The grand folk music Nishan Carol and Ode to Confucius, composed by Liu Wenjin, famous folk music composer and conductor, former president of China Opera and Dance Theatre, will be performed by the Shandong Song and Dance Theatre Folk Orchestra. As the music dedicated to the First Nishan Forum, “Nashan Carol” (The Song without Words) is elegant and precious with unique style, and it will be the first Oriental “Carol” for the birth of Confucius and his birthplace- Nishan. While the lyric of the Ode to Confucius is selected from the classic sentences of the Analects of Confucius, therefore, the climax will come as it is repeatedly sung, which will promote the development of the theme of this music.
The themes of the two music compositions are based on the folk and classical musical elements in Qilu. The composer fulfills the praise to the Confucius by making use of the neo-classicism and romanticism concepts and skills. The musical compositions are brilliant with a moving and far-reaching melody.