The China National Orchestra and the North Carolina International Orchestra will perform at the Dale F. Halton Theater on the campus of Central Piedmont Community College. The CNO is an arts institute of the Ministry of Culture in China. Fifteen members of the orchestra will perform in four concerts in the United States. The CNO is led by artistic director Xi Qiang, an expert in Chinese folk music. He also is a Chinese traditional stringed instrument performer. The NCIO is a symphony orchestra of professional musicians established for joint performances with the CNO. About 75 musicians from across the Southeast participate. The NCIO concertmaster is Xi Yang. The logistics of this project were coordinated by Lian Xie of the N.C. China Council in Raleigh. Xie said, The mission is to promote a cultural exchange between North Carolina and Charlotte. Next spring, our goal is to perform in China. He plans to promote cultural exchanges between North Carolina and China. Xies organization has sponsored a variety of cultural arts events since 2006. We bring the best of the best from China, Xie said.
I thought it was cute. Great on a T-shirt. Hetfield: It is cute. Little Man doll. Little Trip doll. He’s his conscience. He’s his guardian angel, whatever it is. What I really liked is inside, as his heart, there is actually a wishbone. Hammett: I didn’t see that. You shot the concert footage in Vancouver and Edmonton. They were real audiences, but they seemed to be on their best behavior.