|A Concert, initiated and planned by US-China Foundation (USCF), entitled a song ‘Farewell mood in New York City’, lyric by former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing (he was also a former Chinese UN Ambassador, spended years in NYC), ---A Celebration for Sino-US Friendship to be presented at Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts, in October 3, 2009, Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishment of the diplomatic relationship between China and America. |
A. About the event
NYC, especially for the New York metropolitan area, with the population over 20 million, including more than 1.5 million Chinese Americans, with UN headquartered there, is the capital of the world’s finance, trade, culture and art.
The year of 2009 is the 30th anniversary of establishment of the diplomatic relationship between China and America . To celebrate this anniversary, USCF will present an excellent, hearty concert combined with songs & music of both Chinese and western style at Lincoln Center (Avrie Fisher Hall, 2800 seats), the world leading performing arts center.
The title of this concert ‘Farewell mood for New York City’ came from the popular song ‘Farewell mood in New York City’, words by former Chinese Ambassador to US, former Chinese Foreign Minister, now Director and spokesman of Foreign Affairs Committees of the CNPC(Chinese National People's Congress), Li Zhaoxing, music by famous young composer Mr. Han Kewen (dead last year at age of 39).
The song ‘Farewell mood in New York City’, its words with pregnant meaning, its music deep and emotional, expresses the feelings of countless Chinese and Americans, especially people who used to live in New York City.
This song, sung for the first time by well-known Chinese young soprano Julia Zhu in America in April 2007, became a hit song among American and Chinese listeners since then.
Former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and his wife Ms.Qin Xiaomei will be invited, as special general advisor and leader of the Chinese Delegation - which will be over 300 hundred people from mainland PRC, - to attend this event in NYC; many Chinese political and business leaders and celebrities, as well those of the same level of people in the States, particularly in NYC area, such as Dr. Kissinger, former US President George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke; Mayor of New York City Bloomberg, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the wealthiest Chinese American Mr. Charles Wang, and many well known VIP in and out nyc area, will also be invited to attend this event. This event will be an important social gathering and a pleasant celebration for friendship and harmony.
October 3, 2009, Saturday(!) is Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and also during the 60th anniversary vacation for founding the People’s Republic of China, is very advantageous for holding this concert in NYC. Looking at the full moon in the sky in separate places thousand miles away, listening to the sweet songs from the home place of the festival, can make people connected closely. The excellent performance given by American and Chinese performing artists in NYC in October 3 will strengthen Sino-US friendship further.
B. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishment of the diplomatic relationship between China and America and enhance Sino-US friendship.
C. Institutions involved in this event:
The host: China Arts& Entertainment Group, Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group and US-China Foundation
Specially invited co-organizers: National Committee for US-China Relation, China Institutes, etc.
Supporters: Chinese Embassy to US, Chinese Consulate to New York , Chinese Delegation Stationed in UN
Sponsors: US-China Foundation New York/New Jersey Branch.
Medias: China Daily; Beijing Yuongs Weekly；CCTV International； Dragon TV, Phoenix TV North America, SinoVision Inc., NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS.
D. Guests of honor attending the concerts including:
General Advisor of USCF:
Li Zhaoxing, former Chinese Ambassador to UN, former Chinese Ambassador to US, used to live in NYC for many years.
Senior Advisors of USCF: Qin Huasun, former Chinese Standing representative to UN , Chinese Ambassador to UN; Jin Yongjian, Under Secretary General of UN; Qiu Shenyun, former Consul General of China to NYC; Zhang Hongxi, former Consul General of China to New York Conductor and musical supervisor of this concert, Chen Zhuhuang, an orchestra headed by Chen gave a historic performance in US and achieved a great success and won high praise from audience and critics in US.
Planning and Promotion Supervisor, Diana Coror, well-known singing artist, artistic supervisor of USCF New York
Lang Lang, well-known pianist, was invited by President Bush to perform at White House, who is the first Chinese musician won the credit.
Zhang Jianyi, world-famous tenor, lives in NYC, gave many performances at main opera theaters and music halls in NYC.
Liang Ning, well-known mezzo-soprano, gave many performances at main opera theaters and music halls in America .
Fu Haijing, world-famous baritone, lives in NYC, gave many performances at main opera theaters and music halls in America .
Tian Haojiang, well-known baritone, singer engaged at Metropolitan Opera in NYC.
Julia Zhu, well-known soprano, acts as Artistic Supervisor of US-China Foundation, was invited by former US President George Bush Senior to give her solo performance in US.
Huang Ying, well-known soprano, lives in NYC now, singer of Metropolitan Opera in NYC.
Ma Xiaohui, well-known Erhu-player, gave performances in US working with American musicians.
Justin Vickers, well known American tenor, performed at New York 's Carnegie Hall
Chai Liang, violinist, graduated from Julia Music School , lived and performed in NYC for many years.
Zhang Hongyan, well-known Pipa-player, used to give performance tour abroad accompanying with the delegation headed Chinese President Hu Jintao, lives in NYC now.
Anna Viker, well-known soprano in NYC.
Specially invited orchestra; New York Orchestra
Specially invited choir: New York Riverside Choir .