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«The Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra is greatly honoured to celebrate Gaetano Donizetti and his genius: his works have also been performed on the stages of China, acquiring in our country a great number of enthusiasts of the composer from Bergamo and of his music. We accepted the invitation of Donizetti Opera’s musical director, Riccardo Frizza because for us playing in Bergamo, Donizetti’s hometown, is a privilege and an inspiration. As a tribute to the genius of Donizetti, our programme opens with the Don Pasquale Symphony, a title that has contributed to making the name of Donizetti and the city of Bergamo known throughout the world.

To celebrate this cultural bridge between Bergamo and China, we are pleased to offer the public of the Teatro Sociale a composition by one of the most important and loved Chinese artists, Qianyi Zhang. For the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Qianyi Zhang has composed La mia patria, a tribute to our country and to our people, of which today we will be performing some parts». 

Lin Daye, Direttore Musicale della Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra



Gaetano Donizetti
Qianyi Zhang

Tre estratti da FROM MY MOTHERLAND
I. Glorious Dream
II. Oriental Poetry for Piano and Orchestra (pianoforte Jieni Wan)
VII. My Motherland

– Break –

Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
I. Andante – Allegro con anima
II. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza
III. Valse. Allegro moderato
IV. Finale. Andante maestoso – Allegro vivace