Chinese artists hold concert in New York to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-23 07:24:23|Editor: Yurou
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NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Mid-Autumn festivity filled the air at Steinway Hall in New York City on Saturday as two Chinese artists played traditional Chinese music, ushering in the important traditional family reunion event.

Classical music lovers swarmed into the recital venue inside Steinway Hall, where a full inventory of Steinway & Sons pianos were showcased there.

The concert, featuring traditional Chinese music pieces and those written by contemporary Chinese composers, were bestowed with a fortissimo touch from multi-award winning pianist-composer Chen Zhen.

His debut recording "Faure, Schumann, Bartok: Sonatas for Violin & Piano" received plaudits from listeners and critics worldwide. The album was described by music review magazines as "inexpressibly beautiful" with "sheer beauty of tone, fluent and fluid playing, and emotional refinement."

Chen played on Saturday "Liuyang River" and "Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake," and "The Full Moon and Blooming Flowers," which brought about nostalgia to the audience.

Yang Feifei, player of Erhu, a two-stringed traditional Chinese instrument, also gave a memorable performance at the concert.

Together, Yang and Chen played "Turpan Tango," "Longing," and "The Full Moon and Blooming Flowers" in exploration of fusing Eastern and Western music.

The concert, which lasted for about 50 minutes, was one of many concerts held or to be held by New Yorkers to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Sept. 24 this year.