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Happy Chinese New Year 2021

Gung Xi Fa Cai. The KT Wong Foundation wishes you a happy, healthy and successful Chinese New Year of the Ox.

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Art festivals know the show must go on

The Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival, an annual event which draws artists from around the globe, has had to adopt massive changes this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From Jan 7 to Thursday, the festival will bring 42 performances from 24 countries with most of them staged online. With discussions among international artists […]

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Zeitz MOCAA: Waiting For Gebane

Waiting for Gebane is a solo exhibition by the South African artist Senzeni Mthwakazi Marasela. Through textiles, embroidery, photography, and painting, it provides a reflective overview of the artist’s practice, serving as an encore to the six-year durational performance of her fictional alter ego, Theodorah Mthetyane. When Theodorah’s husband, Gebane Hlongwane, leaves her in the rural […]

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Yang Fudong: Endless Peaks

ShanghART Gallery is pleased to announce that Yang Fudong’s solo exhibition “Endless Peaks” will open on 8th November at the gallery’s Westbund space. “Huihua dianying” or “Painting as a film”, a concept that Yang Fudong has been developing for years, evolves in this exhibition as the main way to investigate the spiritual landscape of people. […]

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NY Philharmonic Announces Lunar New Year Celebration

The New York Philharmonic announces its annual Lunar New Year celebration, the first in a virtual format, on February 16 at 7:00 p.m. EST. The free concert broadcast will air on the Philharmonic’s Facebook and YouTube channels and at nyphil.org/lny, and will remain available on demand for two weeks. This year’s Lunar New Year celebration is […]

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Zeitz MOCAA 2021: Shooting Down Babylon

Zeitz MOCAA presents the largest comprehensive retrospective of the revolutionary work of Tracey Rose (b. 1974, South Africa). A radical voice in the international and South African art world since the mid 90s, Rose’s cutting and uncompromising vision will be foregrounded in a large-scale exhibition including work spanning from 1996 to 2019. The title of the exhibition [...]

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The Royal Opera Christmas Concert

Due to London's move to Tier 3, it is with sadness that we must cancel all the scheduled performances of Royal Opera Christmas Concertfor live audiences.We are pleased to livestream a performance on Friday 18 December. A festive concert staging will include extracts from fairy-tale opera favourites including Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, as well as [...]

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Long Yu Conducts Ding Shande and Mahler

Time: 2021-01-15 20:00    Friday Add: NO.1380 Middle Fuxing Rd Shanghai China Venue: Shanghai Symphony Hall - Concert Hall —— Conductor: Long Yu  Soprano: Ying Huang  Baritone: Shenyang  Shanghai Symphony Orchestra 

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Yellow Lounge to launch in China

Outstanding young performers and the next generation of classical music fans are set to meet in Shanghai when Deutsche Grammophon’s global classical club night initiative, Yellow Lounge, establishes a new permanent base in the city. Yellow Lounge China will launch on 20 December 2020, on the eve of the project’s twentieth anniversary, and will follow the strikingly successful formula that has brought [...]

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Salzburg Festival Wins “Best Festival” at the 2020 Oper! Awards.

 Great Joy! Salzburg Festival Wins “Best Festival” at the 2020 Oper! Awards. The award recognizes the remarkable efforts that made it all happen. “Thus, the condensed 30 festival days became a beacon of happiness and lit up the entire culture business: yes, we can, despite everything else!” thus jury member Eleonore Büning. “I am grateful [...]

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Les Arts Florissants – Leçons de Ténèbres – December 2020

François Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres for one and for two voices are works which Les Arts Florissants are very familiar with, having recorded them and performed them on numerous occasions. They are intended for a ceremony commonly called Tenebrae (sometimes also called lamentations), which is a liturgy proper to Holy Week: the Matins service on [...]

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China Philharmonic Orchestra – A Concert in Tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki

Maestro Long Yu "A Concert in Tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki" with China Philharmonic Orchestra yesterday, in Beijing, photographs by Wei Luo. Programme: Krzysztof PENDERECKI: Lieder “Mondnacht” Giuseppe VERDI: Messa da Requiem SONG Yuanming, soprano ZHU Huiling, mezzo-soprano XIAHOU Jinxu, tenor Shenyang, bass Choir of the China National Opera House Long Yu, Conductor China Philharmonic Orchestra

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Lang Lang performs J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations

“One could discuss at length where – in the field between the exceptional and the magnificent – Lang Lang positions himself with his interpretation of the Goldberg Variations.” stated the Leipziger Volkszeitung after Lang Lang’s concert at the iconic St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany in early March 2020. Now this Leipzig recital will be [...]

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Yinka Shonibare Unveils Artwork Evoking ‘Collaboration’

Yinka Shonibare has created a new artwork evoking the “spirit of collaboration”, which will be on display at government buildings around the world. Each year a British artist is commissioned to produce a print to go on show in diplomatic buildings. Shonibare, famous for his Nelson’s Ship In A Bottle installation which stood on the [...]

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The Valkyrie at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

With the hegemony of the gods at its zenith at the close of THE RHINEGOLD and the gods ensconced in the castle of Valhalla, trouble is brewing in THE VALKYRIE. The mortals are power-crazed, mistrust and materialism rule and all that the gods can think about is enforcing the old codes rather than questioning their [...]

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Opening Concert of the 23rd Beijing Music Festival

Press conference today for the Opening Concert of the 23rd BMF featuring composer/conductor Ye Zou. The Wuhan Philharmonic, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, and the Wuhan-born musicians of the China Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the newly-commissioned work "Dedicated to 2020" on stage. Meanwhile, singers Liping Zhang and Leiming He, who are both from Wuhan, will take [...]

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Ekow Eshun Curates Exhibition Inspired by Activism and Agency

The writer, curator and broadcaster has collaborated with the Fund for Global Human Rights on an exhibition in London that brings together work by photographers whose practice centres on community and collaboration The Fund for Global Human Rights is a charity working with activists across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia – four [...]

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The KT Wong Foundation celebrates a over a decade of International collaborations and is proud to support the 23rd Beijing Music Festival

The Foundation has been a pioneer in building cultural links with China, exploring new projects with a range of partners. Other organisations have followed and now after 10 years, and against a background of a rapidly changing economic and political landscape, the mission of the Foundation has never been more important. 2017 is a year […]

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The China Current – Happy Moon Festival

Known around the world and especially in Asian cultures, Lunar New Year is a time of joyous gathering and celebration. Central to this momentous holiday and many others in Asia is the moon. Every fall, you’ll find Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations on par with any other major holiday in China, and overseas Chinese also take part [...]

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The 23rd Beijing Music Festival (BMF), held annually each October, promises to be the most special and unusual one yet

Inspired by Innovation, Beijing Music Festival Presents Over 240 Hours of Online Streaming and 20 Diverse Performances on Stage; Leads Standardization of Classical Music Copyright Use in ChinaThe 23rd Beijing Music Festival (BMF), held annually each October, promises to be the most special and unusual one yet.Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, cultural activities [...]

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