The Kennedy Center

Rediscover Chinese Music

CPAA Productions Ltd. presents: China National Traditional Orchestra: Rediscover Chinese Music

Friday, December 11, 2015 - Sunday, December 13, 2015

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China National Traditional Orchestra
Rediscover Chinese Music
Produced by Xi Qiang
Directed by Wang Chaoge
Musical Arrangements by Jiang Ying

The China National Traditional Orchestra is a state-level ensemble administered by China's Ministry of Culture. It comprises a full orchestra and a chorus, all members highly-esteemed both at home and abroad. Carrying forward the cultural tradition of Chinese national music, CNO collects the essence of folk music as well as contemporary works in performances at home and on tour throughout Europe and the United States.

The theme of Rediscover Chinese Music is the creation of new musical settings and arrangements for ten classic programs that capture botht their original glory and a fresh novelty that will appeal to today's audience. The programs are High Mountain and Flowing Water, Three Stanzas of Plum Blossoms, A Parting Tune with a Thrice-Repeated Refrain, Silk Road, Blossoms of a Moonlit River in Spring, The Moon Reflected on the Spring, Ambush from Ten Side, Spring Festival Overture, and Yellow River and Wild Goose.

Performance Timing: Part One - 46 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 49 min.