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Music – Chinese Folk Orchestra Concert

December 2, 2010

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Chinese Folk Orchestra Concert Performed by China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra Conductor Mr. Pang Kapang

  • Sydney Premiere Sydney Opera House Thursday, 2 December
  • One Performance Only

Experience the magical music of the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestraand witness their supreme skill and artistry

China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra was founded in 1953 and is a national level orchestra with a long history of brilliant achievements and influence. Though they have toured to over seventy countries, this December marks the Orchestra’s first tour to Australia and the concert features eighty-nine orchestra pieces, including more than thirty Chinese instruments.

 For the Orchestra’s Sydney premiere, China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra will perform favourites by well known composers Peng Xiuwen, Tan Dun and Guo wenjing among others.

With the efforts and endeavour of famous conductor and composer, Peng Xiuwen, the Orchestra developed its framework based on the bow and string instrument, plucked instrument, wind instrument and percussion instrument. Today, Peng Xiuwen’s four-part framework is widely employed by musicians within and outside of China. Together with other composers, Peng Xiuwen has written almost one thousand works, such as Happiness, Purple Bamboo Melody, and The Liberating Day. His music has made a great contribution for national music symphonization.

During the past fifty years, the Orchestra has performed and recorded for movies, TV series, broadcasting and albums, many of which are celebrated among Chinese music circles. The Orchestra has collaborated with distinguished artists and conductors such as Peng Xiuwen, Liu Mingyuan, Hu Haiquan, Zhang Lie, Jiang Kemei, and Zhang Shao among others.

Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra, Pang Kapang is an award winning conductor and has been invited to be a guest conductor for orchestras around the world. He became chief conductor of the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra in 1998. He has led tours to Thailand, Germany and Hong Kong amongst others. Pang Kapang conducted the orchestra in two concerts in the Golden Hall in Vienna, Austria and led the Orchestra to Geneva, Switzerland to hold the grand concert of traditional Chinese music in the Assembly Hall of the United Nations, which was included in the cultural programme for the United Nations Year of the dialogue among civilizations.

Program:
A Wa Mountain  Composed by Guo Wenjing
Flowing Water  Composed by Peng Xiuwen
Terra-cotta Warriors  Composed by Peng Xiuwen
Interval
The Northwest Suite  Composed by Tan Dun
I. May Heaven Send the Rain
II. Celebration at Wedding Chamber
III. Thing of my lover
IV. Hip Drums of Stone Blades
Hua Bangzi (banhu & orchestra) Arranged by Liu Yuan
Banhu Soloist: Jiang Kemei
Dragon Dancing  Composed by Xu Changjun
 Duration: 120 minutes incl. 20 mins interval

Chinese Folk Orchestra Concert
Bookings  Tickets on Sale Now  Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Date: Thursday 2 December 2010  Time: 8:00pm
Tickets Prices: Adults: $129 / $99 / $69 / $49 (incl. GST)
Concessions*: na / $89 / $63 / $44 *Concession applies to Australian Pensioners and Students (Discount for group of 10 or more)
Bookings: Sydney Opera House Box Office on 02 9250 7777 or www.sydneyoperahouse.com

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