Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra Finishes the Tour in Switzerland
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From Jan. 26 to 29, 2015, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and Wu Promotion cooperated the   Switzerland tour and visited such historic cities as Zurich, Geneva...

From Jan. 26 to 29, 2015, invited by the Migros Kulturprozent Classics, Wu Promotion and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra cooperated the Switzerland tour and visited such historic cities as Zurich, Geneva, Bern, and St.Gallen.

The trip to Switzerland is another overseas tour of Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and Wu Promotion after the successful performance in Australia last September. Music Director Yu Long, permanent conductor Lin Daye respectively served as the conductors, and the Swiss Chinese pianist Mélodie Zhao and only 10-year-old pianist Yalun Wang played the solos, and showed the strength of the Chinese symphony orchestra to the western world.

Combined Chinese with western classics, the tour repertoire made tunes of masters in modern or ancient times, in China or elsewhere, add radiance and beauty to each other; composer Guo Wenjing Folk Song Suite for String Orchestra and Yellow River Piano Concerto produced by Yin Chengzong and other composers, Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major echoed in magnificent Swiss concert hall.

East and West, old and young cultures get on harmoniously through this tour! Enthusiastic Swiss audience said, "This is a memorable night".


After Bern performance, Mr. Wu Jiatong, former President Yu Qikeng, 
current President Chen Qing, Vice President Xu Jiafu, 
Concertmaster Zhang Yi of Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra took a group photo.

 The cooperation between Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and Wu Promotion can be dated back to 2001 when Yu Qikeng, President of Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, and current President Chen Qing commissioned Wu Promotion to organize international tour, which kicked off the cooperation of both sides; over the past 14 years, both parties have held 6 large tours, leaving the footprints in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Egypt, Australia and other places; the professional operations, meticulous planning, careful arrangement not only ensure the success of the performance, but also increase the influence in the international mainstream audience with real love for classical music, thus promoting excellent Chinese symphony art to the world stage.

For every tour, both sides repeatedly discuss on selection of repertoire, aiming to present the western audience with the strength of the Chinese symphony orchestra, and gradually introduce to western audiences the Chinese style works produced by contemporary Chinese composers, and also give attention to the local audience habits and acceptance capacity. Works of Zhou Long, Chen Qigang, Guo Wenjing, Ye Xiaogang and other composers have been performed in the 6-time tours, showing the Chinese culture of inheritance, innovation and incorporation. 

After performance, Mr. Wu Jiatong, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra Music Director Yu Long,
Migros Classics Kulturprozent Artistic Director Mischa Damev and
10-year-old pianist Wang Yalun took a group photo.

The 14 years of cooperation is also a process of gradually showing Chinese music new forces to the world. In 2001, Li Yundi, aged 18, staged performance in Vienna Golden Hall with Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. In the Swiss tour 14 years later, the orchestra played Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major with 10-year-old pianist Wang Yalun. With the concerted efforts of Wu Promotion and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, the vitality of the Chinese music is constantly presented to the world.

Over the past 14 years, the cooperation between Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra hailed as backbone of the Chinese music and Wu Promotion having a good understanding of art exchange internationalization operation can be called a win-win cooperation, which opens up a path of the culture export of the Chinese symphony orchestras.

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