"Everything in Flow" was the title of the concert that pianist Haiou Zhang gave together with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Germany. Chinese pianist Haiou Zhang, who now lives in Germany, has put together a programme together with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra that couldn’t be more symbolic.
Rivers with musical symbolism
Schumann’s »Rhenish« Symphony celebrates the great German river with infectious Romantic verve, full of joie de vivre and flowing melodies. In contrast to the Schumann the piano concerto »The Yellow River«, based on the cantata of the same name by the Chinese composer Xian Xinghai, stands for Chinese independence, and was written in 1968/69 as a collective composition in the spirit of positive socialism. The Mozart piano concerto forms a connecting link between the two worlds, for Mozart embodies the direct, cross-border power of music more strongly than almost any other composer.Official website Haiou Zhang