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China Daily | Updated: 2018-07-28 10:50

Can't stop the feeling - Ball in the House - A Cappela

Date: July 29 - 3 pm

Venue: Guangzhou Opera House

Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, The Temptations, and Take 6, while incorporating the pop and neo-soul influence of artists like Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, and Pharrell Williams, five member veteran vocal band, Ball in the House, will move audiences with their music. With their extensive tour schedule (averaging over 200 dates a year), Ball in the House reaches millions and is arguably one of the hardest working, most successful indie bands today. Over the years, they have performed with several artists including The Beach Boys, Gladys Knight, Kool & the Gang, KC & The Sunshine Band, Jessica Simpson, and Smokey Robinson. A review from the Boston Globe put it very succinctly - "Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/rock band ... the one thing it doesn't have is instruments."

The Children Choir of Austria: The Sound of Music

Date: Aug 19 - 10:30 am

Venue: Shanghai Center Theater

The musical The Sound of Music tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun.

She falls in love with the children and their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide to flee from Austria with the children.

In the year 1966, when the Salzburger Musikschulwerk took measures to promote choirs, the teacher Hans Laimer started the "Kindersingschule Maxglan". The members came from the primary school for boys in Maxglan in Salzburg. On the occasion of the choir's first significant journey abroad, it was renamed "Salzburger Chorknaben". Some years later the school was also opened for girls and the choir boys followed this example and the choir was renamed "Salzburger Chorknaben und Chormaedchen" (Salzburger Boys Choir and Girls Choir).

Wolf Alice China Tour

Date: Aug 16 - 8:30 pm

Venue: Modernsky Lab Shanghai

An evocative North London alt-rock outfit led by vocalist Ellie Rowsell, Wolf Alice deftly mixes folk, grunge, and electronic elements with vintage '90s indie rock. Formed in 2010 by Rowsell and guitarist Joff Oddie, the duo issued an eponymous EP independently before expanding into a four-piece in 2012 with the addition of drummer Joel Amey and bassist Theo Ellis. The newly minted quartet released a flurry of singles before putting out a proper debut EP, Blush, in 2013. The EP garnered positive reviews, with some critics comparing the group to Elastica, Garbage, the Duke Spirit, and the Pixies. The band's sophomore EP, Creature Songs, followed in 2014. A pair of singles, "Giant Peach" and "Bros," arrived before the Mercury Prize-nominated full-length My Love Is Cool in June 2015.

Mermaid Theatre: Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

Date: Aug 4-5 - 10:30 am/4:30 pm

Venue: Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny's pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security. Mermaid's staged adaptation will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations.

More Than Love: Chinese Valentine's Day Concert

Date: Aug 16 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Beijing Concert Hall

Let us enter this season of love by enjoying a romantic classical music concert and instantly turn back the time. Specially elected Oscar-winning theme songs will be played together with nostalgic harmonies. Through their exquisite live performances, the Music Fans Classical (MFC) will play both popular and classic melodies. "More Than Love" is a moving story about pain and love. If you have ever loved, you have also lost. The beautifully melodic and innocent melody will flow gently from your ears into your heart. Often, when a familiar piece of music is played, unforgettable pictures will come to mind making people warm. French writer Proust said, "I want to know if music has ever been invented. Is it possible that music will become the only way for spiritual communication?"

D Lab Dance: Mirage

Date: July 28-29 - 7:30 pm

Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts

When it comes to financing business, people tend to describe it as unfathomable. Financial practitioners seem to wear mysterious masks all the time. They perform wonders in the suit, just like the magicians. The advocates always keep curious and keen to see the truth. But who knows the real them underneath their gleaming appearances. Are they perverse and eccentric? Or are they only trying to look cheerful? The office has become a "battlefield" where they fight for every penny in the world of money. Sometimes they are very cautious, but sometimes they fight without any fear. When darkness fell, and battle was over, all the struggles seemed to be disappeared. There was only one sigh left. At this very moment, the victory doesn't matter anymore. On the choice of themes, D Lab challenges the "financial world", a field with an aura of "Elite" this time. The collision between this field and dance induces fantastic reveries, and the chemical reactions would happen between them based on marked disparity also make people more interested in.

Vienna Girls' Choir

Date: Aug 9 - 7:30 pm

Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts

The Vienna Girls' Choir is a choir of girls who are between ten and fifteen years old. Formed in 2004 in Vienna, Austria, the choir is a part of the Wirth Music Academy. Gerald Wirth, the Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys' Choir, assists in the management of the girls' choir, which meets in the historic Josefsstockl on the grounds of the Vienna Boys' Choir, which was established in 1498. The choir performs traditional Austrian folk songs as well as traditional and contemporary pieces from many nations. In February 2007, the Vienna Girls' Choir traveled to India to perform with a children's choir from New Delhi. This was the premiere of the World Peace Choir. Ravi Shankar hosted the meeting with rehearsals at the Ravi Shankar Institute for Music and Performing Arts.

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