Video|Shenzhen hosts Belt and Road International Music Festival


来源:羊城晚报 云上岭南
发表时间:2023-09-13 18:38

The 2023 Shenzhen Belt and Road International Music Festival kicked off with a grand opening concert at the Shenzhen Concert Hall. Artists from around the world gathered on stage to showcase a stunning repertoire of 12 musical masterpieces, seamlessly blending classical and modern compositions.

Running from September 8th to October 31st, this year’s music festival promises a total of 59 international performances over 54 days in Shenzhen.

The opening concert of the festival showcased a unique lineup of musical themes, featuring compositions from countries and regions along the Belt and Road. The program also included performances using national instruments from these areas.

The symphonic masterpiece, “In the Steppes of Central Asia,” composed by Russian composer Alexander Porphyrievitch Borodin in 1880, opened the festival. The Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra delivered a captivating rendition, blending Russian melodies with Eastern tunes, creating a harmonious atmosphere within the concert hall.

The first half of the concert featured world-renowned soprano Angela Gheorghiu performing the aria “Habanera” from the operas “Carmen” and “Ebben? – Ne andrò lontana (Well then? – I shall go far away)” from “La Wally,” as well as Chilean tenor Jonathan Tetelman’s renditions of “Mother, That Wine Is Strong” from “Rustic Chivalry” and “No One Sleeps in Pekino Tonight” from “Turandot.” French violinist Laurent Korcia played the first movement of his violin concerto, “One Thousand and One Nights.” Gheorghiu and Tetelman also joined forces for “When I Am Near You” from “Andrea Chénier.”

The second half of the concert featured an enchanting performance of the “Chaahar Fantasia” by renowned tar player Sahib Pashazada. Krzysztof Jablonski, a distinguished pianist and the head of the Piano and Keyboard Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), brought the audience to their feet with Chopin’s “Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante.” Soprano Guo Sen, pianist Edoardo Turbil, violinist Laurent Korcia, and cellist Karen Kocharyan collaborated to create a mesmerizing rendition of “Dancing on the Silk Road,” brimming with the flavors of the ancient trade routes.

The grand finale of the opening concert was the large-scale vocal symphonic suite “Ode to Heroes,” produced in Shenzhen.

Edoardo Turbil, the celebrated pianist, expressed his excitement, describing the opening concert as a delightful artistic experience that brought together musicians from diverse cultures and regions to perform timeless classics.










文|羊城晚报全媒体记者 王俊
视频、图|羊城晚报全媒体记者 王磊
责编 | 王瑜瑛