Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Considered among among Europe’s foremost orchestras, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is known for the intense energy of their performances and their acclaimed recordings of classical pieces. Recently, the Orchestra completed two tours of Eastern Asia, plus concerts in prestigious concert halls the Vienna Musikverein and the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Through a variety of concerts, teaching performances and community projects, the orchestra attracts nearly 200,000 viewers each year. In Shanghai, they’re performing under the baton of Conductor David Afkham and presenting a program that includes pieces by Jeths, Lalo, Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler.
Thursday to Saturday
Children's Theater: ‘Panda’s Home’
A piece of interactive children's theater, in Panda’s Home, young audiences encounter a panda, and then are off on their journey, told through story-telling and pictures of an incredible world of growing bamboo forests and changing seasons. Traditional Chinese drums and firecrackers ignite children’s imagination, while weaving in traditional Chinese elements with a universal story of love, hop, and triumph. The performance is geared towards children 4-8.
YDizzy @ Arkham
Fans of new school Japanese hip hop, representing the kiLLa crew of post ‘90s MCs and DJs, YDizzy is show off that next-lvel Japanese shiz. Fresh of a collage with chief sad boy Yung Lean, Dizzy's latest credits include a guest shot on fellow Japanese new school hip hop Anarchy’s latest album, as well as a role in “Lost Youth”, the latest film from Japanese cult director Taichi Kimura. Good one for fans of Arkham, Japanese fashion and style, and new hip hop.
Tchami @ Fusion
Heavenly French future house pioneer Tchami makes his Shanghai debut. A veteran of tours with Skrillex, Diplo, and DJ Snake, Tchami solidified his place on the EDM map with his “Go Deep” Janet Jackson remix. He’s since gone on to create the “future house” sound, which sees the traditional EDM song structure and drops with a metallic deep house sounds. Future music at Fusion, with a popular French producer making it more high.
PK 14 @ Mao Livehouse
China’s seminal post-punk band P.K.14’s new album is due to be recorded later this year. Until then, the band has a 14-stop tour of China to embark on, mixing new and old material. Half of the setlist for the Shanghai show is to come from the new album, and the other half from their previous albums, the popular City Weather Sailing and 1984. Be prepared for a mysterious guest. But who? Discover for yourselves at the concert in Shanghai.
Barcella @ Modern Sky Lab
Gracing the brand new stage at Modern Sky Lab is French lyrical virtuoso Barcella. A multi-talented author, composer and interpreter, the Reims native takes cues from genres as varied as traditional French chanson and the work of hip-hop artists like Oxmo Puccino. His songs are expressive, witty, evocative and playful, honed over nine years of performance, confident in its mastery of language and his unbridled imagination.
Isabelle Huppert Reads Marguerite Duras @ Shanghai Culture Square
Another French cultural milestone. A French national treasure of stage and screen Isabella Huppert has earned several awards for her acting performances -- Best Actress Awards at the Cannes Festival for Violette Nozière, at the Venice Film Festival for Une affaire de femmes, at the Moscow International Film Festival for Madame Bovary, as well as Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival and the César for Best Actress for La Cérémonie. For this very special Shanghai appearance, one of France’s most famous and celebrated actors will be performing a reading of the seminal text “L’Amant” by Marguerite Duras. Classic French culture and drama on stage for one night only in Shanghai. Languages: French with English and Chinese subs.