Source:Global Times Published: 2017/4/16 18:38:39
The Beijing Symphony Orchestra, one of China's most prestigious orchestras, kicked off its new performing season with a special concert paying tribute to Beethoven at Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall on Friday night.
The orchestra's artistic director Tan Lihua explained at a press held earlier that day that a total of more than 20 concerts will be staged over the season.
Finnish conductor and composer Leif Selim Segerstam is set to work with the orchestra to present a Finnish style concert including his 306 Symphony at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on April 21.
Chinese composer Tan Dun will return to the NCPA for a concert with the orchestra on the night of May 5.
Chinese conductor Zhang Guoyong and young pianist Hao Duanduan will also take part in the season.
Tan Lihua also pointed out that some South Korean musicians who were originally set to perform won't be taking part in the season for "reasons we all know about."