Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma China Tour 2008 - Benefit Performance of Love in Chengdu

A massive earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale hit Wenchuan County in Sichuan province on May 12, 2008, killing nearly 80,000 people, injuring 380,000, and leaving 20,000 people missing. Dujiangyan City was one of the worst-hit areas, with nearly 8,000 people missing, including 900 students.   More than 70,000 students were forced to leave school.


After the devastating earthquake, the people of China and international friends have extended their assistance to the disaster area to help  with the rebuilding of homes.  Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma's tour, with visits in Beijing and Shanghai, increased awareness worldwide. The charity performances not only promoted Chinese-Italian friendship and cultural exchange between the two countries, but also brought help for the disaster victims.  Music has the power to brings friends together.
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All donations from the Sichuan Chengdu Love Charity performances by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, arranged by CIML (Beijing) Media Culture Co. Ltd., went towards the reconstruction work in Sichuan Province.

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In October, Master Francesco La Vecchia and his Orchestra brought a performance in the National Centre for the Performing Arts,  China. 

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