"On the Water Side" Zhang Yinyue Erhu Concert

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Applause and cheers gathered, someone blew a loud whistle excitedly, and the audience spontaneously raised the lights of their mobile phones and waved to the music... You may not imagine that this is the performance of an erhu concert on site.

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"Excuse me, where can I get the program list for the concert?" "Sorry, our program list has already been collected." This is the conversation between the audience at the ticket gate and the staff when there is still a quarter of an hour before the performance starts. The program list of this performance is an exquisite manual. The cover design is graceful and elegant, and the simple and generous ink font "On the Water Side" is embellished on it, which is full of national flavor. After listening to the staff's answer, the audience sighed in disappointment: "I originally wanted to ask Mr. Zhang to help me sign the manual..."

△ Program cover

On the evening of August 2, the Hunan Performing Arts Group's youth art talent training support and promotion plan - "On the Water" Zhang Yinyue Erhu Concert was staged beautifully at the Hunan Grand Theater. This is a collection of inheritance, development, integration and innovation. A feast of erhu music.

Tracing the source: the ancient style and ancient meaning tell the past and present of the erhu

The concert kicked off with an empty and peaceful capriccio "Shaoyin", which was composed by the famous erhu performer Gao Shaoqing according to the allusion "Confucius heard the music of Shao, but did not know the taste of meat in March". Hunan premiere. Afterwards, a passionate and surging "Iron Blood Danxin" suite led everyone to review the classics. It seems that some people did not expect that the erhu could also express the martial arts world of fresh clothes, angry horses and swordsmanship. The picture of the 1983 version of "The Legend of the Condor Heroes" As if vividly in his mind, someone in the audience sighed: This is too sassy. It is reported that this is the first time in Hunan that the erhu, bamboo flute and the band will play together.

The next three works even reaped the audience's continuous amazement - "The Music Outside the Pass", "The Poet's Villa", "Dream Stream·Law" were staged in sequence, and the music led the audience from the outside of the pass where the north wind whistled. In the prosperous and prosperous Chang'an, the melodious qin sounds are played in the heights of temples, in the distance of rivers and lakes, in camel bells, on horseback, under the lanterns of the stage, and in the vastness of the countryside. During this period, dance, acrobatics and other art forms were also interspersed. The curtain falling in front of the stage projected a flowing landscape scroll. Behind the curtain, the performers were hazy ....

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The repertoire arrangement and stage presentation of this concert are very distinctive. Zhang Yinyue said that the songs selected in the first half of the concert are full of ancient style, "My previous concerts often combined many different art categories and forms, because I hope to make the erhu more colorful through them. So this time, I also hope to tell everyone about the past and present of the erhu through the ingenious combination of different Chinese folk music and erhu.”

In the second half of the concert, "Capriccio on the Theme of Western Hunan" described the strong local accent, and also reproduced "Capriccio on the Great Wall", "Bright Walk", "So Many People in the World", "Flying Bumblebee", "Swan Geese" and other classics .

Liu Qing, the concert director, introduced that on the basis of respecting the main body of the music, the whole concert organically integrated staging, lighting, sound, special effects, etc., to make the concert sound and good-looking, and through these auxiliary means, it was easier for the audience to understand the music. , prefer to go to the theater. "This concert is also an innovative attempt by the director team of Hunan Grand Theater under the guidance of the group's youth art talent training support and promotion plan. Through artistic means, it describes the introduction of the erhu from the north and its origin in China. I saw the development of Erhu."

Yiren: To be a pure pursuer in the art world

Throughout the concert, you can see the erhu blending with the bamboo flute, singing with the Konghou, singing with the guzheng, you can also see the erhu playing with the cello and violin, and you can even see the erhu and the guitar on the same stage. Under the stage, the sea of lights was dazzling, and the audience held up their mobile phones and waved their hands to support... This erhu concert broke the traditional impression of many people. The audience was amazed by the stage again and again. The erhu playing is impressive - it turns out that the erhu can still be played like this.

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"I was very pleased to see at the concert that night that many of my friends were listening to erhu and folk music for the first time, and they were also very impressed with the audition presentation brought by our concert. Very recognized." Zhang Yinyue has always paid great attention to the inheritance and exploration of traditions and classics, and the innovation and integration of folk music. She has performed thousands of performances since she stepped onto the stage, and has been the soloist or lead in various major performances. She has traveled to more than 40 countries and regions, using erhu to talk to audiences all over the world, telling everyone the story of erhu. The smooth performance and enthusiastic response of the "In the Water" erhu concert also gave Zhang Yinyue a new understanding of the inheritance and promotion of folk music.

"I think this can be done in two lines. On the one hand, for classic works, we can adopt more novel forms of expression while inheriting them, so that everyone can have a more realistic or richer understanding of the abstract expression of music. On the other hand, it is innovation. We must continue to launch some original works, polish them repeatedly, and combine the current popular communication forms to expand the popularity of our original and excellent folk music.” In Zhang Yinyue’s view, with the love of art and the The larger the base of people who truly care about art, the higher the artistic level of people, and the more vigorous the development of art activities in the future.

The pursuit of art is never-ending, and the road to art is not smooth, but Zhang Yinyue has given her answer through the melodious sound of the piano in this concert. In this concert, a piece called "Yiren" is an original piece by Zhang Yinyue, created in 2018. "The so-called Yiren is on the side of the water", Yiren is a symbol of beauty, and Erhu to Zhang Yinyue is love, occupation, inheritance, and development. "Following back and forth, the road is long and long. When you follow it back, it's like being in the middle of the water." Like the melody of "Yiren", Zhang Yinyue will always bring gentle and firm power to pursue the road of art .

Reference materials and contributors
欢呼、口哨、应援灯,原来你是这样的二胡

Involving musical instruments

Erhu (Pinyin: Erhu) originated in the Tang Dynasty, called "Xiqin", and has a history of more than a thousand years. It is a traditional Chinese stringed instrument. Erhu, or Erxian Huqin, also known as "Nanhu" and "Omzi", is one of the main bowed and stringed instruments (wiping strings) in the Chinese national musical instrument family.

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