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Chinese New Year Celebration
with the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra


Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:00PM

Chinese New Year Celebration<br>
with the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra

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We regret to inform you that this year's Chinese New Year Concert has been canceled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your family and will continue plans for this annual concert in the future. We greatly appreciate your support of the Philharmonic Society and our Chinese New Year programs.

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Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra
Yao Shenshen, conductor

New Oriental Music Scene
HAN WENHE: Landscape Around the Lake
LUO XIAOCI: Spirit of Chinese Calligraphy
XU CHANGJUN: Sword
KONG ZHIXUAN: Flying Bees
HAN WENHE: Farewell to My Concubine
TAN DUN: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
HUANG LEI: Dancing Phoenix
JIANG YING: The Silk Road

Join us for a celebration of the Lunar New Year and experience the beauty of Chinese music being played on traditional instruments. With the sounds of bowed and plucked strings, winds, and percussion, the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra evokes vivid imagery of China’s splendor in a vibrant performance of traditional folksongs and newly orchestrated works

A fascinating musical evening in which East meets West, the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra reprises its celebrated New Oriental Music Scene program, which opened the 18th Shanghai International Arts Festival and toured throughout Europe to critical acclaim. Hear famous works such as “Dancing Birds" (adapted from A Hundred Birds Paying Homage to the Phoenix), “The Silk Road,” and “Farewell to My Concubine,” along with riveting performances of contemporary pieces such as “Flying Birds,” adapted from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee.”

Chinese New Year