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Entertainment April 2019



Bohemian Rhapsody

Date: 2019.03.22 - 2019.04.21

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Bohemian Rhapsody is as brash, loud and mask-wearing as Mercury at his most playful. Another movie would try to get behind the legend or play with the idea of it, but this does neither. Instead, it grabs the legend by the neck and gallops recklessly through the movie on it, climaxing in a wholesale extended recreation of one of the most famous rock gigs of all time: Queen at Live Aid. Modest and inquiring it is not.


It boasts a film-stealing, possessed performance by Rami Malek, who pouts, struts and quips as Mercury, turning the rest of the cast into bit-part players. The energy of Malek鈥檚 imitation helps to bind what amounts to be a series of gossipy, but harmless rock-world anecdotes into something vaguely coherent. The story starts and ends with Queen playing Live Aid at Wembley, in July 1985. In between, we see how Farrokh Bulsara, born in Zanzibar, became Freddie Mercury and helped to transform a student band into a stadium rock behemoth.




National Geographic: A New Age of Exploration 2.0
Venue: Beijing World Art Museum, A9 Fuxing Lu, Haidian district, Beijing
Date: 2019.03.23 - 2019.06.23 (Every day, except Monday)

TP 201904 entertainment 02Covering 130 years of the landmark magazine's stunning history, this exhibition brings to life photos taken from all corners of the earth, and elaborates on the often haunting stories behind them.

After doing so well the last time this exhibition was in town, it returns again with over 100 classic Nat Geo images.




Wild Nothing
Venue: Omni Space, Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre, 9 Tianqiao Nan Dajie, Xicheng district, Beijing
Date: 2019.04.12

TP 201904 entertainment 03The mastermind behind Wild Nothing, American Jack Tatum, brings his iconic intimacy and human touch to the sonic soundscapes of the latest album Indigo. He blends technology and humanity in his synthy, dream pop songs.


Karen Souza
Venue: Beijing Concert Hall1 Bei Xinhua Jie, Xicheng district, Beijing
Date: 2019.04.30

TP 201904 entertainment 04You'd never know from her incredibly jazzy tones, but Karen Souza started her career providing vocals for EDM songs. Then, she went on to record covers of famous '70s and '80s songs on various album series. Heading to Beijing this April, Souza performs from her repertoire of hits at the Beijing Concert Hall.



Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 West Chang'an Avenue Xicheng, Beijing
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Date: 2019.04.04

TP 201904 entertainment 05Founded in 1918 by Ernest Ansermet, who was its principal conductor until 1967, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) is made up of 112 permanent musicians. It gives subscription concerts in Geneva and Lausanne, symphonic programmes for the City of Geneva, the annual United Nations Day concert and accompanies operatic performances at the Grand Th茅芒tre of Geneva.


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Venue: Tianjin Grand Theatre, 58-1 Pingjiang Rd, Hexi Qu, Tianjin
Date: 2019.04.12

Orpheus Chamber OrchestraOrpheus Chamber Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences that enrich lives and empower individuals through collaboration, innovation, education, and a passion for artistic excellence. Orpheus strives to be the world鈥檚 premier chamber orchestra by performing music at the highest level without a conductor, challenging artistic boundaries, inspiring the public to think and work with new perspectives, and building a broad and active audience in New York City and around the world.


Committed to innovation and artistic excellence, Orpheus was founded in 1972 by a group of like-minded young musicians determined to combine the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble with the richness of an orchestra. Orpheus performs without a conductor, rotating musical leadership roles for each work, with a focus on presenting diverse repertoire through collaboration and open dialogue. The ensemble has commissioned and premiered 48 original works. Orpheus鈥檚 recordings include the Grammy Award-winning Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures for Deutsche Grammophon, and over 70 other recordings for DG, Sony Classical, EMI Classics, BMG/RCA Red Seal, Decca, and others, including its own label, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Records.


Marici Saxes, Saxophone Quartet
Venue: Tianjin Grand Theatre, 58-1 Pingjiang Rd, Hexi Qu, Tianjin
Date: 2019.04.16

Marici Saxes Saxophone QuartetA marriage of harmony and diversity sums up English saxophone quartet Marici Saxes. Four unique musicians, supremely successful saxophonists all, came together through a craving for collective creativity. Since their inception, in 2010, they have established a considerable online presence and drawn an enthusiastic international following with their reworking of revered classics peppered with a smattering of original compositions.

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