The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (上海民族乐团) is a large orchestra of traditional Chinese musical instruments based in Shanghai, China. It was established in 1952, and was the first large-scale modern orchestra of traditional instruments in China.
Orchestra members specialized in instruments such as erhu, also known as the Chinese violin; bamboo flute; sheng, a wind instrument consisting of multiple reed pipes; ruan or moon guitar; and zheng or zither.
The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra Concert
- 19 November 2019 (TUE) 19:30
- Kad Theatre (Kad Suan Kaew 5F)
- Free for students with unassigned seat numbers(ID required)
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- Ensemble of Sheng and Yu Tweet of Harmony
Composer: Wang Yunfei
Performers: ZHAO Zhen, LI Chunxu, WANG Yang
The harmony sound of Sheng and Yu bears a heavenly tuneand a melodious tone. They are the earliest Chinese harmonicinstruments which inherit thousands years of civilization. Eventoday, the harmony sound is still being carried on and sung to praisethe eternity and fulfilling Tao emerged from nature.
- Chinese traditional orchestra ensemble
Composer: WANG Yunfei
Performers: JIN Kai, YU Bin, DING Long
Born in Shanghai, growing up in Jiangnan. It is like the fresh dewdrop in the field, the tenderness of the flowing water of the bridge, and the neon glittering in the prosperous city. This is the voice of Shanghai, rippling with the feelings of the years, and full of vitality of life.
- Guzheng and the Orchestra Spirit of Chinese Calligraphy
Composer Luo Xiaoci
Soloist: Fang Yu
Chinese calligraphy is a world of black and white in a nutshell.The primitive unsophisticated, the elegance of Zen and the bold unconstrained forms a feast of symphony which connects the agents above and the spirits beneath.White and black of wash ink dances in between heaven and earth.
- Erhu and the Orchestra Butterfly Lovers
Composers He Zhanhao, Chen Gang
Soloist: LU Lu
Glory of two butterflies lasts for thousand years. The butterflies imply wonderful and faithful love in China. The melody mixed Chinese style with western classical characteristics.Everyone will find it moving and then immerse into it with a imagined picture that two butterflies flutter gracefully and intimately in the sky like a couple.
- Pipa, Jinghu and Percussion Farewell to My Concubine
Composer Han Wenhe
Performers: LI Shengnan, ZHANG Jiawei, WANG Yinrui
My strength plunked up the hill, My might shadowed the world.But times were against me.Alas, Yu, my Yu. What will your fate be?The actor airs out wight and strength of Hegemon King of West Chu.The actress air out sadness of Yu, the beautiful woman.House of Flying Daggers and A Dark Night were playing. It tells a sorrowful story of two departing lovers.
- Suona and Electronic Music Dancing Birds
Composer & Arranger Huang Lei
Suona Solo: HU Chenyun
Phoenix extends its wings accepting salute and homage from other birds, which is revealed by the sound of a Chinese folk instrument, Suona.The tone is pristine and pure, while the melody bursts with emotion. Folk music mixed with rock spirit manifests openness and pursuit of folk music Shanghai culture.
- Ensemble of Plucked Strings Caterpillar Fungus
Composer: FANG Dongqing
Performers: Pluck strings of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra
This is a precious herb from the snow plateau of China. It is insect in winter and grass in summer. Deep in the embrace of the earth, soaking in the temperature of the soil. This is the praise of life.
- Chinese Traditional Orchestra
Composer: JIANG Ying
The mysterious Silk Road brings us endless dreams and retrospects. Over thousands of years of ancient corridors, the footprint of the integration of eastern and Western civilizations has never been interrupted, with a long history.
- Chinese Orchestra Whispers of Winds and Birds
Composer TAN Dun
This is a whisper between wind and birds, and the harmonious dialogue between man and nature. It is singing about all living things and their vigorous lives….
- Chinese Orchestra Homeland
We live on the same planet and our only home. We look forward to crossing differences and misunderstandings,deepening understanding and friendship,and joining hands to build our common home into a harmonious and prosperous world of lasting peace!
- Quintet Flying Bees
Performers: DING Long, CHEN Shi, LI Lin, ZHAO Zhen, WANG Yinrui
Western classical music meets with Chinese folk music. A fantastic show is on.
Violin bows and Erhu bows, they both pluck a beautiful high pitch. Tempo and beat are as fast as raindrops. It makes you fresh.You can imagine yourself as if you were a wild bee buzzing in the wilds.
- Love in Spring (ลมหนาว)
Composer H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX
Love in Spring (ลมหนาว) is H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX’s composition no. 19, composed in 1954. Originally the composition was a song. His Majesty asked His Royal Highness Prince Chakkapan Pensiri for English lyric. Then he gave this song played out first in Annual event for the UK Alumni Association under the Royal Patronage at the dance stage at Lumpini Park on Saturday February 6, 1954. Later his majesty asked Madam Som-roj sawaddi-kun Na Ayudhya for composition of Thai lyric. In tonight concert you will hear an orchestal version arranged by Chitchol Samart. In tonight concert, we will, for the first time, enjoy this beautiful composition on Chinese Orchestra version.
- Malambo from Estancia Suite
Malambo from Estancia Suite* Ginastera’s Estancia, written in 1941 on a commission from American Ballet Caravan, was intended as a “ballet in one act and five scenes based on Argentine country life,” A suite of four dances from the score was introduced at the venerable Teatro Coloacuten in Buenos Aires in 1943. In tonight concert, you will here the last dance “malambo”. It is characterized by a fast and constant movement in eighth-notes and a constant 6/8 rhythm.” In tonight concert, we will also, for the first time, enjoy this beautiful composition on Chinese Orchestra version.
YAO SHENSHEN CONDUCTOR 姚申申/指挥
After graduating from both conducting and Erhu major of Shanghai Conservatory of Music , Yao Shenshen is now the conductor in Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. Yao acts as an executive director in the Erhu Professional Committee of Shanghai Musician Association, the conductor of Chinese orchestra and Erhu teacher in Shanghai Normal University Music College, and the conductor of Chinese orchestra in Tongji University. Also, Yao used to be the assistant conductor of Singapore Chinese Orchestra, the conductor of Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra, and the conductor of Chinese orchestra at Hong Kong Youth Music Camp. Yao won the third place in The 2nd Hong Kong International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music.
During his service to Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, Yao has conducted a series of large-scale Chinese orchestral concerts including “Chinese Orchestra at Sea”, the live music scene of which was conducted by Yao in the Cervantes International Festival in Mexico. Yao has participated in the composition, rehearsal and conducting of “Our Common Homeland”, another widely acclaimed music scene of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.
Yao actively engaged in the popular education of Chinese music. He led the Chinese orchestra of Shanghai Normal University Music College to the Gold Award of National College Student Art Exhibition for multiple times. Since 2015, Yao has been serving as the chief conductor of Shanghai Youth Chinese Orchestra.
HU CHENYUN Suona 胡晨韵/唢呐
Hu Chenyun, national first-level performer, isa suona player of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra and board member of the Shanghai Musicians Association and Suona Specialized Committee Chinese Musicians Association. He was invited to visit and perform in more than 30 countries around the world, and has cooperated without standing orchestras including Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre National de
Francaise to perform solo in several important performances. In 2015 he presented his special the Shanghai symphony Orchestra concert hall.
FANG YU Guzheng 方瑜/古筝
Fang Yu, studying guzheng performance from a child, learned from Zhu Shikuang, Wang Xun and Wang Wei respectively. Employed by Shanghai Chinese Orchestra after her graduation from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, she holds the post of guzheng performer since then.
She once won the honorable prize in the first “Long Yin Cup” (the Youth Group of the International Chinese National Instrument Performance Competition.) Cooperating with the Australian Composer John, Fang joined in the recording of the album New Shanghai (guzheng as its main instrument). She successfully made the performance tour during these years in France, Australia, America, Japan, etc.
Fang also participated in series of significant political missions with the Seven Fairy group of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra handpicked by Hu Jintao, the Chairman of China, such as Six-party Talks, the Olympic Game, the World Expo., Obama’s Visiting Shanghai, etc.
LU LU Erhu 卢璐/二胡
Lu Lu is a young Erhu player at Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. She is a member of the Erhu Commission, Shanghai Musicians Association.Lu is now pursuing a Master’s degree of Arts at Shanghai Conservatory of Music.Lu has won a list of awards: the Gold Medal of Professional Group A at the Second Hong Kong International Erhu Competition; the Gold Medal at the Erhu Competition of the 32ndShanghai Spring International Music Festival,and the “Outstanding Small-Scale Work” and”Newcomer Award” at the Shanghai Selection Exhibition of Performing Arts in 2017.Lu is good at exploring what lies under the music and expresses it in diverse ways.She seems composed and passionate in her performance on the stage, showing the unique charm of a contemporary young folk musician.
About The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra Concert
Founded in orchestra in China. SHCO is famous for its harmonious cooperation among the members of orchestra and its excellent mastering of all kinds of works. The 1952, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra is the first big-scale modern Chinese Orchestra plays an important role in the development of Chinese music. In the history of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, there were a number of great artists who made significant contribution to the national music development, such as Zhang Ziqian, Lu Chunling, Sun Yude, Gu Guanren, Min Huifen, Yu Xunfa, Gong Yi, etc.
After the more than half a century development, SCHO now turns into a large-scale integrated national orchestra embracing four sections, that is, the stringed, plucking, wind and percussion voice, and thus accumulated a number of classic works and projects. Moreover, SHCO also initiates its own professional performance season, and recorded abundant national instrumental music. Meanwhile, by introducing numerous public performances, SHCO constantly makes efforts to popularize national music.
In the recent years, the SHCO, which oriented on explaining national music in modern and international ways, organized and performed a lot of themed concerts which blended our national culture, national sentiments, as well as national spirits into the music, successfully representing national music in Shanghai style like《New Oriental Chinese Music Scene》《The Bund》《The Blooming of the Gardenias》《The Concerts of Poetry, Literature and Painting in Chinese Music》. And the New Oriental Chinese Music Scene was performed in the opening ceremony of the 18th Chinese Shanghai International Festival of Arts as well as the special performance for the 45th anniversary China-Greece relations. At the beginning of the year 2018, the concert New Oriental Chinese Music Scene was brought by SHCO’s tour performances to eight cities in four countries including Britain, France, Belgian and Germany. These concerts were all performed in the world famous and first-class concert halls throughout Europe, having made a great coup during the nearly-20-days concert tour.
In the future, SHCO will step up efforts to radiate the inner vitality of Chinese national music. With the kind of national music which is more inclusive and more glamorous of the times, SHCO is ready to inherit the urban context and show the brand-new conditions of national music, as well as looking forward to coming across every bosom friend.
The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra Artists
乔海波 QIAO Haibo
金 锴 JIN Kai
顾剑楠 GU Jiannan
邓华春 DENG Huachun
陈昀颖 CHEN Yunying
李裕祥 LI Yuxiang
赵 臻 ZHAO Zhen
李春旭 LI Chunxu
王 阳 WANG Yang
徐红兵 XU Hongbin
姜 峰 JIANG Feng
闫晋龙 YAN Jinlong
宓嵩杰 MI Songjie
胡晨韵 HU Chenyun
王 艳 WANG Yan
曹 蕴 CAO Yun
周 韬 ZHOU Tao
俞 彬 YU Bin
李胜男 LI Shengnan
沈岑麟 SHEN Cenlin
刘 波 LIU Bo
夏 青 XIA Qing
沙 漠 SHA Mo
杨 净 YANG Jing
李 霖 LI Lin
李玥儒 LI Yueru
吴弘烨 WU Hongye
方 瑜 FANG Yu
李 玮 LI Wei
吕文芳 LYU Wenfang
陈晓雁 CHEN Xiaoyan
张佳伟 ZHANG Jiawei
邓跃梅 DENG Yuemei
郭佳雯 GUO Jiawen
吴 英 WU Ying
罗苑苑 LUO Yuanyuan
沈多雷 SHEN Duolei
李冠男 LI Guannan
丁 龙 DING Long
孙乐波 SUN Yuebo
唐海平 TANG Haiping
卢 璐 LU Lu
王菲莉 WANG Feili
王佳垚 WANG Jiayao
陈 适 CHEN Shi
凌檬 LING Meng
沈多米 SHEN Duomi
梁众益 LIANG Zhongyi
平志成 PING Zhicheng
王甲男 WANG Jianan
杨 海 YANG Hai
何晓彤 HE Xiaotong
江 珊 JIANG Shan
俞雪莉 YU Xueli
陆 斌 LU Bin
杜娟娟 DU Juanjuan
蔡 旭 CAI Xu
孙 浩 SUN Hao
王音睿 WANG Yinrui
窦 强 DOU Qiang
孙 莉 SUN Li
张 宓 ZHANG Mi
高 晶 GAO Jing
蒋元卿 JIANG Yuanqing
姚申申 YAO Shenshen