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Nan Lian Garden Music Series - Fujian Nanyin Concert

Venue Date & Time Price
Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden
14:30, 19:30
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*Meet-the-Artist Session after the matinee performance (In Putonghua)


16 Mar Matinee Performance


Eight Sounds Ensemble

In the Courtyard

Singing with Staged Movements

Taking a Stroll

Unaccompanied Singing

Lover’s Yearning

Singing with Staged Movements

At the Gallery


Parting at the Terrace

Accompanied Singing

Sadness in My Heart

Singing with Staged Movements

Trial by Punishment (Excerpt from Chen San and Wu Niang)


16 Mar Evening Performance


Eight Sounds Ensemble

Why Should I

Unaccompanied Singing

Listening to the Sound of the Door

Accompanied Singing

Embroidering a Lone Phoenix

Singing with Staged Movements

The Elopement (Excerpt from Chen San and Wu Niang)

Unaccompanied Singing

Gazing Far Ahead and Hoping for Her Lover to Return

Singing with Staged Movements

A Picture of a Hundred Flowers

From an Ancient Score

The Plum Blossom Tune


Lyrics with Chinese and English surtitles.

About the Performer

Xiamen Nanyin Troupe

The Xiamen Nanyin Troupe was formerly the Xiamen Golden Phoenix Southern Tunes Music Troupe, founded in 1954. The founding director was Ji Jingmu. The members were stringently trained by virtuosi such as Bai Hou, Ren Qingshui, Bai Lihua and Lin Yuyan, so they are able to incorporate the merits of both the traditional and the innovative in terms of styles and techniques.  The musicianship of the players is outstanding, both in terms of harmony, rapport and the overall effect of each piece, as seen in the melodic lines, rhythms, spirit and timbre.  As for the vocalists, they are able to deliver with accurate emotive control through the use of the voice, clear diction and orthodox tones. Their performances therefore exude a quaint elegance and insight which have won for the group professional acclaim, in the Mainland and overseas, over the decades.


The Troupe has been building its repertoire by gleaning from the traditional as well as creating new, original works.  The former includes Chen San and Wu Niang, Lady Zhaojun, Zhu Bian and Liu Zhiyuan, and the latter, Thanks to the Princess, Spring Comes to the Garden: Snow, By the Banks of Xunyang River, The Spirit of Southern Tunes, A Gathering on the Riverside Mansion, Xiamen and Kinmen Are So Close, We Shall Meet on Formosa, Where Love Abides etc.. These outstanding works have won many awards at provincial and national levels.  The song-and-dance production, sung in Nanyin, Song of Eternal Lament, won the New Repertory Award at the 10th Wenhua Awards presented by the Ministry of Culture in China.  The nanyin performance featuring singing with staged movements, We Shall Meet on Formosa, in 2010 won a Programme Prize at the 6th ‘Peony Awards’ for Chinese Song Art, and it marked the first ever award of such a prestigious category won by the song art sector of Fujian Province. In June 2012, the new Nanyin production, Where Love Abides, won a nomination to the 7th ‘Peony Awards’.  It was followed by the Troupe’s debut at the 1st International Pipa Festival held in Jilin with Song of the Return of the Fabulous Bird in the form of accompanied singing. The international audience and the people of the Mainland were impressed with the refreshing, lilting qualities of the genre of Nanyin.


Tickets available from 12 Dec onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking.


Discount Scheme

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)


‘Nan Lian Garden Music Series’ Series Discount

10% off for each purchase of 2 different programmes;

15% off for each purchase of 3 different programmes;

20% off for each purchase of 4 or more different programmes


Group Booking Discount

10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets;

15% off for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets;

20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets


Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase.  Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.


Programme Length

Running time of each performance is about 1 hour and 30 minutes with an intermission of 15 minutes.

Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually. No latecomers will be admitted until the interval or a suitable break in the programme.

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.



Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

Programme Note



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