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UK's National Symphony Orchestra to make China debut in Beijing

By Chen Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-12-15 16:01

UK's National Symphony Orchestra to make China debut in Beijing

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The National Symphony Orchestra, one of the longest established orchestras in the United Kingdom, will make its debut in China on Dec 28 at the Great Hall of the People.

The program will include Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus Overture, Dvorak's Symphony No 8 in G major and Georges Bizet's Carmen Fantasy featuring British flutist Daniel Shao.

Under the baton of conductor John Andrews, the orchestra will also perform an adaptation of the popular Chinese folk song, Jasmine Flower.

The National Symphony Orchestra was founded in the 1940s and immediately became a significant recording orchestra.

Since the 1980s, the orchestra has been performing and recording for audiences in a dynamic range of genres — from classical, film and TV scores to West End and Broadways musicals.

Besides Beijing, the orchestra will also tour Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Guangzhou from the end of December to early January.

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