Aug 22, 2012 / Issue No. 542
September Issue of SEOUL
Bukhansan Dulle-gil, Gyeongju and More
It might not necessarily feel that way, but autumn is almost upon us, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a nice, warm copy of the September issue of SEOUL
, our monthly travel and culture magazine.
In this issue, we hike about Bukhansan National Park’s Dulle-gil, explore historic Gyeongju, talk with Catholic University of Korea’s Hallyu Graduate School dean Yoo Jin-ryong, and much, much more.
And of course, there’s always our listing of the month’s events and our convenient Maps & Guides section.
Renowned conductor Chung Myung-whun, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the French production team of the Orange Opera Festival bring you this production of Puccini’s La Boheme, a tragic tale of love set in the bohemian Latin Quarter of Paris of the 1830s. Starring in the role of Mimi is Romanian sporano Angela Gheorghiu, one of the most gifted—and certainly one of the most glamorous—divas of our age. Opera aficionados won’t want to this opportunity to behold La Boheme the way it was meant to be—in the perfect natural acoustics of Yonsei’s outdoor amphitheater, the only one of its kind in Korea.
VENUE: Amphitheater of Yonsei Univ.
DATES: Aug 28, 30, 8pm / Sep 1, 2, 7:30pm
ADMISSION: VIP: 570,000 won, R: 450,000 won, S: 250,000 won, A: 150,000 won, Blue seat: 80,000 won, Green seat: 30,000 won
MORE INFO: 1577-3363, www.operalaboheme.com
GETTING THERE: The theater is located in Yonsei Univ.
Audi Live 2012: Jamiroquai
It’s hard to believe, but Jamiroquai turns 20 this year. And they ain’t letting down—they’ve been on the road since the release of their last album in 2010. This show, Jamiroquai first in Seoul in four years, will get your butt moving with the group’s trademark acid jazz sound.
VENUE: Jamsil Indoor Stadium, Jamsil Sports Complex
DATE: Aug 22, 8pm
ADMISSION: VIP: 132,000 won, R: 110,000 won
MORE INFO: (02) 3141-3488
GETTING THERE: Sports Complex Station, Line 2, Exit 6 or 7.
The SECOND 4th Annual Little Travellers Photo Scavenger Hunt
This Amazing Race-style challenge aims to raise awareness and money for the Hillcrest AIDS Center in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ‘Little Travellers’ are beautiful beaded dolls handcrafted by the women at the center who are either infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. All proceeds from the sale of the dolls go directly to the center and the beader.
VENUE: Near City Hall
DATE: Aug 25, 1:30pm—6:30pm
ADMISSION: 15,000 won
MORE INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org
GETTING THERE: Meet at City Hall Station, Lines 1 & 2, Exit 5.
Tony Blunt at Club Mute
Spanish DJ Tony Blunt will be Club Mute’s resident DJ beginning in September.
Tony Blunt is without a doubt one of the most prolific artists of Spain. He has edited more than 25 releases climbing to the top of the most active artists in the matter of electronic music production during the last few years.
With over 14 years as a dj and near 8 as a producer, this artist keeps bringing surprise for his capability and versatility to combine different jobs inside the music industry. As a producer, besides his solo work, Tony shares projects with Russ Gabriel as Doide, Ivan Murias as Zwo!, Ecelec Sonde as Team Radio and Swat Squad. As a sound ingeneer he mixed and masterized for over 25 labels and independent artists.
VENUE: Club Mute, 2nd Floor of the Hamilton Hotel, Itaewon
MORE INFO: (02) 749-3249
RASKB Tour: Cheongpyeong Boat Excursion
Spend your Saturday outside of Seoul, enjoying the green countryside and relaxing atmosphere of the area around Cheongpyeong Lake. Today’s excursion will be quite leisurely, and offers a choice of activities; the RASKB therefore recommends this as an excursion for the whole family.
VENUE: Cheongpyeong Lake
DATE: Sept 1
COST: 75,000 won (members), 90,000 won (non-members)
GETTING THERE: See link above.
Deoksugung Palace in the evening. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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Brenda Paik Sunoo’s New Website
– Writer and photographer Brenda Paik Sunoo, author of “Seaweed and Shamans,” “Vietnam Moment” and “Moon Tides: Jeju Island Grannies of the Sea,” has opened a multimedia website, www.brendasunoo.com
. Go over and check it out now.
Shinhan Bank’s Seoul Global Center
– Shinhan Bank has launched its own Seoul Global Center on the first floor of Gwanghwamun’s Seoul Finance Center. This is a branch specially made for foreigners, with financial consulting services for foreigners (individual/group), financial counsellings at your place of work (even for one person) and commemorative events such as special rates on currency exchange and interest rates. For more information, contact Deputy General Manager Jeon at (02) 773-3149
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TOPIK Vocabulary and Grammar Practice – Advanced
Sources of Korean Tradition Vol. 1 – From Early Times Through the Sixteenth Century
Visits to the Kings – Guidebook of Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
TOPIK in 30 Days – Intermediate Vocabulary
Coexisting Differences – Women Artists in Contemporary Korean Art
A Muse (2-Disc)
Late Autumn (2010)
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