China News Service, Fuzhou, December 19 (Reporter Lin Chunyin) From the Tianshan in the pipa to the orange head in the bamboo flute, from the impression of Fuzhou in the rendition of electric bass, to the classical China portrayed by the Zheng music ensemble ... At the 2021 Fujian-Taiwan Art Youth Concert held in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on the evening of the 18th, young musicians from both sides of the Taiwan Strait used music to communicate their home and country feelings in the "cross-strait story".

  This Fujian-Taiwan Art Youth Concert was hosted by the Fujian Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, and undertaken by Fujian Vocational College of Art and Fujian Fujian-Taiwan Cultural Exchange Center.

Taiwan's Ubridge Cross-Strait Chamber Orchestra performance stills.

Photo by Lu Ming

  As a sub-event of the 8th Fujian Art Festival, excellent orchestras from Fujian and Taiwan were invited to perform together on the same stage, including Taiwan Youqiao Cross-Strait Chamber Orchestra, Taiwan Band Just Band, Taiwan Yunxiang Art Orchestra and Fujian Vocational College Zheng Orchestra, Fujian Minhou Green Olive Chorus, well-known mainland baritone singer Sun Lei, etc.

The baritone singer Sun Lei performing stills.

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  Taiwanese singer Tang Youlin opened with a song "The Cloud of Hometown".

After "landing" for 7 years, he has become a new Fuzhou native and also a "ferryman", inviting many high-quality Taiwanese musicians to cross the sea.

"Taiwan young people still have to visit the mainland. There are many opportunities here, so they can put their talents to good use," he said.

Taiwan's young musician Zhang Jiahao played the first movement "Xun" of the original electric bass performance "Zhu Fu".

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  Thanks to Fujian’s implementation of the Taiwanese full-time teacher introduction plan, Taiwanese musician Zhang Jiahao was hired as a music teacher at Fuzhou Yan’an Middle School while landing in Fuzhou to form an orchestra.

That night, he played the first movement "Xun" of the original electric bass performance "Zhu Fu".

  "I tried to use electric bass to blend the sounds of pipa and guqin. The tunes were bright and deep. It was my mood change when I came to Fuzhou." Zhang Jiahao said, he has witnessed the rapid changes and infinite possibilities in the mainland.

Wei Chen, the founder of Taiwan Yunxiang Art Orchestra, performed the solo "Tianshan Spring".

  Wei Chen, the founder of Taiwan Yunxiang Art Orchestra, performed his pipa solo "Tianshan Spring", showing his fingertip skills such as pipa sweeping and quick clip play.

Wu Jiaqi, a senior Taiwan music teacher led by the Ubridge Chamber Orchestra, performed the famous tango song "One Step Away" and "Dragon's Descendants" which "presents strong national emotions".

  "Music is a soft platform for cross-strait exchanges." Wu Jiaqi expects that after the epidemic, concerts will not be held only once, but will become more and more abundant. "Finally, it will be a cross-strait music carnival with many music programs."

  Li Ling, deputy director of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Fujian Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, said that Fujian and Taiwan are separated by a water, with the same roots and the same ancestry. The national sentiments and regional characteristics are blended in music to meet friends and convey emotions. Compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are more likely to communicate with each other.

The Zheng Orchestra of Fujian Vocational College of Arts performed "General Order".

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  The evening performance was held at Fujian Vocational College of Art.

The school's strength is impressive, and the dance drama "The Dream of the Silk Sea" that it participated in has been performed in dozens of performances in the United Nations and countries along the "Belt and Road".

The school's zheng orchestra is also well-known. That night, it surprised the four with the traditional martial arts song "General Order" and the new song "Blue" by the quartet of zheng music.

A still of the piece "Blue" performed by the Zheng Orchestra of Fujian Vocational College of Arts.

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  Zheng Qianyun, a teacher at Fujian Vocational College of Art, told reporters that "Blue" was inspired by the "blue" of the strait.

  Tang Wenzhong, Dean of Fujian Vocational College of Art, said, “In the world of music, we have achieved unprecedented heart-to-heart communication.”

Stills of the performance of Fujian Minhou Green Olive Chorus.

Photo by Lu Ming

  This concert uses offline viewing and online live broadcast linkage.

Haibo TV, Live Fujian and other network platforms broadcast live online throughout the whole process. As of the end of the performance, the concert has been broadcast online for a total of 3,175,100 times.

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