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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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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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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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Theatre des Bouffes du Nord to support a new production of Beggar’s Opera

Director Robert Carsen has worked in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and theatres. The production’s original music direction is by William Christie, a pioneering figure in early music and founder of virtuosic Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants. With an eminent international cast of actor-singers, plus period musicians from Les Arts Florissants, this [...]

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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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Opening Night of The Beggars Opera at Theatre Bouffe du Nord, Paris

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. The KT Wong Foundation is exclusive co-production partner for [...]

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The Beggar’s Opera

Written by John Gay in 1728, The Beggar’s Opera is widely considered to be the first musical comedy, and one that pre-empted by about 300 years the current vogue for « jukebox » productions, which create a plot to fit around hit songs. Gay took some of the best-known tunes of his day, both classical […]

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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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