Chinese New Year Concert 2021
Adelaide Festival Centre
To celebrate the Year of the Ox, join us to experience an evocative fusion of traditional Chinese instruments and western music elements performed by talented local musicians.
The concert features mostly original music and work, composed by local musicians Zhao Liang, Satomi Ohnishi, Joel Ang, David Dai and Xuting Zhao. The repertoire will also deliver new arrangements of some popular folk songs,including a jazzed-up Kang Ding Qing Ge (康定情歌), and Flowing River (小河淌水) that feature a crossing of melodies between cello and erhu.
Come along and be mesmerised by the beauty of the Chinese harp 'Guzheng', Chinese violin, 'Erhu', Chinese mandolin 'Liuqin’,and the Chinese guitar 'Ruan'. Be amazed by the beautiful dances and rhythms of our drums that set to capture your attention!
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. San Ureshi, a South Australian oriental jazz ensemble which has recently responded striking compositions to Art Gallery SA’s Samurai exhibition, will also be featured.
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