Orchestrated concerts of classics as well as performances given under the theme of wind music will be held at the NCPA May Festival 2019. On May 9th and 10th, two famous European orchestras the Sinfonia Rotterdam and Concerto Copenhagen, will appear at the May Festival to give a concert of Haydn’s works and complete Brandenburg concertos respectively in homage to the great classical masters and their masterpieces.
The Sinfonia Rotterdam will appear to hold a concert of Haydn’s works.
To mark the 210th anniversary of the death of the composer Haydn, the Sinfonia Rotterdam will appear at the NCPA May Festival 2019 on May 9th to hold a concert of Haydn’s works.
Under the leadership of its Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Conrad van Alphen, the Sinfonia Rotterdam has become very well-known throughout Europe for its unique vitality and flexible performances. Particularly good at playing classical, the orchestra keeps making innovations based on classical music. For the upcoming concert, Conrad has selected symphonic masterpieces composed by Haydn in different periods of his life, such as Symphony No. 7 in C major “The Noon”, Movement 4 of Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor “Farewell Symphony”, Movement 2 of Symphony No. 94 in G major “Surprise”, and Symphony No. 96 in D major “The Miracle”.
Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Conrad van Alphen
Many wind concertos and double concertos have been and will be played at the NCPA May Festival 2019 under the theme of wind music. Compared with these well-known forms of concerto, the Baroque concertos have a different look.
Founded in 1991, the Concerto Copenhagen is an important orchestra for the performance of early Scandinavia-style music, and one of the global Baroque orchestras that always give a virtuoso performance with unique creativity. On May 10th, the Concerto Copenhagen will perform Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos under the leadership of its Principal Artistic Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen, an European harpsichord virtuoso.
The Concerto Copenhagen will perform Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos.
Principal Artistic Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Wonderful music will hold the stage at the Concert Hall during the May Festival 2019. Besides, a number of high-level concerts will be held at the Multi-functional Theatre, where audiences can feel the chamber music face to face.
On May 9th, DAI Zhonghui will appear with the DAI Zhonghui Trumpet Ensemble to give a concert titled, “Trumpet of the Times”. They will perform classic trumpet masterpieces composed in the past 400 years on duet, trio and even octet instruments.
On May 15th, the violinist LI Weigang and pianist McDonald will perform Brahms’ complete violin sonatas. As founder of the Shanghai Quartet and the first violinist, LI Weigang is praised by the international music scene. String music lovers do look forward to his way of interpreting Brahms’ chamber music masterpieces at the NCPA, where he is going to make his debut.
On May 17th, the Brass and Woodwind Ensembles of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra will share the stage to bring “rhapsodies in wind music” to radiant and enchanting May. A series of masterpieces, including Richard Strauss’ Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, Bach’s Aria on G string, Mosuersiki’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Dvorak’s Serenade in D minor, will be played to lead audiences into an enchanting world of wind music.