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The China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) was 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 the People’s Republic of China with three affiliations: the orchestra, the chorus and the Beijing Concert Hall.

The orchestra combines virtuosity and musicality, performing a vast selection of repertoire, and champions works by contemporary Chinese composers. As a national entity, the orchestra undertakes major performances on significant national and diplomatic occasions such as the Beautiful China and Glorious Dream Concert in celebrating the 65th anniversary of establishing the People’s Republic of China and the Boao Forum for Asia among many others.

Throughout its history, the CNSO has established long-lasting relationships with many prestigious artists, performing almost 100 concerts per season. The orchestra has toured in major countries and regions in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, presenting unforgettable performances to audiences worldwide.

China National Symphony Orchestra
Photo: Cao Xuefeng

Role: Orchestra 
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