BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The following is a list of shows, concerts, exhibitions and other events staged in China Saturday.
-- Concert performed by Franz Welser-Most and the Cleveland Orchestra, National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA), 7:30 p.m., Beijing
The Cleveland Orchestra, one of the most sought-after musical ensembles in the world, will play the works of Sergei Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. The performance will be directed by acclaimed Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Most.
-- China-produced opera "Un Ballo in Maschera," NCPA, 7 p.m., Beijing
Produced by the NCPA and directed by internationally known director Hugo De Ana, the performance recreates scenes from the Swedish court and the city of Stockholm during the reign of King Gustav III in the 18th century.
The Giuseppe Verdi opera tells the tragic story of the King, who falls in love with his friend's wife and is killed.
-- Sharing a Common Future - Exhibition of Treasures from National Museums along the Silk Road, National Museum of China, Beijing
Sponsored by the national museums of China and 12 other countries, the exhibition features selected cultural relics that display the diversity of civilizations along the land and maritime Silk Roads.
-- Broadway musical "School of Rock," Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Based on the Hollywood film of the same name, the musical tells a story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who disguises himself as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students' musical talent, he enlists his fifth graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.