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Classic and contemporary
Russian violinist Kirill Troussov will work with Switzerland's Julius Baer Verbier Festival Chamber to present the interesting contrast between classical European Baroque and contemporary South American tango at their concert in Guangzhou on March 2. Mozart's Divertimenti K138 will give the concert an entertaining start, followed by Vivaldi's violin concerto The Four Seasons and Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Bueno Aires. Troussov is Menuhin's student and Julius Baer Verbier Festival is where familiar names including Lang Lang started their music careers. The seldom used harpsichord of Xinghai Concert Hall will also play its part at March 2's concert, amazing the audience with its mysterious, ancient tones.
8 pm, March 2. Symphony Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall, 33 Qingbo Lu, Ersha Island, Yuexiu district, Guangzhou. 020-8735-2222.
Tina Lau, one of the most famous stylists in China, is going to Guangzhou to give a public lecture on fashion and life on Feb 23. Lau has more than 30 years of experience in image design for movies, TV series and music stars. She is behind the applauded looks of Leslie Cheung as Concubine Yu in movie director Chen Kaige's 1993 classic Farewell My Concubine. The Original Tina contains a large amount of photographs and newspaper snapshots displaying her excellent designs. Thirty-five friends, colleagues and families also talk about Tina in their eyes.
3 pm-5 pm, Feb 23. Fangsuo Commune, TaiKoo Hui Shopping Mall, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe district, Guangzhou. 020-3868-2327.