The Macao Chinese Orchestra, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, presents the Chinese bowed strings concert “Dance with Strings” with Chen Jun. The renowned huqin virtuoso returns to Macau and joins hands with the Macao Chinese Orchestra to present the entrancing charm of Chinese bowstring music.
Chen Jun, the huqin master, is regarded as the “the Taichi Warrior of Erhu”. He is the second generation of Chen’s Erhu family under the tutelage of the master of the erhu, Chen Yaoxing. Chen Jun is one of China’s leading erhu players and a first-class performer, and has performed in the USA, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Hungary, Poland, Singapore, Hong Kong and other countries, garnering him praise from the international music community and earning him the moniker “Paganini of the Huqin”. In this special concert, huqin master Chen Jun will collaborate with performers from the Macao Chinese Orchestra’s string section to present Scenes of a Mountain Village composed by Chen Yaoxing, which features a beautiful and lyrical melody with a bright and simple rhythm, and is very characteristic of the local flavor of Shandong.
In addition, Zhang Yueru, Concert Master of the Macao Chinese Orchestra, will present Liu Mingyuan’s On the Grassland with zhonghu, showcasing the gorgeous landscape of the wide grasslands as well as the people’s warm and energetic disposition; Zhonghu Principal Li Feng will perform a rendition of Guo Futuan’s A Paizi Tune of Qinqiang Opera with the banhu, offering the audience a taste of the Qinqiang repertoire; the Macao Chinese Orchestra will interpret the erhu repertoire of the hit documentary series, “A Bite of China”, in a showcase merging food culture with music.
When: 8:00pm, Saturday, November 20, 2021
Where: Dom Pedro V Theatre, Largo de Santo Agostinho, Macau
How much: MOP $100 and MOP $120 per person*
Tickets are available from October 30 with discounts available