Spirit of Autumn Concert Rocks John Hancock Hall

By David Li, bostonese.com

Boston, Spet. 15, 2014, — The Spirit of Autumn show, hosted by the Asian Culture & Media Group, delighted around 1,000 people in the audience at John Hancock Hall in the evening of Sept. 12. Four folk and classic singers joined by two rock stars from China delivered dozens of beautiful songs with different styles.
Opening performance by GBAAYSO (photos by John Tsou).

Local musicians from Greater Boston Asian American Youth Symphony Orchestra(GBAAYSO) joined a group of nationally-renowned singers from China to ignite the stage with the rhythm and colors of Chinese folk culture. GBAAYSO opened the concert with two classic Chinese symphony pieces that received loud applause.

The emcees of the concerts were from Harvard University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (HCSSA). They did a great job introducing the singers from China with a sense of humor. Please check out some pictures from the concert below.

Ms. Ding, a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School from Nanjing People’s Hospital in Jiangsu Province, China, said the song Cloud of My Hometown touched her deeply as she had been away from home for almost a year. And the classic Chinese rock song I Have Nothing was her favorite performance of the night. “I feel real fortunate to attend such a great concert and saw some of the best musicians from China,” said Ms. Ding.

The last performer Mr. Tan Ming is one of the top three male sopranos in China. He wished a happy Mid-Autumn Festival to the audience. and then sang three classic Chinese and Western songs to bring the concert to its climax end. The performance at John Hancock Hall is their final performance during this year’s North America tour. They also performed at Chicago, Chapel Hill and New York. The following is introduction of the singers from China.

Tan Ming is National First-Class Artist, member of the Chinese Musicians Association, and Well-known Tenor of the Guangzhou Arts Troupe of the Army.

Zhao Jing was a Soprano of the PLA General Political Department Chorus. She graduated from the Opera Department of the China Conservatory of Music and now serves as the member of the Chinese Musicians Association.

Zhu Sha is a member of the China Broadcasting Performing Arts Group, National First-Class Artist. Zhu is a Gold medalist of National Folk Song Elite Competition and a member of the All-China Youth Federation.

Xie Lin graduated from Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Capital Union University and Beijing Film Academy. Xie has been starring in movies and TV series.

Liu Minghui is one of the top three finishers of the China’s Strongest Voices show on Hunan TV. He is a rock singer and songwriter.

Lin Jun is also a rock singer. He was the runner-up in China’s Strongest Voices.