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Jinfan Chorus from Beijing No 171 Middle School Teacher's Day Concert

Date: Sept 10 - 7:30 pm

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts

Price: 120-240 yuan

This chorus has won the first prize at all previous students' choral festivals held in Beijing. It has also given public performances. It won the Golden Award in the National Youth "Dandelion Music Award" Competition organized by the Ministry of Culture of the PRC, and held children's chorus concert in the annual international party "Meet in Beijing" sponsored by the Ministry of Culture for four years running. It won the golden award of the first, second and third National Primary and Secondary Schools' Art Show in 2004, 2007 and 2010 respectively. Its CD albums Spring Melody of Vienna and Voice of Angels have been issued nationwide. At Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the chorus performed a number of songs like Heart to Heart and Sunshine Sports Song. In October 2007, it visited the U.S. to promote the Olympic Games.

Contact: 010-6655-0000

Hangzhou Yueju Opera The Dream of Red Mansions

Date: Sept 12-13 - 7:30 pm

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts

Price: 100-500 yuan

Lin Daiyu lost her mother while still a child and then was relocated her grandmother's house, where she and her elder male cousin Jia Baoyu become innocent playmates and find each other congenial. When Jia is beaten up by his father for making friend with an actor in the palace. Lin goes to visit him and gets a cold shoulder from a careless maid. However, she then sees Jia seeing his another cousin Xue Baochai off, and cannot help feeling sad at heart. As fallen petals flutter in the air in the late spring, Lin buries flowers with a hoe. Jia sees this and lays his heart bare to her; later, Lin's maid Zijuan, to sound out Jia, tells a lie about Lin's intention to return to her hometown Suzhou, making Jia fall ill. Jia's grandmother awakes to the mutual affinity between Lin and Jia, yet she wants Jia to marry Xue, so she, at the instigation of Wang Xifeng, pretends to hold a wedding for Jia and Lin by "stealthily substituting Lin for Xue". However, the truth is brought to light and Lin dies with hatred. Jia rushes out of the bridal chamber to Lin's grave to wail for her and then runs away in anger.

Contact: 010-6655-0000

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