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In tune with the new year

By Chen Jie | China Daily | Updated: 2014-12-29 08:47

The China Philharmonic Orchestra and star soloists, including Lang Lang, will embrace the Silk Road in concert next week, Chen Jie reports.

At the end of 1991, 27-year-old Yu Long had just finished his studies at the Berlin Hochschule der Kunste and was appointed chief conductor of the China Central Opera House. The young conductor's ambition to promote classical music in China started with the New Year Concert at the Great Hall of the People on Jan 1, 1992, which was the first New Year concert in China since 1949.

Two decades have passed, and more Chinese people have become used to going to a concert to celebrate the New Year. In Beijing, you have dozens of choices of orchestras from all over the world. But Yu and his China Philharmonic Orchestra always have star soloists and a less routine program than Strauss and the Radetzky March.

In tune with the new year

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