THE beautiful bride sits there in a sea of red: her lips, tunic, trousers and shoes. Her sister prepares her hair. Wang Yidong's painting, The Wedding Morning, is a beautifully balanced study in patience and expectation, caught in a perfect realistic evocation. The latest in Wang's The Bride series, it is also part of the Schoeni Art Gallery's Images of Women II, which begins a week from today . Jiang Guofang, the Forbidden City painter, who exhibited at the gallery recently, has new works on display. So do Beijing artists Li Guijun and Yu Shaofei and Wang's brother, Wang Yiguang. The show at 5C On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, is on until July 1. Starting today at the Heineken and Fringe Galleries at the Fringe Club in Central, Lau Yan-tsun shows off mixed media works on paper for a week in his exhibition Even The Dwarf Starts Small. Sometimes harsh, even cruel, Lau's works reflect the artist's interest in how people adapt themselves to the space around them, self-consciously pose, or revolt against their surroundings. The show is at the Fringe until next Wednesday. For the coming month's Philharmonic performances Swiss Matthias Bamert will conduct the orchestra in two sets of concerts. The first, at City Hall Concert Hall on May 5 and 6, feature Boris Berezovsky on piano in the Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 with Schubert's Symphony No 9. Ida Kavafian joins the Phil for Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor, along with Weber's Oberon overture, Ravel's Tzigane for violin and orchestra, and Roussel's Symphony No 3 at Tsuen Wan Town Hall on May 12 and the Cultural Centre on May 13. The Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble will be singing and dancing at Tsuen Wan Town Hall on May 20 and Tuen Mun Town Hall on May 21. The Hong Kong Singers' latest venture in the world of Gilbert and Sullivan is The Mikado : how Nanki Poo escapes the efforts of the Lord High Executioner in order to marry Yum Yum. Booking is now open through Urbtix for the shows at the Shouson Theatre, Arts Centre, from May 16-20.