China National Traditional Orchestra: Lantern Festival Concert

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie Tue 19 Feb 2019

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The China National Traditional Orchestra, founded in 1960, is regarded as the standard-setter, model and benchmark for China's folk music performance. The Orchestra not only performs typical traditional music in various forms but dabbles in contemporary Chinese music, western classical music and other genres. Hear them play this Chinese New Year with conductor Hu Bingxu leading the way.


1. Based on a folk song of Northeast China
Orch.: Li Min
To Meet My Lover
2. A Folk Song of Ankang, Shaanxi
Arr.: Yan Bozheng
Orch.: Zhao Dongsheng
Folk Songs Singing
3. Orch.: Chen Si’ang
Fight for Renascence
4. Male Solo
A Folk Song of Gansu
Going South To Sichuan
5. A Folk Song of Northern Shaanxi
Herding the Flock
6. A Folk Song of Shaanxi
The Fifth Brother Keeping the Sheep
7. Excerpt from The Red Guards on Honghu Lake
Laying down the Three-stick Drum and picking up the Red-tasselled Spear


1. A Folk Song of Shanxi
Red Peach Blossom, White Apricot Blossom
2. Ballad in Tea Mountain
3. Based on a Folk Song of Guizhou
Orch.: Yang Chunlin
Spring is Coming
4. A Folk Song of Qinghai
Flower and Youth
5. A Folk Song of Sichuan
Kangding Love Song
6. A Folk Song of Guangxi
Orch.: Zhao Dongsheng
Folk Songs Are Just Like the Spring River Water
7. National Orchestral Music
Blooming Flowers and Full Moon
Date: Tue 19 Feb 2019
Time: 7.30-9.30pm
Event admission: 80-500RMB
Venue name: NCPA
Open: Theatres open daily. Exhibition area open 9am-5pm, daily.
English address: 2 Xi Chang'an Jie, Xicheng district
Chinese address: 西城区长安街2号
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