Orchestras

China National Centre for Performing Arts Orchestra

Introduction

China NCPA Orchestra is the resident orchestra of National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Beijing. Established in March 2010, the orchestra performs in more than a dozen opera productions presented by its home venue every year as well as in regular orchestral concerts in its own season.

Artists associated with the orchestra included Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Myung-Whun Chung, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi, Lang Lang and Yuja Wang among many others.

The orchestra has gained critical acclaim for its performances in the NCPA’s opera productions of not only classical repertoire, but works such as Tosca, Die Fledermaus, Lohengrin, Aida, Nabucco, but also newly commissioned works like The Chinese Orphan and The Rickshaw Boy. Their performance of the mammoth Ring Without Words with its creator, Lorin Maazel, was released on SONY Classics worldwide, the only recording the great maestro ever made with a Chinese orchestra.

The orchestra has also explored extensively incontemporary music. It gave the Chinese premieres of works by Toru Takemitsu and Giya Kancheli and the world premieres of many works by Michael Gordon and Augusta Read Thomas. The NCPA Orchestra has flexed its wings on the international stage, receiving widespread international praise for its performancesat the Kissingen Summer Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and concerts in many cities throughout Germany as well as in Sydney, Singapore, Seoul, Daegu, Taipei and Macau. During the 2014/2015 season, the orchestra undertook its first North American tour, where it performed in seven major cities in the US and Canada, under their Chief Conductor Lü Jia.


Introduction

China NCPA Orchestra is the resident orchestra of National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Beijing. Established in March 2010, the orchestra performs in more than a dozen opera productions presented by its home venue every year as well as in regular orchestral concerts in its own season.

Artists associated with the orchestra included Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Myung-Whun Chung, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi, Lang Lang and Yuja Wang among many others.

The orchestra has gained critical acclaim for its performances in the NCPA’s opera productions of not only classical repertoire, but works such as Tosca, Die Fledermaus, Lohengrin, Aida, Nabucco, but also newly commissioned works like The Chinese Orphan and The Rickshaw Boy. Their performance of the mammoth Ring Without Words with its creator, Lorin Maazel, was released on SONY Classics worldwide, the only recording the great maestro ever made with a Chinese orchestra.

The orchestra has also explored extensively incontemporary music. It gave the Chinese premieres of works by Toru Takemitsu and Giya Kancheli and the world premieres of many works by Michael Gordon and Augusta Read Thomas. The NCPA Orchestra has flexed its wings on the international stage, receiving widespread international praise for its performancesat the Kissingen Summer Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and concerts in many cities throughout Germany as well as in Sydney, Singapore, Seoul, Daegu, Taipei and Macau. During the 2014/2015 season, the orchestra undertook its first North American tour, where it performed in seven major cities in the US and Canada, under their Chief Conductor Lü Jia.

Performance Schedule

  • 20:00 28 Oct 2017 Chicago Symphony Centre, CHICAGO More info  

    Jiping Zhao         Violin Concerto No. 1 (US premiere)
    Lou Harrison       Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra

    Brahms               Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

    Lü Jia, conductor
    Ning Feng,violin
    Wu Man, pipa

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  • 20:00 30 Oct 2017 Carnegie Hall, NEW YORK More info  

    Qigang Chen                                   Luan Tan
    Chu Wanghua/Yin Chengzong     Yellow River Concerto

    Sibelius                                            Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

    Lü Jia, conductor
    Haochen Zhang, piano

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  • 19:30 01 Nov 2017 Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, PHILADELPHIA More info  

    Jiping Zhao             Violin Concerto No. 1
    Qigang Chen          Reflect d’un tempt disparu (Reflection of a Vanished Time), Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

    Brahms                   Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

    Lü Jia, conductor
    Ning Feng, violin
    Gautier Capuçon, cello

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  • 19:30 02 Nov 2017 Memorial Hall, CHAPEL HILL More info  

    Zhao Jiping             Violin Concerto No. 1
    Qigang Chen           Reflect d’un tempt disparu (Reflection of a Vanished Time), Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

    Sibelius                    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

    Lü Jia, conductor
    Ning Feng, violin
    Gautier Capuçon, cello

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  • 20:00 05 Nov 2017 Davies Symphony Hall, SAN FRANCISCO More info  

    Qigang Chen      Luan Tan
    Lou Harrison       Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra

    Brahms               Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

    Lü Jia, conductor
    Wu Man, pipa

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  • 19:30 07 Nov 2017 Hill Auditorium, ANN ARBOR More info  

    Qigang Chen         Luan Tan
    Lou Harrison         Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra

    Brahms                 Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

    Lü Jia, conductor
    Wu Man, pipa

    For further information and tickets click here.