Tales Of The Silk Road - Melbourne
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Tales Of The Silk Road - Melbourne

Event Date: 08/05/2018, 07:30 pm

Experience the majesty in a one night only performance at Melbourne Recital Hall
Distinguished Pipa (Chinese Lute) master Zhang Hong-Yan together with over 30 top-level musicians from the Plucked-String Orchestra of China Central Conservatory of Music will make their Australian debut in Tales of the Silk Road. Experience the majesty in a one night only performance at Melbourne Recital Hall on Tuesday 8 May.

Combining folk music along the Silk Road and contemporary dance, the concert brings together the Pipa, Chinese traditional percussions and exquisite stage decoration, giving audiences an unforgettable multi-dimensional artistic experience. The concert explores wide-spread Chinese masterpieces with strong ethnic features including Spring of Tian Mountain, Cockfight and Tales of the Silk Road.

During a Uygur tour in 2002, Zhang discovered that both the Pipa and Chinese traditional percussion originated from the Western Region (Uygur regions and part of central Asia), and was inspired to bring the instruments back together in concert.

Pipa, also known as the Chinese lute, is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, considered the king of plucked instruments. With a pear-shaped wooden body, Pipa has a number of frets ranging from 12 to 26, and dates back to the Han dynasty (around 2nd century AD). With a 2000-year history, Pipa is one of the most popular Chinese instruments, shaping ancient Chinese singing and dancing and a symbol of Chinese traditional culture.
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Location:
Melbourne Recital Hall, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street,
Melbourne Victoria,3000
Location:
Melbourne Recital Hall, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street,
Melbourne Victoria,3000