Dvoák:From the New World
苏州文化艺术中心二楼/金鸡湖音乐厅 Jinji Lake Concert Hall SSCAC 2nd Floor
谭利华指挥|Lihua TAN Conductor
DVOáK Symphony No. 9 in E minor
NOTICE TO AUDIENCE
SUGGESTED AGE 8 and above
Born in Bohemia under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Dvoák was a national hero who attained worldwide recognition. Schooled in Germanic musical training, the proud Bohemian never wrote a note that was not deeply rooted in his native land’s heritage. He had a three-year stint in the United States (1892-1895), having been appointed as the Director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City. It is from the new continent that he would compose his most well-known orchestral works, Symphony No. 9,From the New World. The second movement of which was arranged for a nostalgic song in multiple languages: “Goin’ Home”, for instance, has been renowned throughout China since the 1920s.
Lihua Tan is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra. As one of China’s most notable conductors, he is a frequent guest at many Chinese and international concert halls and has conducted a range of distinguished orchestras in Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Czech, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Israel, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela and Panama. He was principal guest conductor at the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra from 2000 and has also been invited to conduct the London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras.
Lihua Tan is the Vice President of the Chinese Musicians’ Association, President of the Beijing Musicians’ Association, Deputy Director of the Artistic Committee of the National Centre for the Performing Arts and the Vice Chairman of China Symphony Development Foundation.
In 2008, Lihua Tan recorded the new versions of the Chinese National Anthem and Olympic Hymn for the 2008 Beijing Olympics with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra.