Schedule of 18th Beijing Music Festival revealed

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The theme, schedule and lineup of this year's Beijing Music Festival have been revealed at a media conference at the red hall of Taikoo Li Sanlitun in Beijing on August 3, 2015. [Photo: people.com.cn]

The annual Beijing Music Festival, a highlight of the the city's music agenda, is gaining momentum.

The theme, schedule and lineup of this year's Beijing Music Festival have now been revealed.

This year’s theme "Revel in Romance", promises to explore concept of Romanticism in Western classical music.

It features the premiere of a reproduced opera adapted from that of German composer Richard Wagner, including his famous piece "Nuremberg in the name of a singer".

It will also see the performance of German classical pianist Gerard oppitz along with the famous WDR symphony orchestra.

French-Chinese pianist Zhu Xiao Mei will be back to replay Bach's "The Goldberg Variations" after a well-received performance at last year's festival.

A total of eighteen operatic works, symphonies and piano recitals will be staged during the Beijing Music Festival.

The festival will be held from October 8 to 24.

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