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Chimes of Bell: New Year's Concert

http://www.chinese.cn 10:40, December 22, 2010 National Centre for the Performing Arts

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China NCPA Concert Hall Orchestra
China NCPA Concert Hall Orchestra

Chimes of Bell: New Year's Concert

Presenter: China NCPA Concert Hall Orchestra

Conductor: Chen Zuohuang

Soprano: Zhang Liping

Piano: Chen Sa

Duration: approximate 105 mins (intermission included)

Venue: Concert Hall

Dates: Dec. 31, 2010 23:00

Price: VIP 1280 980 780 480 280 RMB

China NCPA Concert Hall Orchestra

In spring 2010, China NCPA Orchestra unveiled to public. NCPA's Artistic Director of Music, Maestro Zuohuang Chen is the orchestra's Principal Conductor, and Singapore-born conductor Joshua Kangming Tan is engaged as assistant conductor. The orchestra performs in most of NCPA's own productions of operas and ballets, together with presenting its own concert series under the name of China NCPA Concert Hall Orchestra.

The orchestra's first public performance is in NCPA Opera Festival 2010, in which the orchestra performed in Xi Shi, Carmen, La Traviata, and l'Elisir d'Amore, their performances won great acclaim from many artists including Lorin Maazel and Christoph Eschenbach. Furthermore, the orchestra will perform Turandot and Don Quixote (ballet) in 2010.

Under the name of China NCPA Concert Hall Orchestra, concerts with famous artists such as the soloists from Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, legendary baritone Leo Nucci, and pianist Yuja Wang started the orchestra's first concert series, with a wide range of repertoire ranged from Baroque pieces to contemporary works. The orchestra also participated in several important music events including "NCPA May Festival" and "Roam about the Classics" series concert. After the successful performance of La Traviata in June, Maestro Lorin Maazel immediately decided to return to Beijing in September 2010 to conduct two successful concerts with the orchestra.

Many outstanding musicians have been selected from numerous auditions held in China, Europe and North America to establish China NCPA Orchestra. More than half of its Chinese musicians have oversea experiences, together with a number of excellent foreign players. Many of them have performance experiences with world top orchestras or opera houses such as Vienna State Opera and Boston Symphony Orchestra. The other Chinese musicians are also from top orchestras and conservatories in China.

The NCPA aims to build a world class orchestra with operation and management conforms to global practices, albeit with Chinese characteristics.