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2018 Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra’s 36th Anniversary Concert 肇風中樂團三十六週年音樂會《世界真美麗》
Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra (CFCO) would like to thank:
Dr Nicholas Tochka, Dr Catherine Falk, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, for their continuous support since CFCO was founded 37 years ago.
Rehearsal time 排練時間 : every Monday night from 8pm to 10 pm (Due to relocation of rehearsal room, no rehearsal for the month of February 2019, rehearsal resume from 4th of March at the following new address.)
New rehearsal venue 排練地址: (From 4th of March 2019)
Ground Floor, Tallis Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Building 141, Gate 12, Royal Parade
Parkville VIC 3010
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籌基金： “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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2016 Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra’s 34th Anniversary Concert 肇風中樂團三十四週年音樂會《樂繫香江赤子情》
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 37th year. Thanks to continuing public support, in its quest to deliver traditional Chinese culture to mainstream society, the Orchestra remains 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 A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795. 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 37 years, the Orchestra has rehearsed on Monday evenings at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music located at Melbourne University. In order to honour its pledge of bringing Chinese music to the community, the Orchestra regularly organises 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. 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 and 35th Anniversary Memorial CD, 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. Your encouragement enables the Orchestra to continue to promote Chinese music in Australia for the enjoyment of the community.
今年肇風邁進第37年，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墨爾本這西方社會，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”音樂會演出。2015年得到維多利亞國家美術館(National Gallery of Victoria)之邀請，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。能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，是樂團極大的榮譽。
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Advance Australia Fair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30 週年紀念曲集】和【肇風中樂團成立 35 週年紀念曲集】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，並獲稅務局批准為《稅項回扣捐贈接受者》， 凡向肇風中樂團捐獻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。