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Concert held in Imperial Ancestral Temple

09-14-2010 09:01 BJT

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Following the opera "Turandot" and a concert staged by keyboardist Yanni at the Imperial Ancestral Temple, adjacent to the Forbidden City in central Beijing, a crossover concert featuring several genres of music has just been held at the ancient complex.

Young singer Li Hui's singing resonated at the Ancestral Temple on Sunday night. Joining her on stage was singer Yan Weiwen for a folk song from Shanxi province, and Yang Hongji, for excerpts of opera "White Haired Girl." The singer was proud to hold her debut concert in such a historical place.

Li Hui said, "I wish right here in the Ancestral Temple, my singing can help spread Chinese culture and Chinese folk music to a world audience."

Richard Clayderman's appearance turned out to be the biggest highlight of the night. With him at the piano, Li Hui sang Schubert's "Lullaby", adding an aspect of warmth and romance to the concert.

Then Li teamed up with violist Lv Siqing for Edward Elgar's tune "Love's Greeting."

The singer presented her versatility for rendering different music genres, while the concert itself was really a crossover that extends boundaries.

Jia Ding, director, said, "I hope using this kind of mixture will display the singer's multi-faceted ability. Crossover is a trend in the music field."

Beijing residents as well as a hundred strong well-known bloggers from music circles and the media were in the audience, to feel the impact from both music and the grandeur of the Ancestral Temple.

Young singer Li Hui's singing resonated at the Ancestral Temple on Sunday night.

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