Cottbus: last station of the Grand Chinese New Year Concert Tour 2015… After more than eight hours drive from Köln, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra has finally arrived in Cottbus, East Germany.Yesterday February 8, 2015 – a wonderful sunny Sunday – Cottbus celebrated Carnival. Local people invaded the city’s main street as the floats started their parade. Our musicians decided to face the cold wind and joined the celebration, before getting ready to reach the theater for rehearsing.
Last year, the Grand Chinese New Year Concert was held here – at Staatstheater Cottbus – for the first time, receiving the warmest welcome from the audience. Yesterday, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra enjoyed the same success. After a five-minutes-long round of applause and a standing-ovation, conductor and soloists moved to the foyer for singing program brochures and cds. Dozens of spectators came to them, spending wonderful words on Chinese music and SCHO, and taking picture with them. Could it be that The Grand Chinese New Year Concert will become in Cottbus a fixed appointment that just cannot be renounced? We really hope so!!