Sinfonia Rotterdam @Wereldmuseum
Sinfonia Rotterdam begins Chinese New Year with a special concert. Conductor Renchang Fu will conduct this orchestra with Chinese folkthemes like ‘Horse Racing’ and ‘Two Sprins reflecting the moon’. For violiniste Bin Huang, this will be her first perfomance in The Netherlands too.
Listen to the interviews with conductor Renchang Fu and violiniste Bin Huang on CRTV Radio coming Tuesday from 9 pm. Violiniste Bin Huang will play live during the program!
Every year during the period of the Chinese Spring Festival, one of China’s acclaimed traditional orchestras presents a sample of the colorful domestic musical tradition in the bouncing metropolises of the West. From the sounds of the horse-head fiddle from Inner Mongolia to the Cantonese melodies of the Gaohu. This year a committee of experts selected the China Traditional Orchestra Zhejiang to present traditional costumes, classical instruments and traditional and contemporary music from China during The Grand Chinese New Year Concert. On Sunday January 26th the orchestra, led by renowned conductor Zhang Lie, will take the listeners of the New Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam on a spectacular journey through the Chinese lands.
Year of the Horse
De Bijenkorf at Dam 1 in Amsterdam celebrates the start of the Year of the Horse on 31 January from 15.00 till 18.00. The program contains among others:
- dragon- and liondances
- Chinese music
- tea ceremony by Tea’s Delight
Celebration in de Bijenkorf at Wagenstraat 32 in The Hague on 1 February from 14.00 till 17.00!
The start of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse, will be exuberantly celebrated on Saturday 1 February 2014 from 1pm to 3pm in Chinatown Amsterdam. Liu He Men (六合門) Kung Fu School, Stichting Chinatown and the Chinese businesses and business association of Chinatown Amsterdam initiated this Chinese New Year celebration to bring back this old tradition, that had been away for a couple of years. During this festive day people can enjoy breath-taking lion dances and get to know five forgotten symbols of the lion dance tradition, for example the “Seven Star” (七星伴月), the “Crab” (蟹青) and the “Snake” (蛇青).
Legendary Mongolian band Hanggai signs record deal with Harlem Recordings
Baifang is to be released on February 7th
Raging like Djenghis Khan’s elite horde, Hanggai spreads the gospel of traditional Mongolian music accross the globe, arriving in Amsterdam on 15 February 2014.
Humor in the emerging Chinese media landscape
Thursday 16 January 2014, 8pm, De Balie in Amsterdam
China / Germany) is a romantic comedy film that views the Berlin society from Chinese perspective. The main characters in the film are played by Florian Lukas (GOODBYE, LENIN!) and Jiang Yiyan (REIGN OF ASSASSINS). The screening will be followed by a talkshow, which addresses the rise of Chinese comedy.
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