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  • The 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra came back to china!

     Tour schedule:
    July 3, 2018 National Center of Performing Arts
    July 4, 2018 Shanghai Grand Theatre
    July 5, 2018 Shenzhen Concert Hall
    July 6, 2018 Zhuhai Huafa&cpaa Grand Theatre

    They come from the most prestigious Berliner Philharmoniker;
    They amazed Karajan in their first concert;
    They play the Beatles as well as they play Bach;
    They are the most dreamed-of among cello ensembles;
    They are the most welcomed chamber orchestra;
    They are “The 12 Cellists of Berlin Philharmonic”.

     





  • IAM X Guangzhou Opera House to co-produce the original opera Marco Polo

    In 2018, Guangzhou Opera House cross over with Impulse Arts & Music, to co-produce the original opera Marco Polo. The creative team was comprised of “top stars” in the opera production industry, including director Kasper Holton from London’s Royal Opera House, the stage master of closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics Luke Halls, the experienced executive director Amy Lane, the light designer Bruno Poet and the costume and settings designer Emma Ryott, etc, with whom the highest quality original opera was brought to the audience!

    Italian traveler Marco Polo is a man who’s young and promising, knowledgeable and brave, wise and with broad vision. While travelling with his father toward east, Marco Polo’s capabilities were recognized and appreciated by Kublai Khan. Marco hence undertook many important missions and demonstrated extraordinary courage and wisdom in many critical moments. Inspired by the rich, profound and brilliant oriental civilization as well as the tragic fates of Wen Tianxiang, Chuanyun, Liuniang and other Chinese people, after returning to Venice, under the threat of death, Marco Polo completed The Travels of Marco Polo in cooperation with his inmate. The book opened a new horizon for the Western world to understand the East and China, which somehow triggered the great discoveries by Columbus and others.

    The story of Marco Polo means a start of the interaction between eastern and western culture to some extend. An opera wrote and produced based on Marco Polo’s story is a re-production of the classics, further strengthen the communication between eastern and western culture and call for friendship cherished.
     
    The opera Marco Polo was on the stage in Guangzhou Opera House in May 4-6, 2018.
    Also performed in Beijing Tianqiao Art Center on May 16, 18, 19, 2018.



    Before the world premiere, director Kasper Holten did the opera guidance for Guangzhou audience.








     
    After premiere, the audience gave huge applause to the orchestra, singers, chorus and actors. The original opera Marco Polo was marked in Guangzhou's art history.

     

  • Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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     Tour schedule:March, 2018
    March 14, 2018 NCPA
    March 15, 2018 Tianjin Grand Theatre
    March 16, 2018 Shandong Grand Theatre
    March 17, 2018 Shanghai Grand Theatre
    March 20, 2018 Hong Kong Art Festival

    The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Danish: DR SymfoniOrkestret; English abbreviation "DNSO"), is a Danish orchestra based in Copenhagen. The DNSO is the principal orchestra of DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation). The DRSO is based at the Copenhagen Concert Hall.

    The first conductor to have the formal title of principal conductor with the orchestra was 
    Herbert Blomstedt, from 1967 to 1977. His recording work with the orchestra included recordings of the orchestral works of Carl Nielsen.

    Past principal guest conductors of the DRSO besides Dausgaard have included 
    Yuri TemirkanovMichael Schønwandt, and Dmitri Kitaenko.

    In February 2011, the DNSO announced the appointment of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos as its next principal conductor, as of the 2012-2013 season, with an initial contract of 3 years through 2015.On 4 June 2014, Frühbeck de Burgos resigned as chief conductor of the orchestra, with immediate effect, in parallel with his retirement from conducting, because of health problems.He died just one week later. In August 2014, the orchestra announced the appointment of Fabio Luisi as its next principal conductor, effective in 2017, with an initial contract through 2020.
     

    The orchestra has recorded commercially for such labels as DaCapo and Chandos, including music of Danish composers such as August Enna,Niels Gade,Rued Langgaard,and Per Nørgård.The orchestra has also commercially recorded such composers as Johannes Brahms.

     

  • Li Biao and Russian Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra 2018 New Year’s Concert

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    Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia is not only the cultural treasure in Novosibirsk, but also the pride of the Russia. The classical music critics, the musicians, and the audience around the world think it is one of Russia’s top bands. In 2012, the magazine Classical Music commented it as the best orchestra band in Russia. Moscow State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra together are Russia’s three trump symphony orchestra.

    Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia was founded in 1956 by Arnold Kats, a musician who was honored of Former Soviet Artist of People and Russian Federation National Award. The orchestra has toured to many places, including Russia, Europe and often been the guest in different international music festivals. Until now, the orchestra has performed more than 5000 times with all kinds of programmes and stylish performance, from the early Baroque to the modern era works are covered. They has a pure and unique interpretation and understanding especially in Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky, let Hermanov, Rimsky - Korsakov, Scriabin, Shosta Ke Weiqi, Prokofiev and so on.

    At the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia joined hands with renowned conductor Li Biao and the young piano soloist Wan Jieni, to present New Year's Eve Music Night for audience across the country, which gained high praise and warm welcome from the audience.



    ”One Belt One Road” the flaming Russian New Year’s Eve
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    • 2017.12.29 New Tshinghua Hall
    • 2017.12.30 Shandong Grand Theatre
    • 2017.12.31 Yantai Grand Theatre
    • 2018.01.01 Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre
    • 2018.01.02 National Centre for the Performing Arts


  • “Percussion on the Silk Road” Li Biao Percussion Group 2017 China Tour

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    Date and Venue
    Oct 28th, 2017  Beijing NCPA
    Oct 29th, 2017  Tianjin Grand Theatre
    Oct 30th, 2017  Shanghai Hongqiao Performing Arts Center
    Oct 31st, 2017  Shanghai Music Square in Huangpu District
    Nov 01st, 2017  Hefei Grand Theatre
    Nov 02nd, 2017  Ningbo Grand Theatre
    Nov 03rd, 2017  Jiangsu Grand Theatre
    Nov 04th, 2017  Jiangsu Changzhou Phoenix Valley Grand Theater
    Nov 05th, 2017  Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

    Percussion Master - Li Biao

    Li Biao, one of the few outstanding solo percussionists in the recent international music stage, win the world acclaim as an exceptional solo percussionist in the contemporary era by virtue of his extraordinary musicality of the percussion instruments as well as his unique demeanor.

    Born in Nanking, China, Li Biao began his musical studies at five years old. In 1982 he entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing to study percussion. In 1988, he was selected by the Chinese government as the first percussionist to study in Moscow at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Learning from V. Sniegerew, Li Biao graduated with a master degree of first honor. After winning the DAAD scholarship, Li continued his music education at the Munich Conservatory of Music in Germany and graduated with a Master Diploma. He ever attained rewards in many international prestigious competitions during his pupillage, such as the first Debrecen Percussion Competition, he became the first Chinese, who won the international percussion competition.

    As a talented soloist, Li is competent in performing an extensive range of musical work. Li Biao gave a great number of solo recitals during various music festivals, cooperated with renowned orchestras and chamber ensemblesincluding the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphoniker, the Verona Opera, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the MengPei Column's Opera, the Franz List Chamber Orchestra, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bulgarian National Symphony Orchestra, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra,the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and many others around the world, working with leading conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Christoph Eschenbach, LawrenceF oster, Jonathan Nott, just to name a few.Li has performed his percussion pieces in more than 70 countries.

    Performing percussion concerto repeatedly at “Pay Attention to Classical Music” - the most influential European classical music opinion program, recorded his percussion albums with renowned labels such as EMI and Teldec. He is the professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing from 2003 and HochschulefürMusik “Hanns-Eisler” in Berlin 2006. He is the first Asian percussionist who was offered the title of professor of the prestigious music institute in the world. Year 2015 is Li Biao Percussion Group’s 10th anniversary, the group signed with Sony and issued the album of The Best of 10 Years, which included the most classic pieces of music during the ten years.

    In 2008, Li Biao and his percussion group were invited to perform at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and 2009. Li Biao led his percussion group to hold a series of concerts in 12 cities in China. From April to May 2009, Li Biao delivered 32 concerts on a trans-era tour of eight European countries. In 2014, Li Biao and his percussion group traveled to the South America, and performed for three weeks. This tour visited a few famous opera houses in South America, which gained high praise from the passionate audience in South America.

    In 2010, Li Biao was invited as Music Director of the Mercedes-Benz International Music Festival and the International Percussion Festival at the China National Centre for the Performance Arts. Since 2014, Li Biao has been the art director of China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater Symphony Orchestra.

    Li Biao Percussion Group

    Li Biao Percussion Group was established in 205 with members are high talented musicians. As a actively percussion performing group in the world, they have taken part in many famous music festivals and activities. The programme they play are stylish and creative. Some of their original music include nearly 100 pieces of instruments, weighted nearly 5 tons, which makes their performance unique and fantastic.

    An European press has ever described their performance as a “multi-feelings music tour”. Except their busy schedule in Europe, the group also traveled to 12 cities in China in 2008 and 2009 , 7 countries in South America in 2014, under the support of Mercedes-Benz. They also performed excellently in the Closing Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games.

    Since their establishment, Li Biao Percussion Group has recorded a few CDs for EMI and Sony, a few documentary about the group for CCTV and German TV Channel 2. They played hundreds of concerts around the world and created nearly 100 percussion work.

  • “The Nordic Sound”Danish National Vocal Ensemble·A cappella concert (Debut in China)

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     Date /Time:10-15 Aug 2017

    18 top-notch singers, one of the most favored A Cappella nordic choirs
    Choice of Danish National concerts, recipient of ECHO KLASSIK
    “20 seconds ... after which all I could say was 'Hoorah!' And I went on saying it, interspersed every now and again with 'Wow!'... This is some of the most beautiful and moving choral singing I have ever heard.”

    ---- BBC Music Magazine's reviewer.

     About the Danish National Vocal Ensemble:
    18 of Denmark's best singers make up this internationally-renowned choir. The Danish National Vocal Ensemble's sound is transparent, bright and pure - precision combined with a powerful dynamic range. It is a world of sonority that demonstrates the essence of the much-admired Nordic choral style.
    The Danish National Vocal Ensemble's wide repertoire covers all aspects of choral singing, all the way from very recently written works to 500-year-old Renaissance music.The choir has also received invitations from renowned ensembles every season, including the Baroque orchestra Concerto Copenhagen and foreign orchestras like the Radio Symphony Orchestra from Hamburg, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic. The choir is also always one of the first choices for national concerts. Besides collaborating with top-notch symphonic orchestras, the choir is also famous as one of the best cappella concert performers given that all members have their own unique and impeccable precision and dynamics. In 2012, the choir became recipient of ECHO KLASSIK with the work Nightingales in cooperation with Michala Petri.

  • Mozart's "The Magic Flute" -- Komische Oper Berlin X British Theatre Group 1927

    Date: 21st - 23rd July, 2017 

    As the most representing German opera of Mozart, "The Magic Flute" is often on show in theatres all over the world. Compared to the classical version, the version created by Komische Oper Berlin and British Theatre Group 1927 is creative and attractive. "We invited the British Theatre Group 1927 to jointly produce the opera was because of their imaginative thoughts matched the opera and superrealism so well". Therefore, with two years production, "The Magic Flute" in animation with the supporter of new media technology has been heritated together with the old story elements and music spirits.

  • A song about Love and vengeance – The visit

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    Date/Time: 5 July - 8 July

    About the program:

    "A supremely well-rounded play that takes the grotesque seriously and its inherent brutality lightly. The whole evening is interwoven with songs by the pop diva (Lady Gaga), which, in new arrangements by Thies Mynther, have an astonishingly brittle soulfulness that suit the old lady surprisingly well. This also has to do with the fact that Kraft emphasises the enduring theme of betrayal in love, and unlike other directors before him, avoids weighing down this ballad about the (financial) corruptibility of humans with political overtones. Nonetheless, the abyss into which society has fallen is of course glaringly obvious."

    ----Berliner Morgenpost, Katrin Pauly
    19.04.2014
    "I want your love / And I want your revenge / You and me could write a bad romance" – Up until now, you never would have imagined that the songs by Lady Gaga go so well with Friedrich Dürrenmatt. But the Deutsches Theater Berlin, which this season has a mission to seek out the pop aspects of classic plays (recently, for example, in Stefan Pucher’s version of Elektra by Sophocles), emphasises the unexpected. Brilliantly, dazzlingly: voilà, The Visit of Lady Güllen."
    ----nachtkritik.de, Christian Rakow
    18.04.2014
    About Deutsches Theater Berlin:

    ​The Deutsches Theater has been making history ever since receiving that name in 1883.  Otto Brahm turned it into a hotbed of Naturalist theatre, championing works by Gerhart Hauptmann, August Strindberg und Arthur Schnitzler. Once the DT came under the direction of the legendary Max Reinhardt in 1905, it quickly earned the reputation of being Germany's top stage. After Reinhardt fled Nazi Germany in 1933, his former assistant Heinz Hilpert brought the DT through the Nazi period with a classical-humanist repertoire. 
    Each year the Deutsches Theater takes its productions on tour and performs at festivals in places like New York, South America, Japan, and across Europe. A series of television broadcasts of DT productions and frequent invitations to Berlin’s prestigious Theatertreffen festival testify to the theatre’s continuing success. In an annual poll conducted by influential German theatre magazine Theater heute, critics voted the DT “Theatre of the Year” in 2005 and 2008.

  • Hitchcock Classical Work“The 39 Steps”

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    Date: 28th, June, 2017 - 1st, July, 2017


    The Staatstheater Nürnberg again presents the Hitchcock classical work and has gained high praise:
     
    “Within such a comedy, the actors and actresses were always in tense, they changed clothes, even the characters so fast that you must be shocked. Though there were differences between the drama and the movie, but the crazy actions and audio-visual feast made you enjoy and won’t regret to see.
    The stage setting by Stefan Brandt Meyers did a really good job that the actors and actresses could easily change the scene themselves.
    And of course the actors were the best, each of them played more than one character, but they changed so smoothly and flawlessly.”
    -- Friedrich J. Bröder published on “The Baravian”

    Staatstheater Nürnberg
    Staatstheater Nürnberg is one of the largest complex theater in Germany, which has shows on music, dancing and drama frequently. It has opera hall, drama hall, chamber music stage and four experimental theaters.
    It averages 800 shows per season, accepts more than 300,000 visitors. On 16th, September, 2003, the theater became a national theater. 

  • A Test on the Bottom Line and Principle of Human Nature -Terror

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    Date and Venue: 21st June, 2017 - 25th June, 2017, NCPA

    A battle between the bottom line and the principle of human nature
    A tension that has been sparked by discussing contradictions on court
    The panic caused by "terror" is truly reflected from everyone's struggles and choices, every audience would be the judges, controlling the life sentences of the pilot who save 70,000 people by losing 164 lives
    Germany's hottest literary star Ferdinand von Schirach's hit drama
    The great interaction between the stage and audience made the show intense but exciting

    Writer: Ferdinand von Schirach
    Ferdinand von Schirach (born 1964 in Munich) is a German lawyer and writer. He published his first short stories at the age of forty-five. Shortly thereafter he became one of Germany's most successful authors. His books, which have been translated into more than 35 languages, have sold millions of copies worldwide and have made him "an internationally celebrated star of German literature." “Terror” was first performed in 16 theaters in Germany, it’s detailed story lines and creative interaction gained high common from the media.

    Staatstheater Nürnberg
    Staatstheater Nürnberg is one of the largest complex theater in Germany, which has shows on music, dancing and drama frequently. It has opera hall, drama hall, chamber music stage and four experimental theaters.
    It averages 800 shows per season, accepts more than 300,000 visitors. On 16th, September, 2003, the theater became a national theater. 

  • Artemis Danza reviving Opera classic "La Traviata"

    Date/Time: 10.May 2017

    About Artemis Danza:


    About Founder & Art Director of Artemis Danza:

    Monica Casadei 

  • “Sound of Chicago” Brass Quintet from Chicago Symphony Orchestra

     Tour schedule: 9-15 July, 2017


    They’re treasure of Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Their unparelled dynamics and exquisite tone has earned them the title of “Sound of Chicago”
    They are the prodigies that live up to the legendary trumpet soloist Adolph Herseth and Tuba master Arnold Jacobs

     About the Chicago Sound-Brass Quintet:

    As is known, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of the top-notch orchestras today and has received tutorial guidance from the most renowned artistic directors: Maestro Bernard Haitink, PierreBoulez and Riccardo mutti.
    And from such an extraordinary orchestra, first trumpet Christopher Martin, Tuba player Gene Pokorny, second French horn player James Smelser, trombone player Michael Mulcahy, trumpet player Tage Larsen formed the well-known Brass Quintet of Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has always lived up to the reputation as “Sound of Chicago”. Compared to other celebrated orchestras in the world, CSO can always stand out because of their unparelled dynamics. They are known to always deliver an incredible tone no matter the volume.
    The legendary Adolph Herseth and Arnold Jacobs have been idols for numerous music lovers. And Now the members of the brass quintet continued to write on the their legacy and are able to inteprete classical music in an inspiring new way wit various musical elements merged into it. In the year of 2011, the brass quintet first came to China and toured from NCPA in Beijing, the Oriental Art center in Shanghai, to the Xinghai Music Hall in Guangzhou.


  • “The Golden horn from the riverside of Rhine”-The The Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra from Leipzig

     Tour Schedule: 15-30 OCtober

    The only professional all-brass symphony orchestra with 70 years of history
    The Cultural Ambassador of Germany that created glory that has lasted for half a century on the world stage of music
    One of the top orchestras with a magical combo of classical brass and entertainment

     About The Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra:
    Since its foundation 70 years ago, the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra has always impressed the music world with its impeccable music tradition and performance of quality and has become one of the top symphonic brass orchestra.
    As the only professional present day orchestra consisting exclusively of wind players, it was active on Leipzig’s only radio station for a total of 41 years. During this time it wasn't just the numerous radio and television broadcasts which made the orchestra known and loved way beyond the Saxony state boundaries, but also its distinctive sound. Their musical work for radio and recording studios remains an important yardstick for high artistic quality to this day. The Saxon Wind Philharmonic performs in many different instrumental combinations. These range from small, flexible wind ensembles to serenade instrumentation (implying incidental music performed at night) all the way to a full orchestra. In this way the artistic possibilities of concertante wind ensemble literature can be comprehensively displayed. Lively interpretations faithful to the original along with instrumental perfection guarantee great success with audiences, and document the high artistic standard the ensemble sets for itself.

     About Thomas Clamor:
    Thomas Clamor is the principal conductor of the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra and Artistic Director of the German Wind Instrument Academy. He completed his music performance studies at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie/Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. In 1986 he joined the Berlin Philharmonic and Herbert von Karajan as the famed orchestra’s youngest member. At the same time he raised his international profile as a soloist and chamber musician in renowned ensembles. He collaborated with the world’s greatest conductors and soloists in his two decades as a member of the Berlin Philharmonic.
    A high point in his teaching work as a conductor is the now legendary “El Sistema“ of Venezuela. He helped establish the first Latin American brass academy there as well as founding the “Venezuelan Brass Ensemble” as its foremost group.

  • National Philharmonic of Russia-A tribute to Chaplin(Debut in Asia)


     Tour Schedule: 15 - 30 October / 15- 30 July

    Authorized by the Chaplin Foundation as Debut in Asia, a tribute to the father of silent movies
    An orchestra that has played alongside with Yevgeny Mravinski, Kirill Kondrashin and Dayevgen Svetlanov
    The legendary orchestra that has witnessed the past and will lead the future of Russian Classical Music

     About National Philharmonic of Russia:
    The National Philharmonic of Russia (NPR) was founded by the Ministry of Culture as commissioned by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The Orchestra united top orchestra musicians and gifted youth. The most important pursuit of the NPR is the continuation of the legacy and traditions of the three great Russian conductors: Evgeny Mravinsky, Kirill Kondrashin ans Evgeny Svetlanov.The Orchestra aspires to preserve the most valuable of their heritage, while forming its own style which combines great traditions and new technologies.
    The NPR’s repertoire covers the period from early classical symphonies to the newest works of current composers. In the last five years the Orchestra have presented many exceptional projects, such as the semi-stage performances of Honegger’s Oratorio “Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher” with Fanny Ardant and Stravinsky’s “Persephone” with Sati Spivakova, both directed by Kirill Serebrenikov, Weill’s Songs and “Seven Deadly Sins” with Ute Lemper, and the ballet evening “Symphonic Dances of the 20th Century.
    Every year the NPR takes part in the Colmar Music Festival, France and other important European Festivals as Rheingau Music Festival, Kissinger Sommer, etc. The Orchestra has toured over the CIS countries and the Baltic countries in Europe, the USA, and Japan. Seasons 2006-2007 and 2008-2009 included tours in the USA, which comprised 58 concerts at most important venues. 2007, 2010, 2011 included tours in Europe, which comprised 62 concerts at well-known venues such as Munich Philharmoniy, Berlin Philharmony, Cologne Philharmony, Lepzig Gewandhaus, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Hamburg Misikhalle, Zuerich Tonhalle, Victoria Hall Geneve, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, etc.

     About Vladimir Spivakov:
    Vladimir Spivakov, an outstanding violinist and conductor, has brightly realized his multi-faceted talent in the music art and in various fields of social life. Vladimir Spivakov has appeared in the world’s most important concert venues and conducted European and American orchestras, such as symphonic orchestras of London, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Budapest, La Scala Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Academia «Santa Cecilia», the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra, the French Radio Orchestra etc..
    In 1999-2002 Spivakov had been Principal Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra, whereas since 2003 V.Spivakov is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the National Philharmonic of Russia and President of the Moscow Performing Arts Centre.V. Spivakov was awarded the honorary title of the People"s Artist of the USSR (1989). In 2006 Vladimir Spivakov was designated an UNESCO Artist for Peace for his great contribution into the world of art and his activities aimed at peace and dialogue between cultures.

  • Wonder boys of the Jazz World - Jacaranda Ensemble

    Schedule: Summer July - August

    About the Jacaranda Ensemble:

    Five musicians, principals of the Brandenburg Symphony, have put together an unusual ensemble as a result of a desire to experiment with new sounds.
    The instrumentation of this ensemble clearly demonstrates this idea: Alpenhorn, didgeridoo, saxophone and percussion, instuments whose origins often are thousands of miles apart, which are woven through a mixture of composed and improvised music into a musical tapestry.
    Through its music, the Jacaranda Ensemble builds a bridge between the cultures of the world. The positive response of the public as well as international respect has confirmed the unusual concept of the Jacaranda Ensemble. Concert tours within Germany and abroad, as well as a positive reaction from the media are the visible results of this artistic endeavor.
    Alpenhorn —— Among all of their instruments, the most noticeable instrument would be the 4 – meter – long alpenhorn, which is also the longest musical instrument in the world and the one that carries sound to the longest distance. Its very own special sound easily reminds people of the magnificent Alps. That and saxophone, bassoon, French horn, drums, along with a dozen instruments all seemed magical in the hands of the five.
    The music the Jacaranda Ensemble presents is a force to be reckoned with against classical music - it’s a new combo of both classical and modern music, a merge of jazz and world music. With its deep root in Classical music and the touch of folk music, the Jacaranda Ensemble now has formed their recognizable style and has become a performing style the Brandenburg Orchestra takes pride in. Between intervals of the performances, the Jacaranda Ensemble will take the stage and surprise the audience with their brilliant improvisation and seamless team cooperation. And that’s not all: all pieces played are all original works or rearrangements of the ensemble. 
    The ensemble has won countless awards and left footprints all over the world since its establishment and was once awarded with the most popular music group prize in Germany. Wherever they go the rave comments follow. The ensemble’s concert  has also been featured in the renowned Los Angeles International Music Festival.

    Apart from the conventional repertoire, the ensemble has also added Chinese folk music elements into their pieces. Their rich touring experience in China has inspired them with lots of brilliant pieces.

  • Rhythms rule! - Li Biao Youth Percussion Group Summer Camp & Concert

    Schedule: Summer vacation July - August

    About LBYPG:

    李飚青年打击乐团(李飚打击乐团第二团队)于2005年由著名打击乐演奏家李飚教授在李飚打击乐团建立基础上组织建立,由中国年轻打击乐演奏家组成的打击乐团,乐团所有成员毕业于中央音乐学院,他们精湛的技艺和激情的音乐表现力和活泼生动的演出形式,使之成为国内深受音乐爱好者喜爱的顶尖青年专业打击乐团。
     
    在过去的几年里,李飚青年打击乐团活跃于国内的许多重要的音乐活动中, 同时为了让更多的国内听众认识并喜爱打击乐这一古老又年轻的音乐演奏艺术,李飚青年打击乐团每年开展一系列打击乐普及教育活动,如夏令营,大师班,讲座音乐会等。尤其是每年7、8月份在全国范围内开展的打击乐夏令营,课程安排丰富多彩,教学方式轻松愉快,所到之处均掀起当地的打击乐热潮。更加让人难忘的 是2008年应邀有李飚带领他们在2008年北京奥运会闭幕式上的演出,
     
    从2007年起,他们也多次与梅赛德斯-奔驰等国际品牌合作,为其创作音乐和在许多重要活动中演出。凭借深厚的专业功底和青春活力的表现,李飚青年打击乐团的演出备受好评,也希望在他们活力节奏的鼓动下,有更多的朋友关注喜爱打击乐。

  • The Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra New Year Concert

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    Date/Time:2014.12.31-2015.1.3
    Venue:Shenyang Shengjing Theatre;NCPA;Banlam Grand Theatre
    Conductor:Thomas Clamor
    Solo: Ni Fan
    Chorus and Triumphal March from “Aida”;    The Nutcracker: March,  Dance of the Reed Flutes,  Chinese Dance,  Russian Dance(Trepak);   Hungarian Dances No. 5;   Csardas;Carmen- Suite from the Opera : Los Torreadors,Arragonaise, Can-Can,„Orpheus in the Underworld“; Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka; Perpetuum Mobile; Candide;Crescendo;   Ragtimes Suite: Fruffy Ruffle:Look out,Triplets,Extravaganza,Glenn meets Wolfgang,Conga del Fuego Nuevo, Mambo Que Rico,   Mambo Nr.8,   Radetzky March;   Berliner Luft;   Lovely Rose

  • NCPA 7th Anniversary Concert, Eschenbach Conducts Mozart and Beethoven

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    Date/Time:2014.12.19-12.20
    Venue:National Centre for the Performing Arts, Concert Hal
    Ludwig Van Beethoven:Overture From Egmont;
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Minor, K.466:
    I. Allegro  II. Romanze  III. Rondo (Allegro assai)
    Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A Major, OP.92;
    Piano: Christopher Park
    Orchestra:China NCPA Orchestra

  • Zhuhai Huafa&CPAA Grand Theatre Premier “TURANDOT” (Puccini 60th Festival)

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    Date/Time:2014.10.30-2014.11.1
    Venue:Zhuhai Huafa&CPAA Grand Theatre Opera Hall
    Turandot: Elena Pankratova; Conductor: Valerio Galli; Director: Angelo Bertini.
    Turandot is an opera in three acts composed by Giacomo Puccini. Although it was nearly completed when Puccini died, Turandot had proved to be one of Puccini’s grandest and most sweeping works, with a score that contains his exquisitely beautiful music.

  • 2014 NCPA International Percussion Music Festival: From Bach to Ruture Li Biao with his friends Concert

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    Date/Time:2014.10.04
    Venue:Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts, Multi-functional Theatre
    Percussionist: Li Biao
    Flutist: Massimo Mercelli

  • The 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra came back to china!

     Tour schedule:
    July 3, 2018 National Center of Performing Arts
    July 4, 2018 Shanghai Grand Theatre
    July 5, 2018 Shenzhen Concert Hall
    July 6, 2018 Zhuhai Huafa&cpaa Grand Theatre

    They come from the most prestigious Berliner Philharmoniker;
    They amazed Karajan in their first concert;
    They play the Beatles as well as they play Bach;
    They are the most dreamed-of among cello ensembles;
    They are the most welcomed chamber orchestra;
    They are “The 12 Cellists of Berlin Philharmonic”.

     





  • IAM X Guangzhou Opera House to co-produce the original opera Marco Polo

    In 2018, Guangzhou Opera House cross over with Impulse Arts & Music, to co-produce the original opera Marco Polo. The creative team was comprised of “top stars” in the opera production industry, including director Kasper Holton from London’s Royal Opera House, the stage master of closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics Luke Halls, the experienced executive director Amy Lane, the light designer Bruno Poet and the costume and settings designer Emma Ryott, etc, with whom the highest quality original opera was brought to the audience!

    Italian traveler Marco Polo is a man who’s young and promising, knowledgeable and brave, wise and with broad vision. While travelling with his father toward east, Marco Polo’s capabilities were recognized and appreciated by Kublai Khan. Marco hence undertook many important missions and demonstrated extraordinary courage and wisdom in many critical moments. Inspired by the rich, profound and brilliant oriental civilization as well as the tragic fates of Wen Tianxiang, Chuanyun, Liuniang and other Chinese people, after returning to Venice, under the threat of death, Marco Polo completed The Travels of Marco Polo in cooperation with his inmate. The book opened a new horizon for the Western world to understand the East and China, which somehow triggered the great discoveries by Columbus and others.

    The story of Marco Polo means a start of the interaction between eastern and western culture to some extend. An opera wrote and produced based on Marco Polo’s story is a re-production of the classics, further strengthen the communication between eastern and western culture and call for friendship cherished.
     
    The opera Marco Polo was on the stage in Guangzhou Opera House in May 4-6, 2018.
    Also performed in Beijing Tianqiao Art Center on May 16, 18, 19, 2018.



    Before the world premiere, director Kasper Holten did the opera guidance for Guangzhou audience.








     
    After premiere, the audience gave huge applause to the orchestra, singers, chorus and actors. The original opera Marco Polo was marked in Guangzhou's art history.

     

  • Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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     Tour schedule:March, 2018
    March 14, 2018 NCPA
    March 15, 2018 Tianjin Grand Theatre
    March 16, 2018 Shandong Grand Theatre
    March 17, 2018 Shanghai Grand Theatre
    March 20, 2018 Hong Kong Art Festival

    The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Danish: DR SymfoniOrkestret; English abbreviation "DNSO"), is a Danish orchestra based in Copenhagen. The DNSO is the principal orchestra of DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation). The DRSO is based at the Copenhagen Concert Hall.

    The first conductor to have the formal title of principal conductor with the orchestra was 
    Herbert Blomstedt, from 1967 to 1977. His recording work with the orchestra included recordings of the orchestral works of Carl Nielsen.

    Past principal guest conductors of the DRSO besides Dausgaard have included 
    Yuri TemirkanovMichael Schønwandt, and Dmitri Kitaenko.

    In February 2011, the DNSO announced the appointment of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos as its next principal conductor, as of the 2012-2013 season, with an initial contract of 3 years through 2015.On 4 June 2014, Frühbeck de Burgos resigned as chief conductor of the orchestra, with immediate effect, in parallel with his retirement from conducting, because of health problems.He died just one week later. In August 2014, the orchestra announced the appointment of Fabio Luisi as its next principal conductor, effective in 2017, with an initial contract through 2020.
     

    The orchestra has recorded commercially for such labels as DaCapo and Chandos, including music of Danish composers such as August Enna,Niels Gade,Rued Langgaard,and Per Nørgård.The orchestra has also commercially recorded such composers as Johannes Brahms.

     

  • Li Biao and Russian Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra 2018 New Year’s Concert

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    Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia is not only the cultural treasure in Novosibirsk, but also the pride of the Russia. The classical music critics, the musicians, and the audience around the world think it is one of Russia’s top bands. In 2012, the magazine Classical Music commented it as the best orchestra band in Russia. Moscow State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra together are Russia’s three trump symphony orchestra.

    Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia was founded in 1956 by Arnold Kats, a musician who was honored of Former Soviet Artist of People and Russian Federation National Award. The orchestra has toured to many places, including Russia, Europe and often been the guest in different international music festivals. Until now, the orchestra has performed more than 5000 times with all kinds of programmes and stylish performance, from the early Baroque to the modern era works are covered. They has a pure and unique interpretation and understanding especially in Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky, let Hermanov, Rimsky - Korsakov, Scriabin, Shosta Ke Weiqi, Prokofiev and so on.

    At the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia joined hands with renowned conductor Li Biao and the young piano soloist Wan Jieni, to present New Year's Eve Music Night for audience across the country, which gained high praise and warm welcome from the audience.



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    • 2017.12.29 New Tshinghua Hall
    • 2017.12.30 Shandong Grand Theatre
    • 2017.12.31 Yantai Grand Theatre
    • 2018.01.01 Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre
    • 2018.01.02 National Centre for the Performing Arts


  • “Percussion on the Silk Road” Li Biao Percussion Group 2017 China Tour

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    Date and Venue
    Oct 28th, 2017  Beijing NCPA
    Oct 29th, 2017  Tianjin Grand Theatre
    Oct 30th, 2017  Shanghai Hongqiao Performing Arts Center
    Oct 31st, 2017  Shanghai Music Square in Huangpu District
    Nov 01st, 2017  Hefei Grand Theatre
    Nov 02nd, 2017  Ningbo Grand Theatre
    Nov 03rd, 2017  Jiangsu Grand Theatre
    Nov 04th, 2017  Jiangsu Changzhou Phoenix Valley Grand Theater
    Nov 05th, 2017  Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

    Percussion Master - Li Biao

    Li Biao, one of the few outstanding solo percussionists in the recent international music stage, win the world acclaim as an exceptional solo percussionist in the contemporary era by virtue of his extraordinary musicality of the percussion instruments as well as his unique demeanor.

    Born in Nanking, China, Li Biao began his musical studies at five years old. In 1982 he entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing to study percussion. In 1988, he was selected by the Chinese government as the first percussionist to study in Moscow at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Learning from V. Sniegerew, Li Biao graduated with a master degree of first honor. After winning the DAAD scholarship, Li continued his music education at the Munich Conservatory of Music in Germany and graduated with a Master Diploma. He ever attained rewards in many international prestigious competitions during his pupillage, such as the first Debrecen Percussion Competition, he became the first Chinese, who won the international percussion competition.

    As a talented soloist, Li is competent in performing an extensive range of musical work. Li Biao gave a great number of solo recitals during various music festivals, cooperated with renowned orchestras and chamber ensemblesincluding the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphoniker, the Verona Opera, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the MengPei Column's Opera, the Franz List Chamber Orchestra, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bulgarian National Symphony Orchestra, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra,the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and many others around the world, working with leading conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Christoph Eschenbach, LawrenceF oster, Jonathan Nott, just to name a few.Li has performed his percussion pieces in more than 70 countries.

    Performing percussion concerto repeatedly at “Pay Attention to Classical Music” - the most influential European classical music opinion program, recorded his percussion albums with renowned labels such as EMI and Teldec. He is the professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing from 2003 and HochschulefürMusik “Hanns-Eisler” in Berlin 2006. He is the first Asian percussionist who was offered the title of professor of the prestigious music institute in the world. Year 2015 is Li Biao Percussion Group’s 10th anniversary, the group signed with Sony and issued the album of The Best of 10 Years, which included the most classic pieces of music during the ten years.

    In 2008, Li Biao and his percussion group were invited to perform at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and 2009. Li Biao led his percussion group to hold a series of concerts in 12 cities in China. From April to May 2009, Li Biao delivered 32 concerts on a trans-era tour of eight European countries. In 2014, Li Biao and his percussion group traveled to the South America, and performed for three weeks. This tour visited a few famous opera houses in South America, which gained high praise from the passionate audience in South America.

    In 2010, Li Biao was invited as Music Director of the Mercedes-Benz International Music Festival and the International Percussion Festival at the China National Centre for the Performance Arts. Since 2014, Li Biao has been the art director of China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater Symphony Orchestra.

    Li Biao Percussion Group

    Li Biao Percussion Group was established in 205 with members are high talented musicians. As a actively percussion performing group in the world, they have taken part in many famous music festivals and activities. The programme they play are stylish and creative. Some of their original music include nearly 100 pieces of instruments, weighted nearly 5 tons, which makes their performance unique and fantastic.

    An European press has ever described their performance as a “multi-feelings music tour”. Except their busy schedule in Europe, the group also traveled to 12 cities in China in 2008 and 2009 , 7 countries in South America in 2014, under the support of Mercedes-Benz. They also performed excellently in the Closing Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games.

    Since their establishment, Li Biao Percussion Group has recorded a few CDs for EMI and Sony, a few documentary about the group for CCTV and German TV Channel 2. They played hundreds of concerts around the world and created nearly 100 percussion work.

  • “The Nordic Sound”Danish National Vocal Ensemble·A cappella concert (Debut in China)

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     Date /Time:10-15 Aug 2017

    18 top-notch singers, one of the most favored A Cappella nordic choirs
    Choice of Danish National concerts, recipient of ECHO KLASSIK
    “20 seconds ... after which all I could say was 'Hoorah!' And I went on saying it, interspersed every now and again with 'Wow!'... This is some of the most beautiful and moving choral singing I have ever heard.”

    ---- BBC Music Magazine's reviewer.

     About the Danish National Vocal Ensemble:
    18 of Denmark's best singers make up this internationally-renowned choir. The Danish National Vocal Ensemble's sound is transparent, bright and pure - precision combined with a powerful dynamic range. It is a world of sonority that demonstrates the essence of the much-admired Nordic choral style.
    The Danish National Vocal Ensemble's wide repertoire covers all aspects of choral singing, all the way from very recently written works to 500-year-old Renaissance music.The choir has also received invitations from renowned ensembles every season, including the Baroque orchestra Concerto Copenhagen and foreign orchestras like the Radio Symphony Orchestra from Hamburg, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic. The choir is also always one of the first choices for national concerts. Besides collaborating with top-notch symphonic orchestras, the choir is also famous as one of the best cappella concert performers given that all members have their own unique and impeccable precision and dynamics. In 2012, the choir became recipient of ECHO KLASSIK with the work Nightingales in cooperation with Michala Petri.

  • Mozart's "The Magic Flute" -- Komische Oper Berlin X British Theatre Group 1927

    Date: 21st - 23rd July, 2017 

    As the most representing German opera of Mozart, "The Magic Flute" is often on show in theatres all over the world. Compared to the classical version, the version created by Komische Oper Berlin and British Theatre Group 1927 is creative and attractive. "We invited the British Theatre Group 1927 to jointly produce the opera was because of their imaginative thoughts matched the opera and superrealism so well". Therefore, with two years production, "The Magic Flute" in animation with the supporter of new media technology has been heritated together with the old story elements and music spirits.

  • A song about Love and vengeance – The visit

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    Date/Time: 5 July - 8 July

    About the program:

    "A supremely well-rounded play that takes the grotesque seriously and its inherent brutality lightly. The whole evening is interwoven with songs by the pop diva (Lady Gaga), which, in new arrangements by Thies Mynther, have an astonishingly brittle soulfulness that suit the old lady surprisingly well. This also has to do with the fact that Kraft emphasises the enduring theme of betrayal in love, and unlike other directors before him, avoids weighing down this ballad about the (financial) corruptibility of humans with political overtones. Nonetheless, the abyss into which society has fallen is of course glaringly obvious."

    ----Berliner Morgenpost, Katrin Pauly
    19.04.2014
    "I want your love / And I want your revenge / You and me could write a bad romance" – Up until now, you never would have imagined that the songs by Lady Gaga go so well with Friedrich Dürrenmatt. But the Deutsches Theater Berlin, which this season has a mission to seek out the pop aspects of classic plays (recently, for example, in Stefan Pucher’s version of Elektra by Sophocles), emphasises the unexpected. Brilliantly, dazzlingly: voilà, The Visit of Lady Güllen."
    ----nachtkritik.de, Christian Rakow
    18.04.2014
    About Deutsches Theater Berlin:

    ​The Deutsches Theater has been making history ever since receiving that name in 1883.  Otto Brahm turned it into a hotbed of Naturalist theatre, championing works by Gerhart Hauptmann, August Strindberg und Arthur Schnitzler. Once the DT came under the direction of the legendary Max Reinhardt in 1905, it quickly earned the reputation of being Germany's top stage. After Reinhardt fled Nazi Germany in 1933, his former assistant Heinz Hilpert brought the DT through the Nazi period with a classical-humanist repertoire. 
    Each year the Deutsches Theater takes its productions on tour and performs at festivals in places like New York, South America, Japan, and across Europe. A series of television broadcasts of DT productions and frequent invitations to Berlin’s prestigious Theatertreffen festival testify to the theatre’s continuing success. In an annual poll conducted by influential German theatre magazine Theater heute, critics voted the DT “Theatre of the Year” in 2005 and 2008.

  • Hitchcock Classical Work“The 39 Steps”

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    Date: 28th, June, 2017 - 1st, July, 2017


    The Staatstheater Nürnberg again presents the Hitchcock classical work and has gained high praise:
     
    “Within such a comedy, the actors and actresses were always in tense, they changed clothes, even the characters so fast that you must be shocked. Though there were differences between the drama and the movie, but the crazy actions and audio-visual feast made you enjoy and won’t regret to see.
    The stage setting by Stefan Brandt Meyers did a really good job that the actors and actresses could easily change the scene themselves.
    And of course the actors were the best, each of them played more than one character, but they changed so smoothly and flawlessly.”
    -- Friedrich J. Bröder published on “The Baravian”

    Staatstheater Nürnberg
    Staatstheater Nürnberg is one of the largest complex theater in Germany, which has shows on music, dancing and drama frequently. It has opera hall, drama hall, chamber music stage and four experimental theaters.
    It averages 800 shows per season, accepts more than 300,000 visitors. On 16th, September, 2003, the theater became a national theater. 

  • A Test on the Bottom Line and Principle of Human Nature -Terror

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    Date and Venue: 21st June, 2017 - 25th June, 2017, NCPA

    A battle between the bottom line and the principle of human nature
    A tension that has been sparked by discussing contradictions on court
    The panic caused by "terror" is truly reflected from everyone's struggles and choices, every audience would be the judges, controlling the life sentences of the pilot who save 70,000 people by losing 164 lives
    Germany's hottest literary star Ferdinand von Schirach's hit drama
    The great interaction between the stage and audience made the show intense but exciting

    Writer: Ferdinand von Schirach
    Ferdinand von Schirach (born 1964 in Munich) is a German lawyer and writer. He published his first short stories at the age of forty-five. Shortly thereafter he became one of Germany's most successful authors. His books, which have been translated into more than 35 languages, have sold millions of copies worldwide and have made him "an internationally celebrated star of German literature." “Terror” was first performed in 16 theaters in Germany, it’s detailed story lines and creative interaction gained high common from the media.

    Staatstheater Nürnberg
    Staatstheater Nürnberg is one of the largest complex theater in Germany, which has shows on music, dancing and drama frequently. It has opera hall, drama hall, chamber music stage and four experimental theaters.
    It averages 800 shows per season, accepts more than 300,000 visitors. On 16th, September, 2003, the theater became a national theater. 

  • Artemis Danza reviving Opera classic "La Traviata"

    Date/Time: 10.May 2017

    About Artemis Danza:


    About Founder & Art Director of Artemis Danza:

    Monica Casadei 

  • “Sound of Chicago” Brass Quintet from Chicago Symphony Orchestra

     Tour schedule: 9-15 July, 2017


    They’re treasure of Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Their unparelled dynamics and exquisite tone has earned them the title of “Sound of Chicago”
    They are the prodigies that live up to the legendary trumpet soloist Adolph Herseth and Tuba master Arnold Jacobs

     About the Chicago Sound-Brass Quintet:

    As is known, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of the top-notch orchestras today and has received tutorial guidance from the most renowned artistic directors: Maestro Bernard Haitink, PierreBoulez and Riccardo mutti.
    And from such an extraordinary orchestra, first trumpet Christopher Martin, Tuba player Gene Pokorny, second French horn player James Smelser, trombone player Michael Mulcahy, trumpet player Tage Larsen formed the well-known Brass Quintet of Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has always lived up to the reputation as “Sound of Chicago”. Compared to other celebrated orchestras in the world, CSO can always stand out because of their unparelled dynamics. They are known to always deliver an incredible tone no matter the volume.
    The legendary Adolph Herseth and Arnold Jacobs have been idols for numerous music lovers. And Now the members of the brass quintet continued to write on the their legacy and are able to inteprete classical music in an inspiring new way wit various musical elements merged into it. In the year of 2011, the brass quintet first came to China and toured from NCPA in Beijing, the Oriental Art center in Shanghai, to the Xinghai Music Hall in Guangzhou.


  • “The Golden horn from the riverside of Rhine”-The The Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra from Leipzig

     Tour Schedule: 15-30 OCtober

    The only professional all-brass symphony orchestra with 70 years of history
    The Cultural Ambassador of Germany that created glory that has lasted for half a century on the world stage of music
    One of the top orchestras with a magical combo of classical brass and entertainment

     About The Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra:
    Since its foundation 70 years ago, the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra has always impressed the music world with its impeccable music tradition and performance of quality and has become one of the top symphonic brass orchestra.
    As the only professional present day orchestra consisting exclusively of wind players, it was active on Leipzig’s only radio station for a total of 41 years. During this time it wasn't just the numerous radio and television broadcasts which made the orchestra known and loved way beyond the Saxony state boundaries, but also its distinctive sound. Their musical work for radio and recording studios remains an important yardstick for high artistic quality to this day. The Saxon Wind Philharmonic performs in many different instrumental combinations. These range from small, flexible wind ensembles to serenade instrumentation (implying incidental music performed at night) all the way to a full orchestra. In this way the artistic possibilities of concertante wind ensemble literature can be comprehensively displayed. Lively interpretations faithful to the original along with instrumental perfection guarantee great success with audiences, and document the high artistic standard the ensemble sets for itself.

     About Thomas Clamor:
    Thomas Clamor is the principal conductor of the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra and Artistic Director of the German Wind Instrument Academy. He completed his music performance studies at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie/Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. In 1986 he joined the Berlin Philharmonic and Herbert von Karajan as the famed orchestra’s youngest member. At the same time he raised his international profile as a soloist and chamber musician in renowned ensembles. He collaborated with the world’s greatest conductors and soloists in his two decades as a member of the Berlin Philharmonic.
    A high point in his teaching work as a conductor is the now legendary “El Sistema“ of Venezuela. He helped establish the first Latin American brass academy there as well as founding the “Venezuelan Brass Ensemble” as its foremost group.

  • National Philharmonic of Russia-A tribute to Chaplin(Debut in Asia)


     Tour Schedule: 15 - 30 October / 15- 30 July

    Authorized by the Chaplin Foundation as Debut in Asia, a tribute to the father of silent movies
    An orchestra that has played alongside with Yevgeny Mravinski, Kirill Kondrashin and Dayevgen Svetlanov
    The legendary orchestra that has witnessed the past and will lead the future of Russian Classical Music

     About National Philharmonic of Russia:
    The National Philharmonic of Russia (NPR) was founded by the Ministry of Culture as commissioned by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The Orchestra united top orchestra musicians and gifted youth. The most important pursuit of the NPR is the continuation of the legacy and traditions of the three great Russian conductors: Evgeny Mravinsky, Kirill Kondrashin ans Evgeny Svetlanov.The Orchestra aspires to preserve the most valuable of their heritage, while forming its own style which combines great traditions and new technologies.
    The NPR’s repertoire covers the period from early classical symphonies to the newest works of current composers. In the last five years the Orchestra have presented many exceptional projects, such as the semi-stage performances of Honegger’s Oratorio “Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher” with Fanny Ardant and Stravinsky’s “Persephone” with Sati Spivakova, both directed by Kirill Serebrenikov, Weill’s Songs and “Seven Deadly Sins” with Ute Lemper, and the ballet evening “Symphonic Dances of the 20th Century.
    Every year the NPR takes part in the Colmar Music Festival, France and other important European Festivals as Rheingau Music Festival, Kissinger Sommer, etc. The Orchestra has toured over the CIS countries and the Baltic countries in Europe, the USA, and Japan. Seasons 2006-2007 and 2008-2009 included tours in the USA, which comprised 58 concerts at most important venues. 2007, 2010, 2011 included tours in Europe, which comprised 62 concerts at well-known venues such as Munich Philharmoniy, Berlin Philharmony, Cologne Philharmony, Lepzig Gewandhaus, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Hamburg Misikhalle, Zuerich Tonhalle, Victoria Hall Geneve, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, etc.

     About Vladimir Spivakov:
    Vladimir Spivakov, an outstanding violinist and conductor, has brightly realized his multi-faceted talent in the music art and in various fields of social life. Vladimir Spivakov has appeared in the world’s most important concert venues and conducted European and American orchestras, such as symphonic orchestras of London, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Budapest, La Scala Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Academia «Santa Cecilia», the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra, the French Radio Orchestra etc..
    In 1999-2002 Spivakov had been Principal Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra, whereas since 2003 V.Spivakov is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the National Philharmonic of Russia and President of the Moscow Performing Arts Centre.V. Spivakov was awarded the honorary title of the People"s Artist of the USSR (1989). In 2006 Vladimir Spivakov was designated an UNESCO Artist for Peace for his great contribution into the world of art and his activities aimed at peace and dialogue between cultures.

  • Wonder boys of the Jazz World - Jacaranda Ensemble

    Schedule: Summer July - August

    About the Jacaranda Ensemble:

    Five musicians, principals of the Brandenburg Symphony, have put together an unusual ensemble as a result of a desire to experiment with new sounds.
    The instrumentation of this ensemble clearly demonstrates this idea: Alpenhorn, didgeridoo, saxophone and percussion, instuments whose origins often are thousands of miles apart, which are woven through a mixture of composed and improvised music into a musical tapestry.
    Through its music, the Jacaranda Ensemble builds a bridge between the cultures of the world. The positive response of the public as well as international respect has confirmed the unusual concept of the Jacaranda Ensemble. Concert tours within Germany and abroad, as well as a positive reaction from the media are the visible results of this artistic endeavor.
    Alpenhorn —— Among all of their instruments, the most noticeable instrument would be the 4 – meter – long alpenhorn, which is also the longest musical instrument in the world and the one that carries sound to the longest distance. Its very own special sound easily reminds people of the magnificent Alps. That and saxophone, bassoon, French horn, drums, along with a dozen instruments all seemed magical in the hands of the five.
    The music the Jacaranda Ensemble presents is a force to be reckoned with against classical music - it’s a new combo of both classical and modern music, a merge of jazz and world music. With its deep root in Classical music and the touch of folk music, the Jacaranda Ensemble now has formed their recognizable style and has become a performing style the Brandenburg Orchestra takes pride in. Between intervals of the performances, the Jacaranda Ensemble will take the stage and surprise the audience with their brilliant improvisation and seamless team cooperation. And that’s not all: all pieces played are all original works or rearrangements of the ensemble. 
    The ensemble has won countless awards and left footprints all over the world since its establishment and was once awarded with the most popular music group prize in Germany. Wherever they go the rave comments follow. The ensemble’s concert  has also been featured in the renowned Los Angeles International Music Festival.

    Apart from the conventional repertoire, the ensemble has also added Chinese folk music elements into their pieces. Their rich touring experience in China has inspired them with lots of brilliant pieces.

  • Rhythms rule! - Li Biao Youth Percussion Group Summer Camp & Concert

    Schedule: Summer vacation July - August

    About LBYPG:

    李飚青年打击乐团(李飚打击乐团第二团队)于2005年由著名打击乐演奏家李飚教授在李飚打击乐团建立基础上组织建立,由中国年轻打击乐演奏家组成的打击乐团,乐团所有成员毕业于中央音乐学院,他们精湛的技艺和激情的音乐表现力和活泼生动的演出形式,使之成为国内深受音乐爱好者喜爱的顶尖青年专业打击乐团。
     
    在过去的几年里,李飚青年打击乐团活跃于国内的许多重要的音乐活动中, 同时为了让更多的国内听众认识并喜爱打击乐这一古老又年轻的音乐演奏艺术,李飚青年打击乐团每年开展一系列打击乐普及教育活动,如夏令营,大师班,讲座音乐会等。尤其是每年7、8月份在全国范围内开展的打击乐夏令营,课程安排丰富多彩,教学方式轻松愉快,所到之处均掀起当地的打击乐热潮。更加让人难忘的 是2008年应邀有李飚带领他们在2008年北京奥运会闭幕式上的演出,
     
    从2007年起,他们也多次与梅赛德斯-奔驰等国际品牌合作,为其创作音乐和在许多重要活动中演出。凭借深厚的专业功底和青春活力的表现,李飚青年打击乐团的演出备受好评,也希望在他们活力节奏的鼓动下,有更多的朋友关注喜爱打击乐。

  • The Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra New Year Concert

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    Date/Time:2014.12.31-2015.1.3
    Venue:Shenyang Shengjing Theatre;NCPA;Banlam Grand Theatre
    Conductor:Thomas Clamor
    Solo: Ni Fan
    Chorus and Triumphal March from “Aida”;    The Nutcracker: March,  Dance of the Reed Flutes,  Chinese Dance,  Russian Dance(Trepak);   Hungarian Dances No. 5;   Csardas;Carmen- Suite from the Opera : Los Torreadors,Arragonaise, Can-Can,„Orpheus in the Underworld“; Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka; Perpetuum Mobile; Candide;Crescendo;   Ragtimes Suite: Fruffy Ruffle:Look out,Triplets,Extravaganza,Glenn meets Wolfgang,Conga del Fuego Nuevo, Mambo Que Rico,   Mambo Nr.8,   Radetzky March;   Berliner Luft;   Lovely Rose

  • NCPA 7th Anniversary Concert, Eschenbach Conducts Mozart and Beethoven

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    Date/Time:2014.12.19-12.20
    Venue:National Centre for the Performing Arts, Concert Hal
    Ludwig Van Beethoven:Overture From Egmont;
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Minor, K.466:
    I. Allegro  II. Romanze  III. Rondo (Allegro assai)
    Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A Major, OP.92;
    Piano: Christopher Park
    Orchestra:China NCPA Orchestra

  • Zhuhai Huafa&CPAA Grand Theatre Premier “TURANDOT” (Puccini 60th Festival)

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    Date/Time:2014.10.30-2014.11.1
    Venue:Zhuhai Huafa&CPAA Grand Theatre Opera Hall
    Turandot: Elena Pankratova; Conductor: Valerio Galli; Director: Angelo Bertini.
    Turandot is an opera in three acts composed by Giacomo Puccini. Although it was nearly completed when Puccini died, Turandot had proved to be one of Puccini’s grandest and most sweeping works, with a score that contains his exquisitely beautiful music.

  • 2014 NCPA International Percussion Music Festival: From Bach to Ruture Li Biao with his friends Concert

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    Date/Time:2014.10.04
    Venue:Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts, Multi-functional Theatre
    Percussionist: Li Biao
    Flutist: Massimo Mercelli