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Echoes of Hakka Earth Buildings

Acclaimed Fujian Symphony Orchestra of China (FJSO) will make its Australian debut presenting Echoes of Hakka Earth Buildings, a symphonic work under the baton of world-class conductor Zheng Xiaoying on Monday 14 November at Sydney Opera House.

The Echo of Hakka Earth Buildings, a 37-minute symphonic work scored by Liu Yuan, won the Golden Bell Award issued by the Chinese Musicians’ Association.

The piece will be performed by 55 musicians, and features the Hakka people’s history and lives. It has been performed nationwide in China and toured internationally with renowned 87-year-old conductor Ms Zheng Xiaoying, who is China’s first female opera and symphony conductor, and is herself from a Hakka family.

The Hakka are Chinese rural dwellings that were built between the 12th and 20th centuries and are unique in the mountainous areas in southeastern Fujian, China. When describing the work Ms Zheng said, “A symphony that represents Western music is a most complex yet splendid artistic form.”

The first half of the concert, led by conductor Gao Song, consists of two works titled Three Lanes and Seven Alleys and Sainaim Rhapsody Symphonic Poem.

WHAT: Echoes of Hakka Earth Buildings
WHEN: 14/11/2016 (8:00 pm - 9:30 pm)
WHERE: Sydney Opera House

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