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2013.09.13 Fri. – Arts & Entertainment 2013.09.13 금 – 문화 예술

2013.09.13 Fri. – Arts & Entertainment 2013.09.13 금 – 문화 예술


And now it’s time for the final segment of
our Arts & Entertainment segment of the week with Lee Tae Ho. Good afternoon, Tae Ho. Good afternoon, Conn-young. Well, the weekend is coming up and I’m sure
that everybody would like to do something interesting and entertaining in their time
off. I hear you have some suggestions for us? You heard correct, Conn-young There are always
so many cultural and entertainment opportunities in Seoul, but today I’m going to tell you
about my Top 3 Things To Do over the weekend A beautiful, moonlit night with a slight breeze
that hangs with the scent of autumn, surrounded by nature, away from the chaos that is our
daily lives, to be serenaded by the beautiful voice of Grammy award-winning soprano Sumi
Jo in La Fantasia. Join Sumi Jo, Rottini and K-Pop group member
Yang Joseph on lead vocals, with melodies provided by the Ditto Orchestra and masterfully
led by conductor Adriel Kim. Also, on the viola will be Grammy-nominated violist Richard
Yong-jae O’Neill. The concert is set to start at 6 p.m. this
Saturday and Sunday in the Olympic Park Gardens as part of the “Park Concert” series. The concert runs for 120 minutes, and the
gates will open at 4 p.m. both days just in case you want to avoid the rush. And if you haven’t had a chance to purchase
your tickets yet, worry not because tickets will be for sale starting at 3 p.m. at the
box office What a splendidly serene and peaceful way
to spend a weekend evening And for those that don’t know, Sumi Jo is famous for having a
voice sent from the heavens. Exactly, and she endured quite a bit as a
child to become the prodigy and success that she is today. Her outfits have always caught my attention
as well. She always seems to take the stage in Asian inspired outfits. That’s right. She is known for her patriotism
and is proud to represent Korea. So even though she could very well be outfitted
by a high-profile designer from abroad, she prefers to wear clothing by top Korean designers. And Tae Ho, I hear there is another great
concert next weekend for those who can’t make it out this weekend? Yes indeed. We shift from Sumi Jo’s heavenly
voice to the romantic melodies of Japanese pianist Yuhki Kuramoto at the Seoul Arts Center,
right across the street from us Yuhki Kuramoto is a Japanese pianist with
a master’s degree in applied physics from Tokyo Industrial University. The man is a genius and, lucky for us, his
fans, he has chosen to dedicate his genius to his passion for music instead of science. Kuramoto arrives at the Seoul Arts Center
on the gentle winds of the fall breeze for a special one-night concert on Saturday, September
21st. It promises to be a relaxing and healing experience during the long holiday weekend. The concert starts at 5 p.m. … and remember
it is only for one night, so don’t miss it And moving right along, we have a special
K — no, not K-pop — K-musical stars concert for you, also opening next week right here
in Seoul Korean culture is the global hot “it.” And
with the Korean Wave sweeping across the world, a quieter and less noticed side effect is
the growing popularity of Korean musicals. Well, you’ll finally have your chance to experience
the Korean musical scene next week on Friday, the 20th of September. The K-musical Stars
Concert features four of the hottest musical performers in the country right now: Im Tae-kyung of the musical “The Count of
Monte Cristo,” Kim Seung-Dae of “Elizabeth,” Kai from “The Tale of Two Cities” and former
FINKL member and the star of the musical production “Rebecca,” Oak Joo-hyun. The concert will be held for ONE night only
at the LG Arts Center located in Yeoksam and will begin at 6 p.m. Don’t miss out on the
chance to experience the best performers in the Korean musical theater scene I’ve noticed that Korean musicals receiving
more and more publicity these days. Yes, that’s very perceptive of you. Musicals
have become all the rage with tourists, even more so than with locals. It’s at the point
that many tour agencies are offering musical vacation packages where travelers come to
Korea just to see these amazing musical productions. Wow, that’s amazing. It seems that
the Korean Wave is affecting so many different
aspects of Korea. I hope we continue to see growth in the industry because it has so much
to offer. Well, thank you Tae Ho and have a great weekend Thank you, you, too, and I’ll see you again
next week

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