16:56 UTC+8, 2019-01-22
Artists from Shanghai Conservatory of Music will present a Chinese New Year Concert tonight at the Festaal of Wiener Rathaus.
Its program will offer a “Silk Road” experience in music. *Audiences will hear pieces from a 1,000-year-old manuscript discovered in Dunhuang, once a frontier garrison on the Silk Road, classic works for Chinese quintets and popular Chinese folk songs.*
The concert will star baritone Liao Changyong, soprano Fang Qiong and pianist Sun Yingdi. Some of the costumes to be worn during the performance were designed based on the images in the Dunhuang frescoes. Some of the music instruments to be played at the concert were also made in the ancient style.
The concert was organized by the Vienna municipal government, Dunhuang Research Academy, Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Austria-China cultural Exchange Association.