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YMCG 2022 gathers musical masters on and offline to present classical pieces

2022-Jan-4       Source: Newsgd.com

Masters in the field of classical music such as world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, conductors Long Yu and Michael Stern as well as Shanghai Quartet will work together at the event to share classical pieces with the audiences.

From January 16 to 23, 2022, a new session of Youth Music Culture Guangdong (YMCG) will be staged for the sixth consecutive year.

Masters in the field of classical music such as world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, conductors Long Yu and Michael Stern as well as Shanghai Quartet will work together at the event to share classical pieces with the audiences.

A poster of the Youth Music Culture Guangdong (YMCG) 2022 (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

The Youth Music Culture Guangdong (YMCG) 2021 (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

With both online and offline formats, eight concerts will be held in three different venues of the Xinghai Concert Hall for seven consecutive days, featuring a variety of forms including symphonic music, chamber music and master classes. Five concerts among them will be priced at RMB 200, with a 50% discount for student card holders of Xinghai Concert Hall.

Long Yu (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Jing Huan (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

The opening concert will be presented in the Symphony Hall of Xinghai Concert Hall on January 16. Jing Huan, the permanent conductor of Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and music director of Guangzhou Symphony Youth Orchestra (GSYO), will conduct GSO and GSYO to perform Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, the fourth movement of The Planets written by British composer Gustav Theodore Holst, symphonic poem The Pines of Rome created by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi as well as The Carnival of Animals written by French composer Charles Camille Saint-Saëns.

Shanghai Quartet (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

The closing concert will be held on the evening of January 23, inviting young musicians to work with three groups of young string quartets from China Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra to form the symphony orchestra for the YMCG. Apart from video address, Yo-Yo Ma will perform Antonín Leopold Dvořák's "Ode to the Moon" with the symphony orchestra.

Young string quartet from China Philharmonic Orchestra (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Young string quartet from Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Young string quartet from Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

On January 21, Yo-Yo Ma in Boston, Michael Stern in New York and Long Yu in Hong Kong will join Shanghai Quartet, YMCG symphony orchestra, Chen Qing, director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra as well as Jing Huan in Guangzhou to hold a salon crossing the Eastern and Western hemispheres. The salon aims to explore the way of young musicians dealing with opportunities and challenges in this era with unprecedented changes.

Established in January 2017, YMCG is presented by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province, and organized by both Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and the Xinghai Concert Hall.

Author | Nancy (intern)

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