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Dream of the Red Chamber

Time and date:
07/10 at 2:30 PM
Place:
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR
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Wednesday October 7th 2020, 2.30pm Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Jonny Greenwood – Suite from There Will Be Blood
Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez
Ren Changfu – A Lovely Rose
Ren Changfu – Gulangyu Island in The Dream
Prokofiev – Classical Symphony

Conductor – Jason Lai
Guitar – Xuefei Yang 

This concert acknowledges the developing cultural, social and economic ties between China and the West Midlands and takes its title from one of China’s great classical novels Dream of the Red Chamber which has long been considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature. We present two of the most celebrated neoclassical works in the repertoire: Rodrigo’s perennially popular Concierto de Aranjuez – with soloist Beijing-born guitarist Xuefei Yang – and Prokofiev’s dazzling and elegant Classical Symphony. Xuefei will also perform two short pieces by Chinese composer Ren Changfu. The concert opens with Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s intriguing and evocative suite from his soundtrack to the film There Will Be Blood.

Pre-concert talk: 1.30pm
Concert: 2.30pm

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