Sep 01, 2017 05:33 PM

What’s Hot in Beijing in September?

Live in Beijing or planning a visit? Here are a few September events in the city’s eclectic cultural scene that you won’t want to miss:

Beijing Symphony Orchestra Concert

This month, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra hosts conductor Sergey Roldugin and violinist Pavel Milyukov in an electrifying program of Tchaikovsky's "Serenade and Violin Concerto," and Prokofiev's "Classical Symphony."

National Center for Performing Arts, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.


Beijing Symphony Orchestra. Photo:

Museum of Contemporary Art 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Founded in May 2007 by internationally renowned artist Qin Feng, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing (Beijing MOCA) seeks to promote the appreciation of both Chinese and international contemporary art, and to create a dialogue between the East and the West. Through its three annual exhibitions, education programs, scholarships and scholarly initiatives, and collaborative relationships with other museums, Beijing MOCA has helped to bridge the gaps among the conceptual, the scholarly, and the artistic.

To mark its 10th anniversary, Beijing MOCA is showcasing the works of 26 artists who have helped bring Chinese modern art to the world.

Beijing MOCA, Sept. 1-Dec. 20, Daily from 10:00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing Photo:

‘And Give Us Shadows’

The Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre presents “And Give Us Shadows” by playwright Lars Noren. Based on Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” the story looks at a family struggling with their demons and addictions over the course of one long day. Noren is one of Sweden’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights.

National Center for Performing Arts, Sept. 7-9


A scene from “And Give Us Shadows” by Swedish playwright Lars Noren. Photo:

Seminar on the Future of Traditional Chinese Wooden Architecture

Join a workshop on traditional Chinese architectural carpentry at a sprawling 2.5-acre woodworks restoration site in Beijing’s Chaoyang district. Participants will be seated in an ancient, 300-year-old wooden building, and will learn how to create traditional Chinese wooden constructions without using a single nail. The site, known as the Futurali Culture & Creativity Park, is located on the banks of the Wenyu River.

Futurali Culture & Creativity Park, BinHe Road, SunheSheng, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Sept. 24-25, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Futurali Culture & Creativity Park in Chaoyang district, Beijing Photo:

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