China National Symphony Orchestra
The China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) was renamed and founded on the basis of the Central Philharmonic established in 1956. The orchestra is chartered and administered by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China with affiliations: the orchestra and the chorus. The Beijing Concert Hall is administrated by CNSO.
CNSO adheres to the people-centred work perspective and the principle of arts serving people. CNSO is active into communities and villages year after year and is nourished by the bustling life of ordinary people, creating numerous works in praise of China, Chinese people and heroes especially. CNSO also pay attention to the promotion of western classical repertoire.
As a national symphony orchestra, CNSO undertakes the major performances on significant nationaland diplomatic occasions such as "Beautiful China and Glorious Dream" Gala Concert in celebrating 65th anniversary of the establishing of the People's Republic of China, performance in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Victory of War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japan and the World Anti-Fascism War, "Eternal Faith" Performance in Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of the Establishment of Chinese Communist Party, G20 2016 China "Enduring Memories of Hangzhou" Symphonic Concert, performance for “BRICS 2017 China", "Boao Forum for Asia", "APEC Summit", "Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit" in Qingdao, “Our 40 Years” performance in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Reform and Opening-up, 2019 Art Performance named "Stride Forward, the Nation" in celebration of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China, etc. The outstanding techniques and performances of our musicians were acclaimed by the public and have won the honour for the country, demonstrating the image of great power and telling the Chinese story. Meanwhile, as a cultural ambassador, the orchestra has toured in major countries and regions in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. The orchestra carries friendship to the world and communicates with each other, making positive contributions to the cultural exchange between China and foreign countries.
The conductors of prestigious reputation of CNSO like LI Delun, HAN Zhongjie, YAN Liangkun had made remarkable contribution to the orchestra's development. In the new millennium, renowned conductors such as CHEN Zuohuang, TANG Muhai devote themselves to the improvement of artistry of the orchestra. China National Symphony Orchestra, which has numerous outstanding musicians, juxtaposes the performance of a vast selection of western classical masterpieces and the promotion of Chinese music. The well-known and beloved piano concerto Yellow River Concerto was jointly composed and premiered by China National Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, the orchestra has presented the "Charm of the Chinese Music" concert series, "Classics Appreciation" concert series, which are widely acclaimed by audiences domestically and internationally. The CNSO has collaborated with many world-leading artists including Herbert von Karajan, Eugene Ormandy, Seiji Ozawa, Gennadi Rozhestvendsky, Michel Plasson, well-known guest instrumentalists David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Siqing Lu, Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, YUNDI, et al.
The CNSO's Artistic Consultant is WU Zuqiang Wu. Chief Conductor is LI Xincao Li. Honourary Artistic Director is TAN Dun. Laureate Conductor is TANG Muhai. Guest Conductor is CHEN Xieyang and Principal Guest Conductor is SHAO En. Secretary of CPC Committee MA Junying. Deputy Director LI Xincao. Deputy Director is GONG Baojiang. Deputy Director is LI Zhenqing.
Facing the New Era, China National Symphony Orchestra will stay true to our original aspiration, hold on to our founding mission, keep space with times, follows people-centred philosophy, serve the people with fine work, and guide the public with high moral standards, carry forward the socialist core values, uphold fairness with spirit of innovation, create more works caring about people's lives, voices and emotion. We will devote ourselves to secure in finishing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects and delivering on the two centenary goals.