Join us to celebrate HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR in Australia 2018
To celebrate CHINESE YEAR YEAR 2018, three spectacular events direct from China will be staged in Sydney and Canberra as part of the official program for the Chinese New Year Festival 2018.
1.Treasures of a Nation by the Chinese Orchestra of China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater
The prestigious Chinese Orchestra of China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater has made New Zealand debute and Australian return tour with Treasures of a Nation to celebrate Chinese New Year Concert in Auckland, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne in February 2018. Treasures of a Nation has promised to be a transcendent experience that merges ancient and modern art form, showcasing China’s diverse musical heritage and discovering audiences to a new world of music, stunning visuals and virtuosity. Soaring melodies from both traditional Chinese style and contemporary music are guaranteed to ring in the year of the Dog in breathtaking cultural style.
With a history of over 60 years, China National Opera and Dance Theater is known as the first national-level Chinese traditional orchestra. Its renowned Traditional Chinese Orchestra led by conductor Hong Xia and principal Gaohu soloist Bai Miao performs music that merges traditional Chinese style with contemporary music. The orchestra has a unique artistic style that is composed of over 50 musicians many of whom have taken part in national and international instrumental music competitions and received many prizes.
2. Shaanxi Cultural Markets
Inspired by the Qin Dynasty, artists and performers from Shaanxi province have brought traditional performances including dance, handcraft, calligraphy, paintings, tea ceremony sampling to the residents of Sydney, Parramatta and Canberra.
3.China Village at NMF
National Multicultural Festival (NMF) is a community festival held annually each February in Canberra and is a platform aimed at cultural exchanges between different ethnic communities in Australia. It features varied and exciting art performances presented by various ethnic groups, and offers a great opportunity for the public to taste the delicious food from different countries. This year, an inaugural China Village has been introduced to NMF where Chinese arts troupes from Shaanxi, Chengdu,Beijing and Tianjin performed brilliant dance, acrobatics and kungfu etc. Meanwhile, the Chinese cultural products have been displayed in over 20 stalls.
３. Silan in concert 2018 by Silan
The renowned Chinese folk singer Silan has performed Anhui’s Huangmei Opera at Sydney Opera House on Sunday 12 February. The concert features a selection of Silan’s signature songs including “Beautiful China”, “Anhui Girls” and “the Beauty of China”. When you hear Si Lan’s melodic and sweet voice, you would never forget it!