Crown Prince Naruhito Surprises Audience with Viola Perfomance in Mongolia
Monday, 16 July 2007
Mongolia Web News, Ulaanbaatar. Japanese Crown Prince
Naruhito gave a surprise performance during a cultural concert in
Ulaanbaatar on Monday. During a concert which celebrated a wide variety
of Mongolian music, Crown Prince Naruhito disappeared during the break
from his seat in the audience, to reemerge fifteen minutes later...on
stage. With the national symphonic orchestra and the national horse
fiddle orchestra he performed the Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns in an
arrangement for viola and orchestra. The prince received a long ovation
of the audience after the last note.
The concert was hosted by
the renowned composer N. Jantsannorov of whom several pieces were
played. Other performances included the traditional Mongolian throat
singing or khuumii.
The concert is part of the Crown Prince Naruhito's
official visit to Mongolia as part of the celebration of 35 years of
diplomatic ties between the two countries. The 8 day visit is nearing
its end as the crown prince will leave for Japan on Tuesday morning.
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