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Chinese New Year Celebration:
China National Beijing Opera Company & Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra


Monday, February 18, 2019 8:00PM

Chinese New Year Celebration:<br>
China National Beijing Opera Company & Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra

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Segerstrom Hall

Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra
China National Beijing Opera Company

Supported by Consulate General of The People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles

First Half: Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra
A Moonlit Flowery Night on the Spring River
Ge Tian (Mystery Bird)
Eight Sounds
Jing-Chu Minor
The Silk Road

Second Half: China National Beijing Opera Company
Divergence
Palace of Eternal Life
Uproar in Heaven

Celebrate Chinese New Year and experience a dazzling combination of vocal artistry, costumes and acrobatics, along with works that honor centuries-old musical traditions, performed by the internationally renowned China National Beijing Opera Company and the spectacular Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra.

The Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra opens the concert with works that transport listeners to ancient China with the rich tones of the country’s ancient Imperial Bells and traditional instruments such as the qing, a stone or jade chime; the xun, a vessel flute; and the se, a plucked zither. Breathtaking to behold in size and sound, the chime bells being performed on this evening are replicas of the 2,500-year-old bronze and stone chime bells excavated from the tomb of a Chinese ruler that were discovered in 1978.

The China National Beijing Opera Company brings a rare opportunity to experience the quintessence of Chinese culture. Dressed in traditional costumes with full makeup and accompanied by beautiful music, the members of Troupe One of the China National Beijing Opera Company will portray scenes from three classic operas: Divergence and Palace of Eternal Life, as well as Uproar in Heaven, a classic Chinese story that follows the adventures of the mischievous Monkey King who wreaks havoc by rebelling against the Jade Emperor.

Chinese New Year