Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Music

Curtain drops on international arts festival

The monthlong 21st Shanghai International Arts Festival concluded on Sunday at Shanghai Grand Theater with a concert featuring NDR Radiophilharmonie, British conductor Andrew Manze and Shanghai violinist Huang Mengla. Over 90 performances have been presented...

‘Color and Dance’ to close Pudong Festival

“Color and Dance” will serve as the closing ceremony for the 2019 Pudong Festival of Culture and Art, staged at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Culture and Art Center on November 8 and 9. Presented by the China...

Original dance a result of choreographer swap

Two new innovative Chinese dances are to be performed at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center from November 7 to 10. Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theater and Beijing’s Tao Dance Theater exchanged respective choreographers for the...

Tribute to the Party’s ‘Top Secret’ unsung heroes

Original Huju Opera “The Top Secret” will make its debut at the Shanghai Grand Theater next Wednesday. The play is a program of the 21st China Shanghai International Arts Festival. It also pays tribute to...

Peking Opera tragic tale gets multimedia makeover

Peking Opera spectacular “The Royal Consort of Tang” will be staged from November 6 to 10 at the Shanghai Grand Theater. The newly adapted show is a program of the 21st China Shanghai International Arts...

Enjoy Hong Kong dance, music and theater

Four performances of music, dance, drama and Cantonese Opera will be presented by Hong Kong-based artists in Shanghai in November and December. The last time the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government organized a large-scale...

‘Four Dreams’ wakes up the Edinburgh audience

A musical about Tang Xianzu, a Chinese playwright of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), debuted in front of a Western audience during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Tang was a Jiangxi Province native whose career as an...

Bob Dylan exhibition coming to Shanghai

“Bob Dylan, Retrospectrum,” the largest traveling collection of the singer/songwriter’s art in the world, is coming to Shanghai. The collection of more than 300 items dating from the 1960s to present day, which includes manuscripts,...

Discovering the music behind ancient opera

When people watch Kunqu Opera, they seldom notice the accompaniment. But the orchestra made up of traditional sizhu (丝竹) instruments is indispensable to the performance, creating atmosphere and driving the story. Sizhu, literally “silk and bamboo,” refers...

Summer music arrives

The New York Philharmonic opened the 10th Music in the Summer Air festival on Tuesday night at Shanghai Symphony Hall, to be followed by 22 concerts over the next two weeks. The festival, hosted by...

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