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Music Fans expands reach with new performance venues in Beijing

By Chen Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2024-05-21 10:50

Beijing Union Symphony Orchestra performs at one of the new auditoriums in Beijing on May 20. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Music Fans, a Beijing-based company, has unveiled its latest performance venues at the bustling Wukesong Wanda Plaza, a favored shopping destination in Beijing. The announcement coincides with the upcoming season of the Beijing Union Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra established in the summer of 2022 by Music Fans, set to grace these new stages.

Founder and chairman of Music Fans, Song Jianping, expressed the company's mission of making live performances accessible to a broader audience. By situating the new venues within a shopping mall, Music Fans aims to provide a convenient and comfortable setting for a diverse range of art enthusiasts.

Beijing Union Symphony Orchestra poses outside the new venues at Wukesong Wanda Plaza on May 20. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Comprising two auditoriums, each accommodating approximately 500 seats, the venues will host an array of performances spanning classical music, ballet, pop concerts, jazz, and children's concert series.

The inaugural series of concerts by the Beijing Union Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Fan Tao, commenced on May 20, featuring enchanting compositions by Tchaikovsky.

Beijing Union Symphony Orchestra performs at one of the new auditoriums in Beijing on May 20. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The season will also showcase esteemed soloists such as pianist Chen Moye, cellist Zhao Mingyue, violinist Elena Denisova, and pianist Konstantin Scherbakov, enhancing the musical experience for attendees.

Since its inception in 2012, Music Fans has been synonymous with classical music excellence, initially spotlighting soloists, orchestras, and chamber music performers. The company's expansion into live performance spaces, including its debut at Taikoo Li Sanlitun in 2019 and its subsequent venue at Land Port City in Changying in 2022, reflects its commitment to meeting the dynamic lifestyle needs of diverse audiences while fostering a vibrant cultural scene in Beijing.

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