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09-06-2010 09:29 BJT

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It's back-to-school time for students and their families all around China. But that doesn't mean the entertainment business has taken a break. There are still plenty of shows in production and exciting music festivals on the way. So, grab a pencil and get ready to mark your calendar as we present our Coming Attractions for the month.

One of the world's best-known orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra, will once again visit China on September 12th. Led by conductor Kristjan Jarvi, the orchestra is bringing great classics such as Liszt's "Piano Concerto No.1, and Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra" to the Poly Theatre in Beijing.

The Jiangzhou drum music play"Women Generals of Yang Family" will make its debut at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 18th. These female soldiers of the Northern Dynasty are revered by Chinese people for their patriotism demonstrated by their fight against the invading Liao Kingdom. Performed strictly as a dance piece with drum accompaniment, "Women Generals of Yang Family" fully radiates the unique charm of Chinese drum music art.

"The Love of The Hawthorn Tree," directed by Zhang Yimou, is adapted from a popular novel of the same name, which tells a story set around in 1975 in a small village in Yichang City, Hebei province. This movie depicts the pure but poignant love between Jing Qiu, a beautiful but self-contemptuous girl and Lao San, a handsome and ingenious boy. This love story reviews past times when young people had little money, but many dreams.

Drama:"The Beijinger"

September 10-16

National Center for the Performing Arts


Drama "The Beijinger" will open as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of birth of great Chinese playwright Cao Yu. The play tells how a prosperous feudal family in old China falls into collapse.

Drama:"Two Dogs' Opinions About Life"

September 28 to October 2

Shanghai Grand Theatre

After experiencing the ups and downs of hectic urban life, two country dogs give laughter-inducing opinions on everything they saw in the city. This play reveals the conflicts between kind-hearted people and brutal reality.

2010 Chan YeeChing Vocal Concert

September 18

Beijing Workers' Gymnasium

Independent songwriter Chan YeeChing will bring you an unforgettable visual and audio feast with her gentle but penetrating voice. Close your eyes and listen to Chan's aspirations for life.

Musical: "Turn Left,Turn Right"

September 21-23

Beijing Exhibition Theatre

It is about the tricks of destiny: a translator and a violinist who live parallel lives in a lonely city, and appear to be perfect for each other, but somehow fate seems to keep them apart.

Peking Opera: "Homecoming of the Phoenix"

September 22

Mei Lanfang Theatre


As the representative opera of Mei Lanfang's school, this classic Peking opera is performed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of China Peking Opera Theatre. It is a light comedy that ends up with a happy reunion after misunderstandings and coincidences.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV

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