Kazakhstan National Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
October 16th, 2018
On the evening of October 15th, “Silk Road Sing Hoi” special concert was held successfully at the Cultural Center of Xiasha Campus. The concert was performed by Kazakhstan National Philharmonic Orchestra and attended by Kazakhstan Ambassador to China Shahrat Nuresev, Kazakhstan General Consul to Shanghai Kyraubayev Zhoshykhan, Deputy Inspector of the Provincial Education Department Wu Yongliang, and school leaders Li Jinchang, Huang Jianxin, Li Zhanrong, as well as more than one thousand teachers and students. Also present was Madame Xian Nina, the daughter of musician Sinn Sing Hoi, specially invited to appreciate her father’s works.
During the performance, Ambassador Nuresev extended a warm greeting to the visiting musicians in the company of Lee Jinchang. Nuresev spoke highly of this concert for its contribution to cultural exchanges and cooperation between Kazakhstan and China.
Huang Jianxin, Deputy Secretary of ZUFE Committee of CPC, pointed out in his speech that this memorial concert for Sinn Sing Hoi bore great significance. He hoped that young Chinese and Kazakhstan students will make consistent efforts, in the spirit of mutual learning and common progress, to inject new vitality into the development and revitalization of both countries.
Kyraubayev Zhoshykhan expressed his gratitude to ZUFE for the warm reception. China and Kazakhstan have forged an enduring friendship, he said, adding that the Belt and Road Initiative encourages us to embark on win-win cooperation for common development. He pointed out that Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics (ZUFE) is deeply loved by international students from Kazakhstan as their number increases year by year. He expected more cooperation opportunities to be explored for further exchanges in future.
In the concert, quite a few of Sinn’s masterpieces of different styles and genres were performed, ranging from vigorous and world-renowned The Yellow River, patriotic Chinese Rhapsody, Red All over the River, On the Taihang Mountain to Oman Gelda with distinct Kazakhstan characteristics. The performance concluded with three encores to express musicians’ gratitude and ended up in the audience’s enduring applause.
This special concert not only has drawn the two countries nearer and enhanced the cultural exchanges and cooperation between our university and those countries along the Belt and Road, but has also played a positive role in promoting traditional Chinese culture.