Sunday Salon: Wang Xilin

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The Bookworm (书虫) , Gongti Bei Lu Sun 08 May

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This month, we are proud to welcome Wang Xilin, the best Chinese composer you've never heard of. Known as 'China's Shostakovich', Wang was persecuted under the Cultural Revolution; like his Soviet counterpart, his music is a direct representation of the fury and the agony he endured, as well as his attempts to heal the wounds of his beloved country. The Beijing premier of his piano concerto is slated for June, but we'll give you an exclusive 'sneak listen' of his latest piece, and hear him discuss his powerful, unforgettable work. Join Wang Xilin and the Sunday Salon team including music critic Su Lihua (Sam Su), music promoter Zhang Kexin and Time Out Beijing's Classical and Performance Editor Nancy Pellegrini for this special event.
Date: Sun 08 May
Time: 19:30-on
Event admission: 30RMB; 20RMB with Time Out Beijing May issue
Venue name: The Bookworm (书虫)
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Open: 9am-midnight daily
English address: Inside Courtyard 4, Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 朝阳区工体北路4号院
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