The country is as beautiful as spring rivers flow；Golden pigs bring their blessings and ring out the old year.
On February 2nd, 2019, the Chinese New Year Gala, sponsored by Confucius Institute, begins in Playhouse, the largest theatre in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. More than 700 seats are totally occupied. Ms. Julie Payette, governor of Canada, Mr. Mike O'Brien, mayor of Fredericton, Mr. Chris Treadwell, Assistant of the vice Minister of Education of New Brunswick, Ms. Dawn Weatherbie, vice president of Atlantic Education International and executive director of CINB, Ms. Teng Jing, foreign director of CINB and chief teaching supervisor, arrive at the scene to celebrate the festival with teachers and students.
The theme of the evening party is "A Wide River". Under the guidance of Chen Junfeng, a Chinese teacher, three girls from the Chinese class of Leo Hayes High School and students from the dance club of the trilingual school complete the circular fan dance and recite the ancient Chinese poem "Jianjia".
Sara Benson, a music teacher in the trilingual school, and Chen Zhisheng, a volunteer Chinese teacher, played the Chinese classic music "Fishing Junks at Sunset" with flute and Erhu respectively. The sounds of Erhu and flute are melodious, the melody resounds through the performance hall, the artistic conception is picturesque, the audience seems to be indulged in it. The combination of Chinese and the Western factors produces a brilliant melody spark. At the end of the music, the applause keeps going, the audience seems lost in the scene.
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