East Meets West Orchestral Concert combines classical music from the East and West, featuring the tremendously acclaimed Chinese masterpieces ‘Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto and ‘Yellow River’ Piano Concerto, alongside other enchanting works. This special concert will be conducted by music maestro – Guy Noble, joined with Australian talented emerging soloists and a 50-piece orchestra.
The beautiful yet haunting ‘Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto is a synthesis of Eastern and Western music traditions, juxtaposing pentatonic melodies with a Western harmonic support. This world-known concerto, based on an ancient legend, is also known as the Chinese ‘Romeo and Juliet’, celebrating romantic love.
Another Chinese masterpiece ‘Yellow River’ Piano Concerto integrates a classic post-romantic music structure with passion, beauty and strength, along with technically advanced solo phases, which represents the high spirits of Chinese people passing through generations.
“this mix of the drama of Verdi, the coquettish charm of Carmen and the beautiful Chinese piece of the Butterfly Lovers. All the music in some ways is about love, but we see it from different cultural angles. They quite different but they share many things in common.”
Guy Noble, conductor
Tony Lee, winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition
Anna Da Silva Chen, one of Australia's leading young violinists
Victoria Lambourn, Brisbane-born mezzo soprano
Sharon Zhai, Soprano from Opera Australia
Angie Liu, emerging Sydney-based Guzheng musician
Organised by CAEG | Presented by Ausfeng Events