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SHENZHEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA „ONE BELT, ONE ROAD“ CONCERT TOUR 2017 - PRAGUE, 100 MUSICIANS ON THE STAGE!

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Unique concert in Prague – 100-member Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra performing RACHMANINOFF

Performed by
Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Daye Lin
Soloist: Hongyan Zhang - Pipa

Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was founded in 1982 with the support of the Shenzhen Municipal Government. The orchestra has grown into one of China’s finest professional orchestras. The orchestra has since distinguished itself as having a high level of excellence and a rising international profile.

The orchestra has toured regularly throughout China since 1987, making stops in many cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Sichuan, and Xinjiang. The orchestra has also done regional tours in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao in that time. On the international stage, it has toured throughout four continents, spanning countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, South Africa, the United States, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Korea, Thailand and others, and has received international acclaim.

Lin Daye was born in Shandong Province, China in 1980. Lin Daye won the First Prize at the 6th Sir Georg Solti International Conductors Competition in Frankfurt, 2012.  He was appointed Principal Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO), effective September 2010, and toured with the GSO in Bangkok to present two successful concerts for the Thai Royal Family. At the Shanghai “Music in the Summer Air” festival, in August 2010, he conducted London’s Royal Philharmonic. In October 2010 he conducted the Chinese premiere of Madame White Snake – the Pulitzer Prize-winning new opera co-commissioned from Zhou Long by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival (BMF).

Zhang Hongyan is from shengzhou, Zhejiang Province. She is a pipa player and music educator. Zhang Hongyan was invited to more than 30 provinces, cities, and autonomous regions to give performances cooperating with the Macau Orchestra; and became the first pipa player who gives performances around China with a symphony orchestra. The self-proclaimed “Pipa Traveler” has so far traveled across more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Oceania, cooperating with more than 40 prestigious musicians, such as Zheng Xiaoying, Chen Zuohuang, Tang Muhai, Lv Jia, Shao En, Yu Long, Thomas sleeper(U.S.), Yaron Gottfried(Israel), Gergive(Russia), etc., and a number of famous Orchestras, including China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, The Macau Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Brazil National Symphony Orchestra, Korea National Symphony Orchestra, and Russia Mariinsky Orchestra. She has given performances in word-famous Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Jordan Hall in Boston, Munich Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, etc. She is renowned as ”an envoy from the orient and an incomparable music fairy” by foreign media.

Representative Smetana Hall was the site of the independent Czechoslovak Republic declaration in 1918. Nowadays it serves predominantly as a concert hall. Beautiful Art Nouveau decorations – paintings with Slavic motifs, decorative stained glass ceiling, gilded lamps, beautiful organ – all this creates an unusually harmonic whole, which is a worthy area for implementation of the greatest treasures of Czech and world classical music.

The Municipal House in Prague was built at the place of the former Royal Court in 1912 to celebrate the Czech nation and has been one of the most significant public buildings in Prague for over a hundred years. It is a representative building which for its splendor and beautiful decorations is one of the jewels of Prague architecture. Although the building is usually described as an "Art Nouveau" edifice it is more of a blend of neo-Baroque, neo-Renaissance, western and oriental influences and Czech Art Nouveau style.
This representative building is, above all, a great venue for classical music concerts and one of the prime venues of the world-famous Prague Spring Festival.

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CATEGORY VIP: 1 300 CZK (reserved seats)
parter – row 6th - 11th (seats 1-24)
main balcony - row 1st - 3rd

CATEGORY A: 1 100 CZK (reserved seats)
parter – row 1st - 5th (seats 1-24)
parter – row 12th- 16th (seats 1-24)
main balcony - row 4th - 7th

CATEGORY B: 930 CZK (reserved seats)
parter – row 17th - 27th (seats 1-24)

CATEGORY C: 730 CZK (reserved seats)
parter – row 28th - 32nd (seats 1-24)
1st-floor boxes left and right side

Note
Duration: 90 minutes, including a 20 minute intermission

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise 
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 
I. Alborada
II. Variazioni
III. Alborada
IV. Scena e canto gitano
V. Fandango asturiano
Zhou Long: King Chu Doffs His Armour for Pipa and orchestra

Intermission

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 
I. Non allegro 
II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
III. Lento assai – Allegro vivace

 

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