RMPO to tour China again in 2018/19
The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of RMP Chief Conductor Andrew Wailes, will again tour China this year. This tour is being entirely sponsored by the Chinese, in conjunction with Hear Music Management Co,. Ltd, and the China Poly Group Corporation (a state owned Chinese business group), under the supervision of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration
This tour has now been confirmed for 28 December 2018 – 9 Jan 2019.
It will see some 70 members of the RMPO perform New Year’s Symphonic Concerts in some spectacular venues in the major Chinese cities of Yantai, Shenyang, Dalian, Haikou, Longchang, and Chongqing. The orchestra will also visit Shanghai and Hong Kong.
31st Dec, 2018: Shenyang Shengjing Grand Theatre
1st Jan, 2019: Grand Theatre of the Dalian International Conference Centre
3rd Jan, 2019: Concert Hall of the Hainan Centre for the Performing Arts
4th Jan, 2019: Concert Hall of the Hainan Centre for the Performing Arts
The orchestra will be flying to China and back with QANTAS, and internal flights from Shanghai and to Hong Kong will be with China Eastern Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines.
Repertoire to be performed has been tailored f or the Chinese New Year’s Concert audiences and will include:
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Op.46
Sibelius: Finlandia Op.26
Bizet: Carmen Suite No.1
Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers from “The Nutcracker“
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op.46 Nos 7 and 8
J. Strauss: Emperor Waltz Op. 437
J. Strauss: Trisch Trash Polka
J. Strauss Snr: Radetzky March Op.228
Lu Qiming: Ode to the Red Flag
Chen Gang Zhanhao: Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture