Tour 2

In 2018, the Year of the Dog will be welcomed with Chinese New Year Concerts in France, Belgium and Germany. Audiences can expect a multifaceted and energetic performance with top soloists, presented by the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.


ORCHESTRA

Orchestra-mini-IISHANGHAI CHINESE ORCHESTRA

Founded in 1952, the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (SHCO) is the first large-scale ensemble committed to perform modern Chinese traditional music. Since its establishment, the SHCO has gained renown for its beauty, tone and excellence in performance across musical styles, and the orchestra has played a key role in the development of Chinese traditional music.

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CONDUCTOR

MUHAI TANG 
Tang Muhai is a world-renowned Chinese maestro of conducting. He is now the laureled conductor of China National Symphony Orchestra and art director of Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, and Harbin Symphony Orchestra.
Tang Muhai was born in Shanghai.

COMPOSER AND GUZHENG SOLOIST

LUO XIAOCI

Luo Xiaoci is the Vice Director of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra and one of China’s top-class guzheng performers. Both in China and abroad, she has performed several solo-concerts and calligraphy exhibitions, and she has starred in many audio and video recordings. She also had the honour of premiering a big number of guzheng masterpieces.

DIZI SOLOIST

JIN KAI

For his great artistic talent and his determination, in recent years Jin Kai has emerged as one of China’s most promising dizi players. His fine and pure sound and his strong stage presence are Jin Kai’s distinguishing qualities. Jin Kai attended SCOM’s primary and middle school, and Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music’s undergraduate course.

SUONA SOLOIST

HU CHENYUN

Hu Chenyun’s sound is pure and beautiful, vivid and smooth, free and easy, his stage presence incredibly strong. He perfectly masters every kind of music work; he enriches each piece with his personal interpretation. He has toured in the United States, France, Italy and more than other 20 countries.

PROGRAM

music-part-miniTHE 21ST GRAND CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT The 21st Grand Chinese New Year Concert
Shanghai Chinese Orchestra
Conductor: Wang Fujian

Chapter One: Natural & Antique

SIGN OF THE YEAR

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If you are born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 or 2018, you will have a very special birthday in the coming year: according to the 12-years-cycle of the Chinese Lunar Calendar you belong to the zodiac of the Dog. In addition, each zodiac animal is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. That fore, every zodiac associated with an element comes back only once in 60 years. Chinese traditional culture believes that a person’s characteristics are formed by his birth year’s zodiac animal sign in combination with the element.