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Gaoqiao Party Regains Its Glory

On April 16th, as part of the Ningbo Cultural Industry Expo, the first Gaoqiao Party was staged in Gaoqiao Town, which has a history of 800 years. 

Gaoqiao Party consisted of three sections, “Ode on Ancient Sages”, “Local Customs” and “Chinese Dream”.1200 participants from the town formed 33 teams, showing distinctions and attractions of Gaoqiao customs by many folk performances. 

It is reported that Gaoqiao Party originated in the Southern Song Dynasty in commemoration of the anti-Jin victory and was held in the third lunar month every year. Since the last one in 1947, Gaoqiao Party has not been held for 70 years

China naval formation starts visit to over 20 countries

The farewell ceremony of the naval voyage formation was held in Shanghai on April 23, the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the Chinese Navy. The formation, composed of the Changchun Missile Destroyer, the Jingzhou Missile Frigate and the Chaohu Comprehensive Supply Ship, will visit over 20 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania in the following 180 days

Ningbo International Glass Art Conference

Ningbo International Glass Art Conference was held on April 18 in Cixi Binhai Economic Zone with 60 glamorous art glass by 16 artists both at home and abroad.

The art glass conference, being an important composite of 2017 China (Ningbo) Cultural Industry Expo, invited renowned glass artists from 17 countries including Czech, Ukraine and Hungary.

Middle East Art Museum has been put into operation with a collection of many oil paintings by Middle and Eastern European artists. In November, Cixi Glass Art Museum will also be constructed to store the artwork on display in the glass conference

Yoga for charity

On the morning of April 22, the Peacebird Group organized a "100-people yoga activity" at Yinzhou Park. At the park, the attendees punched in by scanning the QR code for registration, and the company would then send a package of stationary to the children in the mountainous area of Gansu Province.

Master Class for Chinese Young Conductors Arrived in Ningbo

The second session of Master Class for Chinese Young Conductors, sponsored by National Endowment of the Arts, was held in Ningbo Grand Theater. It will last for five days, during which the world-renowned masters will nourish a number of symphony orchestras including Ningbo Symphony Orchestra along with young conductors in various conducting departments across the China.

  Thanks to the proposal of professor Yu Feng, the president of Central Conservatory Music and president of Chinese conducting association, the training program for the Chinese young conductors, sponsored by National Endowment of the Arts, started in 2015. Within six months, there will be four courses for the project, each of which generally takes seven days. Some prominent figures including Alexander Vitlin, an art director in German Hans Esler Conservatory of Music are invited to the first course. Ningbo is honored to hold the second course.

  It is reported that Ningbo Symphony Orchestra is going to set up the public open day to have two concerts as a result of the talent training

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