2008 started for Chris Alder in Beijing, China, where he was asked to be the audio producer by the national broadcaster CCTV for the New Year Concert which marks the opening season of the National Centre for the Performing Arts. The spectacular building on Tiananmen Square designed by Paul Andreu houses an opera house, a theatre and a concert hall. The concert included the violinist Vadim Rapin, the soprano Kathleen Battle, Jiang Jianhua on erhu, and China’s most famous classical artist, Lang Lang. The programme ranged from Offenbach, Saint-Saens, Dvorak, and Puccini to a new piece for organ and orchestra by Ye Xiao Gang and ended with Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Seiji Ozawa conducting the China National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
In January, Chris is recording in Vienna with the Vienna Philharmonic (Puccini Arias with Violeta Urmana, Plácido Domingo) and Leoncavallo’s opera “Fedora” in Brussels with Plácido Domingo and Angela Gheorghiú, Alberto Veronesi conducting.
- Lang Lang
- WANG · OTTENSAMER · CAPUÇON