Zhuhai orchestra showcases Guangdong culture

By Chen Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-10-25 12:49
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The Zhuhai Traditional Chinese Orchestra, one of the youngest orchestras of the country, is performing in Beijing to showcase the beauty of Guangdong folk music. [Photo provided to China Daily]

According to Zhang Tianyu, president of Zhuhai Traditional Chinese Orchestra, young musicians with an average age of under 26 from all over China joined in the orchestra when it was launched two years ago as a main part of Zhuhai Performing Arts Group.

"Those young musicians have learned and fell in love with Guangdong music. 80 percent of them don't speak Cantonese but during the past two years, they've learned to sing Guangdong folk songs in Cantonese. With the shows in the capital, we want to introduce and showcase the beauty of Guangdong music," Zhang said, adding the concert, The Music of the Greater Bay, was first performed in Guangzhou in September 2020 and was warmly received by audiences.

He added with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the world's longest cross-sea bridge, having opened to the public in October 2018, people are more connected which allows culture like music to be enjoyed by a wider audience.

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