East Meets West Orchestral Evening

Conducted by Guy Noble
Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music
Saturday 12 February 2022

East Meets West Orchestral Evening is an opportunity to hear Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto and Yellow River Piano Concerto, two hugely popular Chinese classics, rarely performed live on Australian stages. The artists will be accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra.

Barbie spoke to Guy Noble about East Meets West

Guest artists include Australia’s pianist Tony Lee, winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, accomplished violinist Sun Yi, (Associate Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony) Sydney-based Guzheng musician Angie Liu, mezzo soprano Victoria Lambourn and soprano Sharon Zhai.

The repertoire is a combination of traditional and contemporary music from the east and the west. Mezzo soprano Victoria Lambourn will sing the Habanera from Carmen and soprano Sharon Zhai will perform Pamir – My Beautiful Hometown.

Tony Lee will play the Yellow River Piano Concerto, a centre-piece at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Sun Yi will perform Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, written by Chinese composers He Zhanhao and Chen Gang in 1959.

The concert is an Image China cultural & arts event organized by China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd (CAEG) in association with China Cultural Centre Sydney, presented by Ausfeng. It will also be performed in Sydney on 9 July, Brisbane on 27 September and Adelaide on 28 September.