NCPA pays tribute to people with the Special Gala

NCPA September/28/2020
On the evening of September 26th, the NCPA Gala to Honour the Fight Against COVID-19: The People Shall Prevail was streamed online as a special concert for the Bright Autumn Cadenza series. As of 14:00, September 28, the total number of online hits of the performance was 27.653 million.


The People Shall Prevail was streamed online as a special concert for the Bright Autumn Cadenza series

The first movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, Fate, kicked off the performance. Under the host JI Xiaojun from CCTV and LI Yangwei, from Beijing Media Network, the audiences were pulled back to the thrilling days and nights of the anti-epidemic phase. In the first chapter, three anti-epidemic themed works, The Figures of Angels, To My Friends, What Angels Say and an excerpt Va' pensiero, sull'ali dorate from Verdi's opera Nabucco, dedicated sincere respect to the heroes in harm’s way. The second movement of Beethoven's Fate kicked off the second chapter of the performance. The six anti-epidemic themed works, Sisters and Brothers, Together We Are, Unity is Power, Be Strong, Wuhan, and The Severe Winter is Bound to Pass, and Spring is Here, Until Then, China Will Rise, showed the Chinese people's firm belief in unity and courage. The symphony Ode to Red Flag showed the cohesion of the Chinese nation. In the last chapter, the fourth movement of Beethoven's Fate and Long Live the People, the original soundtrack of the film The Birth of China pushed the performance to its climax. The whole performance was conducted by LÜ Jia, NCPA's Artistic Director of Music, and performed by NCPA Opera Singers, NCPA Drama Ensemble, China NCPA Orchestra& Chorus, and dancer LI Xing.


The performance was conducted by LÜ Jia and performed by NCPA Opera Singers, NCPA Drama Ensemble, China NCPA Orchestra& Chorus, and dancer LI Xing

Before the beginning of the performance, the NCPA invited the host LI Yangwei to talk to TONG Zhaohui, Vice President of Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, National Advanced Individual in the Fight Against COVID-19, and YANG Peng, expert in the field of major respiratory infectious diseases in Beijing, and a member of the COVID-19 prevention and control expert group of Beijing Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. They shared their anti-epidemic stories with the audience. WANG Liguang, Dean of the China Conservatory of Music, composer of What Angels Say, LI Xing, choreographer and performer of Until Then, and CAI Dongzhen, composer of Sisters and Brothers and NCPA resident composer shared behind-the-scenes stories on the creation of these anti-epidemic theme works. ZHAO Tiechun, Vice President of NCPA and chief executive producer of the performance, FENG Shuangbai, Chairman of the China Dancers Association and chief script of the performance, and GAO Hong, director of multiple anti-epidemic themed MVs, introduced the original intention of the performance and shared an amazing love and responsibility of the NCPA to fight the epidemic with art.

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