September, 2012, Fourth Beijing Traditional Music Festival

September 29, 2012: On the invitation of the China National Conservatory of Music, Yuansheng staff gather 46 folk artists in Kunming to rehearse for an upcoming performance in Beijing. A preliminary performance is held at Yuansheng Theater in Kunming. On October 8, the fifty performers of the Yuansheng Studio Rural Music and Dance Troupe travel to Beijing to perform Sounds of Rural Yunnan at the Fourth Beijing Traditional Music Festival. The multimedia program consists of seventeen performances over 160 minutes. It is met with a standing ovation and rave reviews from the scholars, students and journalists in attendance.