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Musician combines sanxian with electronic music

Titled Sanxian — The Sound of China, the piece was composed by Wang, 34, who learned to play the instrument as a child.

Orchestra releases season highlights

Different from originally planned, program still offers audiences a varied range of composers.On Sept 16, the China NCPA Orchestra announced its 2022-23 season at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. It will feature music by Anton Bruckner, Maurice Ravel and Dmitri Shostakovich, among others, as well as world premieres of works by Chinese composers.

Brazilian musician finds love, new life in China

In 2006, when Brazilian musician and bar-owner Delei Duarte received an invitation to work as a guitarist in China, he did not hesitate to accept.

‘East Meets West’ concert held in Wellington

An "East Meets West" orchestral concert was held at the Opera House in New Zealand's capital Wellington on Monday night, attracting over 1,000 people.

Annual Water Cube Cup Chinese song contest concludes in Beijing

The award ceremony for the 2022 "Cultures of China: Water Cube Cup" Chinese Song Contest was held at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing on Sept. 13, with contestants from 53 competition zones worldwide joining the event both online and offline.

Musicians win new audiences by moving online

Livestreaming offers new challenges and the chance to earn extra incomeWhen it comes to traditional Chinese music, images of seniors sedately playing the pipa (a four-stringed lute) and the guqin (a seven-stringed instrument) usually spring to audiences' minds.

Chinese pianist Lang Lang performs at Hollywood

Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed iconic Disney melodies in a concert Thursday night at Hollywood Bowl, an amphitheatre in Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, in the western U.S. state of California.

Concert held in Ulan Bator to promote China-Mongolia friendship

A concert was held in Ulan Bator Wednesday to promote cultural ties and friendship between China and Mongolia.

Musical on Jiang Jie to be staged in Beijing

A musical based on the well-known story of Jiang Jie, a female martyr, is to be staged at the China National Opera House in Beijing at the end of September. It's produced by the newly established musical department of Beijing Film Academy.

Youth cloud concert held to celebrate 50th anniversary of China-Germany diplomatic relations

A cloud concert sung by youth from China and Germany was held on Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.


Starry nights on stage

From popular children's choir to Peking Opera, cultural carnival promises a surge of nostalgia as the People's Republic of China celebrates its anniversary.

Upcoming documentary show presents a rich 'Bouquet' of Chinese civilization

Within just five minutes, the extent and scope of Chinese culture is given a vivid presentation in China Bouquet, a bilingual documentary which will be for viewing on several online platforms.

Tasty tradition is sweet success for culture

Seen from afar, they are decorative polychromatic flowers, placed front and center at dining tables to feast the eyes.

High tech and art merge in Nanjing exhibition

The ongoing exhibition In the Line of Flight, for Possible Worlds at Deji Art Museum in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, has attracted lots of visitors by offering them a cool experience by mixing art and technology.

​Exhibition reviews development of ancient Chinese paintings

Editor's note: A collection of more than 1,700 copies of Chinese paintings and related calligraphy works from the Han Dynasty (202 B.C.- A.D. 220) to the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912) are currently on display at the National Museum of China in Beijing.