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Local orchestra takes the stage

A CONCERT featuring the Chinese flute, erhu, pipa and suona horn will be staged at Shanghai Concert Hall tonight. It's the second series of performances by Cadenza Performers of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra - the first series finished in September.

Flute player Qiao Haibo, pipa player Yu Bin, erhu player Duan Ai'ai, and suona horn player Hu Chenyun will all be a part of the performance.

Duan is known for creating rich music full of tender emotions. Qiao, who was born in Shanghai and studied under master musicians in Beijing, has a gentle but heroic spirit on both the qu di (opera flute) and bang di (a short flute popular in north China).

Yu is fond of adding modern music concepts into traditional Chinese music, while suona horn player Hu is dedicated to making this instrument more expressive.

Classic Chinese songs like "Hundred Birds Worshipping the Phoenix" and "Autumn Recollections" will be performed at the concert. But original new pieces such as "Pamper Imagination of China," "Shanghai Story" and "Dream Interpretation" will all be performed. These songs represent the new direction of traditional Chinese music.

Established in 1952, the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra was the first big-scale modern Chinese orchestra in China.

The orchestra is capable of performing all forms of Chinese orchestral works.

Date: Today, 7:30pm

Address: 523 Yan'an Rd E.

Tickets: 50-380 yuan


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