The "Call for Green China" performances are the cultural highlight of extensive and long-term cooperation in the environmental field between the World Bank, P. R. China, and Norway. The performances aims to raise environmental awareness among the wider public as well as among those decision-makers and experts whose everyday work may involve environmental issues and decisions.
All of us involved in Call for a Green China hope its audiences will be moved to think… and feel…and act. And it is only fitting that one of China’s greatest artistic works – The Yellow River Concerto – is at the heart of our efforts. The work was born as a call to China that the battle for one river represented the battle for the country’s very survival. Today, we ask it to call out that same message, but with a far wider scope: the battle for all rivers, and all of our irreplaceable natural treasures, is a fight for the survival of our global community
A Green Call, Movements I-IV
Based on the four movements of the Yellow River Piano Concerto (transcribed by Yin Chengsong, Sheng Lihong, Liu Zhuang and Chu Wanhua) amalgamated with themes from the 3rd movement of Keith Emerson’s Piano Concerto. Principal Conductor Terje Mikkelsen and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra join acclaimed artists Chen Sa, Keith Emerson, Tony Yue pipa, and Qian Jun Chinese bamboo flute to perform a multimedia work, with film and images by filmmaker John D. Liu, that gives The Yellow River a new international voice: A Green Call.
Adapted by: Jostein Nygard; Orchestrated by Julie Giroux.