To welcome the Year of Goat, National Centre for the Performing Arts in China in collaboration with Phoenix Satellite TV the eighth time, presents a festive concert to the audience, the Grand Festive Music Concert 2015. The premiere of the musical gala was on 17th February on Phoenix TV.
The musical gala gathers the world’s finest musicians to show the beauty of music and deliver the joy and bliss of New Year to the audience. It also combines the beauty of Chinese and Western music and harmoniously incorporates the essence of both into different sequences throughout the show. The opening act, The Dance of Golden Snake is an orchestra performance specially refined just for the concert this year.
Amongst the renowned musicians, Lei Jia is a Chinese folk soprano who’s praised by Joshua Cheek, the President of the jury board of the Grammy Awards as "The Most Chinese Voice". By integrating bel canto singing style with folk features and traditional operas, her performance is truly one of a kind. On the other hand, Wei Song is one of the most well-known contemporary Chinese dramatic tenors. Othello that he performed in 2004 has earned him the title as "one of the best tenors in the world". After performing their respective solo songs, they present a duet "Me and My Motherland" together on stage.
Fang Yuan is an acclaimed Chinese classical pianist who was awarded the highest prize at the Munich International Youth Piano Competition. Media and other pianists highly compliment her works as well. In the concert, Fang Yuan performs Defend the Yellow River, the finale of the famous Yellow River Piano Concerto. This piano concerto is the most internationally known Chinese musical that combines classic Western music methodology with traditional Chinese elements.
Continuing the rejoicing of previous years, the Grand Festive Music Concert 2015 is truly an entertaining music show that features the perfect blending of Chinese and Western music instruments, the most melodious voices and the splendid stage design to bring you a dynamic spirit in the year ahead.