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"中国交响乐峰会"是业界知名的高峰论坛[2],由中国交响乐发展基金会在4年前创设,是目前国内惟一的大型全国性交响乐峰会,每年在不同的城市举办。在23日下午的开幕式后,大会有一项特别的会议内容:播放中国交响乐发展的十五集大型纪录片 ,该片介绍了15位曾为中国交响乐发展做过突出贡献的老一辈音乐人。 这些人个个都是中国交响乐界重量级人物,但大多数人看来很陌生,这正是目前中国交响乐缺乏普及的状况。而比这更惨淡的,则是许多省市的交响乐团[3]所能得到的极为有限的资金和政府支持。


在德国,许多交响乐团专设了部门,负责给学生讲课、传播古典音乐。 与国外许多城市相比,北京上海交响乐普及程度还相差太远。北京交响乐团的余隆指挥[5]曾说过:"越是普及性的演出,曲子越是要高水准,这样才能给观众培养出好的口味。希望咱们的乐团共勉,只要坚持正确的方向,总会越来越好的。"


March 23rd, afternoon, the "The 2011 China's Symphonic Music Assembly" is formally opened in Jinan, Shandong. More than one hundred symphonic music personage from China and overseas gather in one hall and jointly explore the development and current situation of China's symphonic music.

"The 2011 China's Symphonic Music Assembly" is the famous peak forum of this field. Four years ago set up by the Development Foundation of China's Symphonic Music, nowadays it is the only large-scale national symphonic music summit meeting in China, held in a different city each year. After the opening ceremony on the afternoon of the 23rd, the conference discusses a congress item with special content: Broadcasting 15 large-scale documentary films about the development of China's symphonic music. These films introduce 15 old-generation musicians who had made an outstanding contribution to the development of China's symphonic music. Each and every one of these people are 'heavy weight' characters in the field of China's symphonic music, yet are unfamiliar to most people, which is precisely the lack of popularization which China's symphonic music experiences at present days. Yet even more gloomy is the very limited funds and governmental support which symphonic orchestras can obtain in many of China's provinces and cities.

In China, few symphonic orchestras can receive sufficient support from the government and enterprises. Only Beijing's, Shanghai's as well as the 'Music Loving' orchestra found in Hangzhou in 2007 are given importance to. Taking Hangzhou's 'Music Loving' as an example, more than 10 million (RMB) is invested in this philharmonic orchestra annually by the government. As for the nationally famous Shanghai Symphonic Orchestra, the government's support capital it received annually reaches the enormous 30 million (RMB), and according to what is understood it might go a step further and be increased to 50 million this year.

In Germany, many symphonic orchestras have made ad-hoc departments, which are responsible for teaching students and spreading classical music. Compared to many cities overseas, the popularization of symphonic music in Beijing and Shanghai is still far behind. Yu Long, conductor of Beijing's Symphonic Orchestra has once said: "The more the performance has a popular style, the more the tunes are of high standards. Only this way it is possible to cultivate good taste in the audience. I hope that our orchestras encourage each other. As long as they persist in having a correct direction they could become better and better overall."

According to what statistical data displays, among university students 58% have never heard symphonic music. Head of delegation of Beijing's Philharmonic Orchestra, Tan Lihua, leads Beijing Symphonic Orchestra's artists in their successive performances conducted in 7 sites, spreading a series of concerts in universities. This is the first time a series of concert performances enter university campuses. The objective is allowing more students enter the music halls and enjoy the art of symphonic music.

[1] "2011中国交响乐峰会" zhōngguó jiāo xiǎng yuè fēnghuì- "The 2011 China's Symphonic Music Assembly"; an annual event, attended by musician and personage of China's classical music sphere, discussing matters which have to do with the development of classical music in China.

[2] 论坛 lùntán - Forum

[3] 交响乐团jiāo xiǎng yuè tuán

[4] 爱乐 ài yuè - 'Love music'; the name of symphonic music orchestra founded in Hangzhou in the end of 2007.

[5] 指挥 zhǐhuī - Orchestra conductor

[6] 音乐会 yīn yuè huì - Music concert