Verdi, Beethoven, Xian Xinghai, and Guo Wenjing

January 20, 2022, 9:00 pm

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China’s National Centre for Performing Arts Chorus

This week, we’ll hear the orchestral splendor of Beethoven’s Symphony No 2. Plus, the NCPA Chorus will be featured in Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Cantata, Verdi’s “Va, pensiero” from Nabucco, and contemporary composer Guo Wenjing’s symphonic poem Shu Dao Nan (or The Sichuan Road), which is based on the poetry of Li Bai from the Tang Dynasty.


Verdi: “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate” from Nabucco
NCPA Orchestra and Chorus: Lü Jia, conductor

Xian Xinghai: Yellow River Cantata
Liu Songhu, baritone; Cao Ruidong, Tong Ziyang, leading singers; Zhou Xiaolin, soprano; Zhao Ling, narrator; Wang Jing, pipa artist; NCPA Orchestra and Chorus: Li Xincao, conductor

Guo Wenjing: Shu Dao Nan or The Sichuan Road
Wang Chuanyue, tenor; NCPA Orchestra and Chorus: Chen Lin, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op. 36
NCPA Orchestra: Lü Jia, conductor