Tour 2

In 2016, the Year of the Monkey will be welcomed with Chinese New Year Concerts in Hungary, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Audiences can expect a multifaceted and energetic performance with top soloists, presented by the Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater.


ORCHESTRA

Orchestra-mini-IIThe Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater

The Chinese Traditional Orchestra is affiliated to the China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater (CNODDT), the largest and oldest state-level theater in China. With a history of over 50 years, the Chinese Traditional Orchestra has created a large number of renowned and popular Chinese traditional operas and dance dramas. The revolutionary opera “The White-Haired Girl” is probably the best known in the west.

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CONDUCTOR

ConductorhongxiaHONG XIA 

Hong Xia is a National First Class Conductor in China and permanent conductor of the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater.

Hong is a member of the Chinese Musicians Association, a trustee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, and the vice-president of the Conducting Major Committee at the China Nationalities Orchestra Society.

ERHU SOLOIST

Lin-GanLIN GAN

Lin Gan is a young erhu performer and a National First Class Performer in China. She is a soloist and lead erhu performer at the Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater. She received a Master of Fine Arts in erhu performance from the Central Conservatory of Music. She is a member of the Chinese Musicians Association and a trustee of the Erhu Society at the Chinese Musicians Association. She is also a member of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society and a trustee of the Huqin Professional Committee at the China Nationalities Orchestra Society.

GUZHENG SOLOIST

Lei-DianyunLEI DIANYUN

Lei Dianyun is a solo guzheng performer at the Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater and a committee member of the Ministry of Culture Youth Federation. She is a member of the Chinese Musicians Association and a trustee of its Guzheng Society. She is also a trustee of the Guzheng Society at the China Nationalities Orchestra Society.

DIZI SOLOIST

Huang KaiHUANG KAI

ERHU SOLOIST

Yang-Wenna-2YANG WENNA

Yang Wenna is a young erhu performer and a member of the Chinese Musicians Association, the Chinese Musicians Association Erhu Society, and the China Nationalities Orchestra Society. She is currently a soloist and the chief zhonghu performer in the Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater. She is a solo erhu performer in the Asian Orchestra (Japanese, Korean, Chinese).

PERCUSSION SOLOIST

Wang-JiananWANG JIANAN

Wang Jianan graduated from the China Conservatory of Music and studied under professors Jiao Shanlin, Wang Yidong, Fang Guoqing, and Wang Jianhua.

As a student, Jianan served as the captain of the Affiliated High School of China Conservatory of Music Youth Orchestra and the chief percussionist in the Huaxia Chinese  Orchestra.

PROGRAM

music-part-miniConductor: Hong Xia
Performer: Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater

1. Traditional Chinese Orchestral Music “Spring Festival Overture”
Composer: Li Huanzhi

This orchestral piece is inspired by the tones and rhythms of traditional Chinese folk dance Yangge and song forms from Northern Shaanxi Province. As a musical exploration of the traditional Chinese Spring Festival, the piece depicts a jubilant and touching celebration scene in which people exchange good wishes with their friends and family.

SIGN OF THE YEAR

sheep-mini-IIROOSTER

You are born in the year 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 or 2005. Then you will have a very special birthday in the coming year. According to the Chinese Zodiac you are born in the Year of the Rooster which will be celebrated in 2017. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are loyal, trustworthy and extremely sociable.

Rooster (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Acute, neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible. Can be over zealous and critical,puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, proud, opinionated, given to empty bravado.