The Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra bring this phenomenal event to Australia. Ancient instruments, including the bianqing, se, chi, drum, and banjo, make up the sonic character of this unique concert.
The Bhianzhong Bells are the earliest twelve tone equal temperament instrument in the world. Considered the 8th wonder of the world, the bells create grand music that is broad and rich.
Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra
Through the concert you will hear the grandeur of the Jingchu culture, the essence of ancient Chinese music springing from the Chu people of the West Zhou Dynasty.
These 2,400 year old bells were unearthed from the tomb of Duke Zeng in Hubei in 1978 along with a series of other ancient instruments. These chime-bells, other ancient instruments and bronze, stone, and a jian drum have been placed on stage together to bring alive an artistic style and beautiful ancient Chinese music.
The chime of the bells is romantic and sonorous. They are also visually spectacular due to their scale and casting. This full-bodied, open-hearted music is ours to experience for one night only at The Melbourne Recital Centre.