2 Sep 2018
The ANU Chinese Classical Music Ensemble has been charming Canberra audiences with its exciting and beautiful performances for over ten years. They play Chinese music from a wide range of genres across the 4,000 year old history of Chinese music including “sizhu” (music for silk and bamboo ensembles from Jiagnan, south of the Yangtse River), “qupai” (“named tunes”) from the Ming and Qing dynasties, music so old no one quite knows when it was composed, as well as 20th century film music.
It has been said that while Western music focussed on developing harmony, Chinese music focussed on melody. As a consequence Chinese music is unsurpassed in the beauty of its melodies. In this concert, the ensemble will present a program of music from across the length and breadth of this vast country and from the earliest times right up to a modern piece composed for the ensemble.
Duration 60 minutes.
Photograph courtesy of Ms. Meng Zhu.
Admission to this concert is strictly by registration only. Registration opens 2 August 2018.