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On Friday, June 21, the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra will electrify the Dolby Theatre for one night only with Enchanting China: An Orchestral Extravaganza. A celebration of Chinese culture, the show presents a diverse program consisting of Peking Opera, classical hits, and traditional folk music, transforming ancient Chinese traditions and customs into a more modern, contemporary musical experience. A beautiful combination of east meets west, the orchestra is made up of western and eastern instruments playing together in symbiotic harmony to reflect the performance’s international spotlight, a dialogue between Chinese and Western culture.

Famed conductor Pang Ka Pang, one of China’s “10 most influential cultural figures” leads Enchanting China on its US tour, bringing to the show his evocative combination of delicate precision and energetic vigor. Joining him on the stage is renowned violinist Lu Siqing, the first Asian to win the Paganini International Violin Competition, performing on his 320-year-old violin. Also accompanying the orchestra are contemporary Huqin player, actor and the honorary chief of the China Broadcasting National Orchestra, Jiang Kemei, and young Chinese Opera Academy Peking Opera actor, Zhang Gaoxiang.

Photo Courtesy of Enchanting China

The 2019 Enchanting China tour is the latest iteration of the popular show that has become famous for celebrating Chinese history and culture through music in performances for more than 70 years. A carefully crafted and designed showcase of Chinese music, the show includes Chinese favorites such as “Deep Night,” “Moonlight of the Spring River,” “Dance of the Golden Snake,” “Terracotta Warriors Fantasia,” and excerpts of Ode of Pear Blossoms by the famed Peking Opera. A breathtaking evening of sight and sound, this one-night-only event is one sure to dazzle both those knowledgeable of Chinese culture and newcomers alike.

Produced in Los Angeles by Hsi An Chen of Novartizan, Enchanting China: An Orchestral Extravaganza arrives at the Dolby Theatre Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.EnchantingChina.com.

LA Weekly