Calling all film music lovers!
Tue 30 Jan Article 1mins
It’s time for another Sunday afternoon of beautiful classical music, and this one is perfect for cinema aficionados.
In the late 1970s, the fishing village of Shenzhen began its transformation into China’s third most populous city and global technology hub. Against this backdrop, an orchestra was founded which, with Music Director Daye Lin, now represents the rich culture of Shenzhen on the world stage.
Since then, they have become one of China’s most exciting orchestras. Their March concert will begin with the leading Chinese/American composer Tan Dun’s musical excerpts from the Academy Award-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a cello concerto created from the soundtrack featuring the Chinese soloist Jiapeng Nie.
As one of China's most vibrant cellists, Nie Jiapeng has been performing all over the world and has been recognized by the Washington Classical Review as a cellist with a luminous and beautiful tone.
Following this, the Orchestra will be joined by the brilliant young British violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Tamsin has enjoyed a varied and adventurous career, working with the Royal Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic and the Orchestra of the Swan, among others. For this performance, she will perform in two masterworks for orchestra and violin – Chausson’s Poème and Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Because these works require such large orchestral forces, they are rarely performed, making this an invaluable opportunity to experience their beauty live.
The second half of the concert will feature two of Respighi’s monumental tone poems, Fountains of Rome and, his ultimate work, Pines of Rome.