BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- A concert was performed by China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) Friday night in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC), starting a new music season.
The concert featured a series of classics reflecting the PRC's 70 years of glorious history, including the orchestral music "Red Flag Ode" and "The Long March Symphony."
The orchestra will mark its 20th founding anniversary and the 250th birth anniversary of renowned German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven in 2020. The two occasions will be highlights of the new music season.
The CPO will delight audiences with world-class performances by a batch of great artists, including Czech soprano Edita Gruberova and Russian violinist Vladimir Spivakov.
Meanwhile, the orchestra will continue to provide affordable entertainment to the public, offering tickets priced at 50 yuan (about 7 U.S. dollars) to 80 yuan for all performances, and tickets as low as 30 yuan for a select few events.