“Sound of Peace” Concert at Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Music Square
2015/09/29
  • As the highlight of the section “Peace” of 2015 Nanjing Youth Festival and the only charitable event in the form of music performance, “Sound of Peace” Concert was held at Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Music Square on September 28. With the background of Commemorating 70th anniversary of the victories of War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japan and the world Anti-Fascism war, the concert used the language of music to reflect on the war and express hope for the world peace.
  • The concert was composed of three movements, in the theme of magnificent structure, detailed description and sincere prayer, delivered the desire of Chinese people for world peace.
  • The First Movement: Chamber Concert “Suite of Nanjing”. It was the theme song of Australian Anti-War documentary “Iron Bob”, jointly composed by Australian musicians and Nanjing Folk Orchestra. The setting of story was that in 1938 Australian dockman, with his family, with the risk of imprisonment, rejected to load the ships to Japan with pig iron. His brave behavior won support from all over the Australia.
  • The Second Movement: National Music Orchestra “Nirvana of Phoenix”. It was created by the famous Australian composer Judy. She said ‘The reason why I named it after Phoenix Rising is about the successful postwar reconstruction of Nanjing City. Phoenix is a important cultural symbol both in oriental and western mythology, which achieved a link between two different cultures.” The music embodied the prosperity after the reconstruction and the everlasting theme of world peace.
  • The Second Movement: National Music Orchestra “Nirvana of Phoenix”. It was created by the famous Australian composer Judy. She said ‘The reason why I named it after Phoenix Rising is about the successful postwar reconstruction of Nanjing City. Phoenix is a important cultural symbol both in oriental and western mythology, which achieved a link between two different cultures.” The music embodied the prosperity after the reconstruction and the everlasting theme of world peace.
  • The Second Movement: National Music Orchestra “Nirvana of Phoenix”. It was created by the famous Australian composer Judy. She said ‘The reason why I named it after Phoenix Rising is about the successful postwar reconstruction of Nanjing City. Phoenix is a important cultural symbol both in oriental and western mythology, which achieved a link between two different cultures.” The music embodied the prosperity after the reconstruction and the everlasting theme of world peace.
  • The Third Movement: National Symphony of Music and Poetry “Ode to Peace”. It was jointly composed by the fifth movement of “Ode to Peace” of Zhao Jiping and the poetry of same name of Li Chaorun. Over 120 music workers from Australia, Japan and Nanjing were involved in the concert.
  • The Third Movement: National Symphony of Music and Poetry “Ode to Peace”. It was jointly composed by the fifth movement of “Ode to Peace” of Zhao Jiping and the poetry of same name of Li Chaorun. Over 120 music workers from Australia, Japan and Nanjing were involved in the concert.
  • On the concert, people first watched the documentary “Iron Bob” and mourned for those killed in the past. Then the music with national features started, of which its melody fulfilled with love for life of Nanjing people and ever-changing urban landscape. When the bell of “Ode to Peace” rang out, the concert reached its climax.
  • Leaders of the city of Nanjing, related officials of Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, Sports Bureau, Nanjing University, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing Sports Institute, Nanjing Art Institute, Xinhua Daily Media Group, and Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation were all present. 1000 college students in Nanjing, overseas students and foreign entrepreneurs in Nanjing also attended and watched the concert.