Celebration of the Confucius Institute Day:
China National Traditional Orchestra Concert
October 24, 2019
To celebrate the Confucius Institute Day which marked 15 years anniversary of the establishment of Confucius Institute, our Confucius Institute at GROUP T – Academy and Belgian – Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) will organize a top-level Traditional Chinese Music Concert, performed by China National Traditional Orchestra.
We cordially invite you, your family and your friends to experience Chinese Culture by enjoying a national level, special, unique and wonderful concert on October 24, 2019 at Aula Campus GROUP T – KU Leuven with main address Andreas Vesaliusstraat 13, 3000 Leuven.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to celebrate the Confucius Institute Day by enjoying the top-level Traditional Chinese Music Concert with us.
October 24, 2019
19:00 - 21:30
Aula and atrium GROUP T,
Andreas Vesaliusstraat 13
19:00 – 19:15 Speeches
19:15 – 21:00 Concert
21:00 – 21:30 Reception
China National Traditional Orchestra
The China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO) is a state-level performing arts group funded by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It is the largest and most comprehensive music institution of its kind in the world, comprising a full orchestra, a chorus and offices for concerts and composition, etc. Founded in 1960 under the guidance of the late Premier Zhou Enlai, CNTO’s inaugural President Li Huanzhi is an esteemed composer and Chairman of the Chinese Musicians Association. Current leadership consists of party secretary Xi Qiang and the deputy directors Zhao Dongsheng, Liu Yupu , Qiao Aili, Zhao Cong and Tang Feng . CNTO carries the mission of promoting China’s musical heritage. With an extensive repertoire of traditional and new works, CNTO has long contributed to the country’s cultural landscape. Throughout the decades, all of China’s leaders - Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, Xi Jinping - and many foreign dignitaries have enjoyed CNTO’s performances, many of which having won high praises. CNTO has visited numerous countries over the years, among them the United States, Mexico, Peru, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Greece, Australia, Egypt, Columbia, Ecuador, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Japan in all the five continents. Besides the orchestra performs in the Chinese territories of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan quite often in order to connect to the Chinese people living there. In recent years, CNTO has produced such full-length programmes that become the repertoire of the company, such as Impressions: Chinese Music, Rediscover Chinese Music, Looking for Dufu, Golden Echoes, Beautiful Rivers and Mountains, Grand Music from China, Bridge to Chinese Music, Cowherd and Weaver Maid, Chinese Music in Splendor, Beautiful Xinjiang, Tibetan Spring, Love Songs in the Moonlight, The Silk Road, Sun Yat-sen, and Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage.
1. Ensemble “Dance Melody of Yao”
2. Dizi and band "New Song of the Herdsman "
3. Erhu Solo “The Moon Reflected on Two Springs”
4. Erhu, Cello and band “Chrysanthemums Terrace”
5. Guqin Solo “Flowing Water”
6. Guanzi Solo “Kuche Dance”
7. Guzheng Solo “Nocturne of Fishing Boat”
8. Sorna Solo “Song of the Phoenix”
9. Jinghu Solo “Deep Night”
10. Folk Music Ensemble “The Silk Road”
Encores: “Horse Racing” “Bu Bu Gao” “Blooming Flowers and Full Moon”