2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of Macao’s return to the motherland. In celebration of this commemorative occasion, Macao Orchestra will join hands with China NCPA Orchestra and Chorus to present a concert featuring both Chinese historical classics as well as modern works.
Through the representative art songs from the first half of the 20th century, the beginning of this concert looks back at the vicissitudes and transformations in China’s modern history. The moving melody of Song of the Seven Sons evokes the close and deep connection between Macao and the motherland. The majestic momentum of The Yellow River Cantata in the second half of the concert portrays the tenacity of the Chinese nation and its strength to forge ahead that elevates our pride.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including one interval
Zhao Yuanren / Lyr. Liu Bannong:How Can I Stop Missing Him
Huang Zi / Lyr. Long Qi:Three Wishes for a Rose
Xian Xinghai / Lyr. Gui Taosheng:On the Taihang Mountains
Li Haiying / Lyr. Wen Yiduo:Song of the Seven Sons
Xian Xinghai / Lyr. Guang Weiran:The Yellow River Cantata
Conductor: Lu Jia
Xu Xiaoying, Soprano
Guan Zhijing, Bass
Reciter: Wang Weiguo
Piano Accompaniments: Shen Ye and Zhang Yue