Chinese orchestra makes first appearance at Salzburg Festival

Posted on: July 28, 2010

A report Wednesday (7/28) on the Chinese news outlet Xinhuanet.com states, “For the first time in its 90-year history, the world-renowned Salzburg Festival saw the performance of a Chinese philharmonic orchestra on Tuesday evening. The China Youth Philharmonic Orchestra played Chinese traditional music and a modern symphony. Their performance of Chinese traditional works, such as ‘Butterfly Lovers,’ ‘The Moon Reflected in Er-quan Spring’ and ‘Festive Overture,’ was warmly received in this music heartland. … On Sunday, the Salzburg Festival kicked off a month of operas, concerts and plays. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, who is on a working visit to Austria, talked with Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann on Monday about the cultural exchange between China and Austria. Faymann said Austria attached importance to strengthening cultural exchanges between the two countries, extending a welcome to Chinese orchestras to attend the Salzburg Festival.”

Posted July 28, 2010