Chinese Orchestra to Perform for Pope Benedict, Suggesting Warming Ties with Vatican
The performance at the Vatican on Wednesday, featuring Mozart’s “Requiem,” was initiated by the Chinese and arranged rather quickly, conductor Yu Long told the state-run China Daily for its Monday edition.
“I certainly feel very excited. It is a historic visit. Although we played in Rome in 2004, this will be the orchestra’s first appearance at the Vatican,” Yu was quoted as saying.
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