New York Philharmonic Celebrates Chinese New Year

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lang Lang in concert in Warsaw, 2010 Lang Lang in concert in Warsaw, 2010 (Janek Skarzynski/AFP//Getty)

The New York Philharmonic will celebrate the Year of the Dragon by performing Chinese music with pianist Lang Lang, special guest choir Quintessenso and the conductor Long Yu.

The program includes composer Bao Yuankai's China Air Suite, Li Huanzhi's Spring Festival Overture and Extase for oboe and orchestra by composer Chen Qigang, who composed the Beijing Olympic Games theme song, You and Me.

The Mongolian children's choir will don traditional attire and sing folk songs. The program will also feature flutist Tang Junqiao, playing bamboo flute. Lang Lang will bring his customary dazzle to Liszt's Piano Concerto No 1.

Yu is the most active and powerful conductor in China, being the music director of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.


Comments [8]

Lin Tao from Qindao, China

The Chinese conductor Yu Long is Chairman Mao Zedong's "natural" son.
Communist China's top national secret is to be released in this concert!!!
Translate it, it should be in headline of New York Times!!!

Jan. 26 2012 12:53 AM

Will this show be archived? Lots of us are hoping so!

Jan. 25 2012 09:44 PM
Jacqueline from New York

I missed the LangLang concert last night. someone give me wrong information. :(

Jan. 25 2012 03:08 PM
Elizabeth Rios-Delgado

The Mongolian Childrens Choir were amazing and sounded soooooo sweet and beautiful. I only wish I could have seen them as well. When are they returning to NY??

Jan. 25 2012 11:41 AM
Lou from New Jersey

Was fortunate to have attended and it was truly amazing...the children and costumes were special, Lang Lang was excellent...

Jan. 25 2012 11:09 AM
judith adcock from Maine

The music and comments are great. I understood that video was
available on the site and am disappointed not to find it.

Jan. 24 2012 08:07 PM
allison from NewYork


Jan. 24 2012 07:48 PM
luiz monforte from SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL


Jan. 24 2012 06:15 PM

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