In this 40th Anniversary Gala Concert, City Chinese Orchestra will showcase its innovative and rich programming in collaborating with dizi maestro Zhan Yong Ming and renowned folk singers from Inner Mongolia. The Orchestra will present well-known tunes from the traditional Chinese music repertoire. These include the classic dizi concerto, the Gada Meilin Capriccio 《嘎达梅林随想曲》, as well as well-loved vocal pieces Meeting at the Yurt 《敖包相会》, and the theme song from the television series Courtyard of Family Qiao 《乔家大院》 – Fading Affection 《远情》.
The Orchestra will also use the occasion of our 40th Anniversary celebration to honour and celebrate our the artistic accomplishments and virtuosity of our own instructors, Ding Huai Cheng, Wang Gui Ying and Ling Hock Siang. These soloists will take the stage to perform popular concertos such as the suona concerto Happiness《乐》and huqin duet concerto Everlasting Regret《长恨歌》. City Chinese Orchestra will also perform compositions by our resident composers: Li Chong Wang’s Yan Men Pass Capriccio 《雁门关随想》showcases the technical competence and musical voice of the Orchestra, while the world premiere of Wang Cheng Quan’s In Place of Her Father 《代父从军》showcases the Orchestra’s commitment to developing new music while paying tribute to tradition and heritage.
Gada Meilin Capriccio 《嘎达梅林随想曲》
Meeting at the Yurt 《敖包相会》
Fading Affection 《远情》
Yan Men Pass Capriccio 《雁门关随想》
In Place of Her Father 《代父从军》*
Fisherman’s Song of the East China Sea《东海渔歌》
Date: 17 August 2014 (Sunday)
Duration: 2 hours, with a 20-minute intermission
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Ticket Prices: $18^, $24^, $28, $32
^Concessionary prices for students, NSF and Senior Citizens—$14 and $18
Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidize up to 50% (excluding GST) of the ticket price.
Tickets may be purchased at all authorised SISTIC outlets, online at http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ftprints0814 , or via the SISTIC hotline at 6348 5555.
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