January 3 to January 7
Celebrate the start of 2018 with an exciting set of music from around the world. Grammy-nominated pianist Chris Pattishall and featured vocalists Alina Engibaryan and Vuyo Sotashe will perform songs from America, Brazil, and South Africa that look optimistically into the new year. Featuring the remarkable talents of saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, bassist Marty Jaffe and drummer Jimmy MacBride. Classy night out to kick off the year. Dinner and a show. Tickets available right here
January 3 and January 4
Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko was named Young Artist of the Year at the annual Gramophone Awards. For the January 3 performance, he leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra and young Danish cellist Andreas Brantelid performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Op.35. International caliber classical music from the world’s finest on a Shanghai stage.
For the January 4 performance they get a little more involved: “Do you know what Rococo means? ” Tchaivosky asked Fitzenhagen, a cello professor in Moscow Conservatory of Music. Then the composer answered the question himself: “it’s a free and leisurely feeling,” he sang a melody of Gavotte. And this is the theme of Variations on a Rococo Theme. Including an introduction, a theme, and seven pieces of variations, this work is one of the greatest concerto of cello and orchestras. Finnish composer Jean Sibelius wrote seven symphonies during his lifetime. And he said, “my Second Symphony is a confession of the soul” in 1902 after he completed the work. Vasily Petrenko leads cellist Andreas Brantelid and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the presentation of this work in Shanghai.
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Saturday, January 6
Swedish alt rock band Mando Diao return to China after a 10-year absence, bringing that classic rock ’n’ roll sound to the big stage at Bandai Namco. Since 2002, Mando Diao has released eight studio albums that have sold more than 1,5 million copies worldwide. The album “Infruset” in 2013 was a cultural phenomenon in Sweden, selling 4x platinum, #1 for 17 weeks and the single “Infruset "was on “Svenkstoppen” for 167 weeks with 86 at #1.In their career they have played more than 1500 concerts in more than 30 countries and have headlined major festivals throughout the world.
Mozart, l’Opéra Rock ("Mozart, the rock opera") is a French musical about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from age 17, using both original pop-rock compositions as well as existing music composed by Mozart. With class Baroque-styled costume design and magnificent stage design, this show perfectly illustrated the incomparable talent of Mozart.
The musical premiered at the Palais des Sports de Paris and caused a huge sensation. It later went on tour in France, Japan, Korea, Ukraine and Russia, attracting audience from all age groups because of its both classical and modern artistic style and becoming a global phenomenon. The complete album was one of the best-selling records in France for 20 weeks and the single “Tatoue-moi” was number one in sales for five weeks, and remained in the top 5 for 11 weeks. With the engaging narrative, vivid characters and breath-taking costume and stage design, this musical was deemed as "a real revolution in musical theatre”.
Languages: French with Chinese and English subtitles. Buy tickets for the show here.