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Concert in Kiev marks 70th anniversary of PRC founding

(Xinhua)    11:22, April 17, 2019

KIEV, April 16 -- A concert marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) was held in Kiev on Tuesday with the participation of artists from China and Ukraine.

Staged at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the concert was performed by the National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Ukraine (NAONI), the chorus of students of the National Music Academy of Ukraine (NMAU) named after P.I. Tchaikovsky and solo artists from the two countries.

The concert was directed by Dong Junjie, the music director at the Tianjin Song and Dance Theater in north China, and Oleg Kuntyy, the music director at the NAONI.

The concert featured a wide range of musical genres, with selections ranging from Chinese and Ukrainian folk melodies to rhapsodies and classical arias.

Renowned music pieces, such as Chinese song "Jasmine Flower" and Ukrainian song "Dark brows" were played at the concert.

The melody "Butterflies" performed by the Chinese violinist Julia Wang won thunderous applause from the Ukrainian public.

While addressing the event, Maksym Tymoshenko, the head of the NMAU, expressed congratulations and best wishes to Chinese people on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, saying that the joint concert is helping to promote ties between China and Ukraine.

"I think this is a very big event for our states. This is a bridge of friendship, a bridge of art," Tymoshenko said.

In the framework of the concert, an art exhibition was held to celebrate the anniversary.

The exhibition featured 25 pieces of artworks painted by Chinese and Ukrainian artists in different genres, such as portraiture, landscape and still life.

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