Dancing Through the Centuries
Alpensia Concert Hall
July 26 - Aug. 5
"Dancing Through the Centuries" is a show to be held in the midst of nature. Two renowned sisters of classical music, cellist Chung Myung-hwa and violinist Chung Kyung-hwa, explore the relationship between human nature and music to foster the best performance. It is assessed to be one of the greatest Korean music festivals held in Gangwon Province. Tickets cost 40,000 to 250,000 won. For more information, call (02) 725-3394.
The Fantasia: 2012 Insooni Concert
Uijeongbu Sports Stadium
Insooni is one of the most recognized singers in Korea. After debuting nearly 30 years ago the diva has released a total of 19 albums and has even performed at Carnegie Hall. Known for her rich and distinguished voice, Insooni won first place with her inspirational and extraordinary performance of the song "Father" on the program "I Am a Singer". Tickets cost 66,000 to 99,000 won. For more information, call 1688-5246.
Ocean of White
A Heineken-sponsored concert, "Sensation" began in Amsterdam in 2000 and has finally made its way to Korea. The concert will fill 8 hours with stage shows, laser beams and dance performances. DJs include Mr. White, Funkagenda and many more to light up the night until dawn. Standing room only. Tickets cost 125,000 to 180,000. For more information call 1544-1555 or visit www.heinekein.com/kr.
2012 Jisan Valley Rock Festival
Jisan Forest Resort
The best of the best rock bands, Radiohead, Owl City, The Stone Roses, Bread Eye, and many more will be performing at Jisan Forest Resort. In impressive line-ups, the most renowned artists from Korea and the world will play their most popular hit songs. Tickets cost 225,000 won. For more information, call 1577- 3363, or visit www.valleyrockfestival.com.
The biggest party on earth, the world's premiere electronic music festival, is coming to Asia for the first time. The festival will be held with musicians who are topping the charts, like Steve Aoki, Clazziquai, Tokyo Big Boy, Tiesto, and many more. Tickets cost 110,000 to 180,000 won. For more information, call (02) 3471-8957 or visit www.umfkorea.com.
Korean Art from the United States
National Museum of Korea
Through Aug. 5
The National Museum of Korea brings some major Korean artwork from museums in the United States such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The exhibition will feature artwork, including paintings from the Goryeo Kingdom that have never been seen by the Korean public. The exhibition will explore how Korean culture was introduced overseas. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 2077-9000 or visit www.museum.go.kr.
Pop & Jazz
The runner-up winner on "Superstar K Season 3", celebrated trio band Busker Busker is holding their second concert. Their hit songs, "Cherry Blossom Ending" and "Yeosu Night Sea", which are currently at the top on music charts, will be performed live under the theme "Youth Bus". Tickets cost 77,000 to 88,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555.
LeeSsang Season 2
LeeSsang, a popular Korean hip-hop duo will collaborate with many recognized artists including rapper-singer Yoon Mi-rae, and singers Big Mama and Hwayobi. The duo has released a total of seven albums to date. Tickets cost 77,000 to 99,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555.
La Dame aux Camelias with Kang Sue-jin and the Stuttgart Ballet
Sejong Arts Center*
The Stuttgart Ballet, Germany's first and one of the world's premier companies, will bring the iconic ballet by John Neumeier "La Dame aux Camelias", with famed Korean ballerina Kang Sue-jin in the lead and Marguerite Gautier and its Dutch principal Marijn Rademaker as Armand Duval. La Dame, premiered in 1978 with the company in its hometown. Set to the music by Frederic Chopin and based on the 1848 novel of Alexandre Dumas, this famed story also gave birth to the Giuseppe Verdi opera "La Traviata". It follows the love arc between a courtesan and a provincial bourgeois. Tickets cost 50,000 to 250,000 won. For more, call 1544-1555.
Plays & Musicals
Originally written in German",Mozart!"the musical was premiered in Austria in October 1999. The Korean rendition, first held in 2010, also portrays the struggles and hardships of the world famous composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Korean production was chosen as the best musical work in 2011. Tickets cost 30,000 to 130,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555.
"Poongwallju", means master of wind and the moon, and it is a homegrown musical about two men and a woman during the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.-935 A.D.). Instead of traditional costumes, actors wear simple, modern black clothes to portray a love triangle involving Yeol, a charismatic male "gisaeng", or Korean courtesan, his dearest friend Sa-dam and Queen Jinseong, who has everything except for the man she loves. Tickets cost 40,000 to 50,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555.
Source : www.koreatimes.co.kr/...
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2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards