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Taiping silk ball, once popular in ancient Taiping county in southern Shanxi pro

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ed spectators on Monday night with a stunning concert marking the debut of a Ch

inese orchestra in the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), the world’s leading performing art event.

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ilerstein collaborated with the group by preforming Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor.

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“The performance is intriguing and fantastic,” said British audience Rosalind Stoddart fro

m Northamptonshire, adding that she was very impressed by the opening piece “Wuxing.”

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ate Chinese music works to showcase the profound Chinese culture to a global audience.

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