The Macao Cultural Centre, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, presents on 30 June Sketches of China, a soulful journey through Chinese and European music brought by guitarist and musical pioneer Yang Xuefei.
Teaming up with erhu player Lu Yiwen and young pipa sensation Sun Ying, Xuefei will take the audience back to the Han Dynasty through the modern age with interpretations of Chinese folk tunes and Latin compositions. Besides familiar pieces, from excerpts of The Butterfly Lovers to Silver Clouds Chasing the Moon and Three Variations on Plum Blossom, the audience will enjoy a set of flamenco-inspired music, including works by Paco Peña and Juan Martín.
Born in Beijing, Yang Xuefei became an instant success at the China International Guitar Festival at the age of ten. As a young guitarist she gave her first recital and concerto at the Beijing National Centre of Performing Arts. Later on, the musician became one of the few classical guitarists signing with major international labels. Having played with the world’s leading orchestras in over 50 countries across most continents, Xuefei’s international acclaim came to light at numerous prestigious venues and festivals, from the BBC Proms, to the Vienna Concert Hall and New York’s Lincoln Centre. On this return to Macao, where she held previous concerts, music lovers should expect yet another evening of flawless technique and fluid musicality.
For those who wish to find more about the concert, CCM hosts a free admission pre-show talk to be presented in Cantonese at the centre’s Conference Room, one hour prior to the performance. The speaker will share insightful views on Xuefei’s background and repertoire introducing the audience to a diversity of music from various cultures and epochs.
Given the current epidemic situation everyone in the premises is required to wear a mask, present the health declaration and have their temperature monitored. CCM is presenting “Yang Xuefei - Sketches of China” on June 30, 2021 (Wednesday). Tickets will be available from April 18 at CCM’s box office and Macao Ticketing Network outlets at various prices and discounts. For further information please visit www.ccm.gov.mo or call (853) 2870 0699. Credit card hotline (853) 2840 0555.