Just finishing its Sydney performance, the Butterfly Ladies Band arrived in Adelaide on 21st January for its second Australian concert, ringing in the Year of the Rooster and bringing New Year greetings to South Australians.
Featuring a group of young and talented female musicians from Zhejiang Traditional Orchestra, “Butterfly Ladies Band” is known for their unique and original performances of “Silk and Bamboo Music” in Jiangnan (South of Yangtze River) and Zhejiang provincial local music. Their performances, highlighting unique folk styles, are highly diverse and dynamic with strong visual impacts.
The well-acclaimed performing group, previously invited to perform in quite a number of international cultural events around the globe, presented a 90-minute concert with 13 Chinese traditional pieces, emphasising Chinese New Year tradition and festivity.
Since the signing of the historic agreement between the China Cultural Centre (Sydney) and the Adelaide Festival Centre in February 2016, and following the huge success of last year’s Chinese contemporary exhibition — Stories of Life, the two organisations continue to bring stunning art performances and exhibitions to Australian general public through frequent collaborations.
“Adelaide Festival Centre is committed to presenting some of the very best arts and performances from China to its Adelaide audiences. We are thrilled to be joining with the China Cultural Centre in Sydney to present the Butterfly Ladies Band concert……,” said Adelaide Festival Centre’s Artistic Director and CEO Douglas Gautier.
“[We] look forward to hosting more wonderful programs to encourage cultural awareness and support the important relationship between China and Australia,” he continued.
The concert was ended with lively response from local audiences, and received high compliments from participating guests.
This event was also attended by Mr. Mei Yuncai , acting Consul General of Chinese Consulate in Adelaide, Huang Jianquan, Deputy Director of Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Department, as well as Madame Zhao Li, Director of China Cultural Centre (Sydney).