LOVERS of Chinese classical music in Penang were treated to an enjoyable night of orchestral music at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Tanjung Bungah.
The young musicians from China and Malaysia played to a full house during the night themed “The Belt One Road — Melody of the Orchestra from the Far East”.
The night started off with a bang as musicians of both countries performed a vigorous number called Hao Ri Zi.
Next up were Zhu Kangchao and Zhu Xiaokang who showed their mastery of the dizi (Chinese flute) for the song Pao Han Chuan.
Then came soloist Shi Yuye who enthralled the crowd with her pipa (lute).
Sara Heng Xiying also mesmerised the audience with her delicate skills on the guzheng (zither).
The show was jointly organised by Chong Yee Music Academy and Impression Arts Centre, Malaysia.
Event organising committee chairman Yeoh Wei-Ying said the night served as a platform for
locals to exchange ideas and experience with their counterparts from China.
“It’s a good way of learning from one another, especially in terms of performing experience.
“It is also in line with the government’s One Belt One Road initiative,” she said.