- Valery Gergiev / Apr 16, 2018
"Now NCPA is one of the most important institutions in the world. I know how difficult it is to do opera, concert, exhibitions, lectures, films, and festivals... It’s not just opera. It’s much bigger. And also, the public has changed completely. Many of the NCPA audience are very young. They are the future."This week, maestro Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra brought two brilliant concerts to the NCPA Concert Hall. On April 16th, Gergiev and the Orchestra presented a concert of an all-Mussorgsky programme. With the participation of 15 singers and Chorus from the Marrinsky Theatre, a concert version of the composer's Khovanshchina was staged on the following day, marking its premiere in China.
- Jaap van Zweden / Mar 9, 2018
"About my experience with Beijing and its very warm audience, I feel very at home here. I think that my last performance here were, for me personally, a wonderful experience, with very knowledgeable and very warm public who were really interested in what we’re bringing."Jaap van Zweden, Music Director Designate of the New York Philharmonic, stages two concerts with the 176-year-old orchestra on March 8th-9th at the NCPA Concert Hall, indicating a remarkable return to Beijing after its NCPA debut ten years ago. Violinist Ryu Goto and pianist Yuja Wang join in the two performance respectively.