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Chao Feng  Chinese Orchestra has successfully applied to be listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Donations of $2 and above to Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra DGR will be tax deductible.

凡向肇風中樂團公募基金 (Public Fund)捐獻2元或以上,均可獲得稅務局稅項回扣。

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Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra was formed in 1982 in Melbourne, and is the largest non-profit, registered Chinese orchestra in Australia. Its aim is to promote traditional Chinese culture and music in Australia. Thanks to continuing public support, the Orchestra has not only delivered traditional Chinese culture to mainstream society, but has matured into a unique force, adding much colour to the multicultural scene of Melbourne. In 2012 Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra was invited by Melbourne Arts Centre to perform with 8 community-based Music and Arts organizations the highly acclaimed "Raising the Roof"  at Hamer Hall, to celebrate the grand opening of the newly refurbished concert hall. In 2014 the Orchestra was again invited by Melbourne Arts Centre to take part in the “Play me, I’m Yours” project. A team of talented members from the Orchestra decorated an upright piano with colorful Chinese Opera face masks, Melbourne’s distinctive trams and landmarks to signify integration of Chinese arts into Melbourne's culture. This year (2015) our orchestra was invited by the National Gallery of Victoria to perform at the press conference, grand opening ceremony, VIP reception banquet and during the Exhibition of "The Golden Age of China". It was a great honour for the Orchestra to be invited to perform at multiple functions during such a prestigious exhibition.

 Since its inception, Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra has been constantly striving to raise its standards. In the past 33 years, rain or shine the Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings at the University of Melbourne School of music. In order to fulfil its aim of bringing Chinese music to the community, the Orchestra regularly organizes free performances and presentations at various schools and community venues to introduce Chinese music and instruments to the public. The orchestra’s repertoires cover both traditional and contemporary work, including new arrangements of world classics and fresh approaches in performing Australian folk music.

In addition to holding annual concerts and participating in local community activities, Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra often collaborates with leading overseas Chinese orchestras to foster cultural exchange. Through such activities, the orchestra is now a well-known “overseas Chinese orchestra”.  To date, the Orchestra has jointly performed with Chinese orchestras in Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. These include Hong Kong Music Lovers Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Juvenile and Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra, Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra, Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra of Singapore, Singapore Temasek Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra, The PCC Chinese Orchestra of Malaysia and Dachung Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra of Taiwan. In 2008 and 2012, Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra was invited to participate at the International Chinese Music Festival in Hong Kong and Shanghai respectively. This gave our members the opportunity to perform and exchange ideas with members from other orchestras.  Back in Melbourne, the Orchestra has been hosting many local as well as visiting Chinese musicians.

Besides audio and video recordings of our annual concerts and a CD of the Australian National Anthem “Advance Australia Fair” performed using traditional Chinese musical instruments, Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra has produced a special commemorative 30th Anniversary double CD set which features selected tracks from live recordings of its past concerts.

Since its formation Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra has tried to be financially self-reliant, seeking funding only for special concerts. In order to meet future needs, in particular the acquisition of more musical instruments, the Orchestra has successfully applied to be listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations as a Deductible Gift Recipient. This means as of 2015 all future donations to Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra of $2 and above will be tax deductible. The executive committee would like to thank you in advance for your support and generosity, so that the Orchestra can continue its mission in promoting Chinese music in Australia and contributing to the community.



肇風中樂團

墨爾本肇風中樂團成立於一九八二年,為澳洲第一個最具規模而非牟利的註冊中樂團,旨在澳洲這片大地弘揚中國優良傳統文化和音樂。

 今年肇風邁進第三十三年,在這三十三年的努力發展過程中,承蒙社會各界的厚愛和支持,得以茁壯成長,不僅成功地把優秀的中國傳統樂器和音樂文化帶入這西方社會,為墨爾本多元文化社群增添不少色彩,更成為墨爾本多元文化活動極有代表性的單位。2012年,肇風應墨爾本藝術中心邀請與主流社會其他八個民族音樂團體,在著名的HamerHall音樂廳參與

“RaisingtheRoof”超大型音樂會演出,獲得極高讚賞。2014年,肇風中樂團再度應墨爾本藝術中心邀請,參與PlayMe,I’mYours大型活動,肇風將中國傳統戲劇男女面譜和墨爾本地標來粉飾一臺鋼琴,表達了中國藝術文化融入墨爾本。今年肇風維多利亞國家美術館(National Gallery of Victoria) 邀請, 為《乾隆盛世展覽 Golden Age of China Exhibition》的新聞發報會、開幕禮、貴賓宴和展覽館演出。肇風中樂團能多次被維多利亞國家美術館邀請,為《乾隆盛世展覽》現場演奏中國傳統音樂助慶,實在是本團極大的榮譽。 

自開團以來,肇風中樂團不斷充實自己,三十三年如一日,風雨不改,逢星期一晚在墨爾本大學音樂系課室進行排練,務求精益求精,演出完美。為了讓大眾對中國傳統樂器有更深入的認識,達到在社區中發揚和普及中樂的宗旨,肇風每年舉辦中國樂器講座示範及小型音樂會,並經常在各大、中、小學校、圖書館、社區多元文化活動及華人社區服務中心舉辦的免費活動演奏。演奏樂曲除了中國傳統音樂之外,肇風還演奏現代作品,包括從新編曲配器的世界名曲和運用嶄新手法演繹的澳洲民謠。

 除了每年舉辦週年音樂會及參與本地多元文化活動外,肇風經常與海外中樂團體合作,參與不同的海外文化交流活動,為海外知名的中樂團。肇風中樂團先後多次與香港著名的香港愛樂民樂團、香港青少年國樂團、香港女青中樂團、新加坡吉豐華樂團、新加坡淡馬錫理工學院華樂團、馬來西亞專藝民族樂團和台灣大中青少年國樂團,在墨爾本、香港、新加坡和馬來西亞各地聯合演出。2008年肇風應邀參加香港國際中樂節,與香港中樂團及其他各地四十多個中樂團作交流和演出。2012年,肇風應上海民族樂團邀請,到上海參加上海國際中樂節。此外,肇風也成為了本地及海外中樂人士匯集之所。

 在錄音方面,除了本團週年音樂會錄音、錄影、和特別用中國傳統樂器演奏澳洲國歌的鐳射光碟外,肇風更從音樂會現場錄音中,選出有代表性樂曲製成【肇風中樂團成立三十週年紀念集】精裝鐳射光碟,極受歡迎。 

肇風中樂團自開團至今,都是自力更生,只有在籌備超大型音樂會時才向政府申請輔助。為了更積極地發展樂團和添置樂器,決定向政府申請把肇風中樂團列入文化組識名冊《 Register of Cultural  Organizations》。日前,申請已獲批准並獲稅務局列為 Deductible Gift Recipient(DGR) 。自此,凡向肇風中樂團公眾籌募基金(Public Fund)捐獻2元或以上,均可獲得稅務局稅項回扣。我們希望能藉此鼓勵有心支持肇風的朋友慷慨解囊,助肇風一臂之力,促進中國音樂文化在澳洲的發展,讓肇風持續地把中樂發揚光大,為社會、為澳洲服務。

 

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