Special concert celebrates anniversary

Writer: Kang Wei  | Editor: Holly Wang  | From: Shenzhen Daily | Updated: 2019-10-01

A special concert to celebrate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was held at Shenzhen Concert Hall on Saturday, kicking off a series of National Day activities in Shenzhen.

Shenzhen Party chief Wang Weizhong, Mayor Chen Rugui, chairman of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPPCC Dai Beifang and other city leaders watched the performance with representatives from Hong Kong and Macao, science and technology workers, outstanding Party members and advanced workers.

The concert was opened by a chorus singing “Me and My Motherland.” The melody gave expression to the people’s deep feeling of patriotism. Subsequently, the symphony “Ode to Red Flag” brought the audience back in time to 70 years ago when the first red five-star flag was raised at Tian’anmen Square.

The main repertoire of the concert was the original symphony suite “My Motherland.” The seven-movement symphony was created for the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China and has infected large numbers of audiences with its artistic appeal since it was first played by Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in April.

The concert ended with the high-pitched chorus “Ode to the Motherland” with all of the cast members and the audience singing together.

The concert was hosted by the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC and Shenzhen Municipal Government, and was organized by the city’s publicity department and the city’s culture authority.