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Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese American Zhou Long premiered his new c
oncerto Classics of Mountains and Seas at the Shanghai Symphony Hall on June 22.上海后花园
The concerto was performed by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Shui Lan. The composition, whic
上海后花园女神会所h is based on a theme of Chinese mythology, was commissioned by the SSO as part of a series of new creations aim
ed at promoting Chinese culture to international audiences, according to Zhou Ping, head of the symphony.
The premiere of the concerto also marked the completion of the Symphonic Music in China 1949-2019 project which was上海后花园女神会所
jointly launched in 2017 by the SSO and the Shanghai Music Publishing House. The project consists of 70 sy
mphonic works which document the development of symphonic music in China.
上海后花园The collection of music albums and publications will be released in September
, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Born in Beijing in 1953, Zhou Long is known internationally for his works that blend Easte上海后花园
rn and Western music. According to Beijing-based music critic Li Hong, Zhou Long was among the first ge
neration of musicians from China to study abroad after the nation’s opening-up in the 1980s.
上海后花园女神会所Zhou Long’s composition for Madame White Snake, an opera based on Chinese folklor
e, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2011. He was the first Chinese composer to win the prize.
Classics of Mountains and Seas is a compilation of mythical Chinese tales. The classic text da
tes back as early as the 4th century BC, but the surviving form is traced to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220). The上海后花园
book is divided into 18 sections, but instead of following the narrative of the original text, Zhou Long created a con
certo of five movements, each depicting the mountains and landscapes in nort上海后花园女神会所
hern, western, eastern, southern and central China, as well as their distinctive local customs.
Beijing’s Chaoyang Theatre has for decades been the capital’s go-to destination for el
ectrifying and awe-inspiring Chinese acrobatics performances, entertaining audiences from all over the globe.上海后花园
Located in the city’s Chaoyang district, the theater, which opened in 1984, has evolved from being a
上海后花园venue for dance dramas and opera to a must-visit destination awarded as a national center of culture in 2001.
After years of refinements, acrobatics was eventually designated as the theater’s perman
ent theme. Chinese acrobatics is a spectacular performance art characterized by amazing physical fe上海后花园品茶微信
ats and gravity-defying stunts, inspired by the struggle between humans and nature.
Acrobatics has a rich history in China. In ancient times, the art form was inspired by hunting and going to war. Historical documents show acrobatics first app
上海后花园eared during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). It was refined during the Western Han Dynasty (206 B
C-AD 24), when pole climbing and tightrope walking debuted on stage. The most famous performance at that time, Gu
ang Chang Bai Xi, saw a rich variety of acrobatic acts performed simultaneously in a public square.上海后花园品茶微信
Chaoyang Theatre currently stages about 1,000 dazzling performances every year, includ
ing up to four daily shows in its 1,300-seat performance hall during peak season from May to October.
上海后花园品茶微信Many renowned acrobatics troupes have graced the stage at the theater, among them Deyang Acrobatic Troupe from Sou
thwest China’s Sichuan province, which has performed its acrobatics show Flying in Chaoyang Theatre for almost 20 years.
The show celebrates the ancient worship of the sun and birds by the people of Sichuan tho
usands of years ago. Its name was inspired by the notion that one day the human mind and body would be able to fly freely.上海后花园品茶微信
The storytelling mixes flips, falls, dance and high-wire spectacle with the latest in high-tech sound and lighting, to whisk the
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rom Sichuan fly over the audience to land and perch on the hands of the performers on stage.
ierce competition with players such as Huawei Technologies Co in China as well as outside, Xiang said.
上海后花园A mother of four, Ge said one of the keys to work-life balance is to “cherish
every moment spent together and give the kids all of your focus while staying together”.
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gies. Last year, Apple said it would donate 25 million yuan to the China Development Research F
oundation as part of its efforts to help students in the nation’s less-developed areas.
上海后花园”Everyone can learn computer programing. We hope Apple’s technology can be used to help more students catch the trend of digitalization,” Ge said.
US-based analytics firm SAS plans to invest $1 billion yuan in artificial intelligence in th
e coming three years, with China a major target market where the company sees huge demand on the b
ack of the Chinese government’s emphasis on AI development, said one of its top executives.上海后花园
“Through software innovation, education empowerment, and specialist service, we will continue to empower analysis-rel
上海后花园ated industries and the country’s real economy,” said Gavin Day, senior vice-president of SAS.
He said that part of the investment will flow into SAS’ resear
ch and development center in Beijing. The rest will be used to bridge the talent gap.上海后花园品茶微信
“There is a huge shortage of talent in China. Not everyone understands the power of analytics, and how it operates. W
e are investing in local universities in China and with our partners to help teach analytics to the next generation.”
SAS has issued over 70 master’s degrees in China’s universities such as P上海后花园品茶微信
eking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University,and Renmin University of
China.In addition, it has successfully held six analytics contests in China’s universities.上海后花园品茶微信
Initially, there were merely 55 teams from three contest regions.The latest contest attracted 1,300 teams from 31 co
ntest regions.More than 3,600 participants evinced interest in considering analytics as a career.
“We noted that China’s demand for AI talent is growing dramatically
, and related education is a must. Through educational investment, SAS is em
powering China’s next generation of analytics talents,” said He Weixin, managing director of SAS China.