Members of Aurora Strings, an intermediate string ensemble of the Juneau String Ensembles conducted by Guohua Xia, take a photo in April in front of Mendenhall Glacier. The Aurora Strings left Thursday for a performance tour of China. They will spend two weeks in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. On their itinerary are concert performances with the Beijing Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, joint performances with Chinese youth at a Shanghai Middle School, a tour of the famous Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an, and numerous other historic and cultural tourist attractions. The Aurora Strings will present a video presentation and cultural awareness event in the schools during the upcoming year to share its experience with the wider community.
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