Art beat (May 18-June 10)

Updated: 2013-05-24 11:21

(China Daily)

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Tiempo set to mesmerize

Sergio Tiempo, legendary Argentine pianist Martha Argerich's favorite student, will showcase his skills of mastering difficult pieces by Lizst and Ravel in his recital at Xinghai Concert Hall this Saturday. The 41-year-old pianist will play his masterpiece, Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit (Phantom of the Night). Tiempo will make a last-minute decision on which three nocturnes of Chopin he is going to play based on how he feels about the concert.

8 pm, May 25. Symphony Hall of Xinghai Concert Hall, 33 Qingbo Lu, Ersha Island, Yuexiu district, Guangzhou.


Emotional images

Fans of Araki Nobuyoshi can go to Times Museum in Guangzhou to flip through the exhibited 120 photos to explore the Japanese photographer's intimate emotions for his wife. While some photographers try to strike a strong visual impact and arouse the imagination of a story through a single photo, Nobuyoshi is known for building a story through a great number of photos, presenting a series as a book. The photos displayed at Times Museum have a wide time span from 1971 to 2012. Nobuyoshi captures the departures of his wife and pet cat in a plain, sad tone.

10 am-6 pm, daily until June 9 (closed on Mondays). Times Museum, Times Rose Garden, Huangbian Beilu, Baiyun Avenue, Baiyun district, Guangzhou.


Vanished youth on stage

Popular comedy company Mahua FunAge has joined the trend in the entertainment industry of paying tribute to vanished youth. Its latest production, Charlotte's Pain, will be staged at Guangzhou Opera House this weekend. The hero in the drama goes back to his high school times and rewrites of his disappointing life in a dream. But he is unable to wake up from the dream. The production reflects how difficult it is for people to summon courage to face reality. The drama is also peppered with Mahua FunAge's signature teasing about hot issues, with the characters making fun of famous real estate businessmen, sports stars and movie directors. It also presents a hilarious remake of the popular TV talent show The Voice of China.

8 pm, May 25-26. Opera Hall of Guangzhou Opera House, Exit B1 of Zhujiang New Town metro station, Guangzhou.


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