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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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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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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 Young Vic and National Theatre co-production of The Jungle

  All images ©David Sandison This is the place people suffered and dreamed. Okot wants nothing more than to get to the UK. Beth wants nothing more than to help him. Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of “The Jungle”– just across the Channel, right on our doorstep. Join refugees and volunteers from around the world over fresh [...]

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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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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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Beijing Music Festival: Film Screening of Peter Grimes

The KT Wong Foundation together with The Beijing Music Festival presents the second in the series of Masterclass: In Conversation with Daniel Kramer English National Opera’s Artistic Director to discuss his work and showcase iconic productions of the English National Opera hosted at CHAO Sanlitun on 24th October. (20th October 2017, Beijing). The masterclass will […]

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BMF: In Conversation with Daniel Kramer ENO’s Artistic Director

As part of the programme of supporting events at the 20th Beijing Music Festival, Masterclass: In Conversation with Daniel Kramer, followed by the first China screening of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes from the English National Opera will be part of the celebration of the KT Wong Foundation’s 10th Anniversary. This will be a unique opportunity [...]

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Masterclass: In Conversation with Daniel Kramer ENO’s Artistic Director

The KT Wong Foundation together with The Beijing Music Festival presents the second in the series of Masterclass: In Conversation with Daniel Kramer English National Opera’s Artistic Director to discuss his work and showcase iconic productions of the English National Opera hosted at CHAO Sanlitun on 24th October. (20th October 2017, Beijing) The KT Wong [...]

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57th Biennale de Venezia

Lady Linda Wong Davies’ KT Wong Foundation has commissioned and curated a unique musical soundscape written by South African composer Neo Muyanga to accompany the video art work: Passage by Mohau Modisakeng. for the 57th Venice Biennale The piece will be premiered in the South Africa Pavilion at 4pm on 10th May, followed by a reception [...]

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Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017

The KT Wong Foundation and the Philharmonia Orchestra present a gala concert to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017. Join the Philharmonia Orchestra, Long Yu (Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival and Music Director of the China Philharmonic), Maxim Vengerov and a roster of top-flight musicians from East and West including [...]

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Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier was Richard Strauss’s first original collaboration with the playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal, following quickly on the heels of Strauss’s adaption of Hofmannsthal’s play Elektra. It marked the start of one of opera’s most important artistic partnerships: in his libretto for Der Rosenkavalier, as with their later collaborations, Hofmannsthal produced a text of astonishing [...]

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Lulu

Everyone falls victim to her fascinating beauty and irresistible magnetism. But it would be too simple to see her as a dangerous and amoral seductress. Maybe Lulu herself is really the victim? Even before she meets someone more deadly than she is. With a highly emotional and intensely expressive score, Lulu is one of the [...]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – MISA Festival 2015

The KT Wong Foundation is proud to present a season of opera screenings at this year’s Shanghai MISA Festival. Screened for the first time at the new Shanghai Symphony Hall – Elektra, The Nightingale and A Midsummer Night’s Dream - these screenings are the result of the KT Wong Foundation’s initiative and support in bringing [...]

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Lang Lang Versailles Recital

Lang Lang Versailles Recital took at the Gallerie des Glaces at the Chateau de Versailles on 22nd June 2015. In support of the Chateau de Versailles Restoration Fund and the KT Wong Foundation Young Chinese Musicians Scholarship Fund.

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Orchestra for Myanmar’s Debut Concert

Since 2007 the KT Wong Foundation, named in memory of my late Father Dato Wong Kee Tat, has been developing cultural exchanges between Asia and the rest of the world through a range of collaborative projects. As a multi-disciplinary non-profit independent organization, my Foundation acts as a catalyst and patron for young talents and creative [...]

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The Return of Semele – US Premiere 2015

The COC’s presentation of Semele at BAM is co-produced by the KT Wong Foundation and Theatre Royal de La Monnaie, and is directed by Zhang with distinguished British conductor and Baroque opera expert Christopher Moulds leading the critically acclaimed COC Orchestra and COC Chorus. Internationally renowned Canadian singer Jane Archibald reprises the role of Semele, [...]

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French Opera Festival in Beijing

The KT Wong Foundation, in association with the China Film Archive (CFA), will screen four operas from the world famous Festival of Opera and Music in Aix-en-Provence (Festival d’Aix) and the Opera national de Paris. This exclusive event will take place on 6th December 2014 as part of an exciting mini festival of talks and [...]

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A Portrait of Women in Chinese Cinema

The KT Wong Foundation will support an exciting season of classic Chinese cinema entitled “A Portrait of Women in Chinese Cinema” (Portraits de femmes dans le cinéma chinois) at Cinematheque Francaise in Paris from 19-30 November 2014. The retrospective will feature over 20 films spanning over 100 years of film-making in the 2 week programme [...]

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