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    Image China Concert

    Orchestre Colonne
    Junping Qian | direction
    Gan Guo | erhu
    Chiyan Wong | piano
    Erminie Blondel | soprano
    Zhiquan Lu | tenor

    China Arts and Entertainment Group presents an « Image China » concert devoted to modern and traditional Chinese music.

    Junping Qian
    Junping Qian - DR
    Gan Guo
    Gan Guo - DR
    Chiyan Wong
    Chiyan Wong - DR
    Erminie Blondel
    Erminie Blondel - DR
    Zhiquan Lu
    Zhiquan Lu - DR

    Tian Zhou Gift (Commissioned Work of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra)
    Haihuai Huang Horse Racing, Erhu Concerto
    Marguerite Monnot Hymne à l'amour, Erhu Concerto
    Qigang Chen Er Huang, Piano Concerto
    Saint-Saëns Bacchanale
    Shiguang Wang The Song of Yangtze River (Soprano & Tenor Duet)
    Bizet Les pêcheurs de perles, Act II: "Ton coeur n'a pas compris le mien" (Soprano & Tenor Duet)
    Yuankai Bao Chinese Sights and Sounds (Happy Sunrise, Green Willow, Lan Huahua, Guessing Melody, Dialogue on Flowers)

    The concert opens with Gift by Tian Zhou, a young Chinese-American composer who was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for best contemporary classical composition. This will be followed by Horse Racing and Hymne à l'amour, two concertos for Erhu, a traditional Chinese two-string instrument, performed by Gan Guo. The first part of the concert will end with a piece for piano by Qigang Chen, originally from Shanghai but who has lived in France since the mid-1980s and was the last student of Olivier Messiaen. In the second half of the evening, The Song of Yangtze River by Shiguang Wang will echo an extract from Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de perles. And to conclude, several pieces by Yuankai Bao, a composer and teacher highly regarded in his country. The Orchestre Colonne will be conducted by Junping Qian, artist-in-residence at the Joint Institute of the Shanghai Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, who has just completed his first season as assistant conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

    Production China Arts and Entertainment Group