China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra perform Hollywood & Chinese film scores as iconic scenes are projected on a massive screen
Beijing’s China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra (CBFSO) celebrates the magic of the movies with Cinema in Concert, January 12, 8pm at The Orpheum. Led by acclaimed conductor Pang Ka Pang, the internationally-renowned CBFSO will perform dramatic themes from Oscar-winning masterpieces, while iconic scenes are projected above them. One of China’s finest symphony orchestras – known to sell out concert halls around the globe, the 80-member ensemble will bring new life to film scores including Braveheart, Casablanca, Jurassic World, Legends of the Fall, and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as beloved works from China’s cinematic canon.
“Hans Zimmer. Ennio Morricone. James Horner. These names are the Mozarts and Beethovens of our modern age,” says Rudy Gao, presenter of the concert and President of the Canada-China Cultural Development Association (CCCDA). “Their creations have transcended space, time, and language; travelling the globe and adding excitement, tension, and emotion to some of our greatest shared stories. In this special concert, we celebrate the incredible art and power of the film soundtrack – and revisit some of our favourite moments from the silver screen.”
In total, the evening will feature compositions from five Oscar-winning composers. Between the five, they boast a remarkable eight Academy Awards and a total of 45 nominations.
Founded in 1949, as the earliest China national symphony orchestra, the China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra (CBFSO) has performed and recorded music of nearly 2,000 films, TV dramas and documentaries. Since its first tour abroad in 1992, the orchestra has performed in more than 40 countries on five continents and worked closely with renowned conductors, composers, dancers and performers.
As a national first-class conductor of China, conductor Pang Ka Pang is acknowledged as one of the 10 most influential cultural figures by Chinese media. Pang has conducted concerts on tours to countries in North America, Europe and Asia, and served for 12 years as the conductor of the Chinese New Year Symphony Concert in the Golden Hall of Vienna. He currently holds the posts of Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Macao Chinese Orchestra as well as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of a number of music ensembles, among which China Opera and Dance-Drama Theatre,
China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra, China Oriental Symphony Orchestra and Oriental Chinese Orchestra. In addition, Pang is a permanent guest conductor of National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Mozart Symphony Orchestra of Austria, and Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra of Korea.
The 80-piece CBFSO will perform with special guest soloists from within the local music community, including the 100-member local community choral group the Vancouver Folk Song and Dance Troupe.
About Canada-China Cultural Development Association (cccda.net)
The Canada-China Cultural Development Association (CCCDA) is a registered non- profit, dedicated to bringing diverse culture and arts events to Canada and China. In doing so, CCCDA seeks to help promote a strong friendship between the two countries and contribute to an appreciation of the richness of many cultures in Canada and to Canada’s multiculturalism.
Cinema in Concert featuring China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra
January 12 at 8pm
601 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4
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