Music link between Canberra and Beijing

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“THE Yellow River Project” is an exciting bracket of lectures and concerts celebrating the links between the sister cities of Canberra and Beijing in Canberra’s centenary year.

Nicholas Smith
Nicholas Smith
The organisers believe it is the only event of its kind in the national capital in 2013 that highlights this important link between the two cities.

Best ACT Choral/Vocal Group winner in the inaugural 2012 MusicACT MAMA awards, Coro Chamber Music, joins Beijing-based British conductor Nicholas Smith in one of the concerts marking the connections.

Smith has been living and working in China since the early 1990s and brings with him over 20 years experience working with Chinese orchestras, choirs and international solo artists in the complex warren of the Chinese bureaucratic system. He is the artistic director and founder of Peking Sinfonietta, and co-founder of the International Festival Chorus.

As part of the project he  will travel to Melbourne to talk about the state of choral music in China at the Wheeler Centre as part of their Lunchbox/Soapbox series.

Public Lecture, “China’s Choral Tragedy: 50 Years of Arrested Development” at Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 5pm Saturday September 21.

Concert, Larry Sitsky Recital Room, ANU School of Music, 5pm, Sunday September 22.

Tickets on sale through TryBooking:

Saturday 21st: Public Lecture $20 (full) / $10 (student/senior)

Sunday 22nd: Concert $40 (full) / $20 (student / senior)

Project Package (Lecture and Concert): $50 (full) / $25 (student/senior)


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