Under the baton of conductor Zhang Guoyong, the co

oncert included Chinese folk orchestral works, for example Celebration Overture, and well-known Russia

n folk songs, such as The Long Road and Kalinka, performed by musicians from both countries.

According to Xi Qiang, Party secretary of the orchestra, the concert m

ainly focused on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations bet

ween China and Russia, as well as the deep friendship between the Chinese and Russian people.

“The ambience of the concert was consistently festive. It also f

eatured a diversified format, alternating between duet an

d ensemble, tenor solo and chorus,” said Zhao Dongsheng vice-president of the orchestra.

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