The GSO commissioned contemporary composer Fang Dongqing for a new orchestral work, Bay Area Fantasy, which receives its world premiere on this occasion, referencing important strategies and key elements from the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, expounding the development potential of the region. The symphonic tone poem A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains is closely related to the eponymous masterpiece by painter Wang Ximeng. Its focus, however, is not on a physical landscape but rather the internal world of men in the face of nature and society, and how the external world affects the human spirit. The work is a veritable concerto featuring such solo instruments as the sheng, pipa, erhu, piano, bamboo flute and soprano, encapsulating Chinese traditions and esthetics as well as praising the all-embracing nature of Chinese benevolence.

  • Time:2023-11-05 20:00
  • Venue:Symphony Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall
  • Price:¥380/280/180/80

Subscription Concert 4
2023.11.5 Sun. 20:00
Symphony Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall

Fang Dongqing
Bay Area Fantasy (World Premiere)

Zhao Lin
Symphonic Tone Poem“A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains”

Huang Yi, conductor
Jia Lei, sheng
Miao Xiaozheng, pipa
Lu Yiwen, erhu
Shen Lu , piano
Chen Dong, bamboo flute
Chen Qianqian, soprano