The richness of Chinese traditional music will be on display in this performance featuring Chinese traditional classics as well as newly composed contemporary works, showcasing the best of Chinese musical culture through the classics with a modern touch.
Among the traditional works featured are the ancient piece Jackdaws Frolicking in the Water, the Beijing opera piece Deep in the Night, and Teochew folk music piece Temple of Fu De. Young promising contemporary composers from China are also featured with Wang Danhong’s Dreams by the Plum Blossoms and Zou Hang’s Drunk Dancing Devarajas.
About Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra
Comprising renowned musicians from the China Conservatory of Music, the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra has captivated audiences with its unique musical style and exquisite performing standards. Since its establishment in 2008, it has grown to become an outstanding chamber orchestra both in China as well as the international music scene. Led by distinguished pipa soloist Yang Jing, its Music Director and Conductor is Liu Shun of the China Conservatory of Music.
The Orchestra has been involved in numerous music events at the national level and is regarded by the Ministry of Culture as a professional ensemble worthy of representing China in cultural exchanges with other countries. Prominent international music festivals where it has performed include Brisbane, Canberra, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland. It has also won acclaim from critics who typically commend it for its “elegant and gorgeous presentation of Chinese traditional music” and “its ability to bridge the gap between the music of nobility and that of the masses”.
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