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Suzhou Symphony Orchestra delights Algiers with street concert

By Chen Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2024-05-17 14:27

In a captivating display of musical artistry, the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra orchestrated a mesmerizing flashmob concert on a bustling street in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, on May 13.

Led by conductor Chen Xieyang, the orchestra enthralled onlookers with a diverse repertoire comprising three enchanting musical pieces. The performance featured a rendition of the timeless Chinese folk melody Jasmine Flower, an adaptation of the beloved Chinese anthem My Motherland and I, and a stirring interpretation of Beethoven's iconic Ode to Joy from the illustrious Symphony No 9.

Embarking on a captivating musical odyssey in Algeria from May 11 to 19, the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra showcased a harmonious blend of cultural harmonies, bridging diverse musical traditions with finesse.

Originally slated for 2023 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Algeria, this musical venture was a testament to the orchestra's commitment to cultural exchange and artistic diplomacy.

Established in 2016, the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra comprises 80 talented musicians hailing from 18 different countries and regions, embodying a rich tapestry of global musical talent and collaborative spirit.

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