A group of artists will stage a high-profile performance at the Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center in New York on September 25, including well-known Chinese pianist Liu Shih-kun, violinist Lv Siqing and soprano singer Shen Na.
In a world-class arts center setting, they will interpret classical Western and Chinese art, illustrating their superb skills to an international audience.
Scheduled for just before China’s National Day, the concert will serve as a cheerful gathering for Chinese people in New York. It also marks another important cultural arts exchange between the US and China. At the same time, all revenues from the performance will be donated to the China Youth Development Foundation for building primary schools in poor Chinese communities.
According to the organizers, a blend of Eastern and Western culture and art, and the inheritance and innovation of folk music will be prominently showcased at the concert.
The music performers will seek to demonstrate Chinese folk music’s appeal and beauty. They will perform "Yellow River", "Carmen Fantasia" and many other Chinese and foreign classics. Shen Na, a prominent contemporary Chinese artist, and the Italian tenor Gianluca Sciarpelletti, will sing the Chinese National Grand Theatre version of "Turandot”, a duet.