2018 Xi’an New Year Concert Held Successfully

On the evening of Dec 30, 2017, the annual 2018 Xi’an New Year Concert was held in grandeur at the Xi’an Concert Hall, where some 1,000 audience said goodbye to 2017 and welcomed 2018 amid the magnificent music of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The concert was also live broadcasted online to global audience and a huge LED screen was erected in Kaiyuan Square to offer live show to citizens and visitors for enjoying the limitless charm of music.

2017 is the year of Beethoven for Xi’an Symphony Orchestra. Over the year, the orchestra has completed with success the performance of the first eight symphonies of Beethoven and ended with Symphony No. 9 as a perfect conclusion. Before the show began that night, the hall was filled to capacity and all were waiting for the opening of the show. During the performance, the beautiful music and melody so deeply impressed the audience with pleasure and charm  that they gave warm applause to the great performance of the artistes. The show was staged by Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, Chorus of Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Chamber Chorus, with a total number of performers reaching 190, making the concert the one with the biggest scale since the 16th Xi’an International Music Festival.

One evening before the new year concert, Xi’an Symphony Orchestra and Manchester Chamber Chorus presented a “quick flashing” at the south gate of Xi’an city wall, where Ode to Joy of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 was performed to have interaction with citizens for enjoying the music.

Since 2012, the New Year Concert has become a fixed dating of the ancient city Xi’an with the new year, and this year is the sixth time. Over the years, Xi’an Symphony Orchestra has presented the classical programs of classical musicians such as Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Mahler, Brahms, which have all been received well by the audience.

[Source:Xi’an Daily ]