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Concert hall celebrates New Year with a variety of shows

By Chen Nan | | Updated: 2020-01-22 17:58
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A Chinese percussion concert will be staged on Feb 2 at the Forbidden City Concert Hall. [Photo provided to]

The Forbidden City Concert Hall will hold a series of shows to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival, or Chinese lunar New Year.

Highlights will include a performance by Peking Opera artists from the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing, including Chi Xiaoqiu, Hu Wenge and Li Hongtu. They will sing classic Peking Opera pieces on Jan 25.

Pipa player Wu Yuxia will team up with erhu player Song Fei to give a show of traditional Chinese folk songs on Jan 28.

Xiangsheng, or cross-talk, is a main attraction for audiences during the traditional Chinese festival. Veteran and new xiangsheng performers will join together to present a show on Jan 29 and 30.

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