The concert themed “China Flames Dazzle South of Yangtze”, part of the 2021 iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival that is underway in Suzhou, premiered at Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre, SIP on Oct 15. A total of 25 young singers from seven countries including China, the United States, Italy, Russia, Nicaragua, Colombia and Serbia participated.
iSING! Suzhou, an annual event in Suzhou since 2014, is the first international festival for vocalists in the country. So far, more than 350 young singers from over 30 countries and regions have taken part in the festival’s training programs and events devised to help them increase their artistic attainments and learn more about Chinese culture and art.
The concert, directed by renowned Chinese opera performer Tian Haojiang and led by famous Chinese pianist and conductor Xu Zhong, is an important component of this year’s event. The young singers gave wonderful performances in collaboration with Suzhou Symphony Orchestra.
Among the performances were a list of Chinese songs to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and also songs selected from the iSING! Suzhou repertoire.
A concert of the same kind was also staged at Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai on Oct 16.
October 16, 2021