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Behind the scenes of the Lunar New Year concert

Behind the scenes of the Lunar New Year concert

The annual concert celebrated its 10th anniversary with world-class performances at The Bramall.

A grand show of Chinese festivities, artists and performers captivated guests, celebrating the arrival of The Year of the Rabbit. Hosted by the University of Birmingham’s China Institute, the special springtime concert was brought to life at the Elgar Concert Hall, the wood-panelled auditorium blossoming with sounds of traditional and modern Chinese music.

World-class pianist, Di Xiao’s appearance held guests entranced by her virtuoso performance, transporting them to the lands of ancient China. The event also saw phenomenal performances, from dancer, Hangyu Zhou, percussionist, Beibei Wang, and other notable performers within the industry. Over 400 guests stood up at the end for an applauding ovation, before following out into the foyer for a spectacular networking event.

The perfect trio

Conferences and Events worked in collaboration with University of Birmingham China Institute to deliver on an outstanding event, paired with audio-visual support, event delivery and catering.

The AV team provided on-site support with production, lighting and sound, including tuning the grand piano to ensure impeccable performance. Five audio-visual technicians were on hand, providing presentation, lighting and microphone support. Two stage managers supported coordination of crew activities and assisted with cueing performances onto the stage. Prior to the concert, our AV team had all hands-on deck with arranging production meetings with the performers, creating the content, building the dressing rooms and sourcing instrument hire. Outside the concert hall, the team supported with providing additional lighting and moveable screens to showcase presentations of concerts from previous years.  

In the foyer, a glorious bespoke selection of canapés was provided by the catering team, Food Fellows, including shredded duck, vegetable spring rolls, spiced crab, mango and tomato blini to name a few.

From start to finish, the event was looked after by the event’s dedicated coordinator ensuring the event went seamlessly, working alongside stewards, porters and event organisers.  

An auditorium that delivers

Are you considering the Bramall for an impressive concert or presentation? Get in touch with the Conference and Events team to discuss how we can support you today.

Contact- University of Birmingham | Conference & events

Images taken by Nicola Gotts Photography.

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