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Featuring

Yi Zhang conductor
Jieni Wan piano

Program

Julian Yu Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven Homage to Beethoven
Wanghua Chu Silk Road Symphony III: Presto alla danza
Chengzong Yin, Wanghua Chu, Lihong Sheng and Zhuang Liu Yellow River Piano Concerto
Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 Scottish

About the performance

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with the MSO! Enjoy works by world famous Melbourne-based Chinese composers Julian Yu and Wanghua Chu.

Now in its seventh year, the MSO’s Chinese New Year concert has become one of Australia’s major cultural highlights. In 2020, eminent Chinese conductor Yi Zhang leads the MSO in a performance starring young Chinese pianist Jieni Wan.

Billions of people around the world heard the remarkable work of Yi Zhang when he conducted the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Artistic Director of the National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and Zhejiang Philharmonic Orchestra, Zhang is now one of the most influential conductors in China. He makes his MSO debut in this unique musical celebration featuring one of the most important Chinese compositions in the world today.

The Yellow River Piano Concerto is more than music; it’s a symbol of the irrepressible spirit of the Chinese people. Based on the Yellow River Cantata by Xian Xinghai (the first Chinese student ever accepted into the Paris Conservatoire for composition) the piano concerto was composed by Chengzong Yin, Wanghua Chu, Lihong Sheng and Zhuang Liu. It has been recorded by many Chinese superstar pianists, including Lang Lang and Yundi Li. Fresh from performances with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra and Konzerthausorchester Berlin, pianist Jieni Wan makes her MSO debut with this passionate and thrilling concerto.

This program of Chinese masterpieces is complemented by Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony No.3, completed in 1842. Dedicated to Queen Victoria, it was Felix Mendelssohn’s last symphony – inspired by a trip to Holyrood Palace, home of Mary Queen of Scots. Noble, lyrical and majestic – it’s the perfect finale to a night dedicated to a blend of eastern and western musical traditions.

The MSO’s annual Chinese New Year concert is supported by the Li Family Trust and presented in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA.


中国新年音乐会

1月31日星期五 19:30

演出艺术家

指挥:张艺
钢琴:万捷旎

演出曲目

于京君 《贝多芬主题变奏与赋格》——向贝多芬致敬
储望华 《丝绸之路》第三乐章:急板舞曲
殷承宗、 储望华、盛礼洪、刘庄 《黄河钢琴协奏曲》
门德尔松 《第三交响曲》(苏格兰)

演出介绍

敬请前来,与MSO同庆鼠年,一同欣赏世界著名的墨尔本华裔作曲家储望华和于京君的华美乐章!

MSO的中国新年音乐会已迎来了第七个年头,现已成为澳大利亚一大文化盛事。2020年,中国著名指挥家张艺将与MSO及中国青年钢琴家万捷旎合作,献上精彩表演。

2008年,全球数十亿观众见证了张艺在北京奥运会开幕式的精彩指挥。作为中国中央芭蕾舞团交响乐团、上海爱乐乐团、浙江爱乐乐团的艺术总监,张艺已成为中国最具影响力的指挥家之一。本次独特的音乐盛典将成为他与MSO的首次合作演出,为观众表演当今最重要的中国曲目之一。

《黄河钢琴协奏曲》不只是音乐,更象征了中国人民不屈不挠的精神。此曲以冼星海(史上第一位考入巴黎音乐学院作曲班的中国学生)所作《黄河大合唱》为基础,由殷承宗、储望华、盛礼洪、刘庄四位作曲家合作创作。很多中国钢琴名家都录演过这一曲目,包括郎朗和李云迪。钢琴演奏家万捷旎刚刚结束了与上海交响乐团、皇家苏格兰国家交响乐团、中国爱乐乐团以及柏林音乐厅乐团的合作演出,如今将在与MSO合作的首次演出中,为观众献上这一充满激情的钢琴协奏曲。

除中国大师级曲目之外,本次演出曲目还有门德尔松的《苏格兰第三交响曲》。这一曲目在1842年完成,是向维多利亚女王的献作,也是费里克斯·门德尔松的最后一首交响曲。门德尔松创作此曲的灵感,来自于他参观苏格兰女王玛丽的宫殿——荷里路德宫的经历。此曲高贵宏伟、情感充沛,作为这一东西方音乐传承交融之夜的收尾曲目,可谓再合适不过。

MSO一年一度的中国新年音乐会由李氏家族信讬支持,MSO与墨尔本艺术中心合作出品。

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