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Crown Prince Naruhito Surprises Audience with Viola Perfomance in Mongolia PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 July 2007

Viola 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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