|Artists to perform at Special Olympic ceremony（通讯员稿）
[ 2007-02-12 19:57 ]
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Lang
Lang will lead a group of renowned artists performing at the opening ceremony
for the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, organizers
announced on Saturday.
Ma, who has 15 Grammys to his name, will serve as
music adviser for the event. Lu Chuan, director of the award-winning film
"Kekexili," will be the event's artistic director.
Game organizers also
announced that Lang, an emerging pianist who has been chosen spokesperson for the games, is the first Chinese performer
to confirm that he will play at the opening ceremony on October 2.
international stars taking part in the event include Olympics global ambassador
Zhang Ziyi and Jackie Chan.
"Through the collaboration of all production team members, the games'
opening ceremony will undoubtedly become an unforgettable experience for an
audience of millions," said Don Misher, who will direct TV broadcasts of the
The producers, however, refused to disclose what the ceremony
will include, saying details won't be announced until next month.
Scheduled to run from Oct. 2 to 11, the 2007 Special Olympics mark the
first time the event will be held in Asia. It is expected to gather 7,200
athletes, 40,000 volunteers and thousands of spectators from 167 countries and regions.