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Source:Global Times Published: 2014-12-1 17:13:01



L.S. Lowry Exhibition

Some 30 pieces of oil paintings and artworks on paper by British artist L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) are now on display at the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts until December 16, marking the first-ever solo exhibition of the artist's work outside the UK. Lowry is one of Britain's most famous artists, and was a close observer of his country's social life in the era of industrialization and modernization. His works mainly depict ordinary people on streets, in factories, parks and football fields. Chinese art critic Wang Yamin said of Lowry's works that their depiction of modern life was permeated with an atmosphere of distress and loneliness, but also with respect and a sense of humor.

Date: Until December 16, 9 am to 7 pm (closed Mondays)

Venue: Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts


Address: 15 Huju Road North, Gulou district, Nanjiang


Admission: Free

Call 025-8349-8693 for details

On Stage

Han Hong 2014 Shanghai Concert

Born in Xigaze, the second-largest city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Han Hong is one of the most famous female singers and songwriters who specializes in a variety of Chinese folk music in China, with her excellent ability in shifting quite easily from piercing high pitches to soft low tones. Han also performed at the 2008 Olympic Games opening ceremony in Beijing. For this concert in Shanghai, Han Hong will sing her own compositions like "Heavenly Road" "The Sea" and "Dawn" as well as other popular songs.

Date: December 24, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Grand Stage


Address: 1111 Caoxi Road North


Tickets: 280 yuan to 1,280 yuan

Call 6439-9700 for more detailed information

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a ballet that was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Tchaikovsky's score has become one of his most famous compositions. The show is a Christmas favorite. This performance is produced by Shanghai Grand Theatre, and features the English-born Derek Deane, who is the choreographer, director and costume designer of the show.

Date: December 23 and 24,

7:15 pm

Venue: Shanghai Grand Theatre


Address: 300 People's Avenue


Tickets: 80 yuan to 680 yuan

Call 6386-8686 for details

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, 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 more detailed information

The 20th Anniversary of Riverdance

With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst out at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this year welcomes the 20th anniversary of Riverdance, which is being marked with a world tour. This 20th anniversary version will give Riverdance fans old and new the opportunity to celebrate an incredible milestone for an incredible show. This version will have a brand-new stage setting and when it tours in China, it will add some local elements like taking traditional Chinese folk songs, "Love Song of Kangding" and "My Motherland" as accompaniments.

Date: January 13 to 18, 7: 30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Culture Square


Address: 597 Fuxing Road Middle


Tickets: 80 yuan to 800 yuan

Call 6472-9000 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 more detailed information

Hamlet by TNT Theatre

Hamlet is perhaps one of the most fascinating plays in the world. It is a play which can be regarded as a complex and frustrating mix of different traditions, beliefs and source material. And Prince Hamlet's own problems are those of our audience. Founded in 1980 in the UK, TNT Theatre has established itself as one of the most popular international touring theater companies in the world. TNT Theatre has won many awards at the Munich Biennale, the Edinburgh Festival, the Tehran Festival and also from the government of Singapore. Aiming to integrate all the performing arts, the TNT productions always include a specially commissioned score by a leading composer. The director always works with a choreographer and the actors are often chosen for their ability to cross the disciplines of theater, music and dance.

Date: December 12 to 14, 7:30 pm

Venue: Lyceum Theatre


Address: 57 Maoming Road South茂名南路57号

Tickets: 80 yuan to 380 yuan

Call 6217-8530 for more detailed information

Golden Songs of Teresa Teng Concert

Teresa Teng (1953-95) was an influential Chinese pop singer from Taiwan, who was known for her folk songs and romantic ballads. Her voice and songs are instantly recognizable throughout the whole of Asia, and in areas with large Asian populations. Chen Yajuan, a Japanese-Chinese female singer, will perform Teng's classic songs, including "Moon Represents My Heart" and "When Will You Come Back Again?"

Date: December 13, 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 6132-6586 for details

New Year's Concert by Russian National Orchestra

The Russian National Orchestra enjoys a long history of more than 100 years, and it highlights traditional Russian instruments like the balalaika. For this 2015 New Year's concert in Shanghai, the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5, Rimsky Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Overture, and Prokofiev's Suite from Romeo and Juliet.

Date: January 1, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art

Center 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 1,680 yuan

Call 6132-6586 for details

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