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( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-06-08 08:04:19


Russian music

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The Ensemble of the Russia St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in Beijing under the baton of its artistic director and principal conductor, Yuri Temirkanov, as part of the international cultural series celebrating Russian Day in the World 2016. The programs will include Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No 5.

7:30 pm, Sunday. Forbidden City Concert Hall, inside Zhongshan Park, west of Tian'anmen Square, Xicheng district. 010-6559-8285.

Taiwan star's debut

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Taiwan's cellist-actress Ouyang Nana, 16, will start her first tour on the Chinese mainland this month. She will perform pieces from her 2015 debut album, titled 15, which includes Mendelssohn's cello sonatas, Songs Without Words and William Henry Squire's Tarantella Op 23 for Cello and Piano. She will also adapt hit songs by her aunt, Ouyang Feifei, who is a veteran pop singer in Taiwan.

7:30 pm, June 18. Century Theater, 40 Liangmaqiao Lu (Road), Chaoyang district. 400-610-3721.

Symphonic metal

Finnish singer-songwriter Tarja Turunen, who's best-known as the former lead vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, will perform in Beijing. With her latest double-CD album, The Brightest Void/The Shadow Self, the classically trained singer's performance will feature her trademark operatic and rock sound.

8 pm, June 22. Tango Club, 79 Hepingxijie Street, Dongcheng district. 010-6215-9844.

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