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16:13, July 02, 2012

Performers display raw emotion in Mourning. Photo: Bu Peng

Mourning @ Forbidden City Concert Hall

Chinese opera Mourning, an adaptation of novelist Lu Xun's namesake novel, comes to the Forbidden City Concert Hall Saturday night. With scriptwriters Wang Quan and Han Wei, the opera that debuted in 1981 tells a story about love and marriage as well as the conflicts between men and women. Artistic director and opera diva Zhang Liping said the production aims to "show off the charms of Chinese opera and attract more young people to theaters."

When: 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 6

Where: Forbidden City Concert Hall, inside Zhongshan Park, Chang'an West Avenue, Xicheng district

Tickets: 20-100 yuan

Contact: 6559-8285/8306 or

BBC National Orchestra of Wales @ NCPA

The latest installment of the National Centre for the Performing Arts' (NCPA) "Roam about Classics" series sees the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform. The BBC Proms is a regular summer concert series held in the UK to promote classical music. The Welsh orchestra will perform works performed at previous BBC Proms concerts.

When: 7:30, Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7

Where: Opera House, NCPA, 2 Chang'an West Avenue, Xicheng district

Tickets: 100-600 yuan

Contact: 6655-0000

Touch Blue @ Jianghu Bar

Chinese band Touch Blue hits Jianghu Bar Thursday night for an evening of everything from blues, funk, soul and even classic pop.

When: 9-11:30 pm, Thursday, July 4

Where: Jianghu Bar, 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Gulou, Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng district

Tickets: 40 yuan (door)

Contact: 6401-5269


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