On the evening of April 16, the famous Chinese symphony “The Echoes of Hakka Earth Buildings”, conducted by the renowned Chinese conductor Zheng Xiaoying, was staged at the National Centre For the Performing Arts (NCPA). The Student Chorus of Beihang University was invited to participate in the performance of the fifth movement “The Song of Hakka People”.
The Echoes of Hakka Earth Buildings, an original Chinese music piece featuring the Hakka people’s history and lives, was composed by Liu Yuan in 2000 and won the Chinese Musicians’ Association Golden Bell Award in 2001. Over the past 20 years, this symphonic epic has been performed more than 70 times in 12 countries. Made up of five movements, the symphonic epic artistically created realistic scenes in the process of hard work of the Hakka people, showing the precious spirit of the Hakka people who are not afraid of difficulties and their deep attachment to their hometown.
As the maiden performance at the NCPA, Beihang students gave a spectacular performance and showed their youth and artistic accomplishment to the outside world, which was widely praised by the audience.
This concert is part of the 7th China Orchestra Festival themed “Echoes of Glory Spanning One Hundred Years”.
Reported by Liu Boyuan, Xu Yue and Hu Xuyang
Photographed by Yang Jiayi, Xu Yue and Liu Boyuan
Reviewed by Zhuang Yan
Edited by Jia Aiping and Lyu Xingyun
Translated by Lyu Xingyun