Music China

Change of conductors and programmes for opera Falstaff on Dec. 3rd, 6th, 8th and 10th, and NCPA Orchestra concerts on Dec. 5th and 9th


On 21 November the Mariinsky Theatre will commence a major tour of the Asia-Pacific region with the ballet The Sleeping Beauty in Beijing. Over three weeks the St Petersburg company will be appearing at major venues in the Democratic People's Republic of China, Japan and South Korea, as well as giving concerts at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok. The tour ends on 13 December in Seoul.


On the evening of November 19th, 2017, renowned conductor Alan Gilbert, famous pianist YUNDI and Staatskapelle Dresden jointly presented Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (by Mozart) and Symphonia Domestica (by Richard Strauss) at the NCPA. Audiences were immersed by pure German music.


From 18 to 25 November Valery Gergiev and the Münchner Philharmoniker will be appearing at major classical music venues in China. At concert halls in Nanjing, Xi’an, Tianjin and Beijing the musicians will repeat the programme they presented in October this year at the Gasteig Philharmonie, Frankfurt's Alte Oper and the Essen Philharmonie.


Over the last decade, conductor Jaap van Zweden has become an international presence on three continents. This season marks a major milestone as he completes his ten-year tenure as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and simultaneously is Music Director Designate in New York, anticipating his inaugural season (2018-19) as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. He continues as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012.


On December 3rd, 6th, 8th and 10th, the co-production of the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) and Wiener Staatsoper Falstaff will be showcased in Beijing.


The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1893. As a time-honoured orchestra with a history hailing of over hundred years, it has been ranked among Germany’s top orchestras under the leadership of maestros - Weingartner, Kempe, James Levine, Celibidache and Maazel.


On November 19th, the Staatskapelle Dresden, founded 469 years ago, will appear yet again on the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) stage and perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and Richard Strauss’s Symphonia Domestica under the leadership of American conductor Alan Gilbert in cooperation with pianist YUNDI, to serve the audience an original-flavoured feast of German and Austrian music.


Dr. Peter Ruzicka, Managing Director and Intendant of the Salzburg Easter Festival