China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra
The China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra is one of China’s most significant traditional orchestras and it will be one of the event’s performers. The orchestra was founded in 1953 and consists of nearly a hundred musicians, who play traditional Chinese instruments as well as modernised instruments.
The evening will start with the cheerful and festive Spring Festival Overture (春节序曲), and it will also end with a lively composition, which symbolises happiness: Blooming Flowers and Full Moon (花好月圆)
During the event, we will also hear an excerpt from Axi Dancing in the Moonlight (阿细跳月), a musical performance inspired by the Yi people’s moon dance. The event will also feature many traditional Chinese instruments such as the bamboo flute, pipa, erhu and mouth organ.
Read more about the traditional instruments here»
Photo: Mikael Rantalainen