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Long Yu Conducts Tchaikovsky

Thursday 29 Nov 2018, 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall, London Tchaikovsky’s grandest symphony is the climax of an evening of Russian Romanticism. Tchaikovsky himself said that his Fifth Symphony represented ‘a complete resignation before Fate’, and an early critic recognised that ‘the whole symphony seems to spring from some dark spiritual experience’, but that hasn’t stopped [...]

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The Jungle has won Best New Production of a Play – Broadway World UK

The KT Wong Foundation is delighted that The Jungle has won Best New Production of a Play - Broadway World UK. As debates about the treatment of migrant families rage in the United States, a play coming to New York hopes to illuminate the plight of refugees across the Atlantic. “The Jungle,” a play by [...]

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English National Opera’s New Production of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem

English National Opera’s new production of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem may be the work’s first full staging in the UK, but it’s part of this larger trend. The lineage of Daniel Kramer’s show is clear, growing out of Passion stagings by Jonathan Miller, Peter Sellars and Katie Mitchell, Claus Guth’s Messiah, Calixto Bieito’s Verdi and […]

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Shanghai Biennale: China’s Most Influential International Biennale of Contemporary Art

The Shanghai Biennale is not only China's most established and influential international biennale of contemporary art, but also one of the most important biennales in Asia. With its changing theme every two years, the biennale has always taken Shanghai as its primary focus, gathering the most talented and cutting-edge international curators and artists at the pinnacle [...]

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English National Opera’s New Production of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem

English National Opera’s new production of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem may be the work’s first full staging in the UK, but it’s part of this larger trend. The lineage of Daniel Kramer’s show is clear, growing out of Passion stagings by Jonathan Miller, Peter Sellars and Katie Mitchell, Claus Guth’s Messiah, Calixto Bieito’s Verdi and [...]

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Maestro Yu Long Awarded Honorary Doctorate of The Hong Kong Academy

Congratulations to Maestro Yu Long on his award of Honorary Doctorate of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in recognition of his outstanding and distinguished contribution to music!

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Written on Skin Special Masterclass

A filmed interview of Sir George Benjamin to be shown before the concert at 18.30pm, 23rd October at the Poly Theatre Beijing. George Benjamin’s Written on Skin was a co-production with Aix en Provence Festival. The KT Wong Foundation has supported Aix en Provence Festival and brought the Festival to China in 2016. The opera […]

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#DG120 360° Live Stream – Forbidden City, Beijing, China

The KT Wong Foundation is proud to have supported Deutsche Grammophon’s unique 120th Anniversary Concert, a spectacular event that featured maestro Long Yu conducting the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and with leading international vocalists and DG pianist Daniil Trifonov. The event trains the spotlight on Chinese excellence in classical music which has been driven by Maestro Long [...]

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The KT Wong Foundation celebrates the Asian premiere of George Benjamin’s opera Written On Skin

The KT Wong Foundation celebrates the Asian premiere of George Benjamin’s opera Written On Skin with a Special Masterclass. A filmed interview of George Benjamin to be shown before the concert performance on stage interviews with director Ben Davis and conductor Lawrence Renes post performance 23rd October at the Poly Theatre Beijing. George Benjamin and [...]

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The KT Wong Foundation supports Deutsche Grammophon’s unique 120th Anniversary Concert

The KT Wong Foundation supports Deutsche Grammophon’s unique 120th Anniversary Concert, a spectacular event to feature maestro Long Yu conducting the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and with leading international vocalists and DG pianist Daniil Trifonov 10th October: The Forbidden City Maestro Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchetra will mark Deutsche Grammophon’s live 120th-anniversary festivities on the 10 [...]

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Roubi L’Roubi | Saatchi Gallery | Forests and Spirits: Figurative art from the Khartoum School

Presenting three significant artists to a new audience. The exhibition has a common theme – the tree – which each uses independently – but which are linked via natural and cultural associations. It thrills me to be able to share the works. The sculpture, Meditation Tree by El-Salahi, forms a physical work that brings in [...]

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London

1-54 London returns for its sixth edition at Somerset House between the 4-7 October 2018. The fair will welcome 43 leading galleries from countries across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America, presenting over 130 artists from Africa and its diaspora. This edition will be accompanied by a compelling series of Special Projects and [...]

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Frieze London 4–7 October 2018

The 16th edition of Frieze London takes place from 5–7 October, with two Preview Days on Wednesday 3 October and Thursday 4 October Announcing eight pioneering artists featuring in new Social Work section; nine interactive and performance-based works for Live; and a new Emerging Artist Prize in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre Frieze London 2018 [...]

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PAD London 1-7 October 2018

Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors. Prominent international galleries from major [...]

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The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is Celebrating 10 Years with Long Yu as Music Director

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is celebrating ten years with Long Yu as music director. The season opened with an outstanding performance of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with baritone and artist-in-residence Thomas Bauer. Listen to to a live recording here: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/K7CA3ZID5E-R5QS0Eod69A

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The Dead City – Komische Oper Berlin

Good friend of the KT Wong Foundation, Canadian star director Robert Carsen will stage his début production at the Komische Oper Berlin with a musical psycho-thriller about the difficulty of letting go and the necessity of doing so. Playing the main characters are the American Sara Jakubiak, whose »impressively velvet-soft soprano voice« has been admired [...]

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Deutsche Grammophon – The World’s Oldest And Most Renowned Record Label – Launches DG120

Deutsche Grammophon (DG), the world's oldest and most renowned classical music label, will celebrate its 120th anniversary this year with an unprecedented, wide-ranging and ambitious international program of activities to celebrate the Yellow Label's illustrious past, dynamic present and prosperous future.   Throughout its unique history, Deutsche Grammophon has been a committed and long-term investor in [...]

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John Akomfrah Presents Mimesis: African Soldier

A new multi-screen installation by artist John Akomfrah remembers the millions of African and colonial soldiers, labourers and carriers who served in the First World War. Projected onto three screens, the artwork combines newly created film, shot by Akomfrah in locations around the world, a powerful sound score and historic footage that speak to the [...]

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Thomas Heatherwick’s temple to contemporary art in Cape Town

Looming over Cape Town's V&A Waterfront - a mixed-use development bordering the Atlantic and interwoven with colonial structures and contemporary volumes in glass and steal - is a concrete silo. Built in 1912, it was where grain would be gathered, graded and eventually disseminated. This was the tallest building in sub-Saharan Africa for half a [...]

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High Wire Act: How a one-woman cultural exchange is connecting Europe and China

With it's eclectic programme of opera, art, architecture and design, the London-based KT Wong Foundation has been bridging the creative landscapes of Britain and China since 2007, and established itself as a cultural force. According to its founder, Lady Linda Wong Davies, the initial objective was simple. 'I just wanted to show that China's culture is [...]

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