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The KT Wong Foundation is exclusive co-production partner of a new production of Beggar’s Opera

The KT Wong Foundation has agreed with the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord to support a new production of Beggar’s Opera, directed by Robert Carsen in a new updated version in English by Ian Burton and Robert Carsen. Music direction is by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants. This opera is regarded as the original […]

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Good Morning Britain with the fantastic Chinese Farmers Choir

A lovely morning last week at Good Morning Britain with the fantastic Chinese Farmers Choir. Thank you to Piers Morgan  Susanna Reid at Good Morning Britain

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Good Morning Britain with the fantastic Chinese Farmers Choir

A lovely morning last week at Good Morning Britain with the fantastic Chinese Farmers Choir. Thank you to Piers Morgan  Susanna Reid at Good Morning Britain

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Phoenix TV Farmers Choir News

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 Chinese folk songs. The Xiaoshuijing Farmers’ Choir was formed in the 1930s and [...]

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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION – Royal Festival Hall, London

Last night's gala evening of music and song the Xiaoshuijing Farmers’ Choir, from a small village in China’s Yunnan province, sang Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and a selection of Chinese folk songs with the Philharmonia. 13-year-old pianist Serena Wang is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto. As you may know, through the KT Wong Foundation, [...]

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CGTN UK Miao Choir

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London Long Yu conductor Serena Wang piano Xiaoshuijing Farmers' Choir LI Spring Festival Overture MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 --interval-- TRADITIONAL Four Yunnan folk songs BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy The Philharmonia and conductor Long Yu’s Chinese New Year Celebration concert returns to mark the Year [...]

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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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Xiaoshuijing Farmers’ Chorus

Established in 2002 in the mountains of Southern China, Xiaoshuijing Farmers’ Chorus, led by choirmaster Guangyuan Long, comprises 50 farmers of the Miao ethnic minority. No member has ever received any professional vocal training, instead absorbing the Western Baroque and bel canto singing traditions introduced by Christian missionaries in the 1930s by word of mouth [...]

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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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Xiaoshuijing Farmer’s Choir at China Exchange

Lady Linda Wong Davies with the acclaimed Xiaoshuijing Farmer’s Choir at China Exchange as part of their first ever international tour. The choir, which is 50 members strong, will perform pieces from Handel’s Messiah and traditional Yunnan folk songs, in an uplifting performance to ring in Chinese New Year. Established in 2002 in the mountains [...]

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Chinese New Year Celebration

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 into new and interesting times! As a result our Chinese New Year celebration, now in the third year of [...]

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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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