Confucius Institute at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland held a large concert

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Adam Mickiewicz University [Time]    2014-05-07 15:08:58 

On 27th of April in Poznań, a large orchestra concert was held by the Confucius Institute at the Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), the Polish Chopin Cultural Exchange Foundation and the Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) to celebrate the 65thanniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and China. This event was organized by Professor Zhang Guangming, the Chairman of the Chopin Cultural Exchange Foundation, and Sun Chung, the Chinese director of the Confucius Institute at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Prof. Zhang and director Sun together with the teachers and students of AMU, the directors of CI, local citizens and overseas Chinese living in Poznan attended the concert and enjoyed the wonderful music on this warm spring evening.

At 19:00, theDirector of CI, Mrs. Sylwia Witkowska, and professor Zhang respectively gave a welcome speech to the guests of the Confucius Institute and invited them to listen to the Chinese music. The concert started with warm applause from the audience. At first, the UIC Orchestra and Polish actors invited by the Foundation performed the “Dance of the Yao”. Polish people could hear young men and women of the Yao ethnic group singing songs and dancing slowly in a festive evening to express the joy of life. The rhythm of the "Beijing 's Good News Reaches the Border", sometime slight and lively, sometimes wild and strong let the Polish people immerse themselves in folk music of Miao people and Yi people, and evoke images of boys and girls from the border villages of Southern China celebrating carnival. The next few songs: "Jasmine", a folk song from Jiangsu, "Rippling Brook", a folk song from Yunnan, and "Mayila", a Kazakh folk song, sung by solo soprano, let the audience feel the unique charm of Chinese folk music. The next songs sung by Girls Chorus “Vineyard Nocturne” and a Polish folk song “Polish Waltz”, made a great impression on the Chinese and Polish audience, and were received with warm applause. The next piece was a solo violin fragment of the “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto based upon a moving eastern love story. This soothing and elegant music expressing the feeling of sadness deeply touched the audience. Finally, "Spring Festival Overture", an orchestra with sprightly rhythm and beautiful melody left the listeners feeling uplifted, moved and inspired. The audience gave a very warm applause. The festive atmosphere reached its climax.

The concert held in order to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and China, let Polish people learn more about Chinese folk music and get acquainted with Chinese culture. Music was a link between Chinese and Polish people which further deepened the friendship and promoted cultural exchange between these two nations.

Orchestra performed "Spring Festival Overture"

Girls Chorus

Group photo

Group photo

Solo soprano