An Enchanting Symphony from the East: The Suzhou Chinese Orchestra Presents Unparalleled Orchestral Harmonies in Germany.
A musical sensation is making its way to Germany in autumn 2023: The renowned Suzhou Chinese Orchestra, a professional ensemble that uniquely combines Western and modified Chinese instruments, will grace the stages of Germany for the first time. The orchestra is under the baton of one of China’s most prominent contemporary conductors, Mr. PANG Ka-Pang, who was honored with the Austrian Music Theater Award for International Music and Cultural Engagement in 2021. In the same year, the orchestra received the Special Prize for International Orchestra at the Austrian Music Theater Awards.
Under the theme “Innovation Meets Tradition,” this exceptional ensemble offers audiences an unparalleled experience by pushing the boundaries of classical music. The distinctive fusion of traditional Chinese and Western instruments opens up new sonic realms, creating an impressive synthesis of tradition and modernity. During the 2023 tour, audiences will have the privilege of witnessing the premiere of compositions by contemporary Chinese composers. Through ongoing adjustments, such as modifying materials and sizes of traditional Chinese instruments, the orchestra skillfully achieves a harmonious balance between Chinese and Western elements.
Considering this captivating blend of traditional and modern repertoire, innovative instrumentation, and dedicated support for emerging talents, the upcoming tour of the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra presents a unique occasion to report on a musical event that ingeniously bridges the cultural divide between East and West.
Suzhou Chinese Orchestra
26.9.2023 | Doors 19:00 | Starts 20:00 CET
Berliner Philharmonie | Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1 in 10785 Berlin