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Accompanied by Ding Yi Music Company (China, Singapore)
Premieres 25 Sep, Fri, 8.30pm
Duration: 1hr 30mins
Performed in Mandarin, with Chinese subtitles.
Folk songs are part of the invaluable cultural heritage of a nation. From labour chants to love ditties, operatic tunes, and even songs sung in the mountains and fields, the folk music of Northern Shaanxi is known for its resonant, hearty, bold and unconstrained qualities. Often composed of beautiful lyrics that convey emotional depth, the songs express the spirit, thoughts and feelings of its people.
Catch Wang Er Ni’s debut concert from Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Celebration 2013 and experience her sheer vocal prowess. Accompanied by Ding Yi Music Company with conductor Dr Tay Teow Kiat, lose yourself in her emotive vocal renditions as this nightingale performed Northern Shaanxi classics such as Going to the West Gate, Crimson Lilies and Bright that will transport you to the rich loess plains of North-Western China in a captivating time of folk songs.
Originally presented at Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Celebration 2013.
About Wang Er Ni
Known as the "Lark of the Yellow Earth", Wang Er Ni is a national class-one performer of the Beijing Dance Drama & Opera Theatre and a director of the Chinese Musicians Association. As one of the leading figures in Northern Shaanxi folk music, she has touched the hearts of millions with her sweet singing voice and down-to-earth personality. Her unremitting efforts have allowed her to become the recipient of multiple awards and distinctions, which not only established her position at the forefront of Northern Shaanxi folk music but also contributed to her growth and transformation as a classical vocalist. A household name in her home country, Wang has performed for senior Chinese leaders on numerous occasions and she continues to represent China on the global stage at prestigious international events.
About Ding Yi Music Company
Established in 2007, Ding Yi Music Company has earned a reputation as one of Singapore’s most important Chinese chamber music ensembles. With a vast repertoire that ranges from traditional Chinese music to contemporary and cross-genre work, Ding Yi is committed to bringing the best of Chinese chamber music to Singapore as well as communities around the world.
Celebrate a meaningful Mid-Autumn at home
Experience the richness of traditional Chinese arts in the comfort of your homes, with the 16th edition of Esplanade's annual Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Celebration.