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Ningbo's water transport construction investment exceeds 2 billion yuan in the first half of the year

In the face of the complicated and changing international shipping environment, Ningbo used multiple approaches to overcome difficulties, and the shipping economy has continued to develop steadily. On July 20th, statistics from the Ningbo Port and Shipping Administration showed that in the first half of 2019, the city's investment in water transport construction was 2.017 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 107.7%; the waterway cargo volume reached 148.64 million tons, an increase of 19.29%.

Since 2019, due to factors such as Sino-US trade friction, the shipping economy index has been running weakly. From January to May, the average shipping economy index of Ningbo was 102.71 points, down 2.9% year-on-year; the average confidence index of shipping companies was 96.11 points, up 0.8% year-on-year. At the same time, the 44 shipping companies monitored by the shipping economy platform produced main business income of 3.09 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 0.6%.

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Ningbo Symphony Orchestra attends Italian Summer Music Festival

On the morning of July 19th, Beijing time, Ningbo Symphony Orchestra held the "Night of Ningbo in Milan" concert at the Frank Ballen Theatre in Milan, Italy. This is the third performance of Ningbo Symphony Orchestra in Italian Summer Music Festival.

The concert started with "Jasmine", which ended with thunderous applause from the audience. It was followed by the violin concerto "Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai". The classic and beautiful melodies won warm applause. In the second half, the orchestra played the "Beethoven's seventh symphony in A major".

After the performance, the audience stood up and applauded. In the endless applause, the band performed another symphony work "Madeng Tune" made by the composer Tang Jianping. It is a different interpretation of percussion music, combined with Ningbo local style, bringing a new music experience to the Italian audience.

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Yinzhou Yue Opera Troupe performs in Beijing

On July 17 and 18, the two plays by Yinzhou Yue Opera Troupe were staged at the Chang’an Grand Theatre in Beijing. As one of the activities of the 4th Beijing Week Exhibition of Zhejiang Opera, the troupe performed the two plays of “Dream of theRedMansions” and “Amber Story”. Since their performance in Beijing 18 years ago, this performance is of special significance to the 50-year-old Yinzhou Yue Opera Troupe, as these two plays can best reflect the troupe’s 50 years of heritage and innovation.

The “Dream of the Red Mansions” is a new version of the play made in 2017, with the young performers and innovative clothing and settings. Chen Er, playing the part of Jia Baoyu, and Chen Mengwei, playing the part of Lin Daiyu, are both graduates from the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts. The “Amber Story” is an independently developed play, starting Zheng Yan and Liu Jie, both of whom are the Second Class National Actresses.

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Ningbo-Taiwan Rural Arts Exchange Base unveiled

Recently, the Ningbo-Taiwan Rural Arts Exchange Base was established at the Qiantong Ancient Town of Ninghai County, and ten artists from Taiwanare hired as “village artists”.

Taiwanhas accumulated much experience in revitalizing the rural areas with art. The rural arts exchange base aims to strengthen the communication and cooperation betweenNingboandTaiwanin the field of revitalizing the rural areas with art. By building the rural art exchange platforms, the base will inviteTaiwanartists to share their ideas in revitalizing the rural area, thus optimizing the development environment in such industries as tourism, rural home-stay and cultural creation, and further promote the prosperous industries, inhabitable ecology and affluent life in the rural area

Calligraphy and seal carving exhibition of Chen Zhenlian to be held in Beijing

In 2018, the “Ningbo Calligraphy and Seal Carving Exhibition” in memory of the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up policy, with the theme of “inheritance and development: master series” and the focus on the overall outlook of the young and middle-aged calligraphy and seal-carving masters, attracted great attention. Yesterday, a preparation meeting was held for the calligraphy and seal carving exhibition in Beijingby the Art Master Studio of Chen Zhenlian. This exhibition will be a new chapter of the “master series”, being another calligraphic show of the masters of Ningbo.

The “master series” is organized by the Art Master Studio of Chen Zhenlian. With its main creation content of the poems, quotations and inscriptions of Zhao Shuru, Ma Heng, Pan Tianshou and Sha Menghai, the four great calligraphy ofNingboorigin, the program aims to exhibit the calligraphy and seal carving works and spread the artistic thoughts and personal charms of the masters. The young artists are encouraged to follow the masters to experience the ideological and moral cultivation and shoulder the responsibilities of a new generation of the calligraphy and seal carving artists

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