Xuhui offers musical lectures on Party history

The lectures, to run through the year, aim to explain the character, purpose and history of the Party through the performances of classic and newly composed music.
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Audience is invited to sing a classic song at the lecture yesterday in Xuhui District, accompanied by the orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Xuhui District launched a series of public lectures with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music yesterday to introduce the history of the Communist Party of China.

Over 700 attended the first lecture, presented with classic patriotic songs, at the He Luting Concert Hall yesterday.

Five lecturers, including Zhang Liming, curator of the Memorial Hall of the Site of the First National Congress of the Party, and professors with the conservatory, talked about the Party's history along with over 70 performers on stage.

The lectures, which are set to run throughout the year, aim to explain the character, purpose and history of the Party through the performances of classic and newly composed music, according to the district government.

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Singers and a pianist perform classic and modern songs along with a lecture about the Party's history in Shanghai on March 28, 2018. 

During the lecture yesterday, for instance, a brass quintet performed the patriotic song "Guerrillas' Song" after an introduction on the song's composer, He Luting, who the hall is named after. 

The conservatory's orchestra then performed a modern symphony about the nation's Belt and Road Initiative. Audience members were also invited to sing a classic song at the end of the lecture, accompanied by the orchestra.

People can apply to attend future lectures through the WeChat account (shxhzzb) of the district government. The district will offer more such lectures mixed with music, traditional opera and movies, it said.

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A singer, violoncellist and pianist perform classic and modern songs along with a lecture about the Party's history in Shanghai on March 28, 2018.


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