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Karl Lagerfeld’s “Karl For Ever” Memorial in Paris

During the Paris leg of Men’s fashion month, industry insiders and celebrities alike came together to honor the memory of Karl Lagerfeld, the late legendary designer best known for heading up creative direction at the fashion houses of Chanel and Fendi. Lagerfeld passed away in February at the age of 85. The “Karl For Ever” memorial [...]

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Gateways’ released on Deutsche Grammophon on 28 June Long Yu | Shanghai Symphony Orchestra | Maxim Vengerov

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra may be China’s oldest, but it is marking its 140th anniversary with a thrilling new beginning. Recently signed to Deutsche Grammophon, the SSO and Music Director Long Yu are launching a series of albums featuring works by major Chinese composers. Gateways, the first album, will be released on 28 June 2019 [...]

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China’s Premier Classical Ensemble at Edinburgh International Festival

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is China’s premier classical ensemble – and an orchestra of global stature. Now in its 140th anniversary year, it has toured the world extensively, praised universally for its immense energy, colour and focus. The Orchestra’s Music Director Long Yu is a major force in Chinese music – as founder and director […]

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The Light in the Piazza comes to London

This summer the six-time Tony Award winning musical The Light In The Piazza comes to Royal Festival Hall. Set in Florence during the summer of 1953, this heart-wrenching love story invites us into the world of Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara, played by four-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee Renée Fleming and film and [...]

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WISH Africa Expo, a Showcase of Pan-Africanism

Olympia London is delighted to welcome WISH Africa Expo, a showcase of Pan-Africanism. The two day, multi-industry conference showcasing the best of Africa in Architecture, Technology, Art, Fashion, Food and Drink as well as Travel. Discover educational cultural installations, commercial sales spaces showcasing premium African goods; plus panel discussions by renowned industry experts. WISH Africa is a [...]

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The 58th Venice Biennale

The 58th Venice Biennale opens to the public on May 11th and runs until November 24, 2019. Taking over the city with its cacophony of installations and exhibitions that play with space and the senses, and ponder curator Ralph Rugoff’s title, ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’.

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Glyndebourne Announces 2019 Programme

Highlights over the next year include our first production of Berlioz’s thrilling ‘dramatic legend’ La damnation de Faust, an exciting new staging of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Glyndebourne’s first production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Spring of 2019 sees the world premiere of Agreed on Glyndebourne’s stage. Written by Howard Moody and directed by Simon Iorio it tells a story [...]

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The KT Wong Foundation is proud to continue its support of the 2019 International Opera Awards and announces its sponsorship of the award for New Production of the Year

The KT Wong Foundation is proud to continue its support of the 2019 International Opera Awards and announces its sponsorship of the award for New Production of the Year. The International Opera Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in opera around the world. The aims of the Awards are to raise the profile of […]

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KT Wong Foundation announces sponsorship for the award for New Production of the Year at the 2019 International Opera Awards.

The KT Wong Foundation is proud to continue its support of the 2019 International Opera Awards and announces its sponsorship of the award for New Production of the Year. The International Opera Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in opera around the world. The aims of the Awards are to raise the profile of [...]

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William Kentridge: Let Us Try For Once

Marian Goodman Gallery New York is delighted to present William Kentridge’s Let Us Try for Once opening March 1st, an exhibition of new film, drawings and sculpture related to three major performance projects from the past two years. These include the epic The Head & the Load, a theatrical tour de force co-composed by Philip [...]

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Lady Linda Wong Davies delighted to receive the HURUN REPORT Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK CHINA Cultural Relations 2019

Lady Linda Wong Davies delighted to receive the HURUN REPORT Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK CHINA Cultural Relations 2019. Established in 1999 by Rupert Hoogewerf, the ‘godfather’ of the China Rich List, today Hurun Report is widely recognised as the foremost authority in tracking the rapid changes amongst China’s high net worth individuals.  Some of [...]

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Akhnaten returns to ENO

Phelim McDermott‘s Olivier Award-winning production of Philip Glass‘s Akhnaten returns to ENO for its first revival, following its sell-out run in 2016. Akhnaten is a mesmerising work whose text draws on ancient hymns, prayers and inscriptions sung in their original Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian. The opera’s unique mood will transport you to the ancient world through music [...]

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Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Lady Linda Wong Davies’ personal highlights of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair! Positioned as the leading art fair in Africa, ICTAF 2019 includes the foremost galleries from South Africa, the African continent, and abroad. Investec Cape Town Art Fair is the largest art fair on the African continent, showing cutting edge contemporary art. The […]

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The KT Wong Foundation initiates visit to Cape Town by American counter-tenor Lawrence Zazzo

Cape Town audiences were treated to a sumptuous afternoon of Baroque vocal and instrumental music presented by the KT Wong Foundation in its first partnership with  Cape Town Opera On Sunday, 17 February 2019, a singular treat awaited Cape Town’s lovers of Baroque opera in the rarefied atmosphere of the Centre for the Book. Thanks [...]

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Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion

Following on the stunning success of his Water Passion after St. Matthew, Tan Dun (composer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) has created another evening-length oratorio, this time based on stories inspired by the Dunhuang Cave paintings. Commissioned jointly by the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tan Dun’s Buddha [...]

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Mouton Rothschild reveals 2016 label by William Kentridge

Château Mouton Rothschild has commissioned South African artist William Kentridge to design the label for its 2016 vintage grand vin. Kentridge has created an artwork named ‘The Triumphs of Bacchus’ and involving a series of silhouettes for the Mouton Rothschild 2016 label. The Pauillac estate has commissioned an artist to design every grand vin vintage label since […]

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Zanele Muholi on Queering the Zeitz MOCCAA

One of South Africa’s best known artists talks about how she’s conquering the international art world on her terms. Zanele Muholi is a self described visual activist—a gifted photographer who has reached the pinnacle of international art world success with her images of black LGBTI subjects. She is a long-time favorite of OkayAfrica’s for the […]

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Maestro Yu Long, Scheherazade, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

14 & 15 DEC 2018 Fri & Sat 8pm Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall Another outstanding concert started with Riding on the Wind, a compelling symphonic overture written by the world renowned Chinese composer Guo Wenjing to celebrate Hong Kong’s return to China. Principal Guest Conductor Yu Long then partnered with the starry cellist […]

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“THE JUNGLE ARRIVES IN NEW YORK WITH ASTONISHING POIGNANCY AND POWER…” The New York Times, Critics’ Pick!

Reviews: The Jungle at St. Ann’s Warehouse: CRITIC’S PICK! Thrilling… ravishing… devastating…it feels as if all the world is holding its breath. Vigorously engrossing production. THE NEW YORK TIMES A marvelously realized production… essential viewing. The work packs a powerful punch in the current political era, giving a human face to the proliferating problem of displaced peoples around […]

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Zanele Muholi Awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Photographic Society Awards 2018

Congratulations to Zanele Muholi who has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Photographic Society Awards 2018. South African photographer and filmmaker Zanele Muholi was born in 1972 in Umlazi, South Africa. Self-identifying as a visual activist, Muholi’s development as a photographer is deeply intertwined with her advocacy on behalf of the lesbian, gay, [...]

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