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Jan 3 — 7:15 pm

Shang­hai Ori­en­tal Art Cen­ter Born in the city of La Plata, Mora Godoy rep­re­sents an orig­i­nal and chal­leng­ing style in tango dance. She lives to­gether with the tech­nique of clas­si­cal danc­ing and an un­equaled tango ex­pres­siv­ity. She grad­u­ated as a clas­si­cal dancer from the In­sti­tuto Su­pe­rior de Arte of the Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires. She be­gan with her first pro­fes­sional steps at that in­sti­tu­tion. Be­tween 1990 and 1992 she joined the Mod­ern Jazz Bal­let as a soloist dancer. In 1993 she joined the Com­pa­nia Tango X 2 as soloist dancer and made tours of Europe and Asia. In 1997 she was spe­cially in­vited by the Univer­sity of Stan­ford in the United States to teach a tango sem­i­nar. Nowa­days Mora gives cour­ses and sem­i­nars at the most pres­ti­gious cir­cles of the genre in Buenos Aires and abroad. Her fame in­creased with her long and ac­claimed par­tic­i­pa­tion as an artist and in­struc­tor on the Solo Tango TV chan­nel which was broad­cast in a large num­ber of coun­tries world­wide air­ing the shows Asi se baila el tango, La yeca and El fir­ulete, which be­came ref­er­en­tial land­marks. Dec 14-22 — 7:30 pm

Na­tional Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts

In late 1970s, Lu Tian, a young sol­dier from the Rail­way

En­gi­neer­ing Corps who is work­ing on the Qing­hai-Ti­bet Rail­way con­struc­tion site with his com­rade-in-arms, is caught up in the most dif­fi­cult dilemma of his life. On one hand, he hopes to fol­low the last wills of his fa­ther and his own de­ter­mi­na­tion to ex­tend the rail­way to Lhasa. On the other hand, his mother wants him to re­tire from the army and re­turn home in the city to take part in the col­lege en­trance ex­am­i­na­tion, which has just been re­sumed. Lu ac­quaints him­self with Yangjin and Suolang, a pair of Ti­betan sis­ter and brother and a group of Ti­betan herds­men. Lu falls in love with this land. How­ever, fate plays a cruel trick on him. When he is more de­ter­mined to stay on the land, a no­tice of re­tire­ment from the army is is­sued to him. How­ever, a sud­den strong earth­quake strikes. Lu, who has al­ready packed up his be­long­ings and is ready to re­turn to his home city, rushes back with­out any hes­i­ta­tion to the tun­nel­ing site to res­cue his com­rade-in-arms, and they all sac­ri­fice their lives.

Euro­pean MMT Orches­tra New Year’s Concert 2019 Date:


Jan 2 — 7:15 pm

Shang­hai Grand The­ater Multi Muzikaal The­ater Ork­est was founded in 1980 whose orig­i­nal ti­tle was Apel­doorns Ac­cordeon Ork­est. The founder and con­duc­tor is the Euro­pean ac­cor­dion cham­pion, renowned mu­si­cian Henny Vels, with more than 60 mem­bers play­ing pro­fes­sion­ally. It’s a leg­endary orches­tra. To en­sure the vi­su­al­iza­tion of the mu­sic, they use ac­cor­dions, wood­winds, brass in­stru­ments, strings, vo­cals, gui­tars, per­cus­sion in­stru­ments and syn­the­siz­ers to per­form. That’s why they could sold out suc­cess­fully each time. It is an orches­tra that gives mu­si­cians and young top tal­ents the op­por­tu­nity to chal­lenge the stage to play clas­si­cal mu­sic in a new way for the au­di­ence.

Chen Sa Piano Recital Date:


Dec 20 — 7:30 pm

Na­tional Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts Over the past decade, Chen Sa has es­tab­lished her­self as one of the most charis­matic pi­anists of her gen­er­a­tion. She earned crit­i­cal ac­claims at the In­ter­na­tional Chopin Piano Com­pe­ti­tion in 2000 and the Van Cliburn In­ter­na­tional Piano Com­pe­ti­tion in 2005 which be­gan her pro­fes­sional per­form­ing ca­reer, bring­ing her evoca­tive per­for­mances to au­di­ence around the world. In re­cent years, Chen has per­formed with many pres­ti­gious or­ches­tras, some of which are the Lon­don Phil­har­monic Orches­tra, Los An­ge­les Phil­har­monic, San Fran­cisco Sym­phony Orches­tra, WDR Sym­phony Orches­tra, Orchestre Phil­har­monique de Ra­dio France, among many oth­ers. As an en­thu­si­as­tic cham­ber mu­si­cian, Chen fre­quently col­lab­o­rates with many great mu­si­cians. She ap­peared with Gi­don Kre­mer and Natalie Gut­man on many tours and mu­sic fes­ti­vals in­clud­ing the pres­ti­gious Sch­leswig Hol­stein Fes­ti­val, the Rurl Piano Fes­ti­val in Ger­many, the Lock­en­haus Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Aus­tria and the Aix-en-Provence Fes­ti­val in France.

The Smash Hit Mu­si­cal — Mamma Mia! (Man­darin) Date:


Dec 14-23 — 2 pm/7:30 pm

Bei­jing Tian­qiao Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter

Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale un­folds on a Greek is­land par­adise. On the eve of her wed­ding, a daugh­ter’s quest to dis­cover the iden­tity of her fa­ther brings three men from her mother’s past back to the is­land they last vis­ited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s time­less songs pro­pels this en­chant­ing tale of love, laugh­ter and friend­ship, and ev­ery night ev­ery­one’s hav­ing the time of their lives! The mu­si­cal is full of women em­pow­er­ment spirit which cel­e­brates the theme of friend­ship and love, which are beau­ti­fully ex­pressed from ABBA’s songs like, “Su­per Trouper”, “Lay All Your Love on Me”, “Danc­ing Queen”, “Know­ing Me, Know­ing You”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Thank You for the Mu­sic”, “Money, Money, Money”, “The Win­ner Takes It All”, “Voulez-Vous”, “SOS” and the ti­tle track. Over 60 mil­lion peo­ple have seen the show, which has grossed $2 bil­lion world­wide since its 1999 de­but.

Sofia Na­tional Phil­har­monic Orches­tra New Year’s Concert in Bei­jingDate: Dec 27 — 7:30 pmVenue: Na­tional Li­brary, Bei­jingThe Sofia Phil­har­monic Orches­tra was es­tab­lished as an in­sti­tu­tion and a struc­ture af­ter sev­eral trans­for­ma­tions. The first orches­tra was formed by ini­tia­tive of Sasha Popov — at the time he was a pro­fes­sor of vi­olin at the Mu­sic Acad­emy. At the end of 1928, with the co­op­er­a­tion of the Acad­emy’s rec­tor Dim­i­tar Hadzhi­ge­orgiev, the Aca­demic Sym­phony Orches­tra was founded. By 1935 the orches­tra al­ready had over 100 con­certs with soloists such as Dim­i­tar Nenov, Panka Pel­ishek, Ta­mara Yankova, Mi­hail Lefterov, Nedyalka Sime­onova, Vasil Ch­er­naev, Pe­tar Hris­toskov, Ivan Tsi­bulka, Kon­stantin Popov, Lyuben Mazarov, etc. Some of the out­stand­ing guest per­form­ers were pi­anists Paul Wittgen­stein and Mar­cel Ci­ampi and the vi­o­lin­ist Henri Marteau. The Sofia Phil­har­monic has recorded ap­prox­i­mately 25 in­stru­men­tal con­cer­tos by Bach, Tele­mann, Tes­sarini, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Pa­ganini, Tchaikovski, Brahms, Rach­mani­nov, Stravin­sky, Bar­tok and Jo­livet.NCPA Dance Drama Com­mis­sion The Rail­way to Ti­betDate:Venue:

Ar­gentina Tango by Mora Godoy Date:Venue:

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