A spellbinding sound filled with beauty, romance and solemnity
In a unique display unlike any other orchestral performance, the internationally acclaimed Hubei Chime Bells Orchestra brings the Imperial Bells of China to Melbourne Recital Centre this July.
Dating back 2400 years, the 433BC chime bells were unearthed in 1978 in the Zenghouyi Tomb in Hubei Province in China. There are sixty-five bells hanging on two sets of wood racks, weighing up to 5 tonnes.
The imperial bells create a melodious timbre, a beautiful, hypnotising sound, both romantically and sonorously. Not only does the elegant beauty of the bells transport you back thousands of years, but the bells are also visually breathtaking due to their scale, elaborate cast technique and the way they impressively hang on their wooden frames.
Hubei Chime Bells Orchestra is an amalgamation of a large bronze chime bells ensemble and a Chinese Folk orchestra. The orchestra is famous for having composed the masterpiece, Harmony of Eight Tones, which China has recognised as a significant contribution to the heritage of Chinese music.
Immerse yourself in the music, cultural and spiritual history of the Imperial Bells of China! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Presented by Ausfeng Events
Sound of the Peace
Dance of the Yao
Female Vocal Solo
The Waves on the Lake Honghu
No Tears No Sorrow
Bamboo Flute Solo
The Narrative of Broken Bridge
Chu Folk Song
Music of Getian Tribe
Male Vocal Solo
Love to the Three Gorges
I’m Like a Snow Flake Falling from the Sky
Ancient Chime Music – Harmony of Eight Tones
A Bianzhong Piece – The Night Mooring
A Bianqin Piece – Flowing Water
A Se Piece – Fish Pond Under the Silver Moon
Impression of Chu
Music: Tang Jianping
Music: Liu Wenjin
Thursday 20 July 2017 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)
Premium $119 ($107 Concession)
A reserve $79 ($71 Concession)
B reserve $49 ($44 Concession)
A reserve $65
B reserve $39
A reserve $67
B reserve $42
Please note for this event the Stage Extension will be in use and the front row will be Row A (not Row AA).
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