Concert held in Sydney to celebrate Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

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SYDNEY, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- A concert featuring traditional Chinese folk music has been held at Sydney Town Hall to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.

The concert, entitled "Mid-Autumn Festival: A Moonmoment to Remember", was jointly hosted by the China Cultural Center in Sydney and Gansu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism on Friday night.

Attracting an audience of hundreds of people, the concert showcased the classical charm of the Silk Road and the contemporary fashion trends of China.

During the over one-hour performance, more than 30 musicians from northwest China's Gansu province played over 10 pieces of traditional Chinese folk music, including Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon, Camel Bells On The Silk Road and Jasmine Flowers.

Traditional Chinese musical instruments, such as erhu, bamboo flute and suona, were played in the concert. A piece of traditional Australian folk music called Click Go The Shears was also played with traditional Chinese instruments. The performance won long applauses from the audience.

"The concert was splendid and the music is beautiful and absolutely calming," Australian spectator George Malouf told Xinhua after the concert. "I really enjoyed it tonight," he added.

"I am new to the culture of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival but I am trying to learn," said Malouf. "I think it is a festival celebrating wellness, kindness, health and unity. It is fantastic and I want to celebrate it every year." Enditem

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