Book now for Shaolin Fez: Unplugged, Chinese Opera Festival 2016, and more
Festival of Chinese opera features several works devoted to the Monkey King; Shaolin Fez are crowdfunding a charity album in aid of children in Syria; the Fiddlesticks will take kids on a musical journey
Chinese Opera Festival 2016
The annual festival is back with a selection of operas for enthusiasts and newbies alike. This year’s programme features a number of operas devoted to the mythical Sun Wukong (aka the Monkey King), in celebration of the Chinese zodiac year. Organisers have also invited distinguished performers to stage works to commemorate Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu on this the 400th year of his death.
June 14-August 14. Various venues and ticketing prices, available at Urbtix; info here: cof.gov.hk/2016/en/index_main.php. Inquiries: 2268 7325
Shaolin Fez: Unplugged Part I
The charity bug has taken hold of one of Hong Kong’s most uniquely special bands. The eclectic jazz/pop-rock/classical ensemble will be hosting a couple shindigs to crowdfund their new album. As for the charity part, the group has promised to donate 100 per cent of their album sales to support Save the Children’s relief efforts in Syria.
WATCH Shaolin Fez play Adele’s Skyfall
May 5, 7.30pm, 9.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, HK$140 (Fringe Club members), HK$175. Inquiries: 2521 7251
A Musical Journey with the Fiddlesticks
Let your child’s imagination run wild when the fiddler trio – comprising a cellist, a violinist and a guitarist – take them on a musical storytelling adventure across the globe.
May 8, 4pm, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, HK$150-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9545 6851