4th China Symphony Season
Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts - Concert Hall
Dates: Apr. 16, 2014
Duration: approximate 120 mins (intermission included)
Price: VIP/280/180/80 RMB
Chen Xieyang is a famous conductor who graduated from college with merit in 1965 and became the resident conductor of Shanghai Ballet Orchestra. Chen Xieyang led the orchestra to put on performances in the U.S., U.K., Austria, and France, and he also conducted concerts with local well-known orchestras. His performance was widely appraised. In January 1998 and February 1999, Chen Xieyang led China Chinese National Orchestra to Austria, Germany, and Denmark to put Chinese New Year’s Concert at the world-famous Golden Hall of Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic hall as well as musical halls in other cities. In August 2000, he led China Chinese National Orchestra to give a tour performance in America for the campaign of "Chinese Culture’s Tour to the United States". Tour performances of Shanghai Orchestra in 11 cities in the United States in 2003 and in Europe for the campaign of "the Sino-French Culture Year" in 2004 under his leadership were highly appraised. Especially in June 2004, he conducted the concert in Berlin Philharmonic Hall in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the foundation of Shanghai Orchestra.
Chen Xieyang has won the award of excellent conducting at "Spring in Shanghai" Music Festival. Since 1987, he has been selected in Who's Who in the World published by International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England for many times. In 2002, Shanghai Music Publishing House published a series of his recorders Zhu Jian'er's Symphonies.
China National Symphony Orchestra
China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) is one of the most outstanding professional symphony orchestras in China. Originally founded as the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China in 1956, the orchestra was restructured and renamed in 1996. Leading the CNSO into the future are Director Guan Xia (Composer), Principal Conductor Michel Plasson, Laureate Conductor Muhai Tang, Principal Resident Conductor Li Xincao, Principal Guest Conductor En Shao as well as Guest Conductor Chen Xieyang.
For almost half a century, the CNSO has introduced Chinese audiences to a vast repertoire of classical, romantic, modern and contemporary orchestral works by both Western and Asian composers. Throughout its history, the CNSO has collaborated with many world famous artists in order to bring excellence to its audiences. CNSO audiences have been thrilled by famous conductors such as Ormandy, Herbert von Karajan, Seiji Ozawa, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Slatkin, Rozhestvendsky, Schwarz and Peress. Other well-known guest artists have included composer and conductor Krzystof Penderecki, instrumentalists David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Mutter, Martha Argerich, Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Shaham, Wang Jian, Lang Lang, Li Yundi, Lin Choliang and Lindemann.
The CNSO has toured throughout the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Australia, Mexico, Japan, DPR of Korea, Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Thailand, giving successful performances to critical acclaim by the international press. In London, a music critic for The Times praised the CNSO as "a mature group with a vital sound". American music critics noted that "the CNSO is an honorable member of the world music stage". In Europe, critics headlined the orchestra as "a great orchestra appears among the Kings of Orchestral Music ".