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Cultural Harmony and Dialogue (Shenzhen, China)

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Cultural Harmony and Dialogue (Shenzhen, China)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Shenzhen, China

Grand Concert Hall, Shenzhen

Upon invitation of the Shenzhen Municipality and the Shenzhen Orchestra, Melody for Dialogue among Civilizations Association is organizing a multi-cultural dance, song and music in the Grand Concert Hall of Shenzhen to inaugurate the City’s Music month. The theme of this concert is on Cultural Harmony and Dialogue. Shenzhen is the City where over 50 ethnic groups live in peace and harmony with each other and contribute to the rich culture of Guangdong Province.

Maestro Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde from Belgium will conduct this rich -multicultural program. Nguyen Le and Anthony De Ritis are the two composers for adopting the music of Mosorgsky-Ravel (Pictures of Exhibition). Niko Andrea Guarin will be the Solo Guitar in the Rodrigo’s composition where Angelika de la Riva Mezzo – Soprano will improvise. Our second Mezzo Soprano from Croatia will sing an aria from Carmen “Bizet”. Our virtousi violin player Wolfgang David will play with the Orchestra Capriccioso by Saint Seans and the School of Arts and Dance of Shenzhen will provide dancers for Borodin ‘s “Prince Igor” who will be accompanied by a Rym Charabeh lead dancer and a couple of Cong Fu performers from Shaolin Temple “China”. Additional musics will be provided by a Jazz trio led by Nguyen Le. The program is rich and beautiful. In addition, we will have the honor of presenting 15 traditional instrumentations by virtuosos from 14 countries.

Program (PDF)
Letter from Mr. Wang Jingsheng
Article “UNESCO in the NEWS”
Press Review (DOC/Chinese)
Mehri’s Speech (DOC)