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米氏酷爽夏日冰镇鸡尾酒 Summer in the City, HOT Cocktails to Cool Off~

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炎炎夏日,酷暑难当~ 米氏冰镇爽口的鸡尾酒如沙漠绿洲 为您带去丝丝清凉~

入夜时分,露台悠坐,望浦江两岸华灯初上,杯中美酒光影交错,人生得意尽在此时…

Summer time’s hot in the city, but so are our cocktails! Enjoy our refreshing cocktails on our gorgeous terrace and cool off with drinks like M’s Summer Delights or M’s Lemongrass Martini…best served before dinner and ice cold, of course.

Lemongrass Martini [Lemongrass infused Vodka, with Lillet]

Tom Collins [Tanqueray, fresh sour mix, topped with soda]

Summer Delights [Havana 3 yo Rum, mint, strawberry, basil & sparkling wine]

 

 

 

聚会的最新选择 米氏小型私人宴会包厢 M’S NEW PRIVATE ROOM

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米氏西餐厅及魅蓝推出小型私人宴会包厢,坐拥浦江两岸绝美景致,适合各种小型私人宴会,生日庆典,商务聚会,产品发布会等等。

包厢内陈列有以色列艺术家 Basmat Levin 的油画作品及地毯,美国设计师Brenda Houston 的萤石壁画,以及来自美国纽约的艺术装置吊灯。在美轮美奂的玻璃墙与水晶珠帘的映衬下,整个包厢如若仙境一般。

该包厢适合14人以内就坐用餐,20人左右的鸡尾酒会。特别定制的菜单可选用米氏西餐厅或魅蓝的精品美味佳肴。

如需预定请致电 (86 21) 63509988
或发送邮件至 reservations@m-onthebund.com

M’s new private room is perfect for any event…intimate, gorgeous and overlooking the Bund and the Huangpu River, we can tailor the room to any occasion.

The room itself is brimming with art and style including hand-designed wallpaper by Brenda Houston, a custom-fitted art deco chandelier from New York and two large-scale paintings and rugs by Israeli artist, Basmat Levin.

Seating up to 14 for a sit-down dinner or 20 for small bites & cocktails, our private room is perfect for a birthday celebration, a product launch, private business dinner or just a special night with friends.

Customise the menu with food from either M on the Bund OR Glam and eat, drink, chat, kiss and more at Glam~

If you’d like to rent the private room, please call us at (86 21) 63509988 or email us at reservations@m-onthebund.com

魅蓝超值尊贵礼遇 香槟&鱼子酱仅售18元 Champagne & Caviar for 18 RMB!!

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夏日狂欢超值礼遇” The Deal to End All Deals! Champagne & Caviar for 18 RMB~

即日起在魅蓝用晚餐的客人,均可享尊贵超值礼遇。一杯泰亭哲香槟加鱼子酱小食仅售人民币18元。

Book at Glam and be spoiled with our very special summer deal. A glass of Taittinger Champagne & Beluga caviar…it’s by far the best deal on the Bund!

Make a summer splash without the splurge~

******

一人限购一份,不单独出售,
仅与魅蓝晚餐套餐同时销售。

One portion per person
& only available with Glam’s set dinner deal.

The Wall at Glam x Christian Ruiz

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A new year, a new Wall at Glam! Starting in January 2018, we’ll have French artist, Christian Ruiz’s paintings on The Wall at Glam. With the help of curator, Isabelle Dupuis-Krause, Christian’s paintings will bring the wall to life with vibrant color and rich depth. And to celebrate Christian’s presence at Glam, our launch party on January 13th is sure to be a very glam time…save the date!

And don’t forget our current Wall at Glam with La Cornelius is on until January 8th…catch his brilliant pieces while you still can!

 

Bob’s Music Blog: January 2017 Chamber Music Concert – Britten, Schumann & Schubert

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On January 28th, 2018 we will hear three masterpieces for viola, two with piano accompaniment, by Benjamin Britten, Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert.

Ticket Type Event Details Price
Adult January 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM ¥ 85.00 CNY
Student January 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM ¥ 40.00 CNY

Although the viola has been around in some form virtually as long as its string siblings, the violin and the cello, it was only in the 19th Century and especially in the 20th Century that the viola was increasingly seen for its potential as a solo instrument. Up to then, the instrument was mainly used in musical ensembles to provide inner harmonic voicings emerging only occasionally for brief moments of solo lines. It was with Berlioz’s Harold in Italy (1834), commissioned for orchestra and viola by none other than Paganini, did the viola start to be consistently seen as a solo instrument in its own right. Schumann’s Märchenbilder that we will hear on the 28th of January is one of the most important viola solo masterpieces to be written in the 19th Century and helped to further cement the viola’s role as a full-fledged solo instrument.

The first piece we will hear is the last movement, Ciaconna or Chaconne, of Benjamin Britten’s Second Suite for solo Cello. It is frequently played on the viola as well. Britten (1913-1976) , one of the giants of 20th Century music, is mainly known today as an opera composer and he is the most frequently performed opera composer born in the 20th Century. But he was a prolific composer in many kinds of music whether it be orchestral, choral or chamber. He wrote his three solo cello suites for his close friend Mstislav Rostropovich in the 1960s and early 1970s. The Ciaconna movement which we will hear takes a respectful glance back to its Bach predecessor while clearly being a work of the 20th Century. The chaconne dance form, by the way, appears to have originated in the New World, made it way to Spain as a sprightly dance, but had morphed into a slow, serious form in three beats by the time Bach and contemporaries wrote them in the 18th Century.

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) was often inspired by childhood for his compositions. His piano suites Kinderszenen (Scenes for Childhood) and his Album for the Young are perhaps the most famous. Toward the end of his composing career he wrote two suites inspired by fairy tales: Märchenerzälungen (Fairy Tales) in 1853 for viola, clarinet and piano and Märchenbilder (Scenes from Fairy Tales) in 1851 which we will hear in our concert. On the printed score Schumann does not tell us which fairy tales he is writing about, but from his personal correspondence we learn that the first two movements of Märchenbilder relate to Rapunzel, the third movement to Rumpelstiltskin and the fourth to Sleeping Beauty. Schumann likely leaves this information off the score so that we concentrate more on the pure music rather than trying to guess the underlying narrative.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) wrote his Sonata in a minor opus 821 for the then recently invented instrument, the arpeggione, a six-string fretted instrument that looked something like a cross between a cello and a guitar. By the time the sonata was published posthumously in 1871 the arpeggione was long out of fashion and the sonata has generally been played by cello or viola, although it has been arranged for flute and other instruments. The sonata is one of the most beloved of all Schubert sonatas. It is easy to see why being packed with melodies of great pathos that Schubert is known for. When he wrote the sonata in 1824 he was already aware that due to his health each year left to him was a gift. Even in happier moments of his music we get a sense that he is conveying, “This is how it could have been, but this is how it is”. Schubert seemed to accept his fate of a short life not with only bitter sweetness but more with a profound and humble sense of acceptance, reconciliation. Ironically my favorite cello recording of the Arpeggione Sonata is by Rostropovich and Benjamin Britten whose music and influence started off our program today!

Please come to Glam on January 28th to hear this wonderful program. It will be played by Cao Yibo the violist of the award winning Song Quartet, which we have heard several times at Glam, and by Professor of Piano, Zheng Lin from the Shanghai Conservatory. See you on the 28th!

Bob Martin

For pre-listening:
Benjamin Britten’s Second Suite (arranged for viola by Nobuko Imai):

Schumann’s Märchenbilder:

Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata (viola):

Schubert’s Arpeggione with Rostropovich (cello) and Britten

Whatever You’re Celebrating…Celebrate at M!

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M Celebrations Packages (December 1 till Chinese New Year)

Foie Gras, Caviar, Truffles, Champagne Cocktails…Oh My!
Whatever the occasion—family get-togethers, corporate functions, holiday meals or
simply a celebration of delicious food—M has just the perfect feast for you and your guests. For M on the Bund celebration packages, please click here. For Glam celebration packages, please click here.

Minimum 10 guests; please call 86-21-6350 9988 for festive menus & reservations.

A Very M Christmas
M on the Bund and Glam’s fabulous Christmas celebrations are delicious, festive and oh-so-warm
& cosy. Spend the holiday surrounded by loved ones, gorgeous decorations and M’s seasonal delights like our homemade Stollen, our famous mulled wines and our classic Christmas goodies!

Christmas Eve December 24, 2017
Dinner at M on the Bund: Five Course Menu, 688 RMB*

Dinner at Glam: A Feast to Share, 388 RMB per person*

Christmas Day December 25, 2017

Lunch: M’s Christmas Day Lunch Menu, 588 RMB*
Children’s Menu: 388 RMB* Gifts & treats for the kids 11.30am-3pm
Dinner: A la carte menu, with our Christmas specials*

New Year’s Eve December 31, 2017

Welcome the New Year in style with our fabulous New Year’s Eve menu and an unbeatable view of the Shanghai skyline. Six delicious courses of caviar, foie gras and truffles, party favours and Champagne to toast the year ahead!

1188 RMB per person*

New Year’s Day
January 1, 2018

Start 2018 on the right foot with a strong Bloody Mary and our delicious (read: essential!) Recovery Brunch.

Three courses: 298 RMB*

For menus & reservations: (86 21) 6350 9988 / reservations@m-onthebund.com
*10% service charge applies

SPECIAL PLANT-BASED Pop-Up: Dinner & Brunch at Glam

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Glam partners with Hong Kong’s Grassroots Pantry for an exclusive plant-based pop-up “Autumn in Shanghai”.

From Char-grilled Cauliflower Handles to Teff Pumpkin Gnocchi, the creative dishes by Chefs Hamish Waddel and Peggy Chen only feature seasonal, organic and locally sourced igredients, and most importantly, completely plant-based.

NOVEMBER 24 & 25
6pm-10:30pm
6-course shared DINNER at Glam
338pp + 10% service charge

NOVEMBER 26
12pm-3pm
4-course shared BRUNCH at Glam
298pp + 10% service charge

*Reservations encouraged

Bob’s Music Blog: November Crystal Chamber Music Concert – Haydn & Dvorak

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On November 26th at 4:00PM at Glam we will be treated to two of the most beloved string quartets in the whole chamber music repertory:  Joseph Haydn’s “Lark Quartet” and Antonin Dvorak’s “American Quartet”.

Ticket Type Event Details Price
Adult November 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM ¥ 85.00 CNY
Student November 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM ¥ 40.00 CNY

Joseph Haydn is lovingly known as Papa Haydn by composers and musicians.  Although he had no children of his own (that we know of), he is widely considered as the “father” of the symphony, the piano trio and the string quartet.  These three genres sprung up in the mid-18th Century at the end of the Baroque and beginning of the Classical eras and Haydn was the central influence in their development.

Haydn wrote over eighty string quartets and they span most of his musical life from his thirties until his late sixties.  The string quartets thus read like a textbook of the musical development of this great composer.  On November 26th we will hear what is arguably the most popular of his string quartets, the “Lark”.  Like most of the nicknames of Haydn’s works, the name “Lark” was given by his publisher in order to increase sales:  “Lark” was easier to remember than Opus 64, number 5!  The “Lark” was included in the very last group of six quartets (Opus 64) written before Haydn went on his first trip to London. The London trip, where Haydn heard his quartets played in concert halls rather than in more intimate chamber settings (like Glam!), brought about a fundamental change in Haydn’s compositional style.  Because of the acoustical requirements larger halls, his quartets became more demonstrative and concert-like.  Up to this point, Haydn’s quartets had been more “conversational”, intimate exchanges–sometimes serious, sometimes witty–between the four instruments.  The “Lark” is one of the last, and one of the greatest, examples of this earlier style.

If Joseph Haydn was a musical “father”, we might call Anton Dvorak one of his musical “grandchildren”.  After all Haydn and Dvorak were born in close proximity in what would later become the Austria-Hungarian Empire, and they both had an strong affinity for folk music–although Haydn’s interest was purely musical and Dvorak’s more nationalistic.  Closing the gap even more was the fact that Dvorak was one of the later Romantics, like Brahms, who felt that the early Romantics had gone too far in their move away from the classic tradition.  Dvorak therefor endeavored to preserve the classical forms and genres of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, like the string quartet, while preserving at the same time his romantic élan.  We can easily see the successful result of Dvorak’s efforts in the American Quartet that we will hear on November 26th.  If we simply look at the names of the movements, we would not be able to say really that the quartet was not one by Haydn.  Listening is another matter with Dvorak employing the longer, soaring melodies of the Romantics as opposed to the shorter motifs of the Classicists. Coincidentally, both quartets both make references to birds.  The Haydn of course has the lark singing away at the very beginning of the first movement.  Dvorak saves his bird, the American scarlet tanager, for the third, Scherzo movement.  The scarlet tanager used to wake Dvorak up very early in the morning when he lived for a summer in Iowa in the United States and he would curse it as that “damned bird”.  That damned bird has now achieved immortality!

Our musicians for the November concert are the award-winning Echo Quartet from the Shanghai Conservatory Middle School.  As all regular attendees of the Glam Chamber Music Series know, these middle schoolers are young masters who play at an absolutely professional level far beyond their years.

If you would like to familiarize yourselves with the music before the concert, please check out these Youku sites:

Haydn:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uYxn1M_O-4

Dvorak:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b_rwtDlUXA

I look forward to seeing you all on November 26th for this exciting performance!

Bob Martin

Loeffler, Klughardt & Holbrooke: All About September’s Chamber Music Concert

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Usually, we are treated to music by the magnificent students from the Shanghai Conservatory. From time to time, however, the professors come out to give us a rare treat. September 24th at 4pm at Glam will be such a moment (tickets and program below!).

Playing will be Jensen Lam, Associate Dean at the Conservatory and head of the Viola and Chamber Music Departments. He is the very founder of L’Ensemble les Amis (ELA) and the driving inspiration behind this Crystal Chamber Music series at M on the Bund. Jensen is an award-winning and internationally recognized musician and for ten years the principal violist of the Spanish National Radio Television Symphony, the pre-eminent orchestra of Spain.

We welcome back Juan Manuel García-Cano, Professor of Oboe at Suzhou University. Juan-Manuel is an award-winning musician as well and has played with major orchestras all over Europe and in Asia.

Joining us for the first time is Qiuning Huang who also teaches at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Qiuning studied at both the Shanghai Conservatory and at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Also an award winning musician, Qiuning is frequently in demand in China and at music festivals across the United States.

The combination of Piano, Viola and Oboe is not common in the world of chamber music. It really does not appear until the last half of the 19th Century. But the sensual combination of these sounds makes for wonderful listening. We will hear three masterpieces from three composers who were famous in their day and, while no longer household names, continue to appear regularly in chamber music programs.

All three works we will hear have been inspired by poetry. The synthesis of music and poetry was very much in favor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries continuing an aesthetic trend that had been largely inspired by Franz Liszt and his thirteen Symphonic Poems.

The first work is Charles Martin Loeffler’s (1861-1935) evocative and languorous Two Rhapsodies for Piano, Oboe and Viola. The two movements, The Pond and The Bagpipe are inspired by Maurice Rollinat, a French poet and singer of the Decadent Movement. He sang his songs in cabarets such as the famous Le Chat Noir in Montmartre. (You can find the poem L’etang in French here: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/l-tang-2/ ). With this music, we are clearly in the sumptuous sound world of Cesar Frank and Gabriel Faure with exotic hints of Debussy and Ravel. Loeffler, a violinist, was born in Berlin but claimed to be Alsatian because of his dislike of Prussian authorities. He moved to America and ended up sharing the Concertmaster position at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was highly regarded as a composer with his works being conducted by Richard Strauss and Toscanini. Highly cultured with refined taste, Loeffler was friends with the likes of Faure, Busoni, Gershwin and John Singer Sargent whose portrait of Loeffler I will show at the concert.

The late Romantic English composer, Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958), would likely be much more famous today if he had not had such a difficult, hypersensitive personality. He became increasingly dismissive and contemptuous of both his audiences and critics and they eventually turned away from him. However, he left behind a formidable body of work that is gradually finding its way back into the repertory.   Holbrooke’s frequent poetic muse was the American, Edgar Allen Poe. Holbrooke wrote over thirty pieces of music, from large symphonic works to piano solos, inspired by the macabre American writer. We will hear his Fairyland based on Poe’s deliciously obscure poem of the same name. You can read it here: http://www.online-literature.com/poe/2161/).

Finally, We will hear the somewhat earlier German Romantic composer August Klughardt (1847-1902). He studied piano as a child and eventually became music director in a number of cities around Germany including Weimar where he befriended Franz Liszt. After that meeting Klughardt became of advocate of the New German Music movement as typified by Liszt and Wagner, although Klughardt‘s personal style retained some the classical elements of the music like that of Brahms and Schumann. The work we will hear is a suite of fantasies inspired by Reed Songs, a group of five poems by the famous Austrian Romantic poet Nikolaus Lenau. Lenau had also been a muse for Liszt in his Mephisto Waltzes. In these fantasies we can clearly hear the influence of Liszt and Wagner. You can read Lenau’s Reed Songs (Schilflieder) in German and English here: http://www.poemswithoutfrontiers.org/Schilflieder.html

So there we have it! Some very original programming with three professors, three composers and three poets all for the price of one! Mark your calendars. I look forward to seeing you all on September 24th at 4:00 pm at Glam!

Bob Martin

Shanghai Chamber Music Lovers – Shanghai Conservatory’s Atelier of Chamber Music
Crystal Chamber Music    Ensemble Les Amis-Shanghai

Sunday September 24th, 2017 4:00pm
Tickets 85 rmb includes a drink, Students 40 rmb

Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935)
Deux Rapsodies Pour Hautbois, Alto et Piano;
勒夫乐:《两首狂想曲》为双簧管、中提琴和钢琴而作
1. L’Étang 池塘
2.La Cornemuse 风笛

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)
Nocturne Fairyland for Oboe, Viola and Piano
霍尔布鲁克:《仙境夜曲》为双簧管、中提琴和钢琴而作

August Klughardt,
“Schilflieder” for Oboe, Viola and Piano Op.28
(nach Gedichten von Lenau)
克鲁格下特:《芦笛曲》为双簧管、中提琴和钢琴而作
(根据雷瑙的诗歌)
1. Langsam, träumerisch 缓慢、如梦似幻
2.Leidenschaftlich erregt 激情的

III. Zart, in ruhiger bewegung 温柔的慢板
1. Feurig 火热的
2. Sehr ruhig 非常安静的

The Performers
Piano: Huang Qiuning 黄秋宁
Oboe: Juan Manuel Garcia-Cano
Viola: Jensen Horn Sin Lam 蓝汉成

Ticket Type Event Details Price
Adult September 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM ¥ 85.00 CNY
Students September 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM ¥ 40.00 CNY
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