A Chinese Folk Music Concert Held at New Zealand's National Museum

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington [Time]    2017-12-19 10:33:29 

On December 3rd , a Chinese folk music concert was held at Te Papa (New Zealand's National Museum). It was performed by musicians from Xiamen University and organized by the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Musicians performing at New Zealand's National Museum

Playing in the featured marae ( Maori Hall), the three musicisans showcased a range of Chinese traditional instruments such as pipi,guzheng,flute and cucurbit and performed a small ensemble-"Moonlight Night in Spring" followed by a flute solo featuring "New Song of Herdsmen" and a pipa solo "Ambush" then finallly a guzheng solo comprising "Qianzhong fu". The small ensemble also played "Yi dance" and some foreign songs. Judging by the rapturous applause the audience were very appreciative of the wonderfull skills and performances being shared.

Mayor Forum's performance

At the 2nd China-New Zeland Mayors' Forum, the same Chinese musicians performed at the welcome dinner along with New Zealand Maori Male Quartet. Through their expertise, the performers were abable to let people listen to the murmur of the water under the moonlight night, and experience the smell of flowers' frangrance. The audience were further exposed to a range of experiences such as a horse galloping in the prairie and the bustle of the Yangtze River Delta.

The Chinese elements and festive atmosphere gave the New Zealand audience a chance to appreciate Chinese music and culture.


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