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This Week from China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts wraps its season in May, Mondays @ 8p

China's National Center for the Performing Arts
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The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China is made of titanium and glass and boasts an artificial lake designed by French architect Paul Andreu.

5/2 Glazunov: Concert Waltz No. 1 Zhao Jiping: Violin Concerto No. 1 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor (NING Feng, v; Lang Lang, p; National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra; NCPA Orchestra ZHANG Yi and LÜ Jia, cond)

5/9 J. Strauss II:    Blue Danube Waltz Chen Qigang: Jiang Tcheng Tse for Peking Opera Style Female Singer, Chorus & Orchestra Schubert: Symphony No. 9 (MENG Meng, s; NCPA Orchestra & Chorus; LÜ Jia, cond)

5/16 Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus XU Changjun: Dragon Dance for Percussion Instruments and Orchestra Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral (SONG Yibo, KONG Fanrui, ZHANG Chen, perc; SONG Yuanming, s; ZHU Huiling, a; XUE Haoyin, t; LIANG Li, bs; Beijing Chinese Orchestra; NCPA Orchestra & Chorus; ZHANG Ming and LÜ Jia, cond)