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Source:Global Times Published: 2014-11-10 16:38:01


On Stage

Christmas Choral Fantasy - Organ and Choir Concert

Shanghai Philharmonic Symphony Choir was established in July, 2013. Their recent activities include collaborating with the famous Polish soundtrack master Preisner at the French film Red, White and Blue concert in the MISA festival and performing at 2013 Video Games Live, a concert themed after World of Warcraft which created a big stir this summer. Born in 1969, Thorsten Maeder specializes in conducting, organ and piano. Maeder is a laureate of international competitions and performs regular concerts in Germany and many others countries. He has been invited to perform in South America, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and China.

Date: December 24

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 380 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

Jane Eyre

Adapted from English writer Charlotte Brontë's classic novel Jane Eyre, the stage play of the same name is directed by China's leading theater director Wang Xiaoying. The play is one of the most important theater productions of the National Theatre of China in recent years. It premiered in 2009, and has been critically acclaimed. This will be the third time it's been staged in Shanghai. The lead role is performed by the award-winning actress Yuan Quan.

Date: December 12 to 14, 7:15 pm

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 1,280 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

Jazz Trio

Japanese jazz composer and pianist Hiromi Uehara, the English jazz drummer Simon Phillips, and the American Grammy-nominated electric bass guitar player Anthony Jackson will come together to give a jazz trio performance at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center this month. Three of performers will blend of music genres in the performance such as post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion. They will play some classical repertoires like Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.8, and Hiromi Uehara's original composition, Dancando No Paraiso.

Date: November 20, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 580 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

Shum Kin-wai Piano Recital

Hong Kong-born pianist Shum Kin-wai is the first Chinese prizewinner (fourth prize, 2007) in the Schubert International Piano Competition in Dortmund, Germany. His other awards also include a third prizewinner in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in 1999 and an audience favorite prize in the New Orleans International Piano Competition in 2008. As a pianist, as well as having numerous solo and duo recitals in Hong Kong, Shum also performed overseas, like in the Sarasota Music Festival (Florida, the US) and also in the Casalmaggiore Music Festival (Italy). For this Shanghai recital, he will play the works from Schubert, Liszt and Sergey Prokofiev.

Date: November 21, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 380 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

German Musical Elisabeth

The German musical Elisabeth will come to Shanghai for the first time. Its popularity in German-language countries rivals that of Cats in English-speaking countries. Produced by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW) in 1992, Elisabeth portrays the turbulent life and death of a Bavarian girl named Elisabeth, who is also known as Sisi after her engagement with Emperor Franz Joseph I in Austria. Caught in a golden cage, Elisabeth feels restrained by the strict rules of the court, making her want to break free. She then begins a relationship with the personification of Death. The musical has been translated into seven languages and seen by over 10 million people from 11 countries around the world, making it the most successful German-language musical of all time. The version staged in Shanghai will star Italian musical actress Roberta Valentini as Elisabeth and German musical tenor Mark Seibert in the role of Death. Performed in German with Chinese & English subtitles.

Date: December 9 to January 11, 7:15 pm

Venue: Shanghai Culture Square


Address: 597 Fuxing Road Middle


Tickets: 80 yuan to 1,180 yuan

Call 6472-9000 for details


Pictures of Anything

For Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, anything can become art, be it sugar, soil, ketchup, or even junk, as long as one makes it meaningful. Muniz is known for arranging unconventional materials to reproduce iconic images from art history, scenic spots and other sources, which he then photographs, including Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's The Creation of Adam. Many of these photos can be seen at an exhibition entitled Pictures of Anything, currently being held at Long Museum.

Date: Until November 23, 10 am to 6 pm (closed Mondays)

Venue: Long Museum (West Bund) 龙美术馆西岸馆

Address: 3398 Longteng Avenue


Admission: 50 yuan

Call 6422-7636 for more detailed information

Jeffrey Shaw and Hu Jieming Twofold Solo Exhibition

Jeffrey Shaw and Hu Jieming twofold solo exhibition focuses on these two artists who have both developed individual approaches to new media art, and contributed each in their own way to the practice and context of this new art form as we experience it today. Jeffrey Shaw is a leading figure in new media art and has been active since its emergence from the performance, expanded cinema, and installation paradigms of the 1960s, to its present day technology-informed and virtualized forms. Set out as a twofold solo exhibition, the Chronus Art Center simultaneously presents a new art piece by Hu Jieming: Tai Chi with Prelude. This has been created not only as a response to the influence of Hu's old master, but also to Hu's own artistic achievements over the past years. Constantly concerned with subjects such as time, human history, and cultural memory, Hu intended to illuminate the boundaries between the "passing-by" and "going-on" and by doing so he set viewers free from the chronological way of seeing historical events, onto a more accidental reconstruction.

Date: Until November 28

Venue: Chronus Art Center


Address: Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号18号楼

Admission: Free

Call 5271-5789 for more detailed information

The Past - Mehmet Ali Uysal Solo Exhibition

Mehmet Ali Uysal is presenting two new series of sculptural and installation works, which explore the concept of value in art as a cultural production and commodity. At the core of his artistic practice is a questioning of contemporary art, its institutions and the art market. Growing up in Turkey, Uysal's first visits to European museums as a young adult left an indelible mark on him. The artist recounts how his encounters with the institutions and modes of display in the West left him both exhilarated and frustrated. The cultural achievements of the past as viewed from a Western perspective were unfolding before his eyes, but at the same time there was a distinct feeling that history was being revisited as a spectacle, highlighting for him the relationship between art and commodification. His response is to challenge how art is valued and experienced in space.

Date: Until Saturday

Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries


Address: 181 Jiangxi Road Middle 江西中路181号

Admission: Free

Call 6323-1989 for more detailed information

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