The 22nd Beijing Music Festival Previewed

Source: Broadwayworld.

With the theme “Timeless Music into the Future,” the 22nd BMF strives to explore a new style of classical music with today’s most cutting-edge expressive forms, and to incorporate more new ideas with a “Chinese Concept” which the Festival has long advocated and refined. A young generation of internationally acclaimed composers will be on BMF’s stage, including the opera highlight Angel’s Bone by Du Yun, the first female Chinese Pulitzer Prize winner. Additionally, by focusing on innovative and avant-garde programs and inviting a group of trend-setting neoclassical musicians, BMF wishes to lead the Chinese classical music stage to brand new artistic realms. Among them, BMF’s commissioned composer Michel van der Aa’s latest work of mixed-reality musical theater Eight receives its Asia debut, and composer Max Richter, a contemporary classical figure, presents his monumental eight-hour composition Sleep at the foot of the Great Wall.