Chinese New Year Celebration
- Sat, Feb 2 7:30 pm New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark
XIAN ZHANG conductor
MIN KWON piano
ERIC WYRICK violin
JONATHAN SPITZ cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Start a new tradition at the NJSO’s first-ever Chinese New Year celebration, conducted by Xian Zhang. Whether you live in Newark or hail from its Chinese sister city, Xuzhou, you have a seat amongst the family of music lovers at the NJSO!
Musical riches abound in this program that blends Eastern and Western musical traditions. Start with Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture, beloved in China yet almost reminiscent of Copland’s America. Songs and arias from opera and traditional Chinese culture show that music bridges all cultures. Finally, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with pianist Min Kwon brings all elements of this sumptuously crafted program together in a joyful conclusion!
LI HUANZHI Spring Festival Overture (NJSO Premiere)
TAN DUN The Triple Resurrection (NJSO Premiere)
BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy
Opera Choruses and Traditional Chinese Songs
SAVE THE DATE!
The Year of the Pig—when the joy of living and pleasure are the order of the day! Delight in a happy celebration of the Year of the Pig in special pre- and post-concert festivities. Details announced in the fall.
This concert and celebration are generously supported in part by an anonymous donor in honor of Music Director Xian Zhang.