24th Beijing Music Festival Draws to a Close; Honors “Masters and Celebrations”

Tan Dun’s Double Concerto for Pipa and Guzheng from the twenty fourth Beijing Music Competition Closing Live performance

Revealed: Oct. 29, 2021 at 6:48 PM EDT|Up to date: 15 hours in the past

BEIJING, Oct. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Concluding final Sunday, the 24th Beijing Music Competition (BMF) commemorated the theme “Masters and Celebrations” with 21 distinctive packages over the course of 16 days. A big-scale annual worldwide music pageant based in 1998, BMF has continued to innovate and current cutting-edge performances, turning into China’s premier cultural occasion of the yr.

Tan Dun’s Double Concerto for Pipa and Guzheng from the twenty fourth Beijing Music Competition Closing Live performance

Throughout the “Masters and Celebrations” theme, three focuses have been within the highlight this yr. The primary was a dialogue between Chinese language and overseas composers as a type of cultural alternate. Through the closing live performance, Chinese language composer and conductor Tan Dun carried out two of his works with the China Philharmonic Orchestra alongside two works by Stravinsky. Tan Dun’s Fireplace Ritual – Conflict and Peace expresses Dun’s concern – because the goodwill ambassador of UNESCO – for the world within the pandemic period. BMF additionally introduced – with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra – the Chinese language premiere of Stravinsky’s opera The Rake’s Progress, a traditional in Western classical music.

One other focus of this yr’s pageant was making a strong platform for proficient younger musicians, an necessary component of steady improvement in music each for China and throughout the globe. This yr, BMF introduced the primary Youth Music Competition by younger musicians from Beijing, Hong Kong, and Macau and invited younger soloists to carry out in lots of live shows. BMF’s Chair of the Creative Committee, Lengthy Yu explains, “It’s the accountability of BMF to construct a platform and pave the way in which for younger musicians.”

The third focus was a tribute to composers celebrating landmark anniversaries similar to classical masters Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns, Vivaldi, Mahler, and Chinese language composer Ding Shande whereas additionally celebrating the achievements of residing Chinese language composers Qigang Chen, Tan Dun, and Wenjing Guo.

For Western audiences, 5 live shows can be found to look at from this yr’s pageant on BMF’s Fb web page and YouTube channel. The Beijing Music Competition is co-presented by China’s Ministry of Tradition and Tourism and the Beijing Municipal Authorities. Subsequent October, the Competition celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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