A Review of Beijing Modern Music Festival 2009



 Beijing Modern Music Festival 2009 Was Held


The Six-day Beijing Modern Music Festival from May 20 to May 26opened at Beijing Concert Hall at 19:30 on May 20, 2009. This year, the National Ballet of China was invited to perform Rock Ballet adapted based on rock and roll of Pink Floyd at the BMMF 2009, and students majored in composition from 12 famous art colleges participated in the 1st Chinese Debate Competition for Composition Students at Art Colleges. Audiences could experience a wide variety of skillful creation ideas and exquisite performance techniques of outstanding musicians in various countries at the BMMF. While making active and pioneering explorations, BMMF also vigorously upheld the continuation and development of traditional culture and presented many concerts themed at gagaku in Japan, gamelan in Indonesia, experimental Kun opera and Dongjing music (a kind of Taoist music) in Yunnan Province. Moreover, BMMF 2009 also actively organized many national symphony concerts, performed symphony works of well-known Chinese composers including Dun Tan and Tang Jianping and presented nearly 100 new works by young composers and students majored in composition on the stage.


Source: National Music, 2009/05, by Li Huilin


 Opening Concert of BMMF 2009
 Performance of Piano Concerto Starry Sky by Xiaogang Ye at BMMF

BMMF Music Director Xiaogang Ye acknowledged the audience