A night of art songs inspired by Chinese poetry

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-10-11

Renowned tenor Shi Yijie and pianist Chen Sa will bring a night of Chinese art songs inspired by Chinese poetry.

“Chinese art songs are like traditional Chinese paintings and leave me with lots of space to imagine,” Chen says. “When I put my fingers on the piano, the sounds were like drops of ink, applying colors to the songs along with the vocalist.”

Chen started in her early teens by earning critical acclaims at Leeds, Chopin and Van Cliburn competitions, and then began her performing career worldwide with her evocative playing.

Shi graduated with top scores at the Toho College of Music in Tokyo in 2006, and the college offered him a fellowship to study music in Austria in 2007. He had his first role in an opera production of Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” in 2007.

Time: 8 p.m., Oct. 18

Tickets: 80-680 yuan

Booking: WeChat account “GuangmingArtCenter”

Venue: Guangming Culture and Art Center, Guangming District (光明区光明文化艺术中心)

Metro: Line 6 to Fenghuang Town Station (凤凰城站), Exit B