2017 Hangzhou International Music Festival
Culture defines Hangzhou and it has always been a pivotal element of this much-loved city. During the 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit, Hangzhou dazzled the world with a large-scale symphony concert named “The Most Memorable is Hangzhou” and from the lake’s water it showed the world its charms as an oriental cultural city. At this post-G20 era, Hangzhou is accelerating its internationalization progress and the first Hangzhou International Music Festival to be held from June 26 to July 16 will become another grand cultural event and a bridge for Hangzhou to communicate with the world.
The Hangzhou International Music Festival will last for 21 days and with its diverse content and form, this summer, the music festival will certainly rock your world. The 2017 Hangzhou International Music Festival invites both classical and national music artists as well as teams from both China and abroad, and the ten high-quality performances provide the festival with a galaxy of musical artists. The leading figure of Chinese symphony – Yu long, the eight-times Grammy Award winner and jazz trumpeter – Wynton Marsalis, the greatest young cellist of current times – Gautier Capuçon, the gold medal winner of the Paganini Competition – Ning Feng, the representative successor of national intangible cultural heritage (Guqi Art) – Gong Yi, and the noted Beijing opera actor and successor of Mei School of Beijing Opear – Wei Haimin … will all be there to bring memorable music to your ears.
The 2017 Hangzhou International Music Festival Opening Ceremony Concert
Time: 19:30 on June 26, 2017
Venue: Hangzhou Grand Theater
Tickets: 480 RMB, 380 RMB, 280 RMB, 180 RMB, 120 RMB, 80RMB and 60RMB (preferential price)
NB: Children under the height of 1.2 meters are not allowed to enter
1. Lv Qiming - Red Flag Ode
2. Arranged by Zou Ye - Symphonic Peiking Opera The Druken Concubine
Qingyi: Wei Haimin
3. Antonín Leopold Dvořák - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Cello: Gautier Capucon
The sun is shining and the autumn wind is just right. In such good weather, it is a good idea to travel back in time in the Hangzhou Confucius Temple. Here, you can cultivate your mind and soul. In the temple, tablets can be seen everywhere, positioning people instantly in the ancient seat of learning in the capital city of the Southern Song Dynasty. Here, you can stop and appreciate the ancient moss-covered stone tiles, which seems to narrate the thousands-of-year history of the Confucius Temple.