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Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development

Sing for Beijing

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Venue: Concert Hall

Dates: October 11, 2018

About

Since 2015, the NCPA has presented new commissioned works at concerts with different themes every year. This year, the concert will focus on the theme “New Era, New Beijing”, introduce musical works about Beijing in the new era and sparkle cultural charms of the city.

Programme

Music: YIN Qing

Lyrics: CHEN Xiaoqi

My Beijing

Tenor: JIN Zhengjian

Music: YIN Qing

Lyrics: WANG Xiaoling

One Night in Beijing

Mezzo Soprano: YANG Yanting

Music: ZANG Yunfei

Lyrics: WANG Xiaoling

The New Beijing

Soprano: LI Mengjia

Tenor: WANG Kai

Music: YANG Fan

Lyrics: YIN Xiangtao

Fly with the Dream

Performer: LIU Songhu

Music: HAO Weiya

Lyrics: QIAO Fang

Beijing Waltz

Soprano: YAO Hong

Mezzo Soprano: DONG Fang

Music: CAI Dongzhen

Lyrics: QU Yuan

Ballad of Beijing

Soprano: LI Xintong

Music: ZHAO Jiping

Lyrics: LIAO Yong

The Invitation of Beijing

Soprano: ZHANG Ningjia

Tenor: WANG Kai

Music: ZHANG Qianyi

Lyrics: QU Yuan

Beijing

Performer: China NCPA Chorus

——Intermission——

Music: DU Mingxin

Piano and Orchestra Ode to Beijing

Pianist: YUAN Fang

Music: MENG Weidong

Lyrics: ZOU Jingzhi

Linglong Tower, from Symphony Chorus Beijing Chorus

Xihe Drum Opera Performer: ZHAO Ning

China NCPA Chorus

Music: TANG Jianping

Lyrics: ZOU Jingzhi

Bell and Drum Tower, from Symphony Chorus Beijing Chorus

Peking Opera Performer: LIU Mingzhe

Soprano: LI Xintong

China NCPA Chorus

Creative

CHEN Xiaoqi

Song Writer

YIN Qing

Composer

WANG Xiaoling

Song Writer

ZANG Yunfei

Composer

YIN Xiangtao

Song Writer

YANG Fan

Composer

QIAO Fang

Song Writer

HAO Weiya

Composer

QU Yuan

Song Writer, Poet

CAI Dongzhen

Composer

LIAO Yong

Composer

ZHAO Jiping

Composer

ZHANG Qianyi

Composer

DU Mingxin

Composer

ZOU Jingzhi

Libretto

MENG Weidong

Composer

TANG Jianping

Composer

Conductor

LÜ Jia

The Chinese conductor LÜ Jia's work has received great acclaim internationally. Born into a musical family in Shanghai, LÜ began studying piano and cello at a very young age. He later studied conducting at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, under the tutelage of esteemed conductor ZHENG Xiaoying. At the age of 24, LÜ entered the University of Arts in Berlin, where he continued his studies under Professor Hans-Martin Rabenstein and Robert Wolf. The following year, he was awarded both the First Prize and Jury’s Prize at the Antonio Pedeotti International Conducting Competition in Trento, Italy, and launched his career as a conductor.

Over the past decades, he has conducted over 2,000 orchestral concerts and opera performances in Europe and America, and became the first Asian conductor to serve as the artistic director of a major Italian opera house, as well as the first Chinese conductor to lead Chicago Symphony. He has worked with important productions at the Bayersiche Staatsoper in Munich, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and La Scala in Milan, as well as opera houses in Lausanne, Turin, Rome, Naples, Verona, Venice, Florence, Frankfurt and Stuggart. He has also worked with many renowned orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Lyon National Orchestra in France, Finnish Radio Symphony, Hamburg Radio Symphony, Bamberg Symphoniker, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and many others across Europe, America and Australia.

In 2017, LÜ Jia has been appointed as Artistic Director of Music of NCPA, Music Director and Chief Conductor of China NCPA Orchestra. Before taking up his current posts in Beijing, LÜ served as Music Director at Verona Opera, Artistic Director at Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, as well as Chief Conductor at Trieste Opera, Symphony Orchestra of Florence, Lazio Chamber Orchestra of Rome and Norrkopping Symphony Orchestra in Sweden. He is also the current Music Director of Macao Orchestra.

Artist

JIN Zhengjian

Tenor

YANG Yanting

Mezzo Soprano

LI Mengjia

Soprano

WANG Kai

Tenor

LIU Songhu

Baritone

YAO Hong

Soprano

DONG Fang

Mezzo Soprano

LI Xintong

Soprano

ZHANG Ningjia

Soprano

YUAN Fang

Pianist

ZHAO Ning

Xihe Drum Opera Performer

LIU Mingzhe

Peking Opera Performer

Presenter

China NCPA Orchestra

China NCPA Chorus

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