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: