19th Meet in Beijing Arts Festival to open
Beijing Symphony Orchestra performing at the opening concert of the 18th Meet in Beijing Arts Festival, April 27, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
The 19th Meet in Beijing Arts Festival will be held from April 25 to May 25, with nearly 600 artists from 25 countries and regions to stage around 50 performances and exhibitions.
Themed around promoting people-to-people exchanges among countries along the Belt and Road, this year's festival will open with a concert performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra together with artists from Japan, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Thailand and Pakistan.
Audiences can also see a ballet performed by the National Ballet of China and performers from Japan, Republic of Korea and the Philippines.
Fans of Japanese singer Lisa Ono will have the chance to get lost in the sounds of their idol's jazz music.
Other activities will include a Swiss food festival, a pop music concert, Peking Opera and a Spanish sand painting show.
The festival is held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the National Radio and Television Administration and the government of Beijing.
Meet in Beijing Arts Festivals have brought millions of people together to appreciate performances by more than 30,000 artists from over 100 countries and regions over the past 19 years.