Local audiences will be treated to exciting performances by the renowned Chinese Traditional Orchestra of the China National Opera & Dance Drama Theatre, along with the National Steel Symphony Orchestra of T&T, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port-of-Spain, from 7.30 pm today and tomorrow.
The gala concert, titled “A Cultural Exchange Experience,” serves to further promote cultural exchanges between China and T&T and is facilitated by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts in collaboration with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in T&T.
A release said the Chinese Traditional Orchestra of China National Opera & Dance Drama Theatre was founded in 1950, which marked the first Chinese traditional orchestra at the national level. The orchestra gradually formed a unique artistic style along with Chinese operas and dance dramas (White Hair Girl, Xiao Erhei’s Marriage, The Memory of Locust Tree, Liu Hulan, The Injustice to Dou E), and offers one of the most diverse music and stage expression ability.
Under the impetus of Liu Wenjin, the orchestra began cooperation with Japanese and Korean musicians to form the “Orchestra Asia” since 2003. In addition to different cities in China, the orchestra is internationally recognised and has travelled to over 30 countries (America, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Turkey, Korea, and Japan) for performances and cultural exchange.
Admission tonight and tomorrow is free but ticketed. For more information call 225-4023 extension 4030.