Suzhou Chinese Orchestra perfectly ended its tour of 13 cities in 9 European countries in Moscow, Ru
At 7 p.m. local time on February 9, the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra held the 13th concert, also the last stop of its tour in Europe at the newly-built Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow, Russia. It was also the opening ceremony of the "Happy Spring Festival" sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia. Li Hui, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Russia, Uma, Vice-Chairman of the Russian Federation Commission, officials of the Russian Ministry of Culture and 1500 spectators attended the premiere of the year.
Ambassador Li Hui and Uma, Vice-Chairman of the Russian Federation Committee, took a photo with the artists of the orchestra after the performance. Li Hui said: "Thank you very much for coming to Moscow during the Spring Festival and bringing us such a wonderful performance. It is a symbol of Chinese culture going out!" The Suzhou Chinese Orchestra has just been established for more than a year and has vigorously carried out the innovation of Chinese music. This is a bold attempt, and the orchestra's artistic level is exquisite, its skills are precise, and its psychological quality is good. Compared with other Chinese orchestras, it has great advantages and characteristics, which shows that it is a very high-level, strong and unique orchestra. Russian officials share the same view. The Russian people have a very high standard of appreciation of art. From the audience's reaction today, we can see that the orchestra's performance is deeply loved and appreciated by them. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia. Recently, the two countries are discussing to hold some special cultural exchanges. Tonight's performance is the first in this year's series of cultural exchanges between the two countries. It should be said that it has made a good start. I wish the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra greater achievements in its development and new heights in the new year! "The Suzhou Chinese Orchestra is a very good orchestra. Tonight's concert is of great significance in promoting cultural exchanges between the two countries and friendship between the people. I hope the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra will give a wonderful performance in Russia next time," said Uma, vice-chairman of the Russian Federation Committee.
This concert is the closing concert of the European tour of Suzhou Chinese Orchestra. As a project supported by the National Art Foundation and Jiangsu Art Foundation, the "European Tour" lasted a total of 25 days and 13 performances, and has spanned nine countries with a total journey of more than 20,000 kilometers. Twelve leaders of Chinese embassies and consulates in various countries attended the concerts, and more than 15,000 local audiences bought ticket to watch the performances. The tour's popularity and social influence abroad are far beyond expectations. Mainstream domestic media such as Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, Guangming Daily, China Culture Daily and other European media have reported it. According to incomplete statistics, the tour has covered 132 news items in the media above the municipal level.