ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra to play Franz Schubert music in Beijing

Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-13 16:19:44|Editor: Liangyu
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BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The audience in this Chinese national capital will be able to enjoy music composed by Franz Schubert, as performed by the renowned composer's hometown orchestra -- the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra -- at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing Wednesday.

The National Center for the Performing Arts features "A Feast of Strings -- NCPA May Festival" at its home web page.

The orchestra will play Franz Schubert's Die Zauberharfe, D. 644 (Overture to Rosamunde); Fantasy in F minor after Schubert D 940, which was adapted by Dmitry Kabalevsky; and Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, "Great," according to the information attached to the calendar posted online.

The ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra is the orchestra of the Austrian national broadcaster Osterreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), which is known for its exceptional and bold programming.

The orchestra is currently under the baton of Cornelius Meister, who conducts a wide range of concert and operatic repertoire, including operas by Mozart, Wagner, Puccini and Strauss, the complete symphonies of Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner and Tchaikovsky, as well as rarely performed works.

Pianist Claire Huangci, a player in the orchestra, is a young Chinese-American, who has been hailed as a child prodigy and once gave a private concert for former U.S. President Bill Clinton when she was just 10 years old.

All concerts by the orchestra are broadcast on the radio and internet, with some shown on television.