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Buddhist symphony debuts in Singapore

CCTV.com, May 9, 2007

Singapore -- A Buddhist Symphony Orchestra from China has held its first overseas concert in Singapore.

The concert of "Chinese Harmonious Music" uses western and traditional instruments to interpret Buddhist music. The 190 members, musicians and choir members, are mainly from the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra.

The conductor defined the concert as a symbol of harmony that combines traditional Chinese Buddhism and western styles.

A member of the audience said the concert is a good form to explain Buddhism and called it truly moving.

The Buddhist Symphony Orchestra debuted in Shanghai last month.

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