Music in the Summer Air is an annual classical open air music festival that will be featuring some of the country’s top classical artists throughout the week. On Monday, chamber music will be played by a trio selected from Berlin Philharmonic. Expect to hear Vivaldi, Shostakovich, Bruch, Ibert, Jacques Bondon, Frolov, Kern and Monti.
Trio of Berlin Philharmonic Concert @ Cool Docks
80RMB // 19:00 // 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Fuxing Dong Lu, 中山南路505号, 近复兴东路
Flamingo Cinema will be screening a documentary called ‘Garbage Warrior’ (pictured above). Michael Reynolds has been developing communities in remote New Mexico with his experimental self-sufficient houses made out of trash. Alternatively, you can catch the second instalment of Sub-Cinema’s dystopian film theme at DADA, the sickeningly gory, Japanese horror, Battle Royale.
‘Garbage Warrior’ @ Flamingo Cinema
No cover // 18:30-20:00 // 4F Flamingo Shanghai 343 Jiaozhou Lu, near Wuding Lu, 静安区胶州路343号4楼, 近武定路
Battle Royale @ DADA
No cover // 21:00-late // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, 徐汇区幸福路115号,近法华镇路
Music in the Summer Air is hosting conductor and art director, Charles Dutoit and Cellist, Gautier Capuçon to play Shostakovich’s ‘Festival Overture’, Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird Suite’, Ravel’s ‘La Valse’ and Dvorak’s ‘Concerto for Cello’. China Philharmonic Orchestra will be carrying the cello solos.
A Classicoscope with Dutoit and Capuçon @ Shanghai Concert Hall
50-980RMB // 19:30-late // 523 Yanan Dong Lu, near Longmen Lu, 黄浦区延安东路523号,近龙门路
This week, Vienna Café will be screening, ‘The Attacks of 26/11’. The film chronicles the 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks that took place in Mumbai on November 26 2008, in which 166 people were killed. The then joint commissioner of police is the protagonist, and we are told about the story in flashbacks; from the attacks, the interrogation of Kasab, to the hanging of the one captured gunman.
Another option is ‘The Ghost of Piramida’ which is an experimental documentary about transience and memory. The film intersects domestic scenes from the former 1990’s mining colony of Piramida with footage of Danish band, Efterklang creating music from Piramida’s now rusted machinery.
Alternatively, the native Shanghai Quartet will be playing on a specially dedicated stage at Lujiazui. They will be celebrating their third decade together with some Dvorak, Smetana and Chinese folk songs.
‘The Attacks of 26/11’ @ Vienna Cafe
No cover // 19:30-21:30 // Lane 25 2 Shaoxing Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu 卢湾区绍兴路25弄2号, 近陕西南路
‘The Ghost of Piramida’ @ The Nut
No cover // 19:30-20:45 // 162 Yongian Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu 黄浦区永年路162号1楼, 近乎黄陂南路
Return of the Natives @ Lujiazui MISA Concert Hall
30-500RMB // 19:30-late // 15 Lujiazui Dong Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu, 浦东陆家嘴东路15号，近银城东路