In the Show – 21st April 2009

At just 34, violinist Julian Rachlin has performed with many top orchestras, brought audiences all around the world to their feet, and been given the coveted “Accademia Musicale Chigiana International Prize”, one of the most prestigious awards for classical musicians. Over the weekend, he was bringing a touch of Russia to Hong Kong. He spoke to The Works before his concert, and revealed that neither the violin nor the viola, both of which he regularly plays, are his first love.

The Amazing 50 Foot Woman, the Blob, the Fly, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Mothra – to fans of so-called monster movies from the 1950s and 1960s they will need no introduction, and variations of all of them turn up in Dreamworks new “Monsters vs Aliens”.

In the new computer animated movie they have become Ginormica, BOB, Dr Cockroach PhD, the Missing Link, and Insectosaurus, and – in another throwback to the 1950s – you can see them in 3D. Our film reviewer Gary Pollard donned dark glasses to take a look.

Until the 17th June, the Sun Yat-sen museum in Central’s Castle Road is presenting an exhibition devoted to Soong Ching-ling, the wife of Dr Sun Yat-sen and the Honorary President of the People’s Republic of China. The exhibition contains over 70 artefacts and photographs, many of which come from Soong Ching-ling’s personal collection, and are on loan to an outside institution for the first time.img_07598

Singer Pete Moore and his band bring to their performances a little bit of jazz, a little bit of funk, and a little bit of soul.

Tonight a stripped-down version of the band is performing 10CC’s “I’m Not in Love”.

To get a taste of the band, and the rest of the show, in a streaming video, please click here.

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