The Grand Chinese New Year Concert is one of the most successful yet unconventional events to visit classical music concert halls. Since 1998, performances have been held in about 20 countries on three continents, including in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Egypt, Oman, Russia and the UK. Every year during the Chinese Spring Festival period, one of China’s most acclaimed traditional orchestras is selected to present a sample of the country's national musical tradition whilst touring some of the most renowned venues of Western metropolises.
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Photo: © Wu Promotion
Verbier Festival 2010
A documentary by Christian Berger