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Updated: 2015-11-11 08:11

(China Daily)

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Staatskapelle Dresden

Staatskapelle Dresden, one of the world's oldest orchestras, will perform under the baton of conductor Chung Myung-whun in Beijing, playing works, including Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 in A Major, K 488 and Mahler's Symphony No 4 in G Major.

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7:30 pm, Thursday and Friday. National Center for the Performing Arts, 2 West Chang'an Avenue, Xicheng district. 010-6655-0000.

Sheng Yuan's notes

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Chinese pianist Sheng Yuan will perform five piano sonatas, including Piano Sonata No 9, Op 14 No 1 and Piano Sonata No 23 in F Minor, Op 57 Appassionata, at a recital in the city. Sheng has gained international recognition through his tours of North America and Europe.

7:30 pm, Sunday. Forbidden City Concert Hall, Tian'anmen Square, Xicheng district.


Czech musician

Pavel Svoboda will perform works from J.S. Bach, Charles-Marie Widor and Franz Liszt at a recital in the city. Svoboda, a successful young Czech organist, has won many awards ever since he studied the instrument in Pardubice College of Music. In 2014, he released the album Historical Organ in Dobruka 1727.

7:30 pm, Sunday. Beijing Concert Hall, 1 Beixinhua Street, Xicheng district. 010-6605-7006.

China debut

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After performing his own arrangement of Bach's famous Air on the G String for solo violin, Roman Kim, 23, received critical acclaim on YouTube. Getting his first music lessons very early in life, the Russian-German violinist is set for his China debut by performing classical pieces, including Niccolo Paganini's Cantabile in D Major, Op 17 for cello and piano and his own works.

7:30 pm, Nov 20. Beijing Concert Hall, 1 Beixinhua Street, Xicheng district. 010-6605-7006.


Disney treat

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The latest series of Disney on Ice is on tour in China. The production called Magical Ice Festival consists of four stories from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. The English edition has been created to be understood by young audiences from countries where English isn't the main language.

7:30 pm, Nov 20-21; 1 pm, 3 pm, Nov 21-22. Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 Expo Avenue, Pudong New Area. 400-181-6688.

Theater festival

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The 11th edition of ACT festival is on at Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, where 22 contemporary theater productions from different countries are being presented through Nov 29. Highlights include Notion: Dance Fiction by Annapaola Leso company from Singapore and The Angry Oyster by Short One Player from Taiwan.

The Angry Oyster: 7:30 pm, Nov 17-19. Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Drama Salon, 3F, 288 Anfu Road, Xuhui district. 021-6433-4546.

Notion: Dance Fiction: 8 pm, Nov 18-19. Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Studio D6, 6F, 288 Anfu Road, Xuhui district. 021-6433-4546.

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(China Daily 11/11/2015 page20)