Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra

In: Other Topics

Submitted By yingjia93
Words 548
Pages 3
Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra’s 31st Anniversary Concert was held on Sunday, 25th August 2013 from 4-6pm at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School Performing Arts Centre. Traditional Chinese instruments - Gaohu, Erhu, Zonghu, Jinghu, Guqin, Dizi (flute), Sheng (mouth organ), Suona, Yangqin, Liuqin, Pipa, Zhongruan, Sanxian, Daruan and Guzheng, joined together to perform several Chinese pieces as in ensemble conducted by Mr. Yat Ping Chan. The performance included pieces played by the whole ensemble as well as solo and duet performances.

Instruments that had the chance to perform in solo performances without accompaniment included Guzheng and Guqin. Guzheng and Guqin is both plucked zither, but Guzheng has more strings and movable bridges. These instruments produce a very clear and soothing sound with a hint of sadness. However, when they are played in a faster tempo, they can sound quite cheerful and energetic. The 2 songs performed by Guzheng and Guqin were “Jackdaws frolicking in the Water” and “Phoenix Tree Leaves dancing in the Autumn Breeze” respectively. Both songs depicts a scene of birds dancing and enjoying themselves in the nature. Due to the nature of the zithers to produce slightly melancholic sound, it felt as though the happiness won’t last long.

The most interesting duet of the performance was the duet by Sheng. Sheng, the Chinese mouthorgan, is always used to harmonise the song in ensembles. Thus, it is quite different to hear the instruments playing a melody rather than the chords that it usually plays in ensembles as accompaniments. The song started slower and when it reached climax, crescendo was noted. Xiao and double bass started playing along with the Sheng during the climax of the song too. It was noted that the flutes weren’t played during the whole performance as the woodwind instrument could overpower the mouthorgan.

The plucked-string…...

Similar Documents


...on edge of rooftop. Pans back around to Close-up of Gabe. Gabe: I can’t explain it any other way, this goes down or we all do! We’ve tried to do it legally…it didn’t work…they own everyone…. Mike: I know, but ….fuck man, this is going to….I don’t know ….start a fucking war. Gabe: Exactly…a war they are not prepared to fight…..WE are! Honestly, this is our only option, unless of course you like the alternative. (Mike shakes head) They’ve been runnin’ the show for the last 2000 years. They’ve fucked up; it’s time for someone to make it right! They fall …society finally gets a chance to run themselves. No one group of people should have the kind of power they do! Mike: You know we’ll be dead inside of a week… Gabe: Bullshit. Chaos hides all, my friend! If I could die and say one thing about my life, it would be that I fought the good fight. I didn’t sit down and take it. I charged head on and made them remember why the human heart should never be underestimated. Mike: They probably already know who we are! Gabe: They know who we were. They don’t know what we are…..or what were capable of. I’m not sayin’ I don’t value our lives, but this is bigger than us. Fuck living, if it means serving them …..Fuck them… You and I know that no one plans their own lives…they do! They decide who gets to survive...who lives...who dies…who starves…You can’t walk a goddamn block without seeing their influence…their power…they own it all. Being able to kill on demand was our...

Words: 2694 - Pages: 11

Chinese History

...Interlude Chinese Regain Power Rise of the Manchus q Emergence Of Modern China r r r r r r Western Powers Arrive First Modern Period Opium War, 1839-42 Era of Disunity Taiping Rebellion, 1851-64 Self-Strengthening Movement Hundred Days' Reform and Aftermath Republican Revolution of 1911 q Republican China r r r Nationalism and Communism s Opposing the Warlords s Consolidation under the Guomindang s Rise of the Communists Anti-Japanese War Return to Civil War q People's Republic Of China r r Transition to Socialism, 1953-57 Great Leap Forward, 1958-60 r r r r r Readjustment and Recovery, 1961-65 Cultural Revolution Decade, 1966-76 s Militant Phase, 1966-68 s Ninth National Party Congress to the Demise of Lin Biao, 1969-71 s End of the Era of Mao Zedong, 1972-76 Post-Mao Period, 1976-78 China and the Four Modernizations, 1979-82 Reforms, 1980-88 q References for History of China [ History of China ] [ Timeline ] Historical Setting The History Of China, as documented in ancient writings, dates back some 3,300 years. Modern archaeological studies provide evidence of still more ancient origins in a culture that flourished between 2500 and 2000 B.C. in what is now central China and the lower Huang He ( orYellow River) Valley of north China. Centuries of migration, amalgamation, and development brought about a distinctive system of writing, philosophy, art, and political organization that came to be recognizable as Chinese......

Words: 41805 - Pages: 168


...Chaos: A short Introduction Scientists have been coming up with theories for thousands of years now. The theories have been tried and tested have been altered and improved to better understand why certain things happen in and out of this world. Many of these theories are still in the works and our not fully comprehendible and scientists have been working hard to achieve breakthroughs in these areas. One such theory has achieved several breakthroughs within the past couple of years and that theory is called Chaos Theory. This theory first started out mainly as a sort of fictitious happening only read about in novels until lately when scientist have discovered that this theory may have more effect than previously deliberated. In Leonard Smith’s book, “Chaos: A Very Short Introduction” he gives an understandable account of what the Chaos Theory is and how it affects the environment around us. Leonard explains to the reader how the Chaos Theory works through mathematical diagrams, models, and simulations to show the possible results the theory could claim on the environment around us. The book is for the most part easy to understand and gives the reader a sufficient understanding even if the reader does not have a background in mathematics or science. Chaos theory first came about when scientist decided they wanted to be able to predict the future more accurately of certain events happening. The theory takes a look at the initial beginning of a system and tries to......

Words: 1845 - Pages: 8

Symphony Orchestra

...Lauren Love 15 April 2013 Professor Dewey Music 1306 Concert Critique #1 I have never been personally a fan of the romantic orchestra music but going to listen to a concert live is breathtaking. I attended the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Masterpieces concert with music director Fouad Fakhouri performing Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.1 in D major. There was a full stage of musicians and a complete choir to back it up. The first half of the performance was a complete orchestra of woodwinds, strings, drums, brass, excreta and a four part choir. Overall the performance took no longer than thirty minutes to play the three-part Symphony of Psalms. This Symphony was much shorter than I was expecting. The symphony had the most soft and sweet chords following up with big, bold parts. The tempo would slow down just the slightest bit, the calm before the storm there was a bang of sound ringing from all around you and your almost startled but it is so lovely even at the volume and mixture of instruments you cant help but feel relaxed in the flow of notes. Stravinsky was born into a Russian Orthodox Church but soon left as a young man and though he was this origin he set a Latin text to his music, making it a more inclusive religious statement. Igor used the term “ Symphony” in the broadest sense, reflecting its etymology as the coming together of sounds, said to be why his orchestration is unusual. His melodies are stark and archaic,......

Words: 945 - Pages: 4

Chaos Report

...Chaos Report The Standish Group is a widely known source of independent primary research and analysis of IT project performance. In 1995, the Standish Group published the CHAOS Report, an often-quoted analysis that focuses on the failure of IT projects to better improve overall IT project performance. The CHAOS Report had documented monetary loss on software developments for unsuccessful projects. The Standish Group comprised such data using focus groups, in depth surveys and executive interviews discussing project performance of completed IT projects. The CHAOS Report provides data on the failure rate of IT projects and also details common explanations for such failure. The authors of the CHAOS Report describe the advantageous process of building bridges to accentuate the lack thereof in software development; Alfred Spector had used such a comparison originally in his article, a computer science perspective of bridge design. The concept is that an error, which resulted in the collapse in a bridge, can be so great in its severity that investigations were subsequently done, allowing those involved in the building process to learn from their mistakes. Differentially, the computer industry allegedly covers up, ignores and/or rationalizes the errors or shortcomings that led up to the failure. The Standish Group contends that project failures will decrease if the following is focused on following a project failure: the scope of software project failure, main factors that......

Words: 1523 - Pages: 7

Report on Benefits of Feng Shui

... Aquarian Publications P.O. BOX 681 Palm Springs, California 92263 © 2002 Eloise Helm All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. First Edition Illustrations by C.J. Correnti / C2 Media Group, Inc. © 2002 C2 Media Group, Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data ISBN 0-9639204-7-2 Introduction lthough Feng has been practiced in the Eastern hemisphere for thousands of years, it is relatively new to western civilization. Feng Shui may seem mysterious and foreign to our western culture, but it is actually a very sensible collection of ideas and actions. Once you understand its principles, you will be able to produce harmony, comfort and balance in almost any situation or environment. 26 Secrets has been put together to simplify Feng Shui so that everyone can understand and work with its principles to balance their lives and make way for more money, love, health and happiness. Some of these tips will help bring these things to you, while others will make it easier to hold on to money, romance and health once they’re in your hands. When you energize the various parts of your home, your life will improve and you will start to attract more abundance and happiness. Begin to think of balance in all things. For example, you must activate your career and benefactor......

Words: 14656 - Pages: 59

Chinese Literature happy, but having won the Nobel Prize, he cannot be unhappy. Having written stories of mostly of rural life being a ‘representative writer of his generation’ (Wu), he is highly regarded by other writers, as well as criticized for not taking on more social responsibilities. Mo Yan wrote stories like Feng Menglong, about ordinary life. Mo Yan’s stories reflected lives of the ordinary people, while Feng Menglong stories were mostly about himself and the people in his life. Mo Yan is best known to Western readers for his 1987 novel Red Sorghum Clan, and Feng Menglong is best known for compiling work in the Ming Dynasty. In 2012, Mo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work as a writer who can merge realism with folk tales, history and the contemporary to make them more interesting to the readers. Mo Yan writes about the Chinese culture today, and Feng Menglong wrote about Chinese culture during the Ming Dynasty. While Mo Yan is criticized for “not shouldering social responsibilities” (Wu), he says these people do not realize how much of a risk he was taking, he may not have made public responsibilities people expected of him, he did so through his writing. Feng Menglong was well known for his including social responsibilities in his work. Both of their writings have stories of how the culture historically changes over time. The two writers of different times used writing as an expressive way to talk about different parts of their lives, they are both wonderful......

Words: 531 - Pages: 3

The Baroque Orchestra (Amateur Overview)

...The Baroque Orchestra By Nunana Akoli Music during the Baroque period is known as the foundation for what is classical music, and one extremely important type of music is the Baroque Orchestra. This type of Orchestra was mainly practised from 1600 to 1750, following the death of one of the most influential composers of the time, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). During this time period, the Baroque Orchestra was created and developed by other very prominent composers of the time including George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Claudio Montreverdi (1567-1643), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725), Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Giovanni Bbattista Pergolesi (1710-1736) and many more. The Baroque period took advantage of the detailed use of polyphony, which is the texture which consists of 2 or more melodic tones that are woven together and played simultaneously, opposed to music that just consists of a single melodic voice or one with a more dominant melodic voice which would then be accompanied by chords. The orchestra itself was carried by a variety of different instruments including: Strings -Violin, The origins of the violin date back to as far as the 9th century and were thought to be first used by the Persian geographer named Ibn Khurradadhibih. JS Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli were well known for being talented violinists; Violins replaced Viols which were......

Words: 804 - Pages: 4

Orpheus Orchestra

...The Orpheus Orchestra is unique. It is a full functioning, Grammy winning, 28 base member orchestra, formed in 1972. (Khodyakov, 2007) Orpheus’ membership is comprised of world class musicians, some noted for their solo efforts. What makes the Orpheus Orchestra unique is the fact that it practices and performs without a conductor, making it in some ways when compared with other orchestras, leaderless. But the Orpheus Orchestra has many leaders; in fact all its members are leaders. They each contribute to the creativity and innovation of the musical performances and through rotating leadership for coordination of practices and by sub groups that focus on piece delivery, the groups organizational structure promotes a form of trust and control that is intertwined, ultimately producing an exceptional output, and nurturing members whose creativity is not stifled and unlike most orchestras, have high satisfaction in their jobs. There are many lessons that large business organizations such as Kraft that can learn from the governance structure in place for the Orpheus Orchestra. Large corporations are constantly looking for ways to light a creative spark in their teams, to be more innovative and more productive. We learned how Electrolux did this in our last case study, by creating cross functional development teams. The structure in the Orpheus Orchestra also promotes creativity. Often organizations exercise control over their employees to ensure that operations run......

Words: 747 - Pages: 3

Chaos and Fractals

...Chaos and Fractals Chaos is a fairly new science. The definition of chaos is complete confusion and disorder, but more generalized to everyday speech it means a random pattern that can occur. (Mirriam - Webster) For scientist this can be a good thing. Henry Adams is quoted as saying "Chaos often breeds life as order breeds habit." (STSCI) Fractals simply put, is a repeat design that as you zoom in is repeated indefinitely. Above is the Sierpenski Triangle, as you zoom in you see three more of the triangle, and in each of those is three more triangle, and as you zoom in you see three more triangles. I imagine that on a big enough scale, or with a strong enough computer there is no end to the number of triangles you can put in the Sierpenski Triangle. (STSCI) If you break a straight line into an equal number N than the equation to describe those parts would be r=1/N(1/d) In the case of the Sierpenski Triangle, a self repeating object, the equation is D = log (N) / log (1/r) (STSCI) The Koch Snowflake is designed by: * divide a line segment into three equal parts * remove the middle segment (= 1/3 of the original line segment) * replace the middle segment with two segments of the same length (= 1/3 the original line segment) such that they all connect (i.e. 3 connecting segments of length 1/3 become 4 connecting segments of length 1/3.) The top row of shapes is the pattern to make the snowflake with a triangle, the bottom shape is a blowup of the......

Words: 377 - Pages: 2

The Layout of the Orchestra

...The Orchestra The orchestra is made up of 4 sections: the strings, the woodwinds, brass and percussion. The Strings Family The strings consist of the violins, the violas, the cellos and the double basses. All string instruments are made of wood and glued together instead of nailed as that will change the sound of the instruments. Strings of different lengths and thickness are then attached to the instrument and stretched to a specific length in order to sound the proper pitch. Strings are typically made of synthetic materials, sheep gut or metal, depending on the player’s preference. The Woodwind Family The woodwind section is made up of piccolos, flutes, oboes, English horns, clarinets, E-flat clarinets, bass clarinets, bassoons and contrabassoons. The name “woodwind” is sometimes misleading as about half the woodwind section is made of some sort of metal, for example, flutes are made of silver or gold, piccolos are sometimes made of silver and saxophones are made of brass. The Brass Family The brass family is composed of trumpets, French horns, trombones, baritones, euphoniums and tubas/sousaphones. Brass instruments are made of brass tubes that flare out into a bell at one end of the instrument. The bell, like a megaphone, helps to amplify the sound of the instrument, which helps make brass instruments the loudest of all the orchestral instruments. To make a sound on a brass instrument, you have to put your lips together and make a “buzz” sound into a metal......

Words: 420 - Pages: 2

Chinese Healthcare System

...Abstract In this article, I introduce the Chinese Healthcare System. From establishment of the People's Republic of China till now, the Chinese healthcare have a lot of changes and revolutions. Due to the special social and economic structure, Chinese healthcare system is different from other countries healthcare system. This article will explain how dose Chinese healthcare system work? What problems dose it have? How can we manage those problems? Background After the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the country was recovering from the chaos of long conflicts both internally and with Japan. As a result, Chinese health conditions had declined, with health indicators at the lowest level compared with other countries at a comparable level of development (World Bank, 2004). In this period, communist party who have the whip hand support the model of the 20th century communism ideology, and trust people should to be represented by the government, should have all production together: without the private department. Formation of the Chinese healthcare system. Therefore, since 1949, the Chinese government has gradually established a free medical care, labor insurance and cooperative medical care system as the main content of the health care system, and initially formed a socialist country's health care system. The government owned, funded, and ran all health care facilities, including large hospitals in urban areas and small township clinics in the......

Words: 2606 - Pages: 11

A Constitutional Chaos

...A Constitutional chaos. On September 17th, 1787, The Constitution of the United states of America was signed by the delegates on the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Weeks later after many arguments between the same delegates about other rights of American citizens, the Bill of Rights was written to solidify all of the basic individual freedoms of the people. It was on this document that several laws were written and many great freedoms given. But because these amendments didn't give a specific definition of these freedoms and rights problems ranging from wars being fought because of conflicting ideals in people to poor moral choices being unjustified because there is no line drawn to decide how far things will go; and the vague rules that allow and cause these things to happen need to rewritten . To learn where it all this mess starts is easy; it starts almost immediately after the signing of the Constitution. The document states that there will be freedom of speech, assembly, the right to bear arms, and other freedoms. The cause of one of the first issues that plagued America was not whether the rules are fair and good or not, but who the rules and freedoms are meant for. This was cause of the continuation of slavery in America even after men were supposed to be free because the Bill of rights did not state that a man, either black or white or red or green, has these freedoms. It just simply says that the citizens of America have these......

Words: 1250 - Pages: 5

Chinese Culture

...Shan Zhou   TD N  Chinese culture    The Chinese economic reform began in 1978,ever since then,China opened up to foreign  investment,China's amazing economic growth for the past years was due to the cheap  labour,large resources and huge quantity of production.With the increasing of economics,  Chinese people were aware of the fact”made in China”couldn't bring this country to one of   the top countries in the world as the ancient China uesd to be.So,China invested a lot of  money into developing new technology.Only in the year of 2005,the country filed over  170,000 patents.The new identity”made by China”will change Chinese brands' image and  change the Chinese manufacturing model to promote the economic growth.  If your want to be successful for doing business in China,your have to understand Chinese  culture.Many Chinese are quite superstitious,they use divination tool such as “Feng Shui”to  juge whether they can purchase the business location or not. Because the bad”Feng Shui”  could bring the misfortune.(They like to put some rare rocks or some animal status to  promote fortune,if you saw something strange in their house,don't touch them,you could  break the miracle of Feng Shui!)  If you want to get along with Chinese people,you have to understand 3 main definitions:    ‐''Guan Xi''‐Relationships or Connections  ‐''Saving face''  ‐''Gift giving'' ......

Words: 384 - Pages: 2

Chaos and Mayhem

...Mayhem- Danielle Hamilton Chaos- Melissa Mayhem’s Victim- Crystal Chaos’ Victim- Whitney K. Hass & May Hemm, Attys. At Law Commercial Mayhem- I’m the face of your ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend that you just can’t stop thinking about and the more you drink that tequila the harder it is to forget me. But go ahead, try one more. Maybe I’ll go away then. (Crystal is sitting at a table obviously intoxicated looking sad and mad crying and so on.) Chaos- O my god! Don’t you just love me! I’m the new ipod and wow I love this song too! Let’s get jiggy with it! Oh no! What’s happening? I’m stuck. I’m stuck. I’m stuck. (Whitney is pretending to drive jamming on her ipod when something goes wrong causing her to take her eyes off the road and focus on her device) At the same time Crystal gets up to leave and drive home. Swaying as she walks she says: Crystal- “I’m fine…I’mmmm fine I shay….” (While driving Whitney knocks over a street sign for a one way road but she is too focused on her ipod to even notice) Chaos- Weeeeeeee!!!! Allright! Let’s get the jams going again!!!! Now in her car Crystal is driving and attempting to watch the road. Mayhem- I’m still here. And the longer you focus on me instead of the road with your double vision glasses on the madder you become… and forget where to turn. Yup, this looks good. (Crystal turns onto the one way road and runs into the pole)...

Words: 273 - Pages: 2