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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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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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