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100 Years of Poland's Independence

Concerts at the Warsaw Philharmonic to celebrate 100 Years of Poland's Independence

6, 7, 9/10 November 2018

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Orchestras of the World - Grand Chinese New Year Concert
Event type: Orchestras of the World, Symphonic concert
Hall: Concert Hall
Price: 25-80 zł
Conductor/Performers
Program
Li Huanzhi
- Spring Festival Overture (arr. Peng Xiuwen) [7']
Liu Changyuan
- Lyric Variation [12']
Zhao Jiping
- The Butterfly Dream [15']
Intermission [20']
Wang Danhong
- Macau Cappricio [20']
Hua Yanjun
- Moon Reflected in the Second Spring (arr. Zhu Changyao) [8']
Jiangsu Traditional Song - Yangzhou Melody (arr. Zhu Changyao) [10']
Liu Changyuan
- Hope for the future [15']

When does the New Year start? China officially uses the Gregorian calendar, but according to its centuries‑ old lunar one, the Year of the Pig begins on 5th February. The two‑ week New Year celebrations are a special time in Zhōngguó (“the Central State”, as China is called). On New Year’s Eve, the Chinese offer sacrifices to the shadows of the dead, feast with their families, and give presents. On New Year’s Day itself, they come out into the city streets to admire fireworks, lion dances and, of course, the famous colourful dragon dance shows. The celebrations come to an end with the Lantern Festival on the first full moon after the New Year.

It is precisely on the day of the Chinese New Year that we host at Warsaw Philharmonic a Chinese traditional instruments orchestra. China has had its instrumental ensembles for centuries, but such great orchestras have only appeared in the last several decades as a result of the meeting of the East and West. They have no precedent in traditional Chinese culture. Chinese music, like Western one, greatly varies from one region to another. There are many trends and traditions, as well as contexts: religious, secular, theatrical, etc. Our retrospective concert shows the diversity of this art, from original ethnic music to sophisticated modern stylisations. It will also be an opportunity to get acquainted with the extremely interesting Chinese instruments, whose construction and sound significantly differ in many cases from those of Western instruments.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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