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Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra (CFCO) would like to thank:

Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne
Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, Dr Greame Counsel and Professor Catherine Falk for their continuous support since CFCO was founded 35 years ago.

排練地址與時間 CFCO rehearse every Monday from 8pm to 10 pm at:  Music Department, the University of Melbourne, 210 Berkeley Street, Carlton. (Melway: 43 G4)

Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra Incorporated DGR is a tax-deductible fund listed on the Australian Government's Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Donations of $2 and above to “Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra Incorporated DGR” will be tax deductible.

凡向肇風中樂團公眾募基金: “Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra Inc.DGR”捐獻2元或以上,均可獲得稅務局稅項回扣

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Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra

Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra was formed in 1982 in Melbourne, and is the first and most established non-profit Chinese orchestra registered in Australia. Its aim is to promote traditional Chinese culture and music in Australia.

This year, the orchestra marches into its 35th year. Thanks to continuing public support, in its quest to deliver traditional Chinese culture to mainstream society, the Orchestra is now a unique addition to the colourful multicultural scene of Melbourne. In 2012 Chao Feng was invited by Melbourne Arts Centre to perform in the "Raising the Roof" concert at the highly acclaimed Hamer Hall. In 2015 our orchestra was invited by the National Gallery of Victoria to perform at the press conference, grand opening ceremony, VIP reception banquet and during the exhibition of "The Golden Age of China". It was a great honour to be invited by the Arts Centre and National Gallery of Victoria to take part in multiple events.

Since its inception, Chao Feng has been striving to improve its standards. For 35 years, whatever weather condition, the Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings at the Melbourne University School of Music. In order to honour its pledge of bringing Chinese music to the community, the Orchestra regularly organizes free performances and presentations at various academic and community venues to introduce Chinese music and instruments to the public. The orchestra’s repertoire covers not only traditional, but contemporary work as well, including new arrangements of world classics and fresh approaches in performing Australian folk music.

In addition to its annual concerts and performances at local community activities, Chao Feng collaborates with leading overseas Chinese orchestras to foster cultural exchange. Through such collaborations, the orchestra is now a well-known “overseas Chinese orchestra”. To date, the Orchestra has jointly performed with the Hong Kong Music Lovers Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Juvenile and Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra, Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra, Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra of Singapore, Temasek Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra of Singapore, PCC Orchestra of Malaysia, Dachung Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra of Taiwan and La Salle College Chinese Orchestra of Hong Kong. In 2008 and 2012, Chao Feng was invited to participate at the International Chinese Music Festival in Hong Kong and Shanghai respectively. This gave our members the opportunity to perform and exchange ideas with members from other orchestras. In its home ground - Melbourne, Chao Feng has been hosting local as well as visiting Chinese musicians.

Besides audio and video recordings of annual concerts and a CD of the Australian National Anthem “Advance Australia Fair” performed with traditional Chinese musical instruments, Chao Feng also produced a special commemorative 30th Anniversary double CD set which featured selected tracks from past concert recordings.

In 2015, the Orchestra was successful in getting registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient. All future donations to Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra of $2 and above will be tax deductible. The Orchestra thanks you for your generosity and support, so that it can continue to promote Chinese music in Australia, for the enjoyment of the community.


 



風中樂團

墨爾本肇風中樂團成立於一九八二年,為澳洲第一個,且最具規模而非牟利的註冊中樂團,旨在澳洲這片大地弘揚中國優良傳統文化和音樂。

今年肇風邁進第三十五年,在悠長的發展過程中,承蒙社會各界的厚愛和支持,得以茁壯成長,成功地把優秀的中國傳統樂器和音樂文化帶入這西方社會,成為墨爾本多元文化活動極有代表性的單位,為墨爾本多元文化社群增添不少色彩。2012年,肇風應墨爾本藝術中心邀請在著名的Hamer Hall音樂廳參與“Raising the Roof”超大型音樂會演出。此外2015年又得到維多利亞國家美術館(National Gallery of Victoria) 邀請,為《乾隆盛世展覽Golden Age of China Exhibition》的新聞發報會、開幕禮、貴賓宴和展覽館演出。肇風中樂團多次被墨爾本藝術中心和維多利亞國家美術館邀請參與活動,實在是本團極大的榮譽。

自開團以來,肇風中樂團不斷充實自己,三十五年如一日,風雨不改,逢星期一晚在墨爾本大學音樂系課室進行排練,務求精益求精,演出完美。為了達到發揚和普及中樂的宗旨,肇風每年舉辦免費中國樂器講座、示範及小型音樂會,並經常在各大、中、小學校、圖書館和社區多元文化活動演奏。演奏樂曲除了中國傳統音樂之外,還演奏現代作品,包括從新編曲配器的世界名曲和運用嶄新手法演繹的澳洲民謠。

除了每年舉辦週年音樂會及參與本地多元文化活動外,肇風經常與海外中樂團體合作,參與不同的海外文化交流活動,為海外知名的中樂團。肇風中樂團先後多次與著名的香港愛樂民樂團、香港青少年國樂團、香港女青中樂團、香港喇沙書院中樂團、新加坡吉豐華樂團、新加坡淡馬錫理工學院華樂團、馬來西亞專藝民族樂團和台灣大中青少年國樂團在墨爾本、香港、新加坡和馬來西亞各地聯合演出。2008年肇風應邀參加香港國際中樂節,與香港中樂團及其他各地四十多個中樂團作交流和演出。2012年,在上海舉辦的上海國際樂節中肇風感到莫大的榮幸, 成為少數被邀的海外樂團之一。此外,肇風也成為了本地及海外中樂人士匯集之所。

在錄音方面,除了本團週年音樂會錄音、錄影、和特別用中國傳統樂器演奏澳洲國歌的鐳射光碟外,肇風更從音樂會現場錄音中,選出有代表性樂曲製成【肇風中樂團成立三十週年紀念集】精裝鐳射光碟,極受歡迎。

肇風中樂團在 2015年被政府列入文化組識名冊並獲稅務局批准《稅項回扣捐贈接受者》, 向肇風中樂團捐獻2元或以上均可獲得稅務局稅項回扣。本團在此呼籲有心人士慷慨解囊,助肇風一臂之力,促進中國音樂文化在澳洲的發展,讓肇風能持續地把中樂發揚光大,為社會,為澳洲服務。


 

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