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Sept 28 — 7:30 pm

Na­tional Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts

160-280 yuan As a pi­anist, Tian Ji­axin has held solo con­certs in the Stern Au­di­to­rium of Carnegie Hall for years run­ning. She ever ap­peared in the list of celebri­ties on the New York Post. In 2016, she made a pitch for the Em­pire State Build­ing, a land­mark of New York, acted as the Chi­nese jury president and art am­bas­sador of South Korea-China In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Ex­change Com­pe­ti­tion as well as Poly WeDo pi­ano pro­mo­tion am­bas­sador, and es­tab­lished Poly WeDo Tian Ji­axin Pi­ano Stu­dio. Daniil Tri­fonov Pi­ano Recital Sept 23 — 7:30 pm

Na­tional Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts

80-580 yuan Mo­ments be­fore Daniil Tri­fonov per­forms, pro­found si­lence in­vari­ably takes pos­ses­sion of his au­di­ence. Its in­ten­sity de­pends not on con­cert hall con­ven­tion; rather, it arises nat­u­rally from the Rus­sian pi­anist’s power to tran­scend the mun­dane and com­mu­ni­cate mu­sic’s time­less ca­pac­ity to bind com­mu­ni­ties to­gether. The Wash­ing­ton Post wrote of the “vis­ceral ex­pe­ri­ence” of hear­ing Tri­fonov’s play­ing; the Süd­deutsche Zeitung, mean­while, de­scribed his de­but con­cert at last year’s Ver­bier Fes­ti­val as “a real cul­ture shock”, such was its blend of po­etic in­sight, wit, nu­ance and in­ven­tive bril­liance.

010-6655-0000 NCPA Drama Com­mis­sion The Lei Fam­ily, the Royal Ar­chi­tects

Sept 29 — Oct 6 — 7:30 pm

Na­tional Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts

100-500 yuan

In charge of royal con­struc­tion works of the Qing Dy­nasty, the Lei fam­ily has made a great many glo­ri­ous and bril­liant achieve­ments over 260 years. Its mem­bers, skilled crafts­men of su­per tal­ent across seven gen­er­a­tions, made Bei­jing a metropo­lis with hard work and wis­dom. The fam­ily was re­spected and renown for the de­sign and build­ing of the Yuan­mingyuan Im­pe­rial Garden, the Tem­ple of Heaven, the Sum­mer Palace, and other palaces, gar­dens, tem­ples and man­sions con­cerned. By start­ing with the man-build­ing re­la­tion­ship, The Lei Fam­ily un­folds the strong charm and fla­vor of Bei­jing, telling how Lei Siqi and his son Lei Yan­chang see the na­tion go to the dogs to­gether with the hills and gar­dens, and there­fore show con­cern for it in the ru­ins in the late Qing Dy­nasty.


St. Peters­burg Eif­man Bal­let Rodin

Sept 16 — 7:30 pm

Na­tional Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts

160-880 yuan

Boris Eif­man’s bal­let Rodin tells about the life and work of two great sculp­tors: Au­guste Rodin and his dis­ci­ple, mis­tress and Muse — Camille Claudel. The story of their love is truly a tragic one. For over 15 years Rodin and Claudel were one in­te­gral whole, both sen­su­ously and cre­atively. The breakup of the lovers that en­sued even­tu­ally was a fa­tal blow to the men­tal health of Camille lead­ing to her tragic end. Half-for­got­ten, hard­ened, hope­lessly im­pe­cu­nious, Camille goes mad. A para­noiac idea of a con­spir­acy against her be­ing lead and in­spired by Rodin him­self in­ces­santly tor­ments the al­ready weak­ened mind of the wretched woman. When she died, she was com­pletely for­got­ten by all and ev­ery­body.

010-6655-0000 China Na­tional Tra­di­tional Orches­tra Xuan­zang Goes to the West

Sept 19-20 — 7:30 pm

Na­tional Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts

100-580 yuan “Drama” and “mu­si­cal in­stru­ment” sym­bol­ize and rep­re­sent Xuan­zang’s jour­ney to the West in Xuan­zang Goes to the West. Chi­nese shakuhachi, Chi­nese zither, Chi­nese fid­dle, Chi­nese lute, suona horn, dul­cimer, Chi­nese harp, gi­jik, rawap, do­bro, sa­tar, frame drum, ea­gle flute, sitar and tabla are ap­plied in the drama, which high­light the mu­si­cal cul­tures with Han Chi­nese, Uygur, Kazak, Ta­jik and In­dian char­ac­ter­is­tics, and fully demon­strate the cul­tural di­ver­sity of the na­tional mu­sic along the Silk Road.


Live Video Games: World of War­craft in Con­cert

Sept 16 — 7:30 pm Bei­jing Ex­hi­bi­tion Theater

180-680 yuan Gamers will love this con­cert of video game mu­sic from World of War­craft. Re­mem­ber fight­ing across Az­er­moth and Kal­im­dor and every sub­se­quent ex­pan­sion pack as you lis­ten to this mag­nif­i­cent sym­phony en­twined with clas­sic CG an­i­ma­tion.

010-6835-4455 Claire Kuo 2017 Less Is More Con­cert in Shen­zhen Sept 23 — 7:30 pm

Shen­zhen Shekou Fenghua

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