Symphony Kukai
European Première


Saturday 17 August 2024, 7:30PM

Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH


Symphony Kukai by Zou Ye

with Orpheus Sinfonia

The choir of Central Conservatory of Music (China) & Scherzo Ensemble


Conductor: Derrick Morgan


Symphony “Kukai” is inspired by the life story of Master Kukai.

Kukai (774 –835) is a founding figure in Japanese Culture. He took a treacherous journey to China in Tang dynasty and studied under Master Huiguo. He later became a symbol of cultural exchange between China and Japan.

The symphony is completed in 2023 to celebrate the 1250th anniversary of the birth of Kukai. The music is written by the renowned Chinese composer Zou Ye. In summer 2023, the company toured this piece with the Chinese Philharmonic Orchestra and Lanzhou Concert Hall Choir in Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan, and Lanzhou in China. The performances received widespread top-notch reviews in both countries.

Produced by the Beijing Tianguzhiyin Culture & Media Co. Ltd.

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