Daily guide to shows, concerts, events in China

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BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- The following is a list of major shows, concerts, exhibitions and events in China for Sunday, Sept. 8:

-- Multimedia Concert "The Anatomy of the Piano"

Time: 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Location: National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing

Billed as "part recital, part dissection," the multimedia concert features whirlwind piano playing, performance, storytelling and hand-drawn projections, attempting to anatomize the 300-year evolutionary history of piano music.

The British jazz pianist Will Pickvance will help parents, with his unique music appreciation experience, solve a centuries-old problem of "sufferings on child piano learners."

-- Original musical "Notre Dame de Paris"

Time: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hangzhou Grand Theater, Hangzhou

Based on the eponymous novel by Victor Hugo, the smash-hit musical "Notre Dame de Paris" tells a love tragedy between a young and beautiful gypsy girl named Esmeralda and Quasimodo, the hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame.

The French version returned to Chinese theaters after touring China in 2002. Since its premiere in Paris in 1998, the musical has been staged over 5,000 times worldwide with eight language versions.

-- Musical "Evita"

Time: 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Location: SAIC Shanghai Culture Square, Shanghai

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical concentrates on the life of former Argentine first lady Eve Peron, the second wife of the country's former president Juan Peron from her early life, rise to power, charity work and eventual death.

The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in the 1970s. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical. It also swept several Tony Awards after its staging on Broadway. Enditem

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