2023 Youth Music Culture the Greater Bay Area Events

Music + Dialogue

1 A Musician’s Multiple Identities

2.14 20:00
Music Space, Xinghai Concert Hall

Moderator: Long Yu, Jing Huan
Speakers: Angelo Xiang Yu, Liu Ming, Liu Rui, Peng Ke

2 How to Sustain a Long Musical Career

2.15 20:00
Music Space, Xinghai Concert Hall

Moderator: Zhai Jia
Speakers: Long Yu, Weigang Li

3 We’re from the Greater Bay Area

2.16 20:00
Music Space, Xinghai Concert Hall

Moderator: Long Yu
Speakers: Musicians of the Greater Bay Area

Special Event The Leaders Speak

Time TBC
Music Space, Xinghai Concert Hall

Speakers: Long Yu, Chen Qing(President, GSO), Wang Dongyun(Director, Xinghai Concert Hall)

4 Online Program

Recording Time:2.17
Recording venue: GSO Rehearsal Hall
Moderator: Zhai Jia
Speakers: Long Yu, Daniel Harding

In the past three years, to ensure the safety of all participants during the pandemic, the YMCG presented “Music + Dialogue” online. Ever since the first installment, YMCG attracted much international attention. For 2023 YMCG, the two masters in dialogue are Maestro Long Yu, Chairman of the YMCG Artistic Committee and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra Music Director, and Maestro Daniel Harding, not only a world-renowned conductor but also a professional pilot. Both will discuss the many identities of a musician, digging deep into such topics of the universality of music and culture. This program will be streamed online globally on February 21. For more information, follow the GSO’s official WeChat.

Daniel Harding
Music and Artistic Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He was Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris from 2016 – 2019 and Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra from 2007 – 2017. He is honoured with the lifetime title of Conductor Laureate of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with whom he has worked for over 20 years. In 2020, he was named Conductor in Residence of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons.


Time:2.16 9:00-12:00
Venue: Yuexiu Park / Zhenhai Tower

In its 2023 working report, the Provincial Government of Guangdong Province specifically mentioned the importance of modernization and urban renewal of old Guangzhou. Youth Music Culture Greater Bay Area (YMCG) continues to be proactive in extending its activities outside the concert hall and into the city, staying close to its citizens, helping motivate Guangzhou and its new, urban vitality.
During this year’s YMCG, outreach events will bring YMCG musicians from the Greater Bay Area into such iconic venues as the Statue of the Five Rams and Zhenhai Tower in Yuexiu Park, the places providing a panorama not only of the city but also the area’s nature and history. As Western classical music finds a way to fuse into the historical narrative dating from two millennia, old and new, East and West are connected. As a large-scale music event garnering international attention, YMCG’s foray into Yuexiu Park is an innovative gesture and a true experiment in sustaining Guangzhou’s cultural heritage.