Oct 2 nd - Dong Bang Shin Ki 2009 Shanghai Concert Dong Bang Shin Ki ( 東方神起 ), is a South Korean boy band quintet formed under SM Entertainment in 2003. In South Korea they are known as Dong Bang Shin Gi ( 동방신기 ); they were later introduced in Japan as Tohoshinki ( 東方神起, Tōhōshinki?) under the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone in 2005. Their name roughly translates as "Rising Gods of the East". Since their debut, TVXQ has become one of the most popular singing groups in East Asia, gaining great popularity in such countries as China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and other East Asian regions In 2008, with the release of their sixteenth Japanese single, "Purple Line", which debuted atop the Oricon single chart, TVXQ became the fifth non-Japanese Asian artist and the first male foreign group to have a number-one single on the chart. With their twenty-third single, "Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?", TVXQ set a new record, becoming the first foreign artist to have three singles debut atop the chart. In 2009, with the release of their twenty-seventh single, "Share the World/We Are!", TVXQ extended their record, making them the first foreign artist to have six number-one singles on the Oricon.
Oct 16 th - I Musici de Montréal Shanghai Concert Date/Time List: Oct. 16th, 2009 19:30 (Fri.) Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Concert Hall (Address: No. 425 Dingxiang Road, Pudong ） Ticket Price (RMB): ￥ 380, ￥ 280, ￥ 180, ￥ 100, ￥ 60 Booking Office: Room 23B, No.420(HeYi Building), JiangNing Road, Shanghai,China Booking Hotline: 021- 62189950 021-62189930
Oct 16 th - I Musici de Montréal Shanghai Concert Founded by ‘cellist and conductor Yuli Turovsky, I Musici de Montréal is a chamber orchestra of 15 musicians that presents a vast repertoire extending from the baroque to the contemporary. The orchestra presents a busy schedule of over 100 concerts per season throughout the world including three prestigious series in Montreal. This extraordinary amount of activity places I Musici amongst the most important touring orchestras in Canada. Since its beginnings, I Musici has maintained an exclusive recording contract with Chandos Records of England and has, to date, released 43 CDs that are distributed in more than 50 countries around the world. These recordings have won the orchestra and Maestro Turovsky many awards among which one should mention a Diapason d’Or for their 1988 recording of Shostakovich’s 14th Symphony and a 1992 Penguin Guide Rosette for their Concerti grossi, opus 6 by Handel. I Musici’s recording of Handel has since become a reference recording of the highest standard. In December of 1998, the Conseil québecois de la musique gave two Opus Awards to the orchestra for Recording Event of the Year and Best Recording - contemporary music for a CD grouping works by Gorecki, Pärt and Schnittke. In 1999, I Musici was awarded the Grand Prix des Arts by the Montreal Urban Community for their exceptional contribution to music presentation in and around Montreal. In August 2001, BBC Music Magazine rewarded I Musici’s 40th CD by naming it their CD of the Month, calling it a Russian Tour de Force. The program of Miaskovsky, Schnittke and Denisov was thus honoured around the world. In April of 2002, I Musici was ominated for another Canadian Juno Award as Best Classical Album of the Year, this after having won a Juno for their recording of Ginestera, Villa-Lobos and Evangelista.
Oct 17 th - The 2009 Royal Salute Polo Gold Cup Date/Time List: Oct. 17th, 2009 10:30AM (Sat.) Oct. 18th, 2009 10:30 (Sun.) Venue: Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club Ticket Price (RMB): ￥ 50 ， ￥ 200 ，￥ 800 ，￥ 1200 ， ￥ 1500 ，￥ 3500 Booking Office: Room 23B, No.420(HeYi Building), JiangNing Road, Shanghai,China Booking Hotline: 021- 62189950 021-62189930
Oct 18 th - Super Junior 2009 Shanghai Concert Super Junior (Korean: 슈퍼주니어 ) is a 13 member K-pop boyband. The group initially debuted with 12 members on November 6, 2005 with their first single, Twins. The original 12 members, in age order (from oldest to youngest), were Lee Teuk (the leader), Hee Chul, Han Kyung, Ye Sung, Kang In, Shin Dong, Sung Min, Eun Hyuk, Dong Hae, Si Won, Ryeo Wook, and Ki Bum. By the time of the debut, eleven of the members were Korean and one was Chinese. The Chinese member, Han Kyung, was picked among from 3000 applicants through auditions held in China by SM Entertainment in 2001. Many of the members had already made a name for themselves prior to Super Junior’s debut through acting, VJ-ing, and modeling. On May 23, 2006 SM Entertainment announced the addition of a new member, Cho Kyu Hyun, making them the 13 member group they are today
Oct 21 st -Concert by Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is the oldest civic concert orchestra in the world. Few other orchestras have contributed as much to the development of the symphonic musical tradition as the Gewandhaus Orchestra. For example, it performed all of Beethoven's symphonies during the composer's lifetime. The orchestra also presented the world's first complete Bruckner cycle as well as the first Shostakovich cycle during the 1970s. The orchestra boasts an exceptionally wide repertoire and an unusually large number of performances. Felix Mendelssohn, Arthur Nikisch, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Bruno Walter number among the most distinguished Gewandhaus Music Directors. Since September 2005, Riccardo Chailly has held the posts of 19th Gewandhaus Music Director and General Music Director of the Leipzig Opera.
Oct 22 nd - Concert by Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Date/Time List: Oct. 22nd, 2009 19:30 (Thurs.) Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Concert Hall （ Address: No. 425 Dingxiang Road, Pudong ） Ticket Price (RMB): ￥ 880, ￥ 680, ￥ 480, ￥ 380, ￥ 280, ￥ 180, ￥ 100 Booking Office: Room 23B, No.420(HeYi Building), JiangNing Road, Shanghai,China Booking Hotline: 021- 62189950 021-62189930
Oct 22 nd - Concert by Deutsche Radio Philharmonie The Deutsche Radio Philharmonie (DRP) is the first symphonic group to be formed through the fusion of two radio orchestras. Formed in September 2007, it continues the traditions of two well- established institutions – the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken and the Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern – and is based in both Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern. With 114 musicians, it is one of the largest orchestras in the German national public radio service and thus is able to cover a highly diverse repertoire, offering unusual programmes. DRP Principal Conductor Christopher Poppen, who has established a reputation for his innovative programming and his commitment to contemporary music, will conduct a Macao premiere: Britten’s haunting Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.
Oct 24 th - Sodagreen 2009 Shanghai Concert Sodagreen (traditional Chinese: 蘇打綠 ; pinyin: Sūdá lǜ) is a Taiwanese pop rock band. They first became public in 2004 after receiving the Grand Jury Award in the Hohaiyan Gongliau Rock Festival. In 2006, they received the 17th Golden Melody Awards nomination for Best Arranger and Best Band. Sodagreen is renowned for its vocalist, Qing-Feng's unique voice with a wide voice range.
Oct 31 st - Edvin Marton Shanghai Concert Edvin Marton was born in an area of Ukraine largely inhabited by ethnic Hungarians. He was born into a musical family and at age of five was already learning the violin from his parents. He was eight when accepted into that alma mater for the most talented musicians of the Soviet Union, the Central Tchaikowsky Music School in Moscow. He has performed with almost all the main Hungarian orchestras, and given concerts in Austria, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. In May 1994 the internationally famous Dorothy Delay invited him to the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado where he gave a concert with Rohan de Silva. In New York he won a scholarship and was admitted to the class of Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School of Music. His studies in New York at the Juilliard School of Music brought professional contacts which meant changes in his musical style. Here, in one of the most revered classical music environments of Juilliard, he mingled with DJ's and jumped from high level classical to what is referred today as crossover. Still in his 20s, Marton had traveled to more than 30 countries, and played in such renowned concert halls as the Berliner Philharmonie and Vienna's Koncerthaus. But he was looking for a change. A former classmate said of him, "After he graduated from the music academy the talented, jovial and rotund Lajos disappeared, only to return as a slim, easy listening, music playing Edvin Marton." He was always more interested in playing his own music, and this doesn't mean that he wouldn't play Mozart or Vivaldi, it's just that today it is more exciting to perform these works with electronic sounds, since we live in the 21st century. He won his chance to play on a donated Stradivarius in a world competition in Canada in 1996, from among 350 violinists. It has been lent to him for his life by a Swiss Bank. "The violin I'm using is from 1697, it's a Stradivarius and was actually played by Paganini over 300 years ago. I won the chance to play it when I won a competition in Montreal in 1996, and now it's in Belgrade with us."