Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Meeting Across Nine Millennia of Time
Music 
22 Feb 2019
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Meeting Across Nine Millennia of Time
Music 
22 Feb 2019
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Meeting Across Nine Millennia of Time
Music 
22 Feb 2019

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra - Meeting Across Nine Millennia of Time

With music as our guide, we arrive in Turkey, the hub connecting Eastern and Western civilizations. Here, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra is joined by the highly esteemed Turkish conductor Kudsi Erguner alongside Liu Zhengguo of ancient guyue (bone pipe) fame and internationally renowned sheng player Wu Wei in traversing nine millennia of music.

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With music as our guide, we arrive in Turkey, the hub connecting Eastern and Western civilizations. Here, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra is joined by the highly esteemed Turkish conductor Kudsi Erguner alongside Liu Zhengguo of ancient guyue (bone pipe) fame and internationally renowned sheng player Wu Wei in traversing nine millennia of music.

Turkey’s reputation as a vibrant hub for trade and culture across the ages makes it a compelling starting point for our musical journey along the Silk Road. The exhilarating sounds of ancient instruments evoked by the exotic instruments of Kudsi Erguner’s Turkish ensemble take us from Turkey to China, conjured through the notes of Wu Wei’s timeless sheng and Liu Zhengguo’s guyue, the ‘bone pipe’ of nine millennia ago. 
Guyue/ Double-tube Bamboo Pipe   
Liu Zhengguo

Sheng      
Wu Wei

Kudsi Erguner Ensemble

Ney/ Direction                
Kudsi Erguner

Kemençe      
Neva Özgen      

Kanun        
Hakan Güngör      

Tanbur       
Murat Aydemir      

Oud         
Giannis Koutis  

Tanbur with bow     
Michalis Cholevas     

Percussion        
Fahrettin Yarkin
Arr. by Liu Zhengguo and instrumentation by Tang Pulin
The Shepherd Returns  (Seven-hole guyue)
Folk song of Hunan, arr. and instrumentation by Lin Xipeng
A Dongting Ditty  (Two-hole guyue)
Qian Zhaoxi
Primitive Safari (Five-hole guyue)
Guyue: Liu Zhengguo

Tang Pulin, compiled by Lin Xipeng
Playing Wind Instruments 
Double-tube Bamboo Pipe: Liu Zhengguo
 
Turkish  Classical and Sufi Music
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble

Kudsi Erguner and Chew Hee Chiat (World premiere commissioned by the HKCO)
Central Plains Connections 
With Kudsi Erguner Ensemble

Enjott Schneider (World premiere commissioned by the HKCO)
The Silk Road – Symphonic Pictures of the Travels of Marco Polo
Sheng: Wu Wei

Chan Ming-chi (World premiere commissioned by the HKCO)
Chance Encounter 
Guyue: Liu Zhengguo
With Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Introduction
Turkey’s reputation as a vibrant hub for trade and culture across the ages makes it a compelling starting point for our musical journey along the Silk Road. The exhilarating sounds of ancient instruments evoked by the exotic instruments of Kudsi Erguner’s Turkish ensemble take us from Turkey to China, conjured through the notes of Wu Wei’s timeless sheng and Liu Zhengguo’s guyue, the ‘bone pipe’ of nine millennia ago. 
Musicians
Guyue/ Double-tube Bamboo Pipe   
Liu Zhengguo

Sheng      
Wu Wei

Kudsi Erguner Ensemble

Ney/ Direction                
Kudsi Erguner

Kemençe      
Neva Özgen      

Kanun        
Hakan Güngör      

Tanbur       
Murat Aydemir      

Oud         
Giannis Koutis  

Tanbur with bow     
Michalis Cholevas     

Percussion        
Fahrettin Yarkin
Programme
Arr. by Liu Zhengguo and instrumentation by Tang Pulin
The Shepherd Returns  (Seven-hole guyue)
Folk song of Hunan, arr. and instrumentation by Lin Xipeng
A Dongting Ditty  (Two-hole guyue)
Qian Zhaoxi
Primitive Safari (Five-hole guyue)
Guyue: Liu Zhengguo

Tang Pulin, compiled by Lin Xipeng
Playing Wind Instruments 
Double-tube Bamboo Pipe: Liu Zhengguo
 
Turkish  Classical and Sufi Music
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble

Kudsi Erguner and Chew Hee Chiat (World premiere commissioned by the HKCO)
Central Plains Connections 
With Kudsi Erguner Ensemble

Enjott Schneider (World premiere commissioned by the HKCO)
The Silk Road – Symphonic Pictures of the Travels of Marco Polo
Sheng: Wu Wei

Chan Ming-chi (World premiere commissioned by the HKCO)
Chance Encounter 
Guyue: Liu Zhengguo
With Kudsi Erguner Ensemble