European first performance of Chinese composer's symphony takes place in Moldovan capital
11:54 | 29.12.2022 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 29 December /MOLDPRES/ - A concert of Chinese music, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and Moldova, took place at the Mihai Eminescu National Theatre on 28 December evening.
For the first time in European, the symphony No 5 King Yu by Chinese composer Bao Yuankai was presented. Two more songs were included in the schedule: Ode to the Yellow River by Xian Xinghai and the waltz, Gramophone, by Eugen Doga. The concert was given by the National Symphony Orchestra of the Teleradio-Moldova Public Company, conducted by Gheorghe Mustea.
Attending the event were Deputy Parliament Speaker Mihai Popsoi, Culture Minister Sergiu Prodan, China’s Ambassador to Moldova Yan Wenbin, other officials.
In his greeting message, Ambassador of China in Chisinau Yan Wenbin said that this concert was part of a string of events dedicated to the marking of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Moldova. At the same time, it represents a New Year present on behalf of China’s Embassy for all friends from Moldova. According to the official, the preparation and the holding of this concert enjoyed the full support of Moldova’s Culture Ministry, Teleradio-Moldova Company, Mihai Eminescu National Theatre and mass media friends.
”Music represents the best language to communicate feelings from various countries and nations. At this musical event, Moldova’s musicians will sing the famous Chinese concert for piano, The Yellow River, and the symphony, King Yu Dams Waters, by Chinese composer Bao Yuankai. At the same time, representative compositions of Moldova’s great master Eugen Doga will be sung. So, this is a concert which combines splendid musical notes from the culture of China and Moldova. I hope that, through songs, we will strengthen the mutual knowledge and the feelings of friendship!’’ Ambassador Yan Wenbin also said.
In the context, Culture Minister Sergiu Prodan said that 30 years of diplomatic relations between Moldova and China, in the culture sector, meant support, technology and the promise of productive and mutually advantageous relations for the future. The nation of China, through its Embassy in Chisinau, was among the first to help Moldova hit by pandemic, with masks, medical equipment and then the saving vaccine.
”This year, again, a friend in need is a friend indeed, in the energy crisis situation. One week ago, along with the friends from HUAWEI, in the presence of China’s diplomatic mission in Moldova, we inaugurated a photovoltaic station, which will supply, almost fully, the needed volume of energy for the Ginta Latina Culture and Art Centre. In the culture field, we have the Chinese Film Festival, at its first edition; we have exchange of tourists willing to know the customs, traditions, cuisine of both countries and our wines. We are fully confident that there is, on behalf of both sides, every support for the assimilation of opportunities of development, especially cultural one, between Moldova and the People’s Republic of China,’’ Minister Sergiu Prodan said.
The diplomatic relations between Moldova and China were established on 30 January 1992. Data by the National Statistics Bureau shows that, in 2021, the commercial exchanges amounted to 848.8 million dollars, of which the export of Moldovan goods stood at 12,399.07 thousand dollars and the import amounted to 836,516.19 dollars.