Dating back over 3,000 years, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese cultural calendar. The festival, which is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, has its foundations in the legend of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess, and sees lanterns of all sizes displayed as a symbolic path to prosperity and good fortune.
In their place, hundreds of candles will shine bring at the Athenaeum Theatre on September 9 September to welcome Elective Strings (quartet) as well as guzheng and konghou musicians Yatong Wei and Zixi (Dianna) Song, and singer Xi Chen to perform.
The heritage-listed Athenaeum Theatre will be lit up with the glow of so many candles that light will be flickering and dancing off of the walls as the talented musicians take to their instruments. Eclective Strings are no strangers to performing Candlelight concerts with previous performances including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as well as Queen, The Beatles and lighting up Fed Square for a special Valentine’s Day concert.
Joined on traditional instruments by Yatong Wei and Dianna Song, award-winning musicians and teachers at the Australian Dunhuang Arts Academy, and singer Xi Chen, the performance is bound to sparkle and enchant audiences.
- Vivaldi: Autumn (Mvt I & III) from 4 Seasons 维瓦尔第《四季》- 《秋》
- Wang Zhongshan: Fog at Dawn 王中山: 晓雾
- Tao Yimo: Butterfly and Blue 陶一陌: 蝴蝶与蓝
- Liu Xijin: Water Lady Shui Yu 刘锡津: 水-水玉姑娘
- Liu Qing: The Beloved One 刘青: 伊人
- Cheng Gang & He Zhanhao: Butterfly Lovers Theme 陈钢 & 何占豪: 梁祝
- Traditional: Jasmine Flower 茉莉花
- Traditional: The Flowing Stream 小河淌水
- Traditional: Riverbank of Love 相思河畔
- Weng Qing Xi: The Moon Represents My Heart 翁清溪: 月亮代表我的心
- Liu Qing: To the Dreamland 刘青: 入漫
- Wang Liping: Dream of Red Chamber（Rearranged by Gao Shaoqing） 高韶青: 红楼梦旋律联奏
- Liu Qing: Clear and Bright 刘青: 维清
Candlelight: Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Special takes place on Friday 9 September at both 6:30pm and 8:30pm with performances that will envelop audiences for a night of wonder and celebration.
Don’t miss out on this special Candlelight performance at the Athenaeum Theatre and get your tickets below.
Please note that images used are from other Candlelight events.