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Forbidden City Concert Hall kicks off autumn performance season in Beijing
Published: Sep 22, 2022 03:51 PM
Wang Yabin Photo: Courtesy of FCCH

Wang Yabin Photo: Courtesy of FCCH

A total of 16 performances covering symphony, chamber music, vocal music, Peking Opera and Kunqu Opera will be staged at Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH) from Saturday as the hall is its new "Golden Autumn" performance season venue. 

According to FCCH President Xu Jian, these performances are divided into four themes, which include China's upcoming national holiday on October 1, and the music of France. 

On the night of October 1, conductor Zheng Jian will lead the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and work with the Beijing Chief Artist Male Chorus for a special performance to celebrate  the founding of the People's Republic of China. 

" To mark the special day, we've prepared a number of classic music and songs showing various revolutionary historical periods and widely sung in recent years," Meng Haidong, head of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, told media.

On December 2, the concert hall will see a crossover performance by dancer Wang Yabin and organist Shen Yuan. 

"We hope that this time it will be a fusion of music and dance. The two arts will add points to each other, making the dance more musical and the music more visual," Wang said.