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China Daily | Updated: 2018-09-15 10:05

Paul Lewis Piano Recital

Date: Sept 20 — 7:30 pm

Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society's Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards, three Gramophone awards, the Diapason D'or de l'Annee, the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and the South Bank Show Classical Music award. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton.

Maurizio Pollini Piano Recital

Date: Sept 28 — 7:30 pm

Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts

The name Maurizio Pollini evokes an extremely important career, the story of a man and an artist known all over the world, prized by audiences and critics of every latitude and several generations. As a favorite star in all the major European, American and Japanese concert halls and festivals for more than 40 years, Maurizio Pollini has performed with the most celebrated conductors and orchestras. He has been awarded many International prizes: the Vienna Philharmonic Ehrenring in 1987, the Goldenes Ehrenzeichen of the

Town Salzburg in 1995, the Ernstvon-Siemens Music Prize in Munich in 1996, the "A Life for Music — Artur Rubinstein" Prize in Venice in 1999 and the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize in Milan in 2000.

In October 2010 Pollini was awarded the prestigious Praemium Imperiale in Tokyo and in 2012 the Royal Philharmonic Society award for the cycle of five concerts performed in London in 2011. In2013, Pollini was awarded Laurea Honoris Causa of the Complutense University, Madrid.

Cancer Bats x Spill Your Guts in Beijing

Date: Sept 16 — 9:30 pm

Venue: School Bar

The Cancer Bats have come to destroy. Fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, Cancer Bats mix hardcore, southern metal, and punk rock into a lethal rock 'n' roll explosion. The band formed in May of 2004 with singer Liam Cormier and guitarist Scott Middleton, Jaye R Schwarzer on bass and Mike Peters on drums. The four-piece wasted no time writing and recording songs for a self-released demo that saw light in January of 2005. Determined to spread the gospel of rage and get their music heard, the Cancer Bats spent the next years touring extensively. The Cancer Bats explosive live shows inspire floor punching, windmills, and arm spins. The have played at festivals like Download Festival, Sonisphere, Groezrock, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Mighty Sounds, Hellfest and many more. With six studio album releases, there is a hellacious buzz about the Bats that fuels them around the planet, and they are finally coming to China.

Wednesday Campanella "Galapagos Tour" Beijing

Date: Oct 19 — 8:30 pm

Venue: Tango Live

Wednesday Campanella is a Japanese music group formed in 2012 combining musical elements of the EDM, J-Pop, and Hip-hop genres. The trio consists of KOM_I, Kenmochi Hidefumi, and Dir F. Kenmochi is mainly in charge of music production, composing, arranging, and song writing. The concept of the group that Kenmochi and Dir F had in the early years was a Japanese folklore-style like Perfume. The songs are named after celebrities such as Napoleon, Ryoma Sakamoto and Wright Brothers. 2017's Superman expounded on this concept with the idea of larger-than-life people such as Genghis Khan, Aladdin, Kamehameha, and more. In addition, each song refers to historical events, great people, or moments in popular culture.

Furthermore, Kenmochi's lyrics seem to sound meaningless, but the soundtrack maker intentionally writes the lyrics in that way. Many songs feature puns or play on words confusing to non-Japanese speakers. KOM_I said that she wants her listeners to enjoy her comical lyrics without thinking of "meaning" of the lyrics.

Catherine Wheels Theatre: White

Date: Sept 15-24 — 5 pm/7:30 pm

Venue: Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

White is a playful, highly visual new show for very young children and is a perfect first-time theater experience. Catherine Wheels is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed children's theater company. Catherine Wheels was formed in 1999 by the director Gill Robertson. White, opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010 as part of the Made in Scotland program. The company's first production for under five-yearolds, it won three Fringe Festival awards a Fringe First, Herald Angel and a Total Theatre Award. The show also triumphed at 2011 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS), winning Best Production for Children and Young People, Best Design (Set, Costumes and Lighting) and Best Technical Presentation.

Picking up three of the ten awards available, it was described as the most successful show of the year. Catherine Wheels is a member of the Green Arts Initiative.

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

Date: Sept 15-Dec 29 — 7 pm

Venue: Huangpu Theater, Shanghai

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. It is directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Flamenco Carmen

Date: Oct 4-5 — 7 pm

Venue: Beijing Exhibition Center

Carmen, a beautiful tragedy written by Prosper Merimee, was initially staged as an opera adapted by composer Georges Bizet, then it becomes an unfailing artwork on the world stage. It is also one of the world's most frequently performed and popular masterpieces. Carmen's love is natural, fiery and unrestrained. She is a bold and unfettered gypsy girl, and also a proud gypsy woman with half an angel and half a devil. Love grows envy and envy begets hate. The story, derived from Gypsies' unbridled rebellious nature, can only be interpreted accurately by Flamenco, the quintessence of the Spanish culture. Ines Rubio was born in Reus, Tarragona. In 2011 she started to work with Iberia, a Japanese company that brought her on tour through Japan while sharing scenarios with Enrique El Extremeno, Juan Jose Amador, among many others. She has also taught flamenco lessons in different regions of Japan during 2012. One year later she traveled to Russia alongside the flamenco artist Javier Serrano. In 2014, Ines Rubio performed in the Ronda Flamenco Festival where she shared scenario with Marina Heredia and Jose Merce, among others.

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