At 1: 30 a.m., September 17 (Eastern time zone of Canada), after 30 hours’ journey, Shandong University Art Troupe finally arrived in Moncton, the largest city of New Brunswick. After a short rest, the members of the art troupe presented a wonderful sound and vision of oriental charm to 600 audiences of Moncton, energetically, professionally and artistically. The city councilwoman Ms. Ginette, "Piano Prince of Canada" Roger Rod and people in all walks of life attended the concert, and gave high praises to the diverse and skilled performances brought by the art troupe.
After the first successful performance, the art troupe hurried off to Fredericton, capital city of New Brunswick, and presented their second performance in Park Street Elementary School, one of the best ones in Fredericton. Deputy Mayor of Fredericton, Anglophone School District West Superintendent, Anglophone School District West Educational Supervisors, representatives from AEI (Atlantic Education International), and directors of CINB (Confucius Institute of New Brunswick) attended this event and addressed remarks.
After the successful completion of the task, all members of the art troupe were invited to the music department of Moncton University, going into their classroom, observing their vocal music teaching, and interacting with pianist Roger Rod. The latter played "The party" and "Pinghu Qiuyue" for the art troupe who were deeply impressed. Mr. Rogers further expressed his hope for an opportunity to cooperate with Shandong University Art Troupe.
We sincerely thank Hanban and Shandong University Art Troupe for bringing traditional Chinese culture to the small town of eastern Canada, and heartily wish the art troupe a successful visit to Canada.
(Xiaoyu Zhang )