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Chinese New Year Celebration 2018

A Gala Concert to celebrate THE CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE DOG WITH THE PHILHARMONIA THURSDAY 1 MARCH 2018 As you know, through my Foundation, I have been working hard over the last ten years to promote the importance of our ties with China. These days it seems more relevant than ever as we move [...]

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THE CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE DOG WITH THE PHILHARMONIA

A Gala Concert to celebrate THE CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE DOG WITH THE PHILHARMONIA THURSDAY 1 MARCH 2018 As you know, through my Foundation, I have been working hard over the last ten years to promote the importance of our ties with China. These days it seems more relevant than ever as we move [...]

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Chinese New Year Celebration 2018

Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London The Philharmonia and conductor Long Yu’s Chinese New Year Celebration concert returns to mark the Year of the Dog. This year we welcome a choir from a small village in China’s Yunnan Province to sing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and a selection of traditional folk songs. The Xiaoshuijing [...]

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Africa Modern: Creating the Contemporary Art of a Continent

On September 17th 2017 the KT Wong Foundation launched its publication of Africa Modern: creating the contemporary art of a continent. The brainchild of Thomas Heatherwick, visionary British architect, and Lady Linda Wong Davies, chairwoman of the KT Wong Foundation, the book is a celebration of the creative wave sweeping Africa, with a generation of [...]

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The Jungle – Inspired by Experiences Working with Refugees

Stephen Daldry will direct the production, inspired by the playwrights’ experiences working with refugees, which will show in the theatre’s main house from December 7, to January 6, 2018. The Young Vic and National Theatre co-production of The Jungle is written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, the founders of Good Chance theatre. Murphy said: [...]

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The Jungle – A Young Vic and National Theatre co-production

The Young Vic and National Theatre co-production of The Jungle is written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, the founders of Good Chance theatre. The KT Wong Foundation is the Principal Production Supporter. 10% of tickets for The Jungle will be reserved for refugees to see the play. Stephen Daldry will direct the production, inspired by [...]

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First Drafts: Ava Davies, Gweilo

Describe your First Drafts idea in 3 words Intimate, contemplative, live Tell us a bit more about your idea and what led you to make it I was tired of seeing stories, (particularly coming of age narratives) onstage that didn’t reflect my experience of growing up between two oppositional cultures. “Gweilo” is a Cantonese slang [...]

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Nico Muhly’s Marnie

Nico Muhly’s new opera, “Marnie,” opens at English National Opera. Nico is a composer wunderkind. The KT Wong Foundation supported his previous opera Two Boys, a co-production between Metropolitan Opera of New York and English National Opera. Nico has built a reputation and fan base that stretch across traditional genre lines. In college he worked [...]

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The Suppliant Women at the Young Vic

The Suppliant Women at the Young Vic, SE1. A strong cast of young local women underlines the enduring relevance of this play 2,500 years on. Sometimes it feels as if nothing ever changes. “Stop male violence,” implore the women in this stunning ritual drama, a plea for succour, justice and equality. Written by Aeschylus 2,500 [...]

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The Chinese Classical Music Revolution Up Close

Every music conservatory is now marketing in the Far East, peddling its pedigree for dear life. Norman Lebrecht witnesses the Chinese revolution first hand. On a bullet train out of Shanghai, a nuclear family catches my eye. The father, weather-beaten and wearing an ill-fitting suit, is clearly a working man. His wife, younger and city […]

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Shostakovich and Rachmaninov conducted by Long Yu

Long Yu returns to the Philharmonia to conduct an all- Russian programme. Epic, towering, all-encompassing, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto holds at its heart one of the most achingly beautiful slow movements of all time. Shostakovich’s Fifth is arguably the most dramatic and thrilling of the 20th century. Composed under acute political pressure from Stalin’s regime, the symphony’s [...]

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Farmers Choir and Renowned Violinist Share the Stage for BMF Closing Concert

Farmers choir and renowned violinist share the stage for BMF closing concert. The curtain came down on the Beijing Music Festival on Sunday night at capital's Poly Theatre with a concert staged by the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian violinist Maxim Vengerov and a 13-year-old pianist, as well as a group of traditional rural singers from [...]

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Shaping the Future of Classical Music Concert

Conducted by BMF artistic director Yu Long, the Shaping the Future of Classical Music Concert not only featured a commissioned work by composer Chen Qigang, but also included four Yunnan folk songs sung by the Xiaoshuijing Farmers Choir. According to Yu, the inclusion of the Farmers Choir was an attempt to provide a platform for […]

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Zanele Muholi Takes Over New York

Photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi’s impressive images have taken over Time Square, Broadway & Lafayette (Manhattan) and NYC Subway, to name but a few places in the Big Apple! Her recent show opened at Yancey Richardson New York, and has led to her dominating the City that Never Sleeps with massive billboards and digital […]

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Nevill Holt Opera’s Noye’s Fludde wins Tourism and Hospitality Award

We are thrilled to announce that Nevill Holt Opera's Noye's Fludde WON Best Event in the 'fabulous things to do' category at last nights Leicestershire's Tourism and Hospitality Awards!! The prize was awarded for excellence, accessibility, impact and legacy. Huge congratulations to all involved.

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Promoting Freedom of Expression, Creativity and Dignity for Everyone

Good Chance builds temporary theatres of hope promoting freedom of expression, creativity and dignity for everyone. Founded by two British playwrights, Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, Good Chance established its first temporary theatre space, an 11m geodesic dome, in the heart of the refugee and migrant camp in Calais in September 2015. After seven months […]

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Breathless in Beijing: Hong Kong Philharmonic Dazzles With Wagner’s ‘Die Walküre’

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s intense, five-hour rendition of Richard Wagner’s “Die Walküre” (“The Valkyrie”) left classical-music lovers breathless, but yearning for more during the performance at the Beijing Poly Theater. Conductor Jaap Van Zweden’s sense of pacing and drama never falters, with vivid climaxes including the frightening scene depicting the rage of Wotan, the [...]

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Beijing Music Festival: Film Screening of Peter Grimes

The KT Wong Foundation together with The Beijing Music Festival presents the second in the series of Masterclass: In Conversation with Daniel Kramer English National Opera’s Artistic Director to discuss his work and showcase iconic productions of the English National Opera hosted at CHAO Sanlitun on 24th October. (20th October 2017, Beijing). The masterclass will […]

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BMF: In Conversation with Daniel Kramer ENO’s Artistic Director

As part of the programme of supporting events at the 20th Beijing Music Festival, Masterclass: In Conversation with Daniel Kramer, followed by the first China screening of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes from the English National Opera will be part of the celebration of the KT Wong Foundation’s 10th Anniversary. This will be a unique opportunity [...]

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The Jungle by Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson

The Jungle by Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson Direction Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin A Young Vic and National Theatre co-production with Good Chance Theatre. Stephen Daldry will direct, with Justin Martin, the debut of The Jungle, a co-production with the National Theater written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson of Good Chance Theater. 'What [...]

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