Concert commemorates 85 years of ‘The Yellow River Cantata’

This year marks the 85th anniversary of the premiere of “The Yellow River Cantata,” coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. To commemorate this special occasion, a grand symphonic choral concert titled “Ode to the Motherland: Spirit of the Yellow River” has taken center stage at Tsinghua University. 


Composed by Xian Xinghai in 1939 during the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, “The Yellow River Cantata” remains a timeless ode to patriotic heroism and resilience in the face of hardship. With its enduring artistic charm, this musical masterpiece has spread far and wide across the continents.