After two days of relaxing in Vienna, the orchestra arrived in Budapest in the afternoon of February 2nd. It was a pity we could not organize a city tour for the orchestra due to our very tight schedule.
This was the 4th time we presented the Grand Chinese New Year Concert in Budapest. Just like the last three years, the Concert Hall was once again filled with the exciting musical spices of China. This time we played three enchores after the repertoire. The generous applause by the Hungarian audience for the orchestra’s performance at Palace of Arts was touching.
There was no gap between Chinese and International culture, it was not hard for the Western ears to adapt to the music. The audience was taken on a journey into a Far Eastern adventure. The pieces in the orchestra’s repertoire clearly reflected the direction Chinese classical music has taken and the evolution it has undergone in recent decades. Most of the pieces gather their inspiration from traditional Chinese folk compositions, making this concert a great choice for both those familiar with the Chinese world and musical gourmets making their first journey into the Far East.
After the concert in Luzern, our concert in Budapest was another one which was visited by over 1000 guest. Budapest, we will come back next year!