Sydney Symphony Orchestra to begin their China Tour[July 5]
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Date: July 5 (Saturday), 2014

Time: 8:00 pm

Venue: Xinghai Concert Hall

Add.: No. 33, Qingbo Lu, Ersha Island, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) from Australia will present a performance in Guangzhou on July 5, which is the last stop of its seven-city tour of China.

Leaving Sydney on June 22, the tour will be the orchestra’s third visit to China, following 2009 and 2012. It will see 102 SSO musicians perform at some of the most sophisticated concert halls in the world, including Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts.

As part of its outreach program, the SSO will hold a workshop with musicians at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou on July 5 as part of its education activities. The orchestra will also perform a special chamber music concert with works by Strauss and Schoenberg at Beijing’s National Centre for Performing Arts.

Artistic Director David Robertson will lead the orchestra through Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben and Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 and Emperor Concerto, with 23-year-old Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang as soloist. Zhang won the gold medal at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009 when he was 19 years old.

The orchestra will also demonstrate the calibre of Australia’s contemporary classical music scene, by performing the world premiere of a new work by Australian composer Andrew Schultz called Sound Lur and Serpent – fanfare for brass and percussion.

Two works by Chinese composers will be celebrated as encores on the tour and highlight the cross-over between western and Chinese music traditions.

Founded in 1932 by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SSO has evolved into one of the world’s finest orchestras, as Sydney. The orchestra is resident at the iconic Sydney Opera House but also sustains relationships with local and regional communities in Australia.

"The SSO will continue to further Australia’s diplomatic, business and cultural ties with China when it visits the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jinan, Hangzhou, Xi’an,” said Rory Jeffes, the Managing Director of SSO.

The two-week tour of concerts, education and outreach activities will solidify the orchestra’s position as the leading cultural ambassador for Australia, especially in Asia, according to Rory.

Editor: 张斯
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