特色文化Distinctive Culture

2018-12-10

  江陰崇文重教的傳統,綿延在春秋延陵季子三讓天下的美談中,鐫刻在北宋范仲淹重建江陰文廟的碑文上,印證在以明代駐蹕三百年的江蘇學政衙署內,流傳在劉天華《光明行》的音樂新風里。


  江陰是民樂大師鄭覲文、周少梅、劉天華的故鄉,是國家文化部命名的“中國民樂之鄉”。每年舉辦以劉天華作品為主的各類民族音樂會。全市現有國樂社和民間民樂隊數十個,開設二胡班34個,1500多名小學生學習二胡演奏。擁有近200名團員的天華藝術團,12次進京演出,20次亮相中央電視臺,成功出訪歐亞10個國家和地區。


  江陰是錫劇的重要發源地之一,票友覆蓋各個年齡段,演唱活動遍布城鄉,涌現出了姚澄、周東亮等一大批著名錫劇表演藝術家。目前,學校“小錫班”在全市17個鎮街道20所小學全面覆蓋,近4000名小學生學習錫劇表演,開展“錫劇進校園”展演150場次,9次走上央視大舞臺,應邀出訪韓國交流演出。2017年,江蘇省戲曲進校園現場推進會在江陰召開。大型原創錫劇《徐霞客》被列為國家藝術基金扶持項目。

    

  The tradition of worshiping culture and advocating education is embodied in the legendary story, in which Prince Ji Zi, the youngest of the four sons of the King of the State of Wu, in the Spring and Autumn Period, declined the crown to his elder brother for three times. The story was  engraved in the stela inscribing the reconstruction of Jiangyin Confucius Temple, manifested in Jiangsu Bureau of County-Level Selection for imperial Examination in Ming Dynasty with a history of over 300 years, and echoed with Chinese pathbreaker music “ March towards Brightness ”by the master of folk music Mr Liu Tianhua.


    

  Masters of folk music, like Zheng Jingwen, Zhou Shaomei, Zhou Dongliang, were all born in Jiangyin and the city was designated as home of Chinese Folk Music by Ministry of Culture. Jiangyin hosts all kinds of national music festivals centered on the masterpieces of Liu Tianhua every year. At present, more than 1500 primary students from 34 classes are taking Erhu courses. Tianhua Art Group, with 200 members in total, has performed in Beijing for 12 times and appeared on CCTV for 20 times. Moreover, this group has even successfully visited 10 countries and regions in both Asia and Europe. 


    

  As the cradle of Wuxi Opera, Jiangyin has a large number of opera fans, covering all age groups and organizes relevant activities in the whole city, with the emergence of a large group of Wuxi opera performing artists represented by Yao Chen, Zhou Dongliang. The “Wuxi Opera Class” has been set in 20 primary schools with more than 4000 students learning Wuxi Opera, covering 17 administrative towns and districts in the city. Performance themed as “Wuxi Opera in Campus” has been successfully held for 150 times. The performers showed up on CCTV stage for 9 times and were even invited to South Korea to give a performance. Jiangyin was also the host city of “On-Site Promotion Meeting of Bring Opera to Campus in Jiangsu Province” in 2017. Xu Xiake, the mega and original Wuxi Opera, is listed as the project of National Endowment for the Arts. 


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