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February 12, 2013

Artist Series Presents China National Symphony Orchestra February 21

Chinese Natiooal Symphony Orchestra

The Wheaton College Artist Series presents the China National Symphony Orchestra in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21.

The China National Symphony Orchestra is one of the most outstanding professional symphony orchestras in China. The orchestra, founded almost 60 years ago, has been described as “solid, energetic and meticulously drilled” by The Washington Post.

The Thursday evening performance will feature Asian and European traditional compositions including Xia Guan’s Earth Requiem, Movement I and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2.

“In keeping with our long tradition of presenting some of the world’s great orchestras, it is significant to present the China National Symphony Orchestra on the 2012-13 series--our first from a major Chinese city,” says Artist Series general manager Tony Payne. 

A pre-concert event will be held in Edman Chapel at 6:30 PM on February 21 and is open to all.  A representative of the Chinese Ministry of Culture will speak about the orchestra, the program and the arts in China.

The concert will take place in Edman Memorial Chapel, located on the northeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets in Wheaton. Ticket prices range from $37–$50 for general audience with discounts for students and seniors over 60. For more information, or to order tickets, call the Ticket and Information Office at 630.752.5010. Online orders may be placed through Tuesday, February 19 at

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