That’s Guangzhou takes a look at the best events of the week:
Tue, Dec 31: Traditional Chinese Music Concert
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At this New Year’s Eve concert, talented soloists will display the wonders of China’s homegrown instruments, including the pi-pa, the erhu and the suona. No idea what any of these are? There’s no better way to find out than to see and hear them in action! Accompaniment will be provided by the Guangdong National Orchestra.
Tue, Dec 31: Countdown Party at Mercato
If you think Mercato is all fancy dinners, romantic dates and lively family gatherings, you are dead wrong. Mercato is a party space that can compete with the best of them and this New Year’s Eve it is throwing a countdown party with beats provided by DJ Ben. Champagne packages are also available, and we have it on good authority that this is one party you’re not going to want to miss! That’s readers can snag their tickets at a discounted rate by clicking here.
Tue, Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Celebrations
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In town for New Year’s Eve? Check out our ultimate guide on where to dine and party for the big night!
Tue Dec 31, various venues. See our guide here.
Wed, Jan 1: Swan Lake by Russian State Ballet
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Over the last 20 years, the Russian State Ballet Theater has remained one of the leading ballet companies in Russia, enjoying international acclaim. Its repertoire includes masterpieces of classical ballets as well as some of the world’s finest examples of modern choreography. With its elaborate costumes, vivid sets and breathtaking stunts, Swan Lake promises audiences a world-class experience.
Fri, Jan 3: Richard Clayderman
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Clayderman’s distinctive style has earned him superstar status all over the world. He has recorded over 1,300 melodies and clocked up a massive worldwide sales record of approximately 150 million as of 2006 (this number is presumably higher now). Come out to hear this distinguished ‘prince of piano’ while he’s in town.
Sat-Sun, Jan 4-5: Akiko Suwanai
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At the age of 18, Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai claimed first place at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, becoming the youngest musician to do so. Her prowess was further refined at Juilliard School of Music and Berlin University of the Arts. In her two consecutive performances in Guangzhou, Suwanai will play prominent works by Brahms, Schumann, Dvorak and Franck.
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