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Shanghai Chinese Orchestra


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6 January 2012 (Fri) 8pm
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall

7 January 2012 (Sat) 3pm
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall

$320, $250, $180, $100
 
Performers
Wang Fujian (Artistic Director/Conductor)

Soloists/Leading Performers

6.1.2012  Happy Chinese New Year! -- A Concert of Chinese Music
Tang Xiaofeng (Pipa)
Qian Jun (Dizi)
Vicky Li (Dizi)
Hu Chenyun (Suona)
Zhu Ying (Suona)
Lin Lin (Vocal)
Wang Jing (Vocal)
Duan Aiai (Erhu)
Chen Yan (Erhu)
Zhang Yu (Percussion/Guest)
Wang Yinrui (Percussion)
Rong Chenchu (Percussion)

7.1.2012 A Musical Brocade -- Ethnic Music of China
Alimujian (Rawap/Guest)
Ubulikasam (Dab/Guest)
Cun Bule (Morin Khurr/Guest)
Korean Percussion Group (Samulnori/Guest)
Zhang Yu (Percussion/Guest)
Wang Jing (Vocal)
Lin Lin (Vocal)
Hu Chenyun (Suona)
Chen Yan (Erhu)
Jin Kai (Dizi/Judi)
Wang Yinrui (Percussion)
Rong Chenchu (Percussion)
BAO

 
Programme

6.1.2012 Happy Chinese New Year! – A Concert of Chinese Music

The programme features lively and happily rousing pieces that highlight the festive season as we ring in the Year of the Dragon.

Traditional Chinese Orchestra

Spring Festival Overture

Li Huanzhi

 

 

 

Pipa and Orchestra

Moonlight on the Spring River

Ancient Tune

 

Pipa: Tang Xiaofeng

Instrumentation & Arr. Qin Pengzhang, Lou Zhongrong

 

 

 

Traditional Chinese Orchestra

Song of Joy

Jiangnan Sizhu Music   Arr. Wang Fujian

 

 

 

Double Dizi and Orchestra

Double Happiness at Your Door

from Dizi music Happy Encounter   

 

Dizi: Qian Jun, Vicky Li

Arr. Feng Zicun

 

 

 

Double Suona and Orchestra

Wishing You a Happy New Year

Hebei Folk Song

 

Suona: Hu Chenyun, Zhu Ying

Arr. Jiang Ying

 

 

 

Traditional Chinese Orchestra

Song of Fishermen in the East Sea

Ma Shenglong, Gu Guanren

 

 

 

 

Embroidering Lanterns

Northern Folk Song    Arr. Wang Fujian

 

 

 

Female Vocal and Orchestra

Joy Fills the Air

Qi Jianbo   Lyricist: Qiao Yu

 

Vocal: Lin Lin

 

 

 

 

 

A Happy Reunion

Qi Jianbo  Lyricist: Fan Xiaobin

 

Vocal: Wang Jing

 

 

 

 

 

What a Wonderful Day!

Li Xin   Lyricist: Che Xin

 

Vocal: Wang Jing, Lin Lin

 

 

 

 

Traditional Chinese Orchestra

Yangge Mass Dance

Li Binyang

 

 

 

Erhu and Orchestra

My Motherland

Liu Chi      Arr. Wang Danhong

 

Erhu: Duan Aiai

 

 

 

 

Double Erhu and Orchestra

Horse Racing

Huang Haihuai

 

Erhu: Duan Aiai, Chen Yan

 

 

 

 

Percussion and Orchestra

A Dragon Soaring in the East

Liu Changyuan

 

Lead Percussionists:

 

 

Zhang Yu,Wang Yinrui,

 

 

Rong Chenchu

 

 

 

 

7.1.2012 A Musical Brocade - Ethnic Music of China

This concert features guest artists from various ethnic groups who will join the Orchestra in creating a wonderful tapestry of music, a symbol of harmony and unity of the Chinese race.

 

 

 

Female Vocal and Orchestra

Way to the Paradise

Yin Qing  Qu Yuan

 

Vocal: Wang Jing

Arr. Xie Pang

 

 

 

Morin Khurr and Orchestra

Pastoral Song

Mongolia Traditional Song  

 

Morin Khurr: Cun Bule (Guest)

Zhang Zhao

 

 

 

Rawap, BAO and Orchestra

Tianshan

Uyghurs Traditional Song

 

Rawap: Alimujian (Guest)

Arr. Wang Fujian

 

Dab: Ubulikasam (Guest)

 

 

 

 

Korean Suona, Percussion and Orchestra

Arirang
Samulnori: Korean Percussion Group (Guest)

Quan Jihao

 

Korean Suona: Hu Chenyun

 

 

 

 

Judi Concerto

Soaring Song

Tang Jianping

 

Judi: Jin Kai

 

 

 

 

Female Vocal and Orchestra

The Moon

Hui’s Folk Song in Qinghai       

 

Vocal: Lin Lin

Arr. Jiang Ying

 

 

 

Erhu and Orchestra

Erhu Rhapsody No. 1

Wang Jianmin

 

Erhu: Chen Yan

 

 

 

 

Percussion and Orchestra

A Dragon Soaring in the East

Liu Changyuan

 

Lead Percussionists: Zhang Yu,

Wang Yinrui, Rong Chenchu

 
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Details of Performers

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra

 

 

Founded in 1952, the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra is the first Chinese orchestra with a modern, full-scale setup in China.  Over the years, it has come to be known for its lyrical timbre, distinguished style and virtuosity.  It is also arguably an instrumental force to the development of Chinese music.

With cosmopolitan Shanghai as its base, the orchestra has continued to evolve and improve. It has, among its members, many famous artists who are recitalists in their own right.  Its versatility is reflected in its wide-ranging repertoire which enables them to perform orchestra music with magnificent sounds, or, the winds and strings of Jiangnan Sizhu, Cantonese music, plucked-strings and drum music as small to medium-sized ensembles.  It has therefore built a wide audience base.  At the same time, the Orchestra is keen to encourage original compositions, thereby enriching its repertoire.  Many of them have won awards in the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival and the Shanghai Arts Festival, and are heard in concerts at home and overseas.

The members of the orchestra have performed in all parts of the world, and wherever they went have won critical and popular acclaim.  The orchestra gave two highly successful Chinese New Year Concerts at the Goldener Saal of Musikverein of Vienna in 2001 and 2003.  At home, it has often been invited to perform for visiting heads of state and dignitaries, and was commended as ‘a Chinese orchestra with the most beautiful sounds’.

Wang Fuijian

Artistic Director/Conductor

 

Wang Fujian is Deputy Head and a professor in Conducting at the Central Conservatory of Music, Artistic Director and Resident Conductor of the Conservatory’s China Youth Chinese Music Orchestra, and Chairman and Artistic Director of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.

In 1985, under his baton, the Conservatory’s Chinese orchestra launched the first ever Chinese music concert featuring modern compositions in Beijing.  He has also led the group to Asia and Europe to participate in a series of international music festivals for cultural exchange and touring performances.  He has conducted the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, the Taipei Chinese Orchestra and concerts featuring symphonic works of famous contemporary composers such as Tan Dun, Qu Xiaosong and De Xuntian.  Conducting aside, Wang has also written many works, such as On Broken Bridge– concerto for two pipa, Listen to the Snow for guqin and orchestra, Four Folk Pieces forsanxian and orchestra, The Vulture Catching the Swan for pipa and orchestra, The Flower Drum Song of Fengyang and Herding Cattle.  Many of them, have been chosen as concert programmes by various orchestras. 

Since he was appointed Chairman of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra in September 2005, Wang has introduced reforms and created a new road map for this orchestra with a long history.  With the concerted efforts of Wang and the members, the Orchestra launched the first ever orchestral season in 2006.  Concerts such as Resonances of Shanghai, A Paean to the Earth, to Man and to Life and Fire Ritual have been highly commended by music lovers.

 
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Programme Length
Running time of each concert is about 2 hours with an intermission of 15 minutes.
Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until the interval or a suitable break in the programme.
 
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Ticket and Concession
Tickets available from 25 November onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking.

Booking Discount
 Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)

 10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets

 10% off for every purchase of standard tickets for both concerts of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra

Patrons can only enjoy one of the above discount schemes for each purchase.  Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.
 
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Enquiries
Programme Enquiries : 2268 7321
Ticketing Enquiries & Reservations: 2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking : www.urbtix.hk

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary
 
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Pre-Concert Talk

6 January 2012 (Fri) 6:45pm

Exhibition Gallery, Sha Tin Town Hall
Shanghai Chinese Orchestra from 1952 to Present 

(Conducted in Putonghua and Cantonese)

Speakers

 

Wang Fujian 

Artistic Director, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra

Dr. Chan Hing-yan

Chairperson, Department of Music, The University of Hong Kong

 

 

Free admission on a first-come-first-served basis

 
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