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2019 Changsha Azalea Arts Month Kicks off

Updated: 2019-12-13



A symphony concert was staged at the Changsha Concert Hall on the evening of December 12, which raised the curtain on the 2019 Changsha Azalea Arts Month.


The concert was conducted by violinist and conductor Chai Liang, and performed by the Changsha Symphony Orchestra. Piano player Zhang Haiou served as soloist. During the concert, the orchestra played Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Austrian composer Franz von Suppé’s Light Cavalry Overture, Johann Strauss II’s Voices of Spring - Waltz, Josef Strauss’s Pizzicato Polka, and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. Their excellent performances won warm applause from the audience.


The Changsha Azalea Arts Month has been held for seven consecutive years. This year’s arts month is hosted by the Publicity Department of the CPC Changsha Municipal Committee and the Changsha Municipal Bureau of Culture, Tourism, Radio and Television. It will mainly launch non-profit cultural activities, as well as some commercial performances with preferential tickets. Nine main activities will be held during the arts month between December 12, 2019 and January 13, 2020, including the opening ceremony, art performances, opera competitions, art lectures, exhibitions, and the closing ceremony and award ceremony. 

Premiere of the Flower Drum Opera Red Melon Seeds
Time: 7:30 pm, December 30 and 31
Venue: Changsha Experimental Theatre

Special Performance to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the beginning of Cao Rulong’s Artistic Career
Time: 7:30 pm, January 3, 2020
Venue: F/6, Wandai Building, Changsha

Performance of Classical Flower Drum Opera Pearl Tower 
Time: 7:30 pm, January 4 and 5, 2020
Venue: Xiangjiang Theatre

Chinese and Foreign Classical Folk Music Concert
Time: 7:30 pm, January 9, 2020
Venue: Changsha Concert Hall

Chinese and Foreign Classical Vocal Music Concert
Time: 7:30 pm, January 11, 2020
Venue: Changsha Concert Hall

Concerts by Famous Chinese and Foreign Orchestras and Artists
Time: December 12, 2019 - January 13, 2020
Venue: Changsha Concert Hall

Concerts by Famous Chinese and Foreign Orchestras and Artists
Time: December 12, 2019 - January 13, 2020
Venue: Grand Theatre, Meixi Lake International Culture and Arts Center

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: hunan.voc.com.cn
Photo source: icswb.com