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According to the occasion, the Orchestra performs as a large 50-plus member orchestra, as a small ensemble or as solo artists.
As well as staging a major annual concert, the Orchestra performs regularly at Chinese cultural celebrations such as Chinese New Year Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. The Orchestra also performs at multicultural events and frequently participates in events organised by educational institutions.
The Orchestra has performed together with many groups such as the Three Chinese Tenors, the Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra and Temasek Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra of Singapore, the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra, PCC Malaysian Chinese Orchestra, the Hong Kong Juvenile and Youth Chinese Orchestra, the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra, the Dachung Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra of Taiwan, the Hong Kong La Salle College Chinese Orchestra, the Penleigh Essendon Grammar Chinese Orchestra, Lo Wen's Cantonese Opera Academy, the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble, the Whitehorse Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Chinese Choir. The Orchestra has also been involved with Melbourne composer Julian Yu and has performed under the baton of China's Yang Jieming (the first conductor of the Central Song and Dance Ensemble of China).
The Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra has performed at Melbourne International Festivals, Spoleto Festivals, Moomba celebrations and folklore festivals. The Orchestra is also regularly involved in charity and educational activities via workshops with schools and universities.
Major performances have been conducted on a number of occasions at Monash University's Robert Blackwood Hall, Melbourne University's Melba Hall, the Great Hall at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Museum of Chinese History, Government House, Caulfield Arts Complex, the Hamer Hall and George Fairfax Studio of the Victoria Arts Centre, the, Melbourne Park (Entertainment Centre), the Melbourne Town Hall and the Dallas Brooks Hall, Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum, The National Gallery of Victoria, Royal Melbourne Show, the Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School’s Performing Arts Centre and the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Major performance highlights for the Orchestra include:
26/08/2018 - 36th Anniversary Concert 《世界真美麗》at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
19/08/2017 - 35th Anniversary Concert: HK 20 & Chao Feng 35 《樂韻迎雙慶》 at The Elisabeth Murdoch Hall of Melbourne
14/08/2016 - 34th Anniversary Concert 《樂繫香江赤子情》at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
30/08/2015 - 33rd Anniversary Concert 《樂韵長城》 at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
24/08/2014 - 32ndAnniversary Concert 《中國戲曲音樂薈萃》at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
25/08/2013 - 31st Anniversary Concert 《南曲北調 今古齊鳴》at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
30/09/2012 - Raising the Roof concert at Hamer Hall
22/09/2012 - Performed in Shanghai, China: " Music from all Over the World" Concert 《樂和四海》 as one of The 60th
Anniversary Concert Series of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra
19/08/2012 - CFCO’s 30th Anniversary Concert 《肇風三十週年音樂會》Jointly present with Dachung Youth Chinese Classical
Orchestra from Taiwan (At Melbourne Town Hall)
28/08/2011 - 29th Anniversary Concert 《絃動心聲》at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
29/08/2010 - 28th Anniversary Concert 《華夏清韻綻新葩》at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
23/08/2009 - 27th Anniversary Concert “Scenic Sound of China” concert 《萬里江山任我行》at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts
12/10/2008 - Participated at Hong Kong International Chinese Orchestra Festival in Hong Kong 出席香港國際中樂節
17/08/2008 - 26th Anniversary Concert "Young Talent's Time" concert 《英雄出少年》at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
06/10/2007 - Beechworth Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Concert.
19/08/2007 - 25th Anniversary Concert 廾五週年音樂會《管絃深處彳〒行》 at Melbourne Town Hall.
05/11/2006 - Performed in the Gala Concert of the International Chinese Arts Festival中華藝術節.
07/10/2006 - Beechworth Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Concert.
17/09/2005 - Beechworth Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Concert.
05/09/2005 - Recording of Australian National Anthem, using Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments (The National Anthem was
rearranged by the famous composer Mr. Julian Yu). 錄製用中國傳統樂器演奏澳洲國歌的鐳射光碟
25/07/2004 -22nd Anniversary Concert "When Music Blossoms" Concert 《笙歌兆華年》held at the Melbourne Town Hall
together with the Hong Kong Juvenile & Youth Chinese Orchestra.
24/08/2003 -21st Anniversary Concert "Sounds of the Orient" 2003 《笙歌妙韻》with Australian Chinese Music Ensemble and Mr
Xie Kun, one of the famous Three Chinese Tenors
10/08/2002 -"20th Anniversary Concert" 《緣會宮商廾載情》at Melbourne Town Hall, together with the PCC Chinese Orchestra
of Malaysia, Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra and the Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra of Singapore, sponsored by City of Melbourne.
07/01/2001 - Performed works by the well-known Australian composers: George Dreyfus and Julian Yu, in Singapore with
Singapore Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra 在星加坡與吉豐華樂團聯合呈獻《知音滙》at Singapore Victoria Concert Hall
17/12/2000 - 18th Anniversary Concert "Chinese Australian Harmony" 《絲竹初綰澳華緣》at Collingwood Town Hall
13/06/2000 - Performed with Singapore Temasek Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra in "Melody of Millennium" Concert at Caulfield
Grammar High School
04/12/1999 - Performance in Hong Kong to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra at the
Hong Kong City Concert Hall參加香港愛樂民樂團《一起走過的日子》音樂會
16/08/1998 - 16th Anniversary Concert "Melodies of China" 《四海會知音》concert held at the Dallas Brooks Hall, the Chao Feng
Chinese Orchestra performing together with the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra and the Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra of Singapore, sponsored by Arts Victoria.
28/07/1996 - 14th Anniversary Concert "Elegance of China" 《神韻》音樂會held at the Melbourne Town Hall, performing
together with the Penleigh & Essendon Grammar Chinese Orchestra.
16/05/1993 - Chinese International Arts Festival concert at the Caulfield Arts Complex and the Melbourne Town Hall
accompanying the Three Chinese Tenors.
05/06/1992 - Australian Festival of Asian Arts "In the Footsteps of Marco Polo (A Musical Journey)" (音樂之旅) 馬可•波羅的足跡
performance at the Melbourne Arts Centre’s George Fairfax Studio in conjunction with the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble, conducted by Mr Jieming Yang 楊潔明指揮of the Central Song and Dance Ensemble from Beijing. At this performance the Orchestra also accompanied Mr Kun Xie, one of the Three Chinese Tenors, as well as the well-known soprano Ms Wenli Kang.
24/05/1992 - 10th Anniversary Concert 《十週年紀念滙演》, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, conducted by Mr Pan
19/05/1991 - 9th Anniversary Concert 《九週年音樂會》held at Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, (Sponsored by the Australia
Council), conducted by Mr Chun Sheng Cai
17/12/1989 - 7th Anniversary Concert 《七週年音樂會》held at Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, conducted by Julian Yu,
sponsored by the Australia Council
28/03/1987 - 5th Anniversary Concert 《民間歌曲選萃》, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University
22/03/1986 - 4th Anniversary Concert《中國樂曲彙演》, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University
03/12/1983 - 1st Anniversary Concert 《中國音樂演奏會》, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University