Writer: Doria Nan
Collaborating with renowned guest conductor Liu Sha, the Macao Chinese Orchestra presented the “Rhyme of China Concert of Macao Chinese Orchestra” at Shenzhen Concert Hall on Saturday night.
The concert not only performed traditional folk music “Guo Feng” and “The Charm of Tian Shan Mountain,” but also featured the elements of Macao’s culture in “Fantasy of Macao” and “Macao Capriccio.”
Chinese orchestral work “Guo Feng” was one of the highlights of the concert. “This magnificent piece shows the spiritual charm of China,” said Jia Lei with the Macao Chinese Orchestra.
“Fantasy for Macao,” famous for Chinese and Western cultural integration, extracts elements from two Portuguese guitar compositions and two popular songs from Guangdong. The Portuguese guitar solo in this piece is now played on the traditional Chinese instrument the liuqin. “As one of Macao Chinese Orchestra’s representative works, this is the first time that local music lovers can appreciate this work,” said Wei Qing, instructor of liuqin performance at the Macao Chinese Orchestra. “I hope local audiences can appreciate the beauty of Macao through this piece.”
Widely recognized as a cross-genre conductor adept in both Chinese and Western music, Liu has been actively advocating, commissioning and performing new Chinese orchestral works.
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