SIMA Zhongyuan is a storyteller, well known for telling ghost stories. Everyone loved it, awaited with impatience and heard it in a mood of horror. In winter night, his stories could make your hair stand on end and thrill. He began the story by “The Chinese are afraid of ghost, but the Westerner too.” Or maybe you have never heard of it? On the eve of the 7th of July of Chinese lunar calendar – the day of the Feast of ghosts - TCO will accompany SIMA Zhongyuan’s stories, as he, in dialogue with the little guest YANG Ting-Ran from Hanlin Folk Arts Story - Telling Troupe, talks about the most strange stories that he heard of, as well as the previous births, the reincarnation… In short, it is the night that recalls the good old days of hearing ghost stories!
PERFORMERS Conductor: QU Chunquan Narrator: SIMA Zhongyuan, YANG Ting-Ran(Hanlin Folk Arts Story-Telling Troupe) Guzheng: LIU Hong-Yu Di: LAI Yi-Chun Xiao: LIN Ko-Wei Xun: CHUANG Kuei-Ying Pipa: CHUNG Pei-Ling Erhu: LIN Chen-Feng Taipei Chinese Orchestra
PROGRAMS LEE Che-Yi: The Temple Square Traditional: Lotus upon the Water ZHAO Songting, TSAO Hsin (Arr. GU Guanren): The Orchid of Spring CHEN Chung-Shen: Remembrance of the Wind BAO Yuankai (Arr. SUN Guanjun): Fair of the Lu-Kang Temple from Sketches of Taiwan CHUANG Pen-Li: Night on Deep Mountain Camille SAINT-SAËNS (Arr. LI Jia-Ying): Danse Macabre Score from TSAO Anhe, edited by LIU Dehai: Floating Petals LIU Wenjin: The Great Wall Capriccio (Mov. 3 & 4)