The title of the concert program is “Silk Road & Fuchun Mountain Capriccio”. This contains the typical characters of the two regions: The famous Silk Road started in Shaanxi province in the old time and Fuchun Mountain is very famous for its beautiful landscape which is located in Zhejiang province. Thus, this program will show the audience the flairs of the Southern and Northern China.
Founded in 1950, the Shaanxi Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra (SBCO) is one of the oldest and the most professional Chinese traditional orchestras in Western China. For over 60 years, the orchestra has witnessed the growth of a great number of famous traditional Chinese artists. In recent years, the orchestra has enticed many young musicians graduated from the most distinguished conservatories in China to join the team and thereby cultivated a refreshing and vigorous image.
The Shannxi Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra has participated in many foreign cultural affairs since its establishment, representing Shannxi Province. In June 2007, the orchestra has performed on the occasion of a grand reception for one of the most renowned American delegations, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities during its visit to China. The Head of the Committee voiced her amazement and appreciation of Chinese music fervently after attending the performance and described the event as an unforgettable experience of Chinese hospitality and culture.
The Shannxi Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra has won numerous first prizes in the major instrumental competitions in China. The orchestra also performs regularly in smaller ensembles, which have likewise been rewarded with several top category prizes on various occasions. Through extensive education programs, the orchestra has continuously supported young instrumentalists. Due to its strong dedication to the development of Chinese traditional music, the orchestra nowadays possesses of a broad range of fine soloists that inspire the audience worldwide.
Established in 1957, Zhejiang Traditional Orchestra has gained reputation home and abroad under the lead of Zhejiang Song and Dance Theater for its distinctive music of Zhejiang area. In the past fifty years, a number of outstanding artists such as Dizi performer Zhao Songting, Xiao performer Song Jinglian, percussion performer Qian Xiaomao, Banhu performer Wang Huinan and composer Qian Zhaoxi, etc. Since 1980s, the orchestra has absorbed batches of excellent graduates from conservatories, making the group infinite vitality.
Over years’ delication in sorting, studying and developing traditional music, numerous productions have been created to demonstrate the local flirtatious expressions of Zhejiang area, like The General’s Triumph, The Fisher’s Jubiliant Song and Boat Song in Water Village; Dizi production like Three Five and Seven; Erhu Ditty of the Water Village; Pipa and Sanxian Duo Spring of Jiangnan – South Spring and so on. Besides, works of modern techniques in combination with traditions have been also invented to meet the increasing need of audiences. Among them, Primitive Safari, The General’s Command, Joy and Mu Guiying have received highly praise from foreign audiences across the world.
Zhejiang Traditional Orchestra has represented Zhejiang Province visiting scores of countries and regions such like the US, Germany, Finland, Japan and Malaysia, winning high attention of local cities and influential medias. 2006 and 2007 only, Zhejiang Traditional Orchestra successfully held 20 Chinese New Year Concerts in 9 European countries. The live had been broadcasted by satellite TV, also reported by CCTV. From 2007 to 2009, Zhejiang Traditional Orchestra in successive 3 years holding concerts in Beijing Concert Hall and NCPA, highly approved by critics and the industry. In 29th December 2012, prestigious conductor Zhang Guoyong was invited to collaborate with the orchestra, rewarding the support of traditional music lovers.
She is youth erhu musician from the Traditional Orchestra, Zhejiang Dance and Opera Theatre. She studied erhu with her father since she was 5 years old. 2007, she got to Shenyang Conservatory in Chinese traditional music as the top 1 student, and she were studying with Professor Ying Zaisheng. Then, she got to Shanghai conservatory as a graduate student, studying with Professor Wang Yongde.
She had held her solo concert in 2011. She has won Finalist of the Chinese music golden bell award erhu section three times, the Finalist of “Shanghai Spring” international Erhu competition, the gold medal of CCTV Chinese Traditional Instrument competition Liaoning Group, the gold medal of Liaoning Provincial professional instrument competition, the gold medal of Zhejiang music and dance competition, and the gold medal of youth musician competition.
Her Bio and interview are edited into the professional musical article – Dialogue with Chinese traditional music: the selection of interviewing with contemporary Chinese youth traditional musician.
Fuchun Mountain Caprice & Gateway to Silk Road Symphony
Additionally, the concert will be a very special event for the family, given its creativity and educational factor. It will be a nice experience for the children with new sounds and new instruments. Also it might be a good Christmas gift.
1. General Mandate
2. Old Locust Trees Seek for Their Roots
3. Silk Road Fantasy Suite movement II & IV
4. Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountain Capriccio
5. The Silk Road
- intermission -
Second Part Length: 43’
6. Reverie on Silk Road
7. Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountain Capriccio
8. “Love” from Qi’s Grand Courtyard Suite
9. The Legend of Shadil
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