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Concert of traditional Chinese music staged in Beijing

By Chen Nan | | Updated: 2023-12-25 11:22
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Sanxian player Zhao Chengwei performs a music piece, titled Feng Yu Tie Ma(iron horse riding in the rain and wind). [Photo provided to China Daily]

A new year concert, gathering traditional Chinese musicians, was staged at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing on Dec 22.

Traditional Chinese musical instruments, such as pipa (a short-necked Chinese lute), guqin (a seven-stringed plucked instrument), and sanxian (a three-stringed plucked instrument), were featured during the concert with musicians performing classic music works.

Kunqu Opera actress Wei Chunrong performs an excerpt from the classic Kunqu Opera piece, The Peony Pavilion. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Artists of Kunqu Opera and Peking Opera also performed excerpts of classic pieces, such as The Peony Pavilion and The Drunken Concubine.

Since 2021, concerts and events have been held by the Forbidden City Concert Hall and Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism. Performances have been staged not only at concert halls but also at iconic scenic spots in Beijing, such as the Great Wall, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven, which aims at showcasing the culture and history of the ancient city as well as displaying the traditional Chinese music.

Pipa player Zhang Hongyan and bamboo flute player Feng Tianshi perform the classic Chinese music piece, A Moonlit Night on the Spring River. [Photo provided to China Daily]
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