Holland Baroque likes to share the stage with playful, inspiring musicians. Composer and
improviser Wu Wei is such a musician.
Wu Wei can do everything with the sheng. This Chinese mouth organ that represents
three thousand years of Chinese music culture is a miracle of harmony, melody and
What would have happened if this wonderful instrument had found its way through the
Silk Road to Venice, or to the remote places Telemann visited during his travels through
Central Europe? What stories would Vivaldi or Telemann have told with it?
Holland Baroque and Wu Wei connect the beautiful sheng sound with baroque music and
show that old traditions and exotic instruments can produce new stories.
Old music does not exist. The music is only finished when you play it. We are looking
forward to meet with this unique sound virtuoso.
Purcell, Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Wu Wei
Sat 18 Nov – ‘s-Hertogenbosch , Muziekcentrum De Toonzaal
Sun 19 Nov – Zeist, Slot Zeist
Wed 22 Nov – Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg
Thu 23 Nov – Leiden, Stadsgehoorzaal,
Fri 24 Nov – Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou
From 23 September 2017, MOA | Museum Oud Amelisweerd is presenting the exhibition Made in China – Armando & masterpieces of the Qing dynasty. In a year when many museums are focusing on China, Made in China is distinguished by its focus on classical Chinese painting and calligraphy and a very diverse selection of export art. Also represented in the exhibition is Armando, whose work displays a surprising number of similarities to Chinese art of the eighteenth century.
Knife in the clear water
WANG XUEBO | CHINA | 2016 | 93′ | MANDARIN | ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A glimpse into the life of the Chinese Hui. Elderly farmer Ma Zishan feels pressured to slaughter his only bull to pay for his deceased wife’s mourning ceremony. But he really loves the old animal. As if it senses its destiny, the bull stops eating.
RIALTO: SUN AUG 20: 21.00h
KIM KI-DUK | SOUTH KOREA | 2016 | 114′ | KOREAN | ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A compelling story of suspicion and distrust. A simple North Korean fisherman accidentally drifts into South Korean waters. He is immediately arrested and taken to Seoul where he is subjected to endless interrogations. All he wants is to return home to his family.
RIALTO: TUE AUG 22 19.00h film preceded by a special programme in corporation with De Balie | WED AUG 23 18.45h
DE BALIE: THU AUG 24 21.00h
The Chinese bag brand, Bampo, is making its debut on the European market with an exhibition at the Museum of Bags and Purses between 27 June and 24 September 2017. Bampo has been translating traditional Chinese culture and crafts into modern designs for twenty years. Bampo’s mission is to contribute to preserving Chinese culture and passing it on to future generations. The items that will soon be on display at the Museum of Bags and Purses represent an important aspect of Chinese culture and philosophy.