The Grand Chinese New Year Concert 2019 – The Suzhou Chinese Orchestra Directed by Pang Kapang

Come and celebrate the Chinese New Year at BOZAR and discover gems from the repertoire of the Middle Kingdom. Conducted by Pang Kapang, the 80 musicians of the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra will introduce you to the pleasures of 3,000 years of Chinese music.

World-famous soloists such as Chiao-Hsuan Kang and Zhu Changyao interweave the melodic lines of the cello and the erhu, a two-stringed ‘Chinese fiddle’, with the orchestral sounds of the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra. Their mission? To share the wealth of the traditional repertoire with as many people as possible and to continue to explore, develop and rediscover the music of Suzhou and the Jiangnan area.

Conductor: Pang Kapang

Pang Kapang, a first-class conductor, has been Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra since June 2017.

Pang Kapang graduated from the Conducting Department of the Central Conservatory of Music and obtained a master’s degree in 1992. In 1996, he became the only young conductor in Asia to win the 35th Kirill Kondrashin International Conductor’s Master Class. In 1997, he joined the International Conductors’ Master Class (Kiev, Ukraine). In 1998, he succeeded the Chief Conductor of the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra. In 2005, Pang Kapang launched the music season system of the China Radio Chinese Orchestra and created a beginning for the “music season” system of national music in Mainland China.

After successfully conducting the “Grand Chinese New Year Concert” in Goldener Saal of Wiener Musikverein in 2000, he has been continuously conducting there for 13 years, arousing great sensational effect and making great contribution in the promotion of Chinese music into the world.

Pang Kapang learned both from China and the Western society and has been actively involved in the exploration and practice of Chinese national symphony music. He conducted the Chinese opera Wilderness in the First Chinese Opera Festival and was praised for conducting the Italian opera The Lady of the Camellias (La Traviata) in the Second Chinese Opera Festival.

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Promo code: CNEWYEARC

Henry Le Boeuf Hall
Rue Ravenstein 23

Date & time
Monday January 21 at 20.00