Melodies in the wind, tug at heartstrings
Wind instruments, literally and poetically, does breathe life into music. Bringing this magical breath of life to you in the Virtuoso Series finale, are three renowned virtuosos of the wind section. Exceptionally skilled at the traditional sheng, Sheng Principal Guo Changsuo's rendition of classics such as Grand Prelude simply cannot be missed; Dizi Principal Yin Zhiyang, equally at home on both xiao and dizi, performs Autumn Yearning at the Dressing Table and Partridges Flying respectively, with archaic charm. Suona/Guan Principal Jin Shiyi, will be featuring Eighteen Songs on Nomad Flute on xinguan, an innovation and brainchild by Jin and fellow SCO musician Liu Jiang. This repertoire showcases a refreshing modern take on an ancient tune.