A Century of Chinese Music

Macao Chinese Orchestra 2020-2021 Season Opening Concert

4/10|Sunday|20:00     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 200, 160, 140, 120

The “Macao International Music Festival – For a special year” presents A Century of Chinese Music, the opening concert for Macao Chinese Orchestra’s new season, in commemoration of the founding of the Datong Music Society in Shanghai 100 years ago. The Society has kicked off the development of modern Chinese music, laying an important foundation for the establishment of modern Chinese national orchestras and the cultivation of Chinese musical talents, as well as opening up a new musical chapter for Chinese music.

Two acclaimed plucked-string virtuosos, “Queen of Pipa” Zhang Hongyan and accomplished contemporary guzheng player Luo Jing, will perform the famous pipa piece Blossoms on a Moonlit River in Spring and the well-known zheng work Song of the Homebound  Fishermen respectively. Come and enjoy an evening of melodious Chinese music and stunning performance.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including one interval

Peng Xiuwen and Cai Huiquan: Gongs and Drums for a Bumper Harvest
Ancient Music / Arr. Qin Pengzhang and Luo Zhongrong: Blossoms on a Moonlit River in Spring
Lou Shuhua / Arr. Jiang Ying: Song of the Homebound Fishermen
Guo Wenjing: Three Melodies of West Yunnan
Tan Dun: Northwest Suite

Conductor: Liu Sha
Zhang Hongyan, Pipa
Luo Jing, Guzheng
Macao Chinese Orchestra

Pipa Masterclass with Zhang Hongyan