Young people and masters use music to talk to Beijing International Music Festival to open in October

Young people and masters use music to talk to Beijing International Music Festival to open in October

2021-07-28 11:55:32Source: Beijing Youth Daily

“The most important thing for us this year is to commemorate these great pioneers and their great works. We often say that Chinese music goes to the world, and the most important thing is to have a large number of works, so we must encourage composers, especially young composers. , To give them more opportunities to push their excellent works to the world.” On July 27, at the press conference of the 24th Beijing International Music Festival, when talking about the highlights of this music festival, the Chairman of the Art Committee Yu Long said.

The 24th Beijing International Music Festival will be held in Beijing from October 9th to October 24th. With the theme of “Masters and Commemorations”, this year’s music festival will provide the audience with 18 sets of 20 main unit concerts covering symphony, opera, vocal music, chamber music, percussion, film concerts and other categories within 16 days. .

Tribute to pioneers commemorating music masters in many ways

In the classical music world, it has long been a common practice to commemorate the contributions made to the history of music by intensively performing works on the birthday or death of a composer for a whole number of years. 2021 is the 50th anniversary of the death of Stravinsky, the 100th anniversary of the death of Saint-Saëns, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Piazzola, the 110th anniversary of the death of Mahler and the 110th anniversary of the birth of the Chinese composer Ding Shande. At the same time, composers such as Vivaldi, Prokofiev and Schoenberg also ushered in the anniversary in 2021.

According to the artistic director Zou Shuang, as usual, this year’s music festival will continue the tradition of commemorating masters, but will present the composers Guo Wenjing, Chen Qigang, Tan Dun and other Chinese composers who are deeply connected with the music festival in a more innovative and diversified mode, as well as the predecessor Ding Shande. His musical works commemorate the master in the form of dialogue with Western composers. Among them, Chen Qigang will have a musical dialogue about Sino-French culture with French composer Saint-Saëns. Mahler and Ding Shande will start a dialogue between Eastern and Western art songs through the perspective of life and singing. Tan Dun will talk to Stravinsky, the master of modern music, to show the century-old evolution of the concept of “modern”.

In addition to the dialogue, this festival will also present the Chinese premiere of Stravinsky’s opera “The Journey of the Prodigal Son” to commemorate the death of Stravinsky and the 70th anniversary of the birth of the first performance. The cast consisting of conductor Zhang Jiemin, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Conservatory of Music Chorus, Chinese young singers Xia Hou Jinxu, Zhou Zhengzhong, Li Jingjing and Han Yinpei was presented.

In addition, the festival also commemorates the master in a more unique way. The ballet film symphony concert “Romeo and Juliet” will be led by the young conductor Jing Huan, paying tribute to Prokofiev with an immersive sense of shock. The cello ensemble of the China Philharmonic Orchestra will use a lineup of 12 cellos to perform the famous piece “Angel Suite” from South American composer Piazzolla to commemorate the composer’s centennial birthday.

Promote Chinese works

Provide a show stage for young musicians

“The music festival with the mission of spreading the concept of China not only promotes more Chinese works, but also provides a platform for young musicians to show themselves.” Zou Shuang said that in addition to staging fine works, this festival will continue to continue the youth The power of musicians allows more young people to show on the stage of the music festival.

The young conductor Jin Yukuang, who is only 20 years old, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stravinsky’s death and the 70th anniversary of Schoenberg’s death with the young musicians of his neoclassical chamber orchestra, and will present two great masters in their lives. Masterpieces in different stages.

Shanghai Chakon Ancient Orchestra will also use instruments from the Baroque period, not only to bring the Baroque Vocal Theater “Ode to Nature”, but also to interpret the works of Vivaldi and his contemporary composers with authentic flavors.

As the winner of the 2020 BBC Young Musician Awards, the 17-year-old percussionist born after 00 and the youngest musician of this festival, Zhang Fang, will pay tribute to Piazzo with the classic song “Free Tango” Pull, percussion music in multiple styles, to show the charm of percussion.

Multiple music experience

Provide audiences with more opportunities to get close to classical music

“A very special session this year is the Music Carnival. This is a model innovation and a musical carnival, including different forms of musical performances.” Zou Shuang said, October 16th and 17th, at Taikoo Sanlitun Here, there will be multiple performances, combined with art installations, presenting multiple styles covering classical, pop, folk music, electronic, etc., to provide audiences with a more diverse music experience.

The Beijing International Music Festival and Beijing Music Broadcasting continued their cooperation last year. The luncheon concert series will be presented in three city landmarks within 4 days. This series of concerts will continue to reach more people through broadcast, network, and live broadcast. Most of the shows and activities are also free for Beijing residents, and most of them are open outdoors and take the form of on-site participation and online reservation.

In addition, this year’s music festival also has a special children’s charity concert. Inspired by the most authentic stories around him, pianist Song Siheng is full of childlike music language, presenting a charity children’s special concert “Mimilu Lost”, for more Children provide the opportunity to feel the charm of music.

More than ten concerts of this festival will also be presented through the Internet, and the relevant tracks will also be presented on-demand online. Zou Shuang said, “The combination of offline concerts and online music libraries provides audiences with more opportunities to get close to classical music.”

It is worth mentioning that 2021 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The Beijing International Music Festival will kick off on October 9th with a chorus symphony concert “Under the Bright Sun”. 100 party musicians from more than 20 orchestras across the country, in the form of the Chinese Music Association Symphony Union-BMF Festival Orchestra, under the leadership of conductor Zhang Guoyong, sang more than ten red songs of the era to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China. (Reporter Tian Wanting)

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