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Music in the Moonlight: Mid-Autumn Festival Virtual Concert
September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
This year Ricefield Arts is celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival with a very special online concert, showcasing talented musicians and singers from across Scotland. Join us from home!
You’ll find out more about the origins and customs of one of China’s most important annual festivals, and enjoy performances of traditional Chinese instruments, opera, poetry and song.
- Classical Song | 经典歌曲乐团合演 by Harmony Ensemble (pre-recorded)
- Dizi | 笛子独奏 by Eddie McGuire
- Folk Song (with violin & drum accompaniment) | 民歌演唱- 小提琴/中阮/鼓伴奏 by Fong Liu 刘芳 and Robin Lumby 刘若彬
- Huangmei Opera | 黄梅戏曲演唱 by Dr Quan Gu 顾全
- Pop Song (with guitar accompaniment) | 流行歌曲 -吉他弹唱 by Linfeng Wang 王璘枫
- Pipa and Poetry | 琵琶独奏-歌词朗诵 by Else Kek 郭佩盈
With presentations by:
- Ling Guo 郭玲, Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow 格拉斯哥大学孔子学院
- Amy Li-Man 李少彤, Wing Hong Chinese Elderly Centre 永康老人中心
- Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre: Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre is at the forefront in the exploration of Chinese arts and culture in Scotland by delivering arts and crafts workshops, organising cultural events, producing exhibitions, and creating community engagement opportunties. We have an excellent reputation for leading the field as an arts and cultural organisation which functions to serve schools, community organisations, public institutions, arts audiences, the Chinese and diverse communities in Scotland.
Our event partners:
- Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow: The Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow promotes the study of Chinese language and engagement with Chinese culture. It is a partnership with Nankai University, supported by the Centre for Language Education and Cooperation, UK. This year the institute is celebrating ten years since its establishment in 2011.
- Wing Hong Chinese Elderly Centre: Wing Hong Chinese Elderly Group (Wing Hong) was established in 1989. It is a registered charity and a day centre based in Garnethill, Glasgow. Wing Hong exists to promote equal opportunities for the elderly Chinese in Glasgow who experience language barriers in accessing mainstream services and to enhance their quality of life by supporting them in the areas of health, welfare, housing and social services. The objectives of the organisation are to provide culturally sensitive and holistic services, to support to elderly Chinese and to combat social exclusion.
- Harmony Ensemble: Harmony Ensemble was set up in 2005 to perform Chinese traditional music, songs & stories. Fong Liu is Harmony’s singer, with Hooi Ling Eng on zheng and Eddie McGuire on Chinese bamboo flute (dizi). Fong’s son Robin sometimes joins the group on violin and drums. Fong and Eddie (who is a classical composer) have written new songs in Chinese style – including ‘Bonnie Pandas Welcome’ for the arrival of two pandas from China to Edinburgh Zoo and performed Chinese music with orchestras, Scottish folk musicians and choirs.
This event is supported by funding from Glasgow City Council’s Glasgow Communities Fund.
Joining the event:
The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link and password to join the event after registration. Please join us on time – the event time zone is BST (GMT +1).
Participants are expected to adhere to our online event Code of Conduct. We will be kind, respectful and patient towards each other in a positive and supportive environment. Abusive actions or language will not be tolerated. You can read the full Code of Conduct on our website.