Constant high level and high quality, with just a few weekends, you can experience the charm of the Chinese traditional music.
Come to experience the traditional Chinese intangible cultural heritage of music and appreciate the essence of traditional music. Let’s work together to promote the dialogue between the traditional opera, music and the world, and build bridges and windows for the exchange, cooperation and research between Chinese and world music culture.
To meet the needs of the students who want to learn Chinese traditional music culture in depth, but have no professional channels, to fully present the social functions of this school’s knowledge service platform, and give full play to the professional advantages of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and various institutions in cooperation, this event will not only recruit foreigners currently living in Shanghai, but also university students, so that the public cultural project of the Chinese traditional music can benefit more people.
On the basis of previous activities, the event this year has specially set up “Immersion” courses, such as courses on Guqin and Xiao music instruments, with the opportunity for students to personally experience traditional literati music, as well as closely observing such local performances as silk and bamboo music, shadow puppet art, and Peking Opera and Kunju Opera that integrate singing, reading, performance and martial arts.
After a period of study and practice, the students will be able to go on the stage to give a performance of music, works of intangible cultural heritage and traditional operas.
Whether you are a foreign friend or a college student, as long as you are interested in the traditional Chinese music culture, please sign up and join us!
Special Lecture on the Theory of Traditional Music
Professor Guo Shuhui of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music will focus on the theme of “The Traditional and Contemporary” and describe how to cultivate the aesthetic taste of Chinese music in the connection between the “traditional and contemporary”, from the aspects of music ontology and aesthetics.
Speaker：Guo Shuhui（Professor and Doctoral Adivisor of Musicology, Shanghai Conservatory of Music）
Date:14, October 13:30~15:00
Venue:Academic Hall, Library of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (20 Fenyang Road)
Silk Road Musical Instrument Exhibition
You will have the oppotunity to cross time and space, perceive history, return to the Western Han Dynasty, and enjoy the foreign musical instrument culture brought back by the ancient people from the "double path" silk road tour on land and sea.
Speaker:Shi Yin (Director of the Shanghai Oriental Musical Instrument Museum)
Date:14, October 15:30~16:00
Venue:Art Achievement Exhibition Hall of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (1177 Huaihai Road)
Lecture and Discussion on Jiangnan Silk and Bamboo Music
Jiangnan silk and bamboo music is an ensemble of traditional silk and bamboo instrumental music. The music is mostly from the folk music performed during funerals, weddings and temple fairs. The music has the features of "integrating the complicated and simple", "high pitched and whispering", plus variations, improvisations and other techniques, though seemingly simple, it is very complicated and interesting.
The professional silk & bamboo artists of the Shanghai “Shen Yun Silk & Bamboo Orchestra” will show the students how to play the traditional silk and bamboo instruments. The Jiangnan silk and bamboo music and the students will learn how Jiangnan silk and bamboo music is to be appreciated in a certain way.
Date:21, October 13:00~15:00
Venue:2nd Floor, Changqiao Community School (918 Old Humin Road)
Peking Opera Performance and Lecture
Peking Opera is regarded as China's "national quintessence" and was listed in the "List of Representatives of Human Intangible Cultural Heritage" in 2010.
The traditional opera artists of the Shanghai Peking Opera Theatre will tell the students about the inheritance and development of the traditional Chinese quintessence, and take the students to watch the performance of classic Peking opera, so that the students can perceive the charm of Chinese national quintessence in the contemporary atmosphere.
Date:21, October 13:00~15:00
Venue:Zhou Xinfang Theatre Space, Shanghai Peking Opera Theatre (1198 Tianyaoqiao Road)
2.Lecture: The Art of Clown
Date:28, October 14:00~15:30
Venue:Shanghai Peking Opera Theatre (1198 Tianyaoqiao Road)
Guqin, also known as the lyre, is a traditional Chinese instrument and a representative of literati music. Ancient books record that Fuxi made Guqin, and there are also legends and stories about how the Yellow Emperor made Guqin and Zi Qi listened to a person playing Guqin. It is obvious that the Guqin culture has a long history.
This course will invite Ru Yi, a folk music professional performer of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, to give lectures. Students will study the music score and Guqin fingerings. So that students can understand the unique characteristics and Literati feelings of the Chinese traditional culture in various Guqin fingering styles.
Venue:Classroom 213, Middle Building, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Xiao is a traditional Chinese wind instrument, also known as "Dong Xiao", "Dan Guan" and "Shu Chui". The bamboo single-tube Xiao played vertically today is passed from the northwestern region of the Qiang ethnic minority group of China to the Central Plains during the Han, Wei and Six Dynasties.
This course will invite Wu Shuang, a folk music professional performer of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, to give lectures. While studying the cultural history of Xiao, students will learn about the skill of playing Xiao and the basic fingerings. In the process of learning, students can feel the unique charm of Chinese wind instruments.
Venue:Classroom 219, Middle Building, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Shadow play, also known as "shadow play" or "light shadow play", is a folk drama that uses a silhouette of a beast or cardboard to perform a story.The course invites the teachers of the Shanghai Puppet Troupe to teach to make traditional shadow puppets, and specially create a story for the students. Let students experience manipulation as well as performance of the puppet，and feel the charm of cultural treasures.
Venue:Shanghai Puppet Theatre (388 West Nanjing Road, Xianlesi Story Club, 5th Floor, Xianlesi Square)
Kunqu Opera combines singing, reading, dancing and martial arts, and is known for its elegant lyrics, beautiful melodies, and exquisite performances. It is also known as the "ancestor of traditional operas."
Artists from the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe will teach certain arias from the "Peony Pavilion" and "Yu Zan Ji". The students will put on the makeup, wear the costumes, go on the stage, learn the arias and performances of Kunqu opera, and experience the elegant music of the classic Kunqu opera.
Venue:Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe (9 Shaoxing Road)
About the Registration
1. Registration is limited to university students (Student ID is required. Both undergraduates and graduate students can apply) and foreigners (passport is required, no age limit)
2. Chinese traditional music culture lovers
3. Guqin, Xiao, Kunqu opera and shadow puppet making and manipulation are fee-based courses, and the rest of the activities are free
Fees: RMB100 for each 2-hour course, and altogether RMB400 for the first term of four courses.
Note: The students are required to complete the courses of the first term in succession before receiving the certificate of completion and participating in the final performance.
1.Scan the QR code into the WeChat public account of the Shanghai Music and Art Development Collaborative Innovation Center and fill out the registration form
2.When registering for fee-base courses, the student is required to scan the Wechat Store QR code, and link to the Wechat Store to pay for the registration
3.Call Teacher Jiang at 15121138182 (10:00~18:00)
（Shanghai Music and Art Development Collaborative Innovation Center QR code)
（Wechat Store QR code）
Host: Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Organizer: Shanghai Music and Art Development Collaborative Innovation Center
Co-organizer: International Exchange Office, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Publicity Department, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Art Achievement Exhibition Hall, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Shuo Yin (Shanghai) Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
Shanghai International Kunqu Opera Union
Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe
Shanghai Peking Opera Theatre
Shanghai Puppet Theatre Co., Ltd.