I have also located an online interactive seat booking page. Capacity for this concert is 6000. 3000 seats for each level,two levels in total. Tickets sold so far is about 1600 or 25%. You can look at the map here.
A new article from China. This one listed a portion of the setlist for concert. All the songs have been rearranged specially for the concert. Some of the Chinese songs I don't think there is a standard English title. I'll put down whatever that makes the most sense. I've also included a sample of all the songs that I think most of us have not heard before. The original article can be viewed here : www.chinadaily.com.cn/hqpl/yssp/2013-04-09/content_8715781.html
Canto Della Terra You and Me - would be a possibility but not mentioned in this article
Here is the translated article.
Morning News (chief reporter Li Cheng) "wonderful harmony" the Ding Yi Hayley world tour upcoming April 29 at the Great Hall of the People opened, then, the world-famous maestro Derek Gleeson, violin Li Chuan Yun, devil's "Kathrine Xiao Wang Zhang Weiliang portrait joined, to bring the new audiovisual enjoy art feast for the audience.
The debut of the Great Hall of the People, the two musicians, Ding Yi and Hayley superstar will be together again, cross-border cooperation. Their repertoire includes "wonderful harmony" Song of the Earth "" I used to have a dream "miss" hometown cloud "" Chrysanthemum Flower Bed "comrade", are the classic musical excerpts, pop songs, folk songs and film songs. Ding Yi, said: "We are on track selection is very bother, in addition to some traditional music, but also sang some folk songs, such as the Mongolian musicians Wulantuoga creation" father grasslands mother river. "
organizers introduced in this concert, a variety of musical elements together at all times, a powerful collision of Eastern and Western cultures, classical and popular music, folk music and modern music and dialogue, at the same time, it also makes elegant The music popularized, popular music Refined, and a whole new way to help the audience to go deeper understanding of classical music and popular music and such high-level, large-scale cross-border partnership is unique in the history of Western music.
In this "wonderful harmony" Ding Yi, Hayley global concert tour, top international conductor Derek Gleeson almost all of Hayley's songs such as "I Dreamed a Dream the" Caliph woman " "Amazing Grace" to "My heart belongs to you," and so the re-arranged. Derek also for Hayley adaptation of the English version of "I love you", the scene is very worth the wait.
Hayley performances of "The Moon Represents My Heart" as early as in the 2011 "True miracle Bocelli Asia Tour Concert" left a deep impression to the audience in Beijing. Media commented that her pronunciation was clear and accurate, singing sweet and wonderful heady Teresa full of flavor. The concert she addition to singing "The Moon Represents My Heart", Hayley also sang in the literature of the new Institute the by Qu Plateau lyricist, composer India Green "Heaven Road".
Chinese tenor Ding Yi and New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra will perform at the Great Hall of the People singing both Chinese songs and Western opera arias. The orchestra of the National Ballet of China will accompany the singers under the baton of Irish conductor Derek Gleeson. Award-winning violinist Li Chuanyun will play with the orchestra. Ding is considered one of China's best tenors and is now based in Australia at the Sydney Opera House. Westenra, 26, is a crossover singer whose versatile range includes folk, pop and classical music. Beijing Performance and Arts Group are presenting the concert named Wonderful Harmony. The company will hold a series of concerts featuring artists from both home and abroad to tour the world under the Wonderful Harmony banner.
7:30 pm, April 29. Great Hall of the People, West of Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng district, Beijing.
Ah so according to this Wonderful Harmony is just the concert name with different artists performing at different venues. Most likely with different setlist too. That's too bad. I've already warmed up to the idea that the pair of them or at least one of them will be touring at different locations around the world.
I guess it make sense that each location will have it's own local / popular artists performing.
The music is the most beautiful language in the exchange of feelings between people. "Harmony" is the finest dream in our hearts. Sponsored by the Beijing Performing Arts Group "wonderful harmony" - Li Ding Yihai global concert tour, and the hope that common human art form - calls for this wonderful music and singing.
In order to highlight the brand purpose - wonderful harmonious concert of classical and popular, beautiful sound and cross-border, Chinese songs with the world songs, as much as possible to show the beauty of the harmony of music.
Specific to the selections, the organizers also spent a lot of thought, and hope to the spiritual experience of the audience. From foreign classical opera excerpts "steal sprinkle single tear, the musical excerpts farewell moment to Chinese folk song medley, to the" home of the clouds "pop song" Heaven Road "widely circulated, to the classical and popular part with Olympic song "I and you" these different styles of songs with trying to create a cordial atmosphere of harmonious interaction, tenor Ding Yi, China and New Zealand soprano Hayley Weisitela, Chinese and Western the sound of Heaven is full of fantasy and passion.
In short, the wonderful harmony ", held on April 29 at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing Railway Station, the first show of the concert as the brand in bring new audiences, both in cross-border cooperation or song choice, hope the shock with compelling new experiences at the same time, presents a Chinese and Western musical culture, the beauty of the harmony of classical and modern music.
It is worth mentioning that the day Hayley will use Chinese solo "Heaven Road" and her best at the Chinese song "The Moon Represents My Heart" sung in Chinese folk song medley link.
Then, dear viewers may wish walked into the Great Hall of the People, for yourself some. Please tell me, Mario 'Ding Yi Yi Ding 2. Steal sprinkle a single tear Una Furtiva Lagrima 4 'Ding Yi soprano Yi Ding and Soprano Hometown cloud Cloud in hometown, Chinese 4'20 "Yi Ding, Ding Yi 4. Outlook the Mountain Gondola Funiculi Funicula 2'50 "Ding Yi Yi Ding 5 day road Sky road (Chinese) 4'40 "Hayley Hayley 6. Folk song medley Folk song mix 10 "Dingyi Hai Li Yi Ding (Hayley sing Chinese songs Moon represents my heart will be in this section) I and you LoveYou and me 'Ding Yi Hayley Duo 8 farewell moment Time to say goodbye 5 'Dingyi Hai Li Duo Specific to the actual performances
I'll do a more proper setlist translation in a little while.
Based on the two news articles, which you can find here and here, this is what I think the setlist would be. The programme should be 100 minutes long.
1. Please Tell Me - Ding Yi (not sure what song this is. It should be an opera / classical song by Mario) 2. Una Furtiva Lagrima - Ding Yi & Soprano 3. Cloud in Hometown - Ding Yi 4. Funiculi Funicula - Ding Yi 5. Recondita Armonia - Ding Yi 6. Heaven Road (Chinese) - Hayley (This should be her fifth solo Chinese song ) 7. Folk Song Mix - Ding Yi & Hayley The Moon Represents My Heart Chrysanthemum Flower Bed In Memory of Comrade in Arms My Father's Praire, My Mother's River 8. I Dream A Dream - Hayley 9. La Califfa - Hayley 10. Amazing Grace - Hayley 11. My Heart Belongs to You - Hayley 12. I Love You China (English)- Hayley 13. Canto Della Terra - Duet 14. You and Me - Duet 15. Time to Say Goodbye - Duet
This time it focuses on the conductor Derek Gleeson, the violinist Li Chuan Yun and the National Ballet of China Orchestra. You can refer to my earlier post here if you wish to know more about them or visit their webpage. There also a flute artist name Zhang Weiliang. You can read his translated bio here . In a separate article, the Fake Factory has been tasked to design the concert stage. They were also involved in the 2011 Beijing Film Festival. In addition, this article talks the hotel that the artists will be staying and rehearsing. It is chosen to match the theme of the concert, don't know why this would matter LOL... If I am reading it correctly, the Gallery Hotel is the one that all of the artists will be staying. Here is the link. I must say this looks to be a very trendy hotel.
Here is the translated article via Google, if you want to have some fun!!! Apparently the concert is now a railway station in Beijing...
From April 29 at the Great Hall of the People, organized by the Beijing Performing Arts Group "wonderful harmony" concert world tour performances of the Beijing Railway Station official debut today, there is a full 10 days.
Performance tickets are still hot buy. Members artists and performers ready to go, ready to make every effort to offer a top-level audio-visual feast, the capital audience.
It is reported that the concert, in addition to Ding Yi and Hayley Weisitela, two world-class treble singer also invited violin devil's kingdom Chuan Yun Li, the famous flutist Zhang Weiliang, Ireland's national treasure command Master Derek Gleeson hand the Central Ballet Symphony Orchestra for the show to help out.
Zhang Weiliang is a collection of creation and performance in a very charismatic musician, performing and creating in the flute, flute, Xun successes with Kathrine Xiao Wang "in the world. He also won many competitions at home and abroad Performance Award, Arts Award, has served as music solo work in the movie "Ju Dou" and "Raise the Red Lantern" , "five women and a rope, "Farewell My Concubine" (whole movie music is only a kind of musical instruments, is still rare in the history of cinema), and several times in major international film festival award-winning and best music award.
Derek Gleason youth once on behalf of Ireland has been selected to become the European Union Youth Symphony Orchestra, and with Herbert von Karajan, Claudio A Zimbardo , Leonardo Bernstein, George · Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, the world's top maestro cooperation. "Classical CD magazine even praised" Derek Gleason's command and high-spirited ... Russian music lovers will go to listen to performances.
National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra, is only a professional ballet Symphony Orchestra, and has worked with world renowned conductor Jean the Pi Lisong (method), the Peruvian National Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor Ai Shili Lawrence, chief of the Royal Danish Ballet directed by Peter Larsen, the depth of cooperation. Repertoire, from Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Sibelius Liu, classical, classic works of the Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn, as well as numerous works of Chinese and foreign contemporary composers, interpretation was critically acclaimed. I believe this, and Derek Gleeson, Ding Yi, Hayley Weisitela cooperation, but also make the viewers eyes.
To tie in with the concert "wonderful harmony" theme, the organizers also arranged specifically for artists the same artistic atmosphere of the Beijing Rui Mercure Hotel, rehearsals, performances apart from the rest, the rest of the.
It can be said, the artists and the organizers have everything ready, just waiting Dear viewers to visit the Great Hall of the People on April 29, share this road carefully deployed feast of art and artists!
Sorry, have not posted for a few days, extremely busy at work. With the concert just days away, ticket sale for this is going well. As of now, 5212 seats are sold or at around 87% capacity. Let see how many more tickets can be sold over the weekend.
I got the stats form here. It is all in Chinese, but you can see the number appear when you move over the seating plan. The order is capacity, #sold and # remaining.
In summary, Hayley will be singing 3 Chinese songs. They are "You and I", "The moon represents my heart" and "Heaven Road". Due the recent earthquake in China, the setlist was adjust accordingly to reflect the tragic event and in memory of those who lost their lives.