Tan Lihua, Musical Director
Beijing Symphony Orchestra is critically-acclaimed, praised for its interpretation of standard repertoire and for premiering the works of Chinese composers. Established in 1977, the ensemble will make its first trip to America this October. The BSO, led by Maestro Tan Lihua, will perform both classical as well as Chinese symphonic music representing the country’s rich culture.
Highlights will include two large works by Chinese composer Guo Wenjing, known for his brilliant interleaving of Chinese and Western instruments in film, operatic, and symphonic works. The Lotus Overture, written in honor of the London 2012 Olympic Games, has received international media attention with its gesture of goodwill, serving to pass the Olympic torch from Beijing to London. The orchestra will also feature Guo Wenjing’s Desolate Mountain, a concerto for bamboo flutes and orchestra. From Guo Wenjing to Prokofiev, the group will round off the program demonstrating its versatility with a performance of Romeo and Juliet.
Presented by Wu Promotion, in cooperation with Attila Glatz Concert Productions
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