Bahrain Hosts Chinese Culture Days & Macao Orchestra Concert Tickets Still on Sale
Since ancient times, Bahrain has been known as an important bridge between east and west. At the heart of the Arabian Gulf, where some of the world’s busiest trading routes intersect, it was once a gateway to ancient Mesopotamia. Today, and in continuation of this glorious past legacy and tradition, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) is organizing, in cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in Bahrain, the Chinese Culture Days between 27 September -5 October 2017, marking the Chinese 68th National Day.
The Macao Chinese Orchestra will kick off these cultural days, performing an amazing concert on 27 September at Bahrain National Theatre at 8:00 pm. Bahrain Authority for culture & Antiquities would like to inform the public that the tickets are still on sale at Virgin Megastore at City Centre Bahrain and online at virginmegastore.me
The Macao Chinese Orchestra, founded in 1987, will bring the distinguished music of the Chinese nation to the Kingdom of Bahrain. In recent years, the Macao Chinese Orchestra has made an open recruitment of new instrumentalists from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Since it welcomed this “new blood”, the orchestra has constantly enhanced its level of performance and received critical acclaim from the musical circle both inside and outside of China.
The Macao Chinese Orchestra will be performing both traditional and modern pieces. In addition to exploring and developing symphonic orchestral traditional Chinese music, they will be emphasizing on performing commissioned works that feature elements of Macao’s culture. Organically integrating both Chinese and Western cultures, these works are novel, elegant and unique.
Chinese Culture Days festival will continue after this concert with other Chinese music l troupes that will perform free and open to public live music shows at Bahrain Cultural Hall to entertain the Bahraini fans of Chinese music. Orange Sea Breeze: South China Song and Dance Ensemble will mesmerize the public on 3 October at the Cultural Hall at 8 pm, while on 4 October International award-winning musicians from the Hong Kong Harmonica Association will bring to the Kingdom of Bahrain, as part of the Chinese Cultural Days, a wonderful evening of enchanting harmonica music. The concert will embrace traditional Chinese music, Hong Kong Canto-Pop music to original harmonica compositions by elite Hong Kong composers.
The last Chinese music concert on 5 October will be animated by Passoverdance, a Hong Kong dance organization dedicated to fostering and developing dance in Hong Kong. The modern dance programme is a double-bill, consisting of two dance pieces: Luminescent and Xin Xiang. Luminescent is about the beauty of companionship, while the concept behind Xin Xiang is related to a traditional Chinese image.