Explore China’s rich and diverse culture on a tour to Beijing. As one of the four ancient civilizations, China’s unique customs and traditions can be traced back through many centuries and continue to assert a profound and invaluable influence on the rest of the world. Elegant and inspiring, rare and enchanting, dynamic and progressive, the culture of China has attracted and affected all who come to visit. China’s innate ability to infuse tradition with modernity sets it apart from other cultures; this integration is regularly celebrated through art, dance, architecture, cuisine and, of course, music.
China’s musical offerings are vast. As one of the most vital characteristics of its culture, the music of China is truly unique. The first written reference to Chinese music dates back to 479 BC, the time when Confucius was alive. Originally used for religious and political purposes, Chinese music has now been integrated throughout all aspects of society, including opera and theater. Today, artists well-versed in the musical heritage of the past and present stand at the forefront of 21st century composition and performance of Chinese music.
Enjoy a concert tour of Beijing and let yourself be immersed in all that China has to offer while sharing your music with the local people.