Faye to Sing at Teresa Teng’s 60th Birthday Celebration in May 2013 – Update 4.29.13

[Note: The following excerpts are from “Faye Wong to Sing at Concert Celebrating Teresa Teng’s 60th Birthday” (Asian Fanatics, 11 Apr. 2013). The original source is Sina. The English translation is by sparkles_n15 @ asianfanatics.net. The photos are from Sina and a video uploaded to YouTube by Cyberwarriors69  on 7 Nov. 2012.] [Update 5.20.13: click here for videos of the 5.19.13 performance.]

Li Yapeng and Teng Chang-fu, Teresa's brother and chairman of the Teresa Teng Foundation, on 04.09.13

Li Yapeng and Teng Chang-fu, Teresa’s brother and chairman of the Teresa Teng Foundation, on 04.09.13.

The Teresa Teng Foundation will be holding a concert to celebrate what would have been the singer’s 60th birthday. One of her lifelong dreams was to hold a concert in China, but it was never fulfilled before her untimely death. To honour her wishes, the concert will be held in Beijing in May. Faye Wong has already been confirmed to sing at the concert.

Teresa Teng 1985 Live Concert in Tokyo

Teresa Teng in a 1985 Live Concert in Tokyo.

At the press conference on April 9, Teresa’s brother and chairman of the Teresa Teng Foundation, Teng Chang-fu, expressed that in her lifetime Teresa had three regrets. One was not completing her education, the second was never wearing a wedding dress, while the third was not having the chance to perform in Mainland China. However, Mr. Teng said that Teresa was always very studious. While she may not have worn a wedding dress, she did wear a white gown at one of her concerts in Japan and subsequently ‘married her music’. He says that he has been working with her foundation in Taiwan to fulfil her last request. The project titled ‘Chasing Dreams ~ Forever Teresa Teng’ will hopefully help her accomplish her dreams of holding a concert in China.

Li Yapeng attended the press conference yesterday on behalf of the Smile Angel Foundation. He says that when Faye was 14, her first cassette album was a cover of Teresa’s songs. As one of Teresa’s fans, she will be singing 4 or 5 of her songs at the concert.

Update 4.29.13 – from Joyce:

Set list!!

「清平調」 The ‘duet’ with Teresa that was supposed to be on Decadent Sounds
「獨上西樓」 ‘Alone in the Western Chamber’
「水上人」 ‘Boat People’
「初戀的地方」 ‘Place of First Love’

Update 4.30.13 – from Joyce:

Woops, small correction. The duet is actually an unreleased song from Teresa that was only half recorded before her death. Faye will sing the second half.

5 Responses

  1. Set list!!

    「清平調」 The ‘duet’ with Teresa that was supposed to be on Decadent Sounds
    「獨上西樓」 ‘Alone in the Western Chamber’
    「水上人」 ‘Boat People’
    「初戀的地方」 ‘Place of First Love’

  2. Woops, small correction. The duet is actually an unreleased song from Teresa that was only half recorded before her death. Faye will sing the second half.

  3. This is so cool! A Teresa-Faye duet AND an original! I can’t wait to hear it!

  4. Mr. Teng continued saying that while Teresa was always very studious and got to wear a white gown at one of her concerts in Japan, the only thing she didn’t get to do was accomplish her dreams to hold a concert in China – a dream that will now be realised by the foundation.

  5. It’s sad that politics got in the way of entertainment. Still, despite bans, Teresa’s music reached nearly every corner of the mainland and inspired a whole generation of young singers like Faye Wong.

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