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Exhibition showcasing historical musical instruments underway in Guangzhou

2021-Dec-27       Source: Newsgd.com

Well-renowned Chinese traditional musician and instrument collector Fang Jinlong has been collecting Chinese and foreign folk instruments since 1979. Over the past 40 years or so, he has collected more than a thousand historical instruments.

An exhibition featuring more than 30 historical Chinese and foreign musical instruments from different dynasties and countries is underway at the Guangzhou Opera House from December 26.

The exhibition is underway at the Guangzhou Opera House. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

A five-string pipa featuring stunning Dunhuang frescoes on display (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Well-renowned Chinese traditional musician and instrument collector Fang Jinlong has been collecting Chinese and foreign folk instruments since 1979. Over the past 40 years or so, he has collected more than a thousand historical instruments.

With historical musical instruments as the focus, the exhibition selects part of Fang Jinlong's collection and some of his finest reproductions of musical instruments. You can appreciate Italian guitar made two hundred years ago, the unique Russian balalaika, the traditional Swedish musical instrument nyckelharpa, as well as a Yangqin from the Qing Dynasty and chimes from the Ming Dynasty.

Arabian Oud (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Russian balalaika (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Thai Xylophone (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Importantly, Fang Jinlong will also work together with the Grand Sino Philharmonic Orchestra to perform traditional Chinese music at the Guangzhou Opera House on December 28.

As the finale of their national tour in 2021, a concert is about to be staged in Guangzhou, where Fang Jinlong received the inspiration for his creation, providing audiences in the city with an audiovisual feast.

On the occasion of the approaching New Year, come to Guangzhou Opera House, and you can enjoy a visual feast provided by the exhibition while appreciating the classical Chinese pieces and ACG music.

Traditional Swedish musical instrument nyckelharpa (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Exhibition featuring historical Chinese and foreign instruments

Time: December 26, 2021-January 20, 2022

Venue: Experimental Hall, Guangzhou Opera House

Ticket price: Free

Note: You need to make a reservation before visiting.

Fang Jinlong give an introduction to the exhibits at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Fang Jinlong performs at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Concert highlighting both classical Chinese pieces and ACG music

Time: 19:30, Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Venue: Opera Hall, Guangzhou Opera House

Ticket prices: RMB 180, 280, 480, 580, 680, 880VIP

Duration: 90 minutes (without intermission)

Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 3 or 5 and get off at the Zhujiang New Town Station, and then use the GT Land Plaza Exit

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