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Li Keqiang Sends Congratulatory Message to Concert Held by Chinese-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra
2015/05/09

On May 8 local time, the Chinese-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert was held in Moscow. Premier Li Keqiang sent a congratulatory message to the Concert.

Li Keqiang extended warm congratulations to the Chinese-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert. Li Keqiang pointed out that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the World Anti-fascist War and is the China-Russia Youth Friendly Exchange Year as well. The Concert held by the Chinese-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the victory of World War II is of special significance. We should remember history and reminisce about martyrs. More importantly, we should orient to and open up the future, and pass down the friendship by the youths of the two countries. I hope that the youths of the two countries could strengthen communication, learn from each other, and work together for common growth, injecting new vitality to the bright future of China–Russia relations as well as the advancement of the two countries.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia also sent a congratulatory message to the Concert. In his message, Medvedev expressed his warm welcome to the performance given by the Chinese-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra in Russia and pointed out that although newly established, the Chinese-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra has become the symbol for the communication between the youths of the two countries. He believes that at the 70th anniversary of the victory of the World Anti-fascist War, the performance given by the Chinese-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra will surely leave unforgettable impressions.

State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets of Russia attended the Concert and read the congratulatory messages from Chinese Premier and Russian Prime Minister.

The Chinese-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert is an important event under the frameworks of the China-Russian Youth Friendly Exchange Year and the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the victory of World War II held by the two countries. The Symphony Orchestra is made up of youth musicians from the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) of China and the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg of Russia.

At the Concert of May 8, the youth musicians of the two countries played the piano concerto The Yellow River composed by Xian Xinghai and the Symphony No. 7 composed by Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich and won warm applauses from the audience.

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