The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is to tell the Oriental tale Butterfly Lovers

NCPA September/25/2017
On October 2nd, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, led by the maestro John Nelson, will make appearance on the NCPA stage. Weber’s Oberon Overture, Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From The New World” will be performed at the NCPA Concert Hall.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has a close partnership with the most famous conductors in the world. The current and former directors of the orchestra are world-class maestros, such as Charles Dutoit, Daniele Gatti and Ashkenazy. The famous American conductor John Nelson, who has partnered with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for many years, is coming to visit China this time, which is worth the wait.

Conductor John Nelson

In their upcoming performance, the orchestra will join hands with violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou to perform Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto and Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. As a Chinese who grew up in Toronto, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou often heard her father playing Chinese folk music on the violin when she was young. She said, “I’m preparing to make a record with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Butterfly Lovers Concerto will be included. My father has told me many stories about this music. For me, it is not merely a Chinese ballad, but something that relates my past to my present, and relates me to my hometown. Like the Chinese operas, the music is composed of allusive expressions and notes, and each note conveys rich feelings.”

Violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou

In the concert, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou will demonstrate the essence of Chinese and French music. She said, “In the early 20th century, many Chinese composers came to Paris to study with the great French musician Nadia Boulanger. After returning to China, they began to play music with the sensitivity and transparency peculiar to France.” The programmes in the concert, including Butterfly Lovers Concerto and Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, will also be included in her latest record.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra



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