Rotterdam Chinese New Year opened the Year of the Dog with a splendid East meets West Chinese New Year’s concert by jazz singer Lan Lan with Codarts Alumni Association. The halls in De Doelen were decorated by statues of dogs painted by Dutch and Chinese artists. After the opening with a lion dance, a special 8-courses VIP diner was organized by chef cooks. The concert was opened by three lions dancing in front of the stage. Lan Lan covered many classic Chinese songs with Codarts Alumni Association. Listen to the interview with Lan Lan and one of her songs during the concert.
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office presents a showcase of Cantonese Music in Hong Kong by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble on the Chinese New Year Tour 2016.
Founded in 2003, the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble (竹韻小集) is a professional Chinese music ensemble which promotes local talents and produces quality chamber music. Its mission is to promote the unique charm of Chinese instrumental ensemble music genre, known for being “small but elegant” and “simple yet refined”, in Hong Kong. The Ensemble currently has 16 resident musicians, who are all young music graduates with extensive performing experiences. The Ensemble has a comprehensive team of different instruments making reference to the traditional Chinese silk and bamboo (string-and-wind) format. The Artistic Advisor, Mr Ho Man-chuen, is also the Conductor. The Executive Director, Mr Chan Chiu-yin, is also the Founder of the Ensemble. The Ensemble is a registered non-profit organisation in Hong Kong and a recipient of grants given by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Interview with the musicians: Chan Pik-sum (gaohu), Chan Kai-him (yehu), Kwok Ka-ying (yangqin), Wong Ling-yan (pipa) and Ho Siu-cheong (xiao):