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The Chinese flute or gizi takes center stage from China's National Centre for the Performing Arts in March 2022

Recording cover showing Chinese bamboo flute (gizi) and chinese writing

Zhang Weiliang, master of the Gizi, a Chinese bamboo flute, performs with the Beijing Chinese Orchestra on the March 14th episode from China's National Centre for the Performing Arts.

3/7 Verdi: Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate from Nabucco XIAN Xinghai: Yellow River Cantata Beethoven: Symphony No.2 (LIU Songhu, bar; CAO Ruidong, TONG Ziyang, singers; ZHOU Xiaolin, s; ZHAO Ling, nar; WANG Jing, pipa; NCPA Orchestra & Chorus; LI Xincao and LÜ Jia, cond)

3/14 Ravel: Piano Concerto Brahms: Nänie ZHANG Weiliang: Dreamworld for Dizi and Orchestra Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (Bruce (Xiaoyu) LIU, p; ZHANG Weiliang, dizi; Beijing Chinese Orchestra; NCPA Orchestra & Chorus; ZHANG Ming and LÜ Jia, cond)

3/21 Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 Wu Zuqiang/Liu Dehai:  Pipa Concerto: Little Sisters of the Grassland Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (CHEN Sa, p; LÜ Jia, pipa; NCPA Orchestra; CHEN Lin, cond)

3/28 Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Chen Qigang: L'éloignement Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, From the New World (LI-WEI Qin, c; NCPA Orchestra; LÜ Jia and CHEN Lin, cond)