China Philharmonic Orchestra in Proms for first time
18 July 2014 Last updated at 23:12 BST
The world's biggest music festival, the BBC Proms, started on Friday.
This year's will feature appearances by musicians from around the globe including, for the first time, the China Philharmonic Orchestra.
BBC's Carrie Gracie went to meet some of the musicians before they set off in Beijing.