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]

On Oct 24, pieces by renowned Chinese composer He Zhanhao were performed in a concert held at Peking University in Beijing to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the Communist Party of China. The composer, 88, is known for his Chinese violin concerto Butterfly Lover sand took the baton to perform with the orchestra in Zhuhai in July 2019. According to Zhang, Zhu is also invited to be the orchestra's artistic consultant.

On Oct 28 and 29 a symphonic suite titled Bougainvillea and Lotus Flowers featuring 14 individual music pieces will be performed at Shunyi Grand Theater in Beijing and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. With lyrics by Zhu Hai and music by Meng Weidong and Li Fubin, the symphonic suite combines traditional Cantonese folk music, Cantonese opera and Western music.

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