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Ambassador Lu Shaye and His Wife Hold Reception for Chinese and Canadian Musicians
(2017/08/15)

On August 4th, Ambassador Lu Shaye and his wife held a reception for Zhejiang Youth Symphony Orchestra and Canadian musicians. More than 130 people including Minister-Counselor Han Tao, Minister-Counselor Zhao Haisheng, all visiting members of the Zhejiang Youth Orchestra, John Gomez, violin master and Music Director of the Canadian National Arts Center, other musicians and students of the Embassy's Sunshine School attended the reception.

In his speech, Ambassador Lu welcomed the Zhejiang Youth Symphony Orchestra to visit Canada on the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada and commended them for injecting youthful vitality into people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and Canada. Speaking positively of China-Canada relations and people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two countries, Ambassador Lu stated that people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and Canada are an important part of bilateral friendship and that leaders of the two countries attach great importance to and personally promote the exchanges, which enjoy a sound development momentum and have enhanced the mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples. Ambassador Lu wished the members of Zhejiang Youth Symphony Orchestra to work hard on both their study and art, continue to make progress and make their own contribution to friendly exchanges between China and Canada.

Members of the Zhejiang Youth Symphony Orchestra and students of the Embassy's Sunshine School staged fellowship performances together. The wonderful symphony, Guzheng, Pipa solos, magic show and other performances won much applause from Chinese and foreign guests.

Zhejiang Youth Symphony Orchestra visited Toronto and Ottawa from July 26th to August 6th at the invitation of Canada-China Culture Development Association, during which they and local young performers jointly held a music exchange and performance on the theme of "Art closes distance, music passes friendship".