Suzhou symphony orchestra to launch a new music season
On the afternoon of July 17, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra officially publicized its new plan for music composing and performances in 2021-22. According to the plan, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will offer 50-odd performances in various forms and with their respective themes, so as to make more contributions to the cause of popularizing classic music and “Jiangnan” culture.
The 2021-22 music season features an all-star cast of international renown. To promote the communication between the artists and the fans, from this season onwards, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will add a new item “maestro series” concerts into the season’s activities, through which, the artists cooperating with the Orchestra will be invited to give solo performances or chamber music concerts. Some highlighted works for this season include Paganini 24 Caprices performed by solo violinist Ning Feng, French piano works concert brought by pianist Jiang Chen, Chinese art songs solo concert presented by bass-baritone singer Shen Yang. Moreover, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will host a symphony concert in 2021 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the conducting career of the famous Chinese conductor Bian Zushan.
From “knowing little about” to “be fascinated by”, many Suzhou locals and expatriates fall in love with classical music via Suzhou Symphony Orchestra which serves as a bridge. In 2021-22 season, the most popular works of many musicians such as Mahler, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich will be staged and Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will guide audiences to go deeper into the realm of music with more representative works of more composers.
“With the growth in scale of the Orchestra and people’s understanding of the classic music, we have been adjusting the scope of the selected musical works to target different groups of audiences,” said the director of Suzhou Symphony Orchestra Chen Guangxian. “We expect to introduce the audiences to more musical works and carry on and promote “Jiangnan” culture while focusing more on the spread of Chinese symphony in the future.”