Beijing Music Festival presents the Asia Premiere of
Madame White Snake
Oct 27, 2010 at 7:30pm
Where: Century Theater, Beijing, China
Producer: Beth Morrison Projects
Executive Producer: The Friends of Madame White Snake
Hsiu-Lan Chang, Chair
Charles M. Jacobs, President
Ticket prices: VIP 180RMB
Abount Beijing Music Festival
The Beijing Music Festival (BMF), endorsed by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the Beijing Municipal Government, has become one of the grandest and most significant annual cultural events in Asia and has attracted artists and audiences from all over the world. The Festival offers a wide variety of music, including operas, symphonic and chamber music concerts, musicals, and even jazz performances.
The Beijing Music Festival’s mission is to promote the musical life in Beijing by organizing annual festivals and providing musical performances by artists of the highest caliber.
The month-long Festival has been held every year in the fall since 1998, with about thirty world-class performances presented each Festival. World renowned artists such as Jose Carreras, Valery Gergiev, Fou Ts’ong, Simon Rattle, Christoph Eschenbach, Lang Lang, Jian Wang and Yo-Yo Ma have all performed at the Festival.
What makes the Beijing Music Festival unique among other international music festivals is its spirit of encouraging both western and Chinese contemporary music. The Festival has premiered the works of western contemporary composers Krzysztof Penderecki, Philip Glass, John Corigliano and others in China, as well as the works of Chinese contemporary composers such as Chen Qigang, Tan Dun and Guo Wenjing.
The Beijing Music Festival also emphasizes music education. Each year the Festival offers free children's and students' concerts. Collaborating with the Education Department of the Central Conservatory of Music, the Festival has held ten cycles of master classes each year and won praises from all walks of life.
The Beijing Music Festival is now regarded as a grand occasion for both the audience and the sponsors. It has greatly influenced the cultural life of Beijing and contributed to the cultural exchange between China and other countries.