Beijing Music Festival

OperaWire: The Beijing Music Festival As A Microcosm For The Great Chinese City

OperaWire: The Beijing Music Festival As A Microcosm For The Great Chinese City

The Beijing Music Festival is celebrating its 21st anniversary by bringing a diverse array of repertoire intent on exploring its innovative and boundary-crossing initiatives.

South China Morning Post: Passing the baton: Chinese conductors finally get their chance on the big stage

South China Morning Post: Passing the baton: Chinese conductors finally get their chance on the big stage

After years of relying on Westerners, symphony orchestras across China are turning to a fresh generation of Chinese musical directors.

TimeOut Beijing: The best of Beijing Music Festival 2017

TimeOut Beijing: The best of Beijing Music Festival 2017

The very definition of a Beijing institution, this year the Beijing Music Festival (BMF) celebrates two decades and counting. Beijingers have grown accustomed to top music talent trolling through the city, but it was the BMF that first catapulted China onto the world stage. This year, the creative programming continues apace with an evening of Welsh music, a celebration of Chinese contemporary composers, Beijing’s first Beethoven symphonic cycle, a 12-hour musical marathon and opera events ranging from a single cast member to full-stage Wagner. With opening and closing concerts featuring Frank Peter and Serge Zimmerman (pictured top right), and Maxim Vengerov respectively, Beijing is where you want to be this month.

Global Times: Tan Dun and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra perform at The Orange

Global Times: Tan Dun and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra perform at The Orange

A part of the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF), Chinese conductor Tan Dun presented a concert on Saturday at The Orange in Beijing with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.