Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Music

Creating dulcet tones with skilled hands

The erhu, a more than 1,000-year-old two-stringed musical instrument sometimes called the Chinese violin, charms listeners with its sorrowful, brooding tones. While the instrument today is largely manufactured on assembly lines, there are still masters of...

Palace Museum, Tencent Launch Music Competition

The Palace Museum and Tencent, an Internet enterprise in China, have recently launched a music competition. According to Shan Jixiang, curator of the Palace Museum, the competition is themed around the precious collections of paintings in the...

They have a voice in movie quality

The poster for the film festival draws on elements of the Monkey King. A poster for the current 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival, created by famed designer Huang Hai, pays tribute to the “creative heroes”...

image K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop All about CL, ‘the future of K-pop...

Described by Time magazine in 2016 as “the future of K-pop in America”, CL remains one of the genre’s most prominent and successful voices, even as she challenges the very definition of what K-pop means. Since entering...

‘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...

Shanghai orchestra promises more variety in this season’s program

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra announced its 2018-19 season with a message that they are hoping to enrich local residents’ life in Shanghai with more variety in music. Shanghai Chinese Orchestra will stage more than 20 programs...

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...

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...

Wu Husheng living and breathing ballet

Personal profile Wu Husheng was born in Shanghai in May, 1986. Awarded prizes in several domestic and international ballet competitions, Wu has grown into one of the top ballet stars of China. With hard work...

Ancient Yueju Opera regains its vitality at the place of its birth

Every year Shengzhou Yueju Opera Art School recruits 50 students — 35 opera performers and 15 instrumentalists. “Back in 2006, we still recruited locally, mostly within Zhejiang Province. But now our students come from 13...

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