Published: 14:29, May 20, 2024
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra concludes tour with Beijing concert
By Chen Nan
Cellist Wang Jian performs during a concert on May 18, 2024, at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra recently wrapped up its tour across the Chinese mainland with a mesmerizing concert on May 18 at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, conducted by the orchestra's principal guest conductor, Yu Long.

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The concert commenced with enchanting music pieces by Chinese composer Bao Yuankai, including Little Running River, Through the Western Pass, and Can You Guess What Flower It Is, drawn from Bao's evocative collection Chinese Sights and Sounds, inspired by traditional Chinese folk melodies. The orchestra also showcased Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, featuring cellist Wang Jian, and Rimsky-Korsakov's evocative masterpiece Scheherazade.

Cellist Wang Jian (center) and conductor Yu Long (second left) greet the audience during the concert on May 18, 2024 at the National Center for the Performing Arts, in Beijing, China. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)
Conductor Yu Long and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra members perform at the National Center for the Performing Arts, May 18, 2024, Beijing, China. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra members take a bow during a concert on May 18, 2024, at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)