To celebrate Chinese New Year, join us to experience a fusion of traditional Chinese instruments and western music elements.

Chinese New Year Chamber Music Concert


Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Premiere

To celebrate the Year of the Rat, join us to experience an evocative fusion of traditional Chinese instruments and western music elements performed by talented local musicians.

The repertoire will include uplifting folk songs such as Liu Yang He 瀏陽河; familiar tunes in contemporary contexts such as Gada Meilin 嘎達梅林 featuring erhu and the cello, as well as a jazzed-up Kang Ding Qing Ge 康定情歌, a popular Sichuan song, and Moon and River 小河淌水.

Led by the accomplished Zhao Liang, you will find yourself mesmerised by the beauty of the Chinese harp, 'Guzheng', Chinese violin, 'Erhu’, Chinese flute ‘Dizi’, and the Chinese guitar, 'Ruan'. Be prepared to be entertained by some incredible percussionists performing with a stage full of Chinese drums.

The School of Chinese Music & Arts will be joined by guest artists including Oriental Flair and BronzeWing Quartet who will highlight beautiful Eastern and Western strings in harmony, as well as San Ureshi, a South Australian oriental jazz ensemble featuring Zhao Liang, David Wei-han Dai and Satomi Ohnishi.

Not to be missed, this concert will take you on a journey to explore the beauty, complexity and variation of cultures from the East to the West.

“There was barely a dry eye in the house and we were reminded that the beauty, skill and traditions of Chinese music has worthy heritage and offers us a bright and evolving musical future.” Stage Whispers
“Zhao Liang is an exceptionally talented performer, with a remarkably perceptive approach to the wonderfully evocative traditional pieces, and great skill in crossing the divide to excel in playing western music… she is ensuring that the future of both traditional Chinese and fusion music in Adelaide is assured” Broadway World

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Presented by Something On Saturday and Confucius Institute at The University of Adelaide

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31 Jan 2020

Duration 1hr 30mins

Interval 20mins (included)


Fri, 31 Jan 2020, 6:00PM


Space Theatre


Adult $30.00

Concession $25.00

Family (2a+2c) $100.00

Groups 10+ (per ticket) $25.00

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