Daily guide to shows, concerts, events in China

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BEIJING, June 7 (Xinhua) -- The following is a list of major shows, concerts, exhibitions and events in China on Saturday, June 8:

-- The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra concert

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing

The concert represents the third China tour in history of the famous German orchestra based in Leipzig. It is also the debut of Andris Nelsons' collaboration with the orchestra in Asia after he became its conductor in 2018.

Founded in 1781, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is one of the world's oldest. Its repertoire spans musical genres, making it possible for the orchestra to stage more than 200 concerts annually.

The widely-acclaimed orchestra will present masterpieces by Austrian composer Anton Bruckner and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky from Russia in this tour.

-- A Life on the Silk Road

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: National Theatre of China, Beijing

As a joint project of Chinese and French artists, the theatre play tells the story of Zhang Qian, a celebrated Chinese Silk Road explorer, from the second century B.C.

Inspired by the story of Zhang being sent to the western regions and referred to in Dunhuang culture, "A life on the Silk Road" lets the audience discover this well-known historical figure through a unique, sharp and exquisite way by combining multi-sensual and surreal multimedia images and musical styles.

-- White Deer Plain drama

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Location: Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai

Based on the Chinese literature classic of the same name by Chen Zhongshi, the drama unfolds its plot revolving around the hardships and spiritual pursuit of several generations living on the White Deer Plain in Shaanxi Province in northwest China.

A masterpiece of Shaanxi People's Art Theatre, the drama is adapted by Chinese leading playwright Meng Bing and directed by Hu Zongqi. Chen Zhongshi, the author of the classic, commended the version for its vivid representation of his work. Enditem

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