Renowned U.S. orchestra to celebrate Chinese musical culture with special concert

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-02 02:37:15|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a special one-night-only concert celebrating China's musical culture on Oct. 12 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

The concert, set to be led by internationally acclaimed Chinese composer and conductor Tan Dun, will feature various programs including Tan's triple concerto Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as well as 100 Birds Flying Towards the Phoenix, arranged for suona and orchestra by Chinese musician Guan Xia, according to The Philadelphia Orchestra on Tuesday.

The concert is part of an international cooperation project between the China Philharmonic Orchestra and six orchestras around the world, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

The Philadelphia Orchestra has been selected as North American representative of the world tour.

Founded in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra made a historic visit to China in 1973, becoming the first U.S. orchestra to perform in the PRC.

Since then, it has traveled to China frequently, representing a bridge for cultural, educational and people-to-people exchanges.