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The Imperial Bells Of China At Melbourne Recital Centre

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Ring in the music ancient China with Imperial bells
Experience an orchestral concert like nothing else you will have heard. The Imperial Bells of China - Chimes In Concert is coming to The Melbourne Recital Centre on 20 July and you should not miss it.

Imperial Bells of Chin
Imperial Bells of China - Chimes In Concert


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.

Imperial Bells of China
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.
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Why? Experience ancient chinese music
When: 20 July 2017
Phone: 03 9699 3333
Where: Melbourne Recital Centre
Cost: From $25
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