Free concerts for November

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-11-08

Accompanied by the brisk cool air of fall, the Beautiful Sunday and Afternoon Music Time public benefit series have returned to Shenzhen Concert Hall.

The six concerts will take audiences on a tour across various genres and have them experience the charms of piano, cello, double bass, flute, and vocal as well as Chinese instruments, and classical alongside modern Western music. 

On Nov. 6, a live performance plus lecture will be presented by jazz drummer Zhan Minghui and his fellow teachers from the College of Music and Dance, Shenzhen University. Jazz pianist Li Lin, guitarist Chen Yunqiang, saxophone player Peng Zhongchao and bassist Shao Xuan, together with Zhan, will present a modern music fun party. Audiences will enjoy blues, jazz, funk and Latin music while learning about the history and evolution of modern music.

On Nov. 13, the Shuofeng Chinese Chamber Orchestra will perform several renowned Chinese music pieces. Photos courtesy of Shenzhen Concert Hall

On Nov. 13, the Shuofeng Chinese Chamber Orchestra will perform Chinese music pieces including “Beyond the Starry Night,” “Po Zhen Zi” and “Four Dreams Beside the Plum Blossoms.” Founded in 2014, Shuofeng has accumulated a vast repertoire, including some original works. Their original piece “Silk Road Fantasy” won a gold medal at a city-level music festival in Shenzhen in 2016.

The Afternoon Music Time series.

The Afternoon Music Time series will bring a crossover concert featuring pipa, cello and piano performed by the teachers and students of Shenzhen Arts School on Nov. 5; a cello and piano duo’s performance of the works by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Kreisler, Faure and Joe Hisaishi on Nov. 12; mezzo-soprano Yang Xin singing Chinese art songs accompanied by flute and piano on Nov. 19; and a colorful chamber music concert by flutist Ning Ning, pianist Zou Jingyi, jazz drummer Xiao Ying and double bass player Ouyang Chunzhen on Nov. 26 that will include the works of Bach and Vanhal as well as music from the animation series “Tom and Jerry.”

Admission is free to the concerts but tickets are required. Those interested can follow the official WeChat account of Shenzhen Concert Hall to reserve tickets.

Time: 3 p.m., Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 26

Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall, Futian District (福田区深圳音乐厅)

Metro: Lines 3 or 4 to Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D