompanied by the director of the Ditto Ensemble, Richard Yongjae O'Neill, who is also an acclaimed violist; guitarist Park Jong-ho; and the Matador Guitar Quartet.

The Ditto Ensemble has been called the "most innovative and popular icon of the Korean classical community" since its founding in 2007 under the direction of O'Neill. For more information on the festival, visit www.dittofest.com.

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, ticket.interpark.com



BON VOYAGE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

Saturday: The Sejong Center for the Performing Arts will host 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 the world.

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

In 2000, Robin was appointed to the prestigious post of organist at Poitiers Cathedral and now 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



BEETHOVEN SONATAS

LG Arts Center

Sunday: Critically acclaimed musicians Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov make their first appearance in Korea this Sunday. Introducing their debut album "Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano" in 2009, the duet quickly rose to prominence and swept multiple music awards including the Gramophone Award and BBC Music Choice Award. They were also nominated for a Grammy.

Faust, a German-born violinist, started her musical career at the age of 5. As the youngest participant, she won the First Prize at the International Leopold Mozart Competition of Augsberg, Germany. in 1987. Faust is also known as the first German violinist to win the First Prize at the Paganini Competition of Genoa, Italy.

Melnikov is a Russian-born pianist and has also won multiple awards. The two became regular recital partners, and their Beethoven sonata performances have been highly praised by the international classical community.

The performance starts at 5 p.m.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

(02) 2005-0114, www.lgart.com



MAKSIM MRVICA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

July 6: Since 2004, Maksim Mrvica, a famous Croatian crossover pianist, has held concerts every year in Korea. Mrvica kicks off his "Maksim Mrvica Korea Tour" July 6 in Seoul, then moves on to Gwangju, Busan, Daejeon and Daegu.

Since making his first album "Gestures" in 2000, Mrvica has performed in several genres. His dynamic piano playing is accompanied by electric sound and a strong beat. His masterpiece, "The Flight of the Bumble Bee," was highly acclaimed by critics who said, "His fingers are gifts from God."

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 121,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



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 three consecutive Grammys for best rap album. 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



WICKED

Blue Square Musical Hall

To July 31: "Wicked" is a musical based on Gregory Maguire¡¯s best-selling novel "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West." The original Broadway production of "Wicked" has been nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, orchestrations, costume design and scene design. The long-running musical combines a sensational story and addictive music.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 160,000 won.

1577-3363, http://www.clip2u.co.kr



HAIRSPRAY

Chungmu Art Hall, Grand Theater

To Aug. 5: The 1960s youthful spirit rises again with cheerful and awakening musical numbers and dancing in "Hairspray." Its premiere in 2007 was extraordinary.

Winning the best foreign musical and best actress awards at the Korea Musical Awards, "Hairspray" was highly acclaimed.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 90,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



CHICAGO

D-Cube Arts Center

To Oct. 7: The Korean version of the musical "Chicago" returns to the stage after a two-year absence with a new cast. "Chicago" tells the story of the "hottest stage in the world" in the roaring '20s, when the country was in the throes of a new kind of music - jazz.

Korean diva Insooni and musical actress Yoon Gong-ju will star with male leads Nam Kyung-joo, Sung Gi-yoon and Ryu Chang-woo.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays; at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 110,000 won.

Sindorim Station, line No. 1, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com.



MOZART

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

July 10 to 28: Musical "Mozart" makes its way to Korea. In 2010, on its first performance in Korea, all 3,000 seats were sold out. Now with Korean actors, "Mozart" aims to show more than its original work with some 500 splendorous costumes and an orchestra.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 130,000 won.

Gwanghawmun Station, line No. 5, exit 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



JAMI

Samcheonggak, Ilwhadang Concert Hall

To Wednesday: The word jami means "delicious food that is also nutritious," as well as "fun¡"in the dialect of Jeju Island. Admission includes a selection of Korean dishes and traditional tea. Performances are at noon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tickets range from 50,000 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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