October will set in China, bringing with it picturesque autumn scenery. On the evening of September 29th
, 2021, the NCPA National Day Concert in Commemoration of the 72nd
Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC was grandly held at NCPA Concert Hall. Under the baton of conductor TAN Lihua, I Love You, China, The Red Detachment of Women, Dance of the Yao People, On the Hopeful Field, The Golden Steel-smelting Furnace
and other well-known masterpieces were jointly presented by Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Musicians’ Association Chorus in cooperation with artists including GAO Can, ZHENG Peiqin, ZHANG Yingxi, WANG Chong and ZHOU Xiaolin. Wholehearted blessings were ardently delivered for the 72nd
birthday of the motherland.
This concert raised the curtain under magnificent and solemn melody of the orchestral work Ode to the Red Flag
. As a masterpiece created by eminent composer LYU Qiming in 1965, who is laurelled with the “July 1st
Medal”, Ode to the Red Flag
focusing on the first Five-Star Red Flag raised at Founding Ceremony of the PRC, and has stimulated and influenced the Chinese people for generations since its premiere. The sonorous and powerful melody crystallizes the sublime heroism of the stubborn and unyielding Chinese who forge valiantly ahead under the guidance of the Five-Star Red Flag. The audiences burst into patriotic sentiments under the unsophisticated and simple melody of famous song I Love You, China
. Selected song of ballet dance drama The Red Detachment of Women
was brilliantly reminiscent of musical legacies themed with Chinese revolution history. The orchestral work Dance of the Yao People,
composed by LIU Tieshan and MAO Yuan, guided the audiences to a jubilant scene where the Yao People sang and danced joyously. Taxkorgan in the Sunshine
, co-presented by the violinist GAO Can and both orchestras, depicted the beautiful expanse of prairies, and shed light on strong ethnic features of Tajiks. The unison of violin and chords rendered the joyous festive atmosphere among Tajik herders. In addition, The Golden Steel-smelting Furnace
in elegant and powerful style, another violin and band work by GAO Can, conveyed lofty spirit and soaring determination of the Chinese working class to pursue an independent development path and vigorously build socialism. Movement IV of the symphonic work Without the Communist Party, There Would Be No the New China
is adapted from a song of the same name composed by CAO Xinghuo. Its diverse symphonic vocabulary pinpointed the profound theme of the whole symphonic work. Without the Communist Party, There Would Be No the New China
expressed the boundless triumphant pride in the majestic climax, and eulogized the centurial glory of the Communist Party of China. In addition to the above-mentioned symphonic works, symphonic suite excerpt of Sister JIANG
, My Country, My Kind Mother
, Ode to Beijing
, Ode to My Motherland
, On the Hopeful Field
and other songs were also presented by four singers ZHENG Peiqin, ZHANG Yingxi, ZHOU Xiaolin and WANG Chong. These songs either rolled out the classics with bold and dauntless heroic spirit, or gave vent to sincere praise and infinite love to the motherland through cordial, solemn, affectionate and impassioned singing. The concert ended with a thrilling and high-pitched epilogue. Coupling strength and gentleness, the music not only expressed the heartfelt wishes of every audience on the site, but also poured out all the Chinese people’s praise and love for the motherland.
The commended models and representatives from all walks of life in Beijing were specially invited by the NCPA, including the outstanding medical workers, community workers, emergency rescuers, cadres temporarily transferred to grassroots governmental organs and athletes. They celebrated the 72nd
Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC. “Today I am particularly honoured to watch the NCPA National Day Concert. This year also marks the 100th
Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China. As a veteran party member of party standing for 34 years, I am highly excited when symphonic suite Sister JIANG
begins to resound. With the rapid economic development, China’s sports industry is also in full swing. In the upcoming 2022, the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Beijing. By then, Beijing will also be the world’s first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Preparatory work for the Winter Olympics 2022 has entered a critical stage pressed for time. All members of Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games stand committed to preparations in accordance with important instructions from General Secretary XI Jinping. When the people have ideals, their country will have strength, and their nation will have a bright future. We firmly believe that all members of Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will make due contributions to ensuring that the Games are hosted in a simple, safe and wonderful manner, spare no efforts for China’s prosperity and the realization of the China Dream, usher in more glorious future for our motherland, and pay tribute to the 72nd
Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC with outstanding achievements”, said LIU Xinping from General Planning Department of Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. I usually like listening to concerts and watching performances very much. I am very touched to watch the NCPA National Day Concert on the eve of the 72nd
Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC. I joined the mass parade at the 70th
Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC in Tian’anmen Square. I have also watched theatrical performance The Great Journey
in Celebration of the 100th
Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China not long ago. I am also inspired with enthusiasm to appreciate the concert tonight. These artistic works, which sing the praise of our motherland, arouse my surge of emotions”, said AN Zhongyan, winner of “Outstanding Individual in National Fight Against Poverty”, Chairman and General Manager of Beijing Fengshun Industry and Trade Group. “I feel very excited now. I sincerely wish China takes thriving and prosperous looks for ever. I will also make my down-to-earth efforts to shoulder responsibility and make commitments, give shields to these children with philanthropic action, let them love and be loved, and help them do what can they do for the society with universal love”, said WANG Xiaoyue from Colourful Sunshine ASD Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Pinggu District, who won an honourable title, “Virtuous Model of Beijing Municipality for Year 2017”.
On October 2nd, 2021, the live broadcast for this concert will also be available. By then, netizens are welcome to watch online through the NCPA Classical Music Channel and many other online platforms.