Charlotteans will have the rare opportunity to see the China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) perform on Wednesday, January 30 at Central Piedmont Community College’s Halton Theater at 8 p.m.
Since CNSO was founded in 1956, the group has served international audiences in 2 ways. Chinese concert goers have been introduced to historic and contemporary Western orchestral genres and Western audiences have heard the works of Chinese composers.
Their very first concert was to commemorate the 200th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Wherever they play, the 85 piece orchestra is hailed by critics as outstanding. CNSO has collaborated with such major instrumentalists as Yo Yo Ma, Yehudi Menuhin, Issac Stern and conductor Seiji Ozawa.
Their website indicates that, “on August 18th 2011, in the Great Hall of the People, the Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, US Vice President Joe Biden and the delegation attended the CNSO chamber concert and sang high praises . . ."
This promises to be a well attended event as the house is about 75% sold, but tickets are still available from $35 to $65 plus a service fee for online purchases. Visit this link for tickets.