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Chinese New Year Concert held in Vienna

01-13-2012 09:10 BJT Special Report:2012 Spring Festival |

VIENNA, January 12 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese New Year Concert was held Thursday evening at the Vienna Musikverein, with Chinese American pianist Yin Chengzong bringing his renowned piece "The Yellow River Piano Concerto" again to the Austrian audience after 53 years.

Yin made his first visit to Austria in 1959 when he won an award at the World Youth Peace and Friendship Festival.

Zhang Mingmin, the first Hong Kong singer performing in the Chinese mainland, is another highlight of the concert. This time he brought "My Chinese Heart", the song that gave him instant fame and made him a household name in China, to Vienna to the musical accompaniment of the Austrian Franz Lehar Orchestra.

"The Drunken Beauty", "I Love You, China", "O Sole Mio", " Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici" from La Traviata, and many other Chinese and world classics were also performed at the concert.

The Chinese New Year Concert was jointly organized by Chinese Cultural Association in Austria, Austria-China Friendship Association and the Center of International Cultural Exchange, Ministry of Culture of China.

The concert has been held at the Vienna Muskiverein for the 14th consecutive year since 1998. It has become a brand name of Chinese culture in Austria.

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Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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