The Chinese New Years Festival runs from Jan 27th through until the 12th of February.
East Meets West at Hamer Hall
This weeks festival events includes a Chinese New Years Concert at Hamer Hall, the Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Called ‘East Meets West’ it features traditional Chinese Instruments, new works and world class Musicians. Melbourne is the perfect staging for the concert with its rich Australian-Chinese History.
Academy Award® winning composer and conductor Tan Dun will be there to conduct the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Tan Dun is reknowned for his musical scores created for Cinema triumphs such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero. He is famous for wearing weaving cultural musical influences into mesmerising and beautiful, unforgettable musical masterpieces.
This is a very popular feature of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra concert series. For bookings and further information go to http://www.mso.com.au/whats-on/2017/chinese-new-year/
Dragon Boat Racing at Southbank
At Southbank it is now time for Dragon Boat Racing demonstrations.
From February 4th (Saturday) through to the 5th (Sunday) between 10am and 4pm at Queensbridge Square Docklands the Dragon Boats will be competing.
Each Dragon Boat features an ornately carved Dragon’s Head at its bow with a similarly carved tail at its stern. The Drum beating represents its pounding heart and the oars or paddles symbolise its claws.
The sport has its origins in ancient China and is arguably one of the first truly team sport where many people participated in different teams for honour and glory.
Make sure you don’t miss this exciting event. Sample some of the food delights available to snack on along the promenade. Then come up to Chinatown for Dinner – its a wonderful time to enjoy the very best of Asian cuisine.
Chinese Zodiac Predictions
The Year of the Rooster
This year will be a powerful one with no chance of staying static or holding onto the ‘middle of the road’ when it comes to you moving forward in your life.
Be clear on your intentions in Love, Money and Business. Look your best. Do not indulge in ‘risky ventures, activity or business’. Choose those paths that are practical and well travelled to ensure success.
In the Rooster year all of the Chinese Animals can benefit and receive bountiful reward if they tap into the character traits of the Rooster. Loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values combined with impeccable appearance will all be rewarded in 2017.
If you are interested in Chinese Astrology and would like to know more you can go to http://www.chinesezodiac.org for further information.