Soloists of Traditional Chinese Instruments (8 May)
Tuesday 8 May, 7.30pm
Arts Hall, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter
|arr. traditional||Xing Jie (Stronlling the streets)||6′|
|Liu Dehai||Qin Yong (Terra Cotta Warriors)||10′|
|arr. traditional||Enchanting Night over the Spring River||8′|
|Zhang Xiaofu||Ying (Chants)||10′|
|arr. traditional||Three, Five, Seven||5′|
|Chang Jing||Shadow of the Flowers||5′|
|Qigang Chen||San Xiao (Three bursts of laughter)||6′|
All UK premieres
The Chinese believe that music is an expression of harmony that exists among heaven, earth and man, and that nature has provided man with eight kinds of materials to build musical instruments. Therefore traditionally, Chinese instruments are also classified according to the type of material they are made from. They are stone, metal, silk, bamboo, wood, skin, gourd and clay.
We welcome to Wales for the first time an ensemble made up of China’s finest instrumentalists playing a range of Chinese classical instruments among them the di (bamboo flute), pipa (lute), zheng (zither) and erhu (a two stringed violin).
This concert offer a tantalising glimpse of China’s rich musical culture as arrangements of traditional pieces are played alongside works by three generations of living composers – works that reflect a thriving classical music scene that the West is just beginning to discover.
Phone booking: call 029 2039 1391 (Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm).
The festival booking office is based at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A £1.75 transaction fee applies to all online bookings with an optional postage charge of 70p. Concessions (listed in brackets) apply to students, under 16s and disabled customers. Wheelchair companions are entitled to complimentary tickets. Book for 4 concerts or more in a single advance booking and you will be entitled to a free festival programme book.