From: Yantian Government Online | Updated: 2018-12-29
The 2019 Yantian District New Year Concert was held at the Yantian Auditorium on the evening of Dec. 28, which was attended by Yantian District Party chief Chen Qing and other leaders of the district.
Chen Qing deliver a speech before the concert.
Before the concert was started, Chen expressed New Year greetings and blessings on behalf of the district government to those who live and work in Yantian and those who have made contributions to the development of Yantian.
Chen Qing pointed out that thanks to the joint efforts made by the whole district in 2018,Yantian has achieved great accomplishments in various undertakings. Traditional industries such as port logistics, coastal tourism, and gold jewellery have accelerated transformation and upgrading. The emerging industries such as life health and artificial intelligence have maintained good momentum. Key areas and major projects such as Yantian River Port Industrial Belt and Xiaomeisha Rail Transit Line 8 have developed steadily; The people's livelihood projects such as Shatoujiao Middle School and the new outpatient medical technology complex were completed and put into service. The supply capacity and level of public services such as education, medical care, and culture have been continuously improved. The key people's livelihood projects and the micro people's livelihood projects have been successfully completed. As a result, residents in the area have a strong sense of fulfillment, happiness and security; the ecological environment continues to maintain the best in the city, and Yantian has won the title of the first district-level SUC sustainable development international demonstration zone.
Yantian has secured the first place in the city's ecological civilization construction assessment, pollution control and cleaning assessment as well as ecological environment comprehensive assessment for six consecutive years, first place in pollution and emission reduction assessment for four consecutive years and in energy conservation and emission reduction target responsibility assessment for three consecutive years.
“In the coming 2019, Yantian District is in a critical period of achieving leap in quality development. We’ll face both opportunities and challenges as well as hopes and difficulties,” Chen said.
Performed by the Yantian Symphony Orchestra and the "Sound of the Sea" choir, theNew Year concert brought together a group of young talents in the music industry, including orchestral, symphonic chorus, male’s solo, female’s solo and other performances.Sometimes mellow and sometimes powerful, the notes touched the strings of the audience in different ways.
The orchestral "Festival Overture" and the female’s solo "Ballet in Spring"made audience feel that the spring is about to come. The orchestral "Spanish Rhapsody" and "No Sleep Tonight" introduced the audience into the exotic atmosphere and the symphony "My Country"and "My hometown is beautiful Yantian"brought the concert to climax.
Founded in the end of 2015, Yantian Symphony Orchestra mainly consists of the district’s art talents and is professional art team with part-time performers.
It has more than 90 performers who graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music and the leading music conservatories in Europe and America. Since its establishment, the orchestra has been dedicated to charity performances and cultural events, and successfully held a concert to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Yantian District, a special concert of Russian works to pay tribute to the masters, and a concert tour to communities. The orchestra has won the outstanding gold medal in the 3rd and 4thHong Kong International Music Festival and the Belt and Road International Talent Competition.
"Sound of the Sea" choir was established in August 2013. It has more than 60 members. It is a “cultural card”created by the Publicity Department of the Yantian District Party Committee of the CPC and the Yantian District Federation of Literature and Art. It brings together the best chorus lovers in the region. After years of unremitting efforts and strong commitment, the choir has won numerous awards and outstanding achievements.