The Foundation for the Performing Arts of Pacific Grove in conjugation with Global Education and Cultural Exchange presents: The Bashu Youth Symphonic Orchestra. In support for Pacific Groves Feat of Lanterns Historical Celebration
The city of Chongqing (pron “Chong Ching”), China, located in the southwestern region of the country, is proud to present its first ever, high school orchestra: “The Bashu Youth Symphonic Orchestra”.
Founded in December 2007, it currently boasts more than 70 high school students; 49 of whom are travelling throughout the country and overseas to showcase their musical talents. These young musicians (aged 12-17 years) have played in various arenas to wide varieties of appreciative audiences. Their mission is to express the ideas and attitudes of today’s youth through music and dance, while introducing audiences to the elegance and art of Chinese culture.
Several world renowned conductors have been invited to work with this orchestra, including the present conductor, Mr. Shenghong Zhou (conductor to Chongqing’s Opera Orchestra). Dozens of internationally acclaimed musicians have rehearsed and performed with this newly formed orchestra as well. The Bashu Youth Symphonic Orchestra performed in the New Year’s Concert in the Great Theatre in Chongqing, China for three consecutive years beginning in 2013. In October 2014, the orchestra played at the Pacific Theater Hall to a full house—a great honor for the group. Two months later, the group joined forces with the Joint Fifth Chinese Symphonic Orchestra.
Musicians from as far away as Austria and Finland, as well as Washington State in the U.S. have performed with the Bashu Youth Symphonic Orchestra. This Orchestra has invited Professor Bianco (conductor of the Washington University Symphony), to provide instruction and guidance, and he has offered high praise to this group of young, semi-professional musicians.
We hope you will enjoy the fine music our students can perform for you and your members, and we’re grateful for your kind support.
Sunday, July 26th • 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 1:15p.m.)
Performing Arts Center Pacific Grove
835 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
General Admission: $10.00
Student Admission: $5.00
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