The Silk and Bamboo concert we co-hosted with the UK Chinese Music Ensemble attracted 100 enthusiastic audience on 9th February. Two renowned musicians, Dr Cheng Yu and Liu Menglin performed a well-selected list of classical Chinese music. Dr Cheng Yu is specialised in guqin 古琴 (seven-stringed zither) and the pipa 琵琶 (four-stringed lute) and talented Liu Menglin played the hulusi 葫芦丝 (a gourd flute); and the dizi 笛子(bamboo flute).
The music selected for the concert includes:
Silk & Bamboo Duo – pipa lute and dizi flute（琵琶，笛子合奏）
夕阳箫鼓（又名：春江花月夜）Flute and Drum at Sunset (Based on 1790 pipa score)
Hulusi (Gourd Wind) Solo 葫芦丝独奏 – Liu Menglin 刘梦林
月光下的凤尾竹 Fern-Leaf Bamboo under the Moonlight (by Shi Guangnan, 1981)
Guqin solo 古琴独奏 – Cheng Yu程玉
平沙落雁 Wild Geese Descending on the Sandy Beach (Guyin Zhengzong, 1634)
流水Flowing Water (based on 1425 ‘Spiritual and Secret Score）
Dizi Solo – Liu Menglin 刘梦林
雨碎江南 – Drizzling Rain South of the River (He Tu, 2009)
春到湘江 Spring Arrived at the Xiang River (Ning Baosheng, 1976)
Pipa (4-stringed lute) solo – 琵琶独奏 – Cheng Yu 程玉
阳春白雪 White Snow in Sunny Spring (Trad. 1818 score)
With the variety of pieces from different periods of time, the audience had a melodious evening at China Exchange.