This year was the 12th time in a row we brought a Grand Chinese New Year Concert to Stuhr! Because of lots of traffic between Hamburg and Bremen, we arrived at the Gut Varrel very late. When we arrived in Stuhr, there were already many people at the Gut Varrel waiting for us. Each year when we enter Stuhr, it feels like coming home and our family (friends, partners and audience) are welcoming us.
Stuhr is a place where the Orchestra feels a very warm and special reception each year. The organizer always provides lots of delicious snacks before the concerts in order for the orchestra to have a good rest. Before the concert our friend Peter Thoele delivered a welcoming speech to the orchestra and a special “thank you” speech for Mr. Wöltje, our partner for the last 10 years who will now enjoy his well deserved retirement.
Like in Stuhr, we hope the Grand Chinese New Year Concert becomes a real tradition in whole Europe and our visiting orchestra can celebrate the Chinese New Year with the European people together, in order to deliver the best wishes from China.