Edinburgh Official Chinese New Year Concert

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Asian Association of Commerce, Culture and Education in Europe was once again honoured to present the Chinese New Year Concert in the Usher Hall on Saturday 9th February 2019. The Chinese New Year, known as the Spring Festival, was celebrated on stage by the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Edinburgh Singers, and many outstanding artists and soloists from China and home.

The concert involved instrumental performances and vocal virtuoso. The Chinese folk pieces such as Jasmine Flower (茉莉花) and Blooming Flowers and Full Moon (花好月圆) chosen for this occasion are renowned and traditional, and combined with the orchestration of western music traditions, creating an experience of multicultural voyage in your mind. Apart from the Chinese folk classics, we also had a few favourites from the western classical repertoire along with some contemporary such as Bob Chilcott and James MacMillan. A choreography was also put together for young dancers to dance to the live orchestra playing the well-loved Blue Danube. The spectacle delighted the senses audibly and visually. This unforgettable night of beautiful music finished with a rendition of Auld Lang Syne never heard before.

 

Chinese New Year 2019

 Chinese New Year