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    2023-09-18  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Symphonies, piano, string

On Friday, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (SZSO) will play pieces by Lalo, Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov at a concert. During the weekend, music fans will have a rare chance to enjoy all six of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies presented by the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra from Russia, with Vladimir Fedoseyev and Denis Lotoev wielding the baton. Also on Saturday, Chinese pianist Duan Zhaoxu will give a recital of pieces composed or re-arranged by Liszt. And on Sunday night, four string musicians from the SZSO will play quartet pieces by Mendelssohn and Haydn.

SZSO symphonies: 8 p.m., Sept. 22

Tchaikovsky symphonies: 8 p.m., Sept. 23-24 (Sept. 24 also at 3:30 p.m.)

Piano: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 23

String quartet: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24

Booking: WeChat account “szyyt_piao”

Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall, Futian District (深圳音乐厅)

Metro: Line 3 or 4 to Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D

‘Slava’s Snowshow,’ concert

This week, enjoy the Russian performance “Slava’s Snowshow,” which combines elements of clowning, visual art and physical comedy. The show features a series of beautiful and surreal vignettes and sketches that tell a whimsical, dreamlike story. Meanwhile, Tuvan band Huun Huur Tu will stage a concert Saturday, playing traditional instruments and utilizing throat singing, whistling and various vocal techniques to recreate the sounds of nature.

“Snowshow”: 8 p.m., Sept. 21-24 (Sept. 23-24 also at 3:30 p.m.)

Concert: 8 p.m., Sept. 23

Booking: WeChat account “GuangmingArtCenter”

Venue: Guangming Culture and Art Center (光明文化艺术中心)

Metro: Line 6 to Fenghuang Town Station (凤凰城站), Exit B

Cello, children’s plays

Hong Kong cellist Trey Lee will perform pieces by Chopin and Chinese composer Wang Liping on Friday. Lee is the first Asian winner of the International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition. Over the weekend, two Chinese children’s plays adapted from “Wizard of Oz” and “Pinocchio” will be staged.

Time: 8 p.m., Sept. 22 (cello); 3 p.m., Sept. 23 (“Wizard of Oz”), 24 (“Pinocchio”)

Booking: WeChat account “PingShanTheatre”

Venue: Pingshan Theater, Pingshan District (坪山大剧院)

Metro: Line 14 to Pingshan Square Station (坪山广场站), Exit D1

Light puppet shows

Russian Nikolai Zykov Theater’s “Show of Light Puppets and Giant Dinosaur” will be staged at two venues in Shenzhen. It features a stunning variety of innovative electro-luminous puppets which will delight and surprise spectators of any age. Each miniature features an unexpected turn, revealing new possibilities of the contemporary puppetry.

Time: 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m., Sept. 23 (Nanshan), 24 (Futian)

Booking: WeChat account “juchengwangluo”

Venue 1: Nanshan Culture and Sports Center, Nanshan District (南山文体中心)

Metro: Line 1 or 12 to Taoyuan Station (桃园站), Exit B

Venue 2: Shenzhen Women and Children Building, Futian District (深圳妇儿大厦)

Metro: Line 2 or 9 to Jingtian Station (景田站), Exit C


Germany-based pianist Pi-hsien Chen, praised as the “Chinese miracle” by European media, will play pieces by Beethoven, Mozart and R. Schumann.

Time: 8 p.m., Sept. 23

Ticketing: WeChat account “cmskpac”

Venue: Mountain View Theater, inside Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Nanshan District (海上世界文化艺术中心内境山剧场)

Metro: Line 2 or 12 to Sea World Station (海上世界站), Exit A

Ballet on ice, piano

The Saint-Petersburg State Ballet on Ice will combine classical dance and figure-skating in “The Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake” this weekend. Meanwhile, on Saturday, young pianist Yang Yike will give a recital of pieces by Scarlatti, Haydn, Stravinsky and Chopin.

Time: 8 p.m., Sept. 20-22 (“The Sleeping Beauty”); 3 p.m., 8 p.m., Sept. 23-24 (“Swan Lake”)

Booking: WeChat account “深圳滨海艺术中心”

Venue: Bay Opera of Shenzhen, Bao’an District (深圳滨海艺术中心)

Metro: Line 5 to Baohua Station (宝华站), Exit A


This Sunday, the Tianjin Juilliard School violin teacher Zhang Ziti will collaborate with CUHK-Shenzhen’s School of Music piano assistant professor Michael Tsalka to play a night of pieces by Mozart, Bach, Wieniawski and more.

Time: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24

Booking: WeChat account “mixcworld”

Venue: Theater in MixC World, Nanshan District (深圳万象天地剧场)

Metro: Line 1 to Hi-tech Park Station (高新园站), Exit A

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