Reminiscence—Chinese Opera at the Keyboard

Music
In-Venue
26
Feb

Introduction

The world of Chinese opera through the lens of virtuosic piano performances – a visual and musical feast!

Transcending traditional presentations of the genre, a number of Chinese composers have given music lovers fresh renditions of Chinese opera on the piano, developing a unique artistic experience that is faithful to the essence of the form. Reminiscence features three award-winning pianists, Chen Sa, Cheng Wai and Yu Xiangjun, who bring their virtuosic interpretations to a piano concert that is a feast for the eyes and ears. Enhanced by interactive lighting effects and visuals, this innovative programme includes works by composers such as Chen Peixun and Zhu Jianer, early pioneers and prolific composers of contemporary Chinese music, and Chen Qigang, the last student of Olivier Messiaen. Steinway’s high-resolution player piano SPIRIO│r will be used for the performance. The concert promises to delight both music and theatre lovers by recreating the sounds and distinctive colours of Chinese opera, and conjuring a vibrant musical portrait of the five key roles (sheng, dan, jing, mo, chou) of the traditional Chinese art form.

Repertoire

Feb 26 (Sat)
Chen Qigang
Instants d’un opéra de Pékin

Piano: Chen Sa

Zhang Zhao
Xipi and Erhuang

Piano: Cheng Wai

Xu Zhibo, Shao Qing and Qin Yi
Reminiscence (New Composition of The Red Lantern)

Piano: Yu Xiangjun

Wang Xiaohan
A Lost Diary: A Song in the Childhood (The 2nd piece)

Piano: Chen Sa

Zhang Zhiliang
The Beauty of Six Operatic Female Roles

Piano: Chen Sa

Zhu Jianer
Si Fan

Piano: Yu Xiangjun

Chan Peixun
Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake

Piano: Cheng Wai

Wang Amao
Sheng Dan Jing Mo Chou

Piano: Cheng Wai

PIANO

Cheng Wai

PIANO

Chen Sa

PIANO

Yu Xiangjun

NEW-MEDIA ART DIRECTOR

Da Yan

AUDIO ENGINEERING DIRECTOR

Fong Dalei

Remarks

Approx. 1 hr 45 mins incl. one interval