Royal Flemish Philharmonic Beijing New Year Concert

Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra with a special New Year appearance at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing on 5th January 2011.


In Europe, it has become tradition to welcome the New Year with orchestral concerts. The Chinese audience came cross the New Year Concert in Vienna's Golden Hall for the first time in 1987 through television broadcast. The concert was well appreciated in China and the European tradition quickly took off throughout the country. This year, Wu Promotion is delighted to present the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, an innovative and influential orchestra from Belgium. From 26th December, 2010 to 5th January 2011, the orchestra will tour Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Zhougshan, Zhaoqing, Sihui and finally arrive at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.

Chief guest conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins was appointed as the conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for an eleven year period. Under his baton, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra became one of the top ten Radio Symphony Orchestras in the world. His performances with renowned European orchestras earned him international fame. The British national paper The Times featured annual reports for ten years on his success.


Martyn Brabbins is very much in demand as a conductor of contemporary music. His marked interest in the unknown romantic repertory is a characteristic of his musical curiosity. In celebration of New Year 2011, under the baton of Martyn Brabbins, The Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra will open with Chinese composer Huanzhi Li’s Spring Festival Overture, followed by the masterpiece From the New World of Dvorák which expresses thoroughly the loneliness of an outcast during his trip from the Czech Republic to the United States. At the second half of the concert, gentle and cheerful pieces by Strauss, is including Leichtes Blut. Polka schnell and Waltz will inevitably reach its peak. Other classics such as Kaiser-Walzer, Fruehlingsstimmen, Walzer and the Blue Danube, Waltz will also accompany the audience through this unforgettable New Year. Ending with Radetzky Marsc, the concert closes in its traditional manner.

We invite you to come with family and friends to experience the memorable Royal Flemish Philharmonic Beijing New Year Concert at the beginning of 2011!

Beijing performance details:

Date: Wednesday, 5th January 2011, 7:30 pm
Venue: Forbidden City Concert Hall (中山音乐堂)
Address: West side of Tiananmen, inside Zhongshan Park (中山公园)
Contact: +86 10 6559 8285

Tickets price: RMB 680 / 480 / 280 / 180 / 100 / 80 (students)

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Beijing Concert Program:

Spring Festival Overture  Li Huanzhi
Symphony Nr. 9 in E-minor, opus 95, 'From the New World' Antonin Dvorák
Leichtes Blut. Polka schnell, op.319  Johann Strauss
Kaiser-Walzer, opus 437 Johann Strauss
Slavonic Dance in C-Major, opus 46 nr. 1   Antonin Dvorák
Slavonic Dance in G-Major, opus 46 nr. 8   Antonin Dvorák
Fruehlingsstimmen,Walzer op.410  Johann Strauss
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, op.214 Johann Strauss
An der schoenen blauen Donau, op.314 Johann Strauss
Radetzky Marsch, op.228 Johann Strauss Snr.

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