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Friendship Lasts Forever Music Concert 9/17

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Friendship Lasts Forever Music Concert 9/17

Friendship Lasts Forever Music Festival at Pritzker Pavilion Sept 17 @2:30PM


Over one thousand performers, a wondrous spectacle of music, dance and more, showcasing Chinese and American cultures, will present Friendship Lasts Forever, a two- hour gala concert at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago, at 2:30pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The cast are from both China and the US: leading pop music artists, grand concert band, choir, and dancers in traditional Chinese attire. Plus, a variety of classical opera and musical pieces by top-rated tenor, soprano, and baritone singers.


With over 30 performing groups from the Midwest, this concert signifies what it means to be unified, not only in enjoyment of performing arts but also in cultural sharing. It demonstrates the greatness we can create in cooperation across cultures. You will see American groups perform Chinese pieces and vice versa.


This is the first time ever that Chinese and American performers work together on such a grandiose scale in Millennium Park. China Daily (June 7, 2017) quoted Hong Lei, Chinese Consul General in Chicago, describing the festival as "one of the major Chinese cultural events of the year."

Friendship Lasts Forever Music Festival

Sept. 17, 2017 @ 2:30PM

Address: Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion,

201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Friendship Lasts Forever is a great example of music education in action, and is a model for international harmony and world peace. This type of cooperation was suggested by the National Association for Music Education as far back as 1956 " We believe that music has a special mission in a world torn with anxiety and doubt, dissension and fear; in a world in danger of being dehumanized and disillusioned by materialism, mechanization and skepticism"


One of the conductors for the concert is Dr. Jeffrey Scott Doebler, who has visited China twelve times. All were teaching trips, and nine of the twelve were concert tours with Windiana Concert Band.

Selected repertoire includes…

Festive in Village, which is a famous Chinese composition.


Cloud Gate by Timothy Loest:  Mr. Loest is a music educator from Itasca who plans to attend the performance. Of course, Cloud Gate is the sculpture known as The Bean, which is on display next to Pritzker Pavilion.


Fugue on Yankee Doodle by John Philip Sousa:  Part of this work was performed by Maestro Sousa and his band for the 1893 worlds fair in Chicago.

September by Chicago-based Earth, Wind, and Fire.


 The concerts grand finale will feature three selections performed by all 1000 of the festival participants:  the famous Chinese folk song Jasmine Flower, the epic Chinese television theme Song of Heroes, and Friendship Lasts Forever (Auld Lang Syne), which was made popular in China by the American film Waterloo Bridge.


SPECIAL GUEST SOLOIST

Huo Zun, Chinese popular music artist and national singing champion

MUSICAL ENSEMBLES AND DANCE PROGRAMS

Windiana Concert Band

Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band

Meifeng Traditional Chinese Orchestra of CI at Valparaiso University

Silk Cedar Ensemble of China Central Conservatory and Valparaiso University

Chicago Qipao Association

Massed Band Comprised of 10 High School Bands

Massed Chorus Comprised of 15 Choral Groups from 6 States and Canada

6 Dance Groups from Chicago and China

1,000+ Chinese Language Students Sing-along in Both Chinese and English



ndiana Concert Band

Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band

Meifeng Chinese Music Ensemble, Silk Cedar Ensemble

Chicago Qipao Asocation

10 Massed Concert Bands

6 Dance Groups from Chicago and China

15 ChoIr Groups from 6 States and Canada



GUEST ARTISTS

Cao Ding, conductor

Ding Gao, bass-baritone

Tong Tao, tenor

Liao Dan, soprano

Vince McPherson, tenor

Liu Yuening, yangqin

Lalgudi Krishnan, Carnatic violin

Zach Harmon, tabla

Michael Boo, composer-in-residence


Friendship Lasts Forever Concert Presented by:

Windiana Concert Band

Dong Fang Chinese Performing Arts

Confucius Institute of Valparaiso University

Confucius Institute in Chicago

Asian Cultural Center


Special Invited Co-Producer

Chinese-American Association of Greater Chicago


SELECTED REPERTOIRE

76 Trombones from The Music Man

Youll Never Walk Alone from Carousel

Dance of the Golden Snake

Raga Jasmine

Fugue on Yankee Doodle

Harmonious World

September

Flower Blossom

Cloud Gate

Les Toreadors from Carmen

The Impression of Tibet

Nessun Dorma from Turandot

Hands Across the Sea

Friendship Lasts Forever


Citation

The National Association for Music Education

(formerly Music Educators National Conference)

An article by Vanett Lawler in the 1957 April-May edition of Music Educators Journal entitled, "50 Years (1907-1957): Look to the Future," included these references:

Music Educators National Conference Golden Anniversary Declaration of Faith

We believe that music has a special mission in a world torn with anxiety and doubt, dissension and fear; in a world in danger of being dehumanized and disillusioned by materialism, mechanization and skepticism.


 The Six-Point Goal of the Music Educators National Conference:  core of the Golden Anniversary resolutions adopted in St. Louis, 1956:

#5.In International Relations:

To give to and receive from peoples in other countries, with resulting benefits to music education, as well as to the breadth and depth of individual sympathy and understanding.

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