EU-China Tourism Year Closing Ceremony
Presented by the European Union
Culture has always been an ambassador for the European Union, building bridges between people and fostering mutual understanding.
To close the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, the EU is proud to present European sound and images in Xi’an.
A light show created specifically to be shown in Xi’an will provide audiences with an original visual travel experience across the EU Member States.
The programme also features the inspiring European Union Youth Orchestra performing a selection of musical highlights by European composers.
Official Closing of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year is co-organised and hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China
November 17, 2018
THE EUROPEAN UNION LIGHT SHOW
EU tourist assets will come to life through light and sound in front of the audience’s eyes.
Images will transform and open up in an exciting light show featuring an explosion of shapes and colours illustrating highlights of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, tourist destinations from all over the EU, and celebrating the historical links between Europe and China.
The light show will be projected in the ceremonial square at the South Gate, part of the historical Xi’an city walls.
2018 EU-China Tourism Year
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THE EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH ORCHESTRA
The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), formed from the finest young musicians from across all EU Member States, is one of the world’s pre-eminent symphony orchestras.
Described by President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker as “the best possible ambassador for the European Union”, the EUYO has created an exceptional bridge for thousands of aspiring young musicians and the professional music world since its foundation in 1976.
EUYO Brass and Percussion Ensemble
Fanfare for the Common Man
Prologue to Orfeo, Toccata
La Mourisque, dance, from “The Danserye”
Music for Pieces of Wood
Giuseppe Verdi arr. Geoff Batchelor
Overture to Nabucco
Beethoven arr. Peter Gane
Ode to Joy (European anthem)