2023 Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebration of the Year of the Rabbit
Xian Zhang conductor
Tong Chen conductor
Nancy Zhou violin
Chelsea Guo piano
Min Kwon piano
Peking University Alumni Chorus
Starry Arts Group Children’s Chorus | Rebecca Shen, Director
Edison Chinese School Lion Dance Team
New Jersey Symphony
Li Huanzhi Spring Festival Overture
Zhao Jiping Violin Concerto No. 1
James Ra Fantasia on Sae Taryeong
Chen Qigang Er Huang
Bizet “Choeur des gamins” from Carmen
Traditional (arr. Liu) Di Li, Di Li
Li Shutong (arr. Hersh) Farewell at Long Pavilion
Sartori (arr. Hersh) Con te partirò
Music Director Xian Zhang ignited the first Lunar New Year Celebration five years ago, and this festive tradition gets more vibrant with each iteration. Join us for this evening of community and cultural exchange that is wonderful for families and children as we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.
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James Ra’s Fantasia on Sae Taryeong receives its world premiere. It is written for the occasion and co-commissioned by Norman Slonaker and the Center for Musical Excellence (CME).
Chelsea Guo’s performance is generously sponsored by Margaret Lam & David Yen.
Programs and artists are subject to change.