39th Orchestral Season

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39th Orchestral Season

A legacy of Exotic Lyricism

A New Repertoire of Jiangnan Sizhu by Gu Guanren

Date and Time
3/6/2016
8:00pm
Venue
Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
Ticket Fee
$180 $250
Conductor/Director
Docent-in-Concert, Conductor and Artistic Adviser: Gu Guanren
Performed by
Performed by HKCO Folk Music Ensemble

A New Repertoire of Jiangnan Sizhu

Gu Guanren is a National Class One Composer with a highly acclaimed oeuvre in Chinese instrumental music. He was the former Company Director and Artistic Director of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, and is highly respected for his contribution to the genre. His works are characterized by a combination of the strong ethnic touch and modernity. With close to twenty years of writing for the sizhu genre ('silk and bamboo', or lyrical 'string and wind'), he has been a much sought after conductor in the international Chinese music circles. The HKCO has invited Gu to be the artistic adviser for this concert. He will be leading the HKCO Folk Music Ensemble to perform several of his most well-known works, which he has categorized under the title A New Repertoire of Jiangnan Sizhu, which include Strolling along the Su Embankment, Green Fields, Morning in Spring etc. It paints scene after scene of the idyllic water-logged region of south of the Yangtze through his engaging lyricism.



A New Repertoire of Jiangnan Sizhu