"Red Hot" is coming -- British-Chinese violinist Vanessa Mae's
"Red Hot" storm will blow to Beijing after touring 34 other
countries in the world.
Vanessa Mae is to play her white Zeta electric violin at the
Capital Stadium of Beijing on April 15.
The 19-year-old has pleasantly surprised the musical world with a
complete new and earth-shaking interpretation of the ancient art
of violin playing.
She began studying violin at the age of 5. After 12 years of
playing classical music, which resulted in three recordings of the
works by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Paganini and a world
tour with the Mozart Orchestra of London in 1995, Mae decided to
play something new.
In February 1995, Mae published a new album, entitled "The Violin
Player," in which she used two violins: a traditional violin and
an electric violin.
The album features an innovative Bach "Toccata in D Minor and
Fugue" and "Red Hot," a violin rock and roll piece which later
became popular in many countries and regions. The tracks create a
new style which combines classical, pops, rock and jazz.
This cocktail style album was the best-selling CD of EMI records
of that year. And in 1996, her classical album "China Girl" also
made a record by selling 500,000 copies in two weeks.
On June 30, 1997, Mae played "Happy Valley-the 1997 Re-unification
Overture" in Hong Kong to commemorate China's re-exercise of
People have described Mae as a "violinist of the Coca-Cola
generation." Actually, Mae's music is another choice for busy
modern people who enjoy sampling cultural snacks.
Time: 7 pm, April 15
Place: Capital Stadium, Haidian District
Tel: 6405-5512, 6406-3324
Art songs -- The Chorus of the China National Symphony Orchestra
will present a concert of Chinese and foreign art songs, including
"The Dusk," "Serenade," "Song of Love," "The Lime-Tree (Franz
Schubert)" and others.
Zuo Wenlong will conduct.
Time: 7:30 pm, March 13
Place: Beijing Concert Hall, 1 Beixinhuajie, Xicheng District