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The "Chinese Story" Concert 《"静听琴说"—古琴讲述中国故事》 音乐会

A performance that combines "Guqin" and "Chinese opera". The concert is divided into 6 movements namely: “Legacy of the Mind”, “Conducts of a Gentleman”, “The Patriotism Spirit”, “Whispers of Nature”, “Moments in History”, “String Sentiments”. Highly concise the visual and audio realm of "spirit, mood and empathy".

A combination of opera music and instrumental performances together with a vivid narrative of the past and present of the Guqin, people and Chinese music.

With the relaxing and realistic sound of Guqin aesthetic spirit as the main expression technique. Through the dual expressions of the performers "music" and "language", with its superb performance, it greatly expands the performance form of musical instruments, and combines instrumental music, culture and story. It fully reflects the cultural characteristics of Chinese traditional music accumulated in the course of history.

Main performers:
- Professor Dai Xiaolian (President of Shanghai Guqin Association, Professor and MA student advisor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music)
- Outstanding Guqin graduates and students from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Folk Music Department.

Special guest:
- Zhang Jun (Former deputy head of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe, the UN "Peace Artist" title winner")
- Gao Bowen (Chinese national first-class actor, deputy head of Shanghai Pingtan)
- Zhan Yongming (Famous bamboo flute player, Professor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Tutor for Masters student)




Start Sales Date

Early Bird Sales
31 May 2019, 9am

Other Channels:
31 May 2019, 10am

Public Sales
16 July 2019, 12am

Other Channels:
16 July 2019, 10am




Approximately 2 hours
(inclusive of 15 minutes interval)

Promoter Name
Singapore Guqin Festival Committee

Rating / Age Limit

  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old.
  • Children 6 years and above must purchase ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.

Through All SISTIC Channels
S$20 per ticket for Senior Citizen (55 years old & above) / Students (Local/Overseas) / NSF / Child (6 to 12 years old)
[Verification: Present valid ID / Student Pass / SAF 11B (Military IC)]
[Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry]
[Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets]
[Applicable to Cat 4 only]
[Valid from 31 May 2019 onwards]

20% Discount for Early Bird
[Applicable to Cat 1 & Cat 2 only]
[Valid from 31 May to 15 July 2019]

Event Date
Thu, 15 Aug 2019


Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$98, S$78, S$58, S$38

Seating Plan