"Ode to New Humanism" - Symphony for Choir and Orchestra by Wang Ning

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Inspired by the vision of the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova for a new humanism in the XXIth century, this concert is given on the occasion of the International Day of Peace and will present at UNESCO Headquarters the world premiere of the symphony " Ode to New Humanism " by Wang Ning.

Under the baton of Maestro Zhang Guoyong (who will come especially from Shanghai), the 80 musicians of the Symphonic Orchestra of Shenzhen and its 134 chorus-singers will interpret this poetic work (texts by Wang Jingsheng) in five segments which evokes the fundamental elements of the Confucian culture based on the notion of unity between nature and spirit: earth (benevolence), fire (justice), wood (politeness), water (intelligence) and gold (honesty).

The concert is organized by the Melody for Dialogue among Civilizations Association, under the patronage of the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO.

Free online registration within the limit of seats available :

LIVE TRANSMISION ON RADIO CLASSIQUE, www.radioclassique.fr - FM 101.1.


Type of Event Concert
Start 21.09.2013 19:00 local time
End 21.09.2013 21:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point D'Orville, Hans
Organizer BSP and Permanent Delegation of China to UNESCO
Contact q.ni@unesco.org / +33 (0) 145681885
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
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