New York Philharmonic Celebrates Chinese New Year

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The New York Philharmonic presents its third-annual Chinese New Year Concert with a starry roster of soloists. They include pianist Yuja Wangviolinist Cho-Liang Lin, cellist Jian Wang, and, making her Philharmonic debut, Chinese vocalist Song Zuying.

On the podium is Long Yu, the conductor who holds posts with the China Philharmonic, Beijing Music Festival, Shanghai and Guanzhou Symphony Orchestras. The program features major works of the Chinese and Western canon in celebration of the Year of the Horse. 

WQXR broadcast the concert live from Avery Fisher Hall at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Feb. 1.

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Program details: 

Tan Dun: The Triple Resurrection (music from "Hero," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "The Banquet")

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme

Antonín Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra

Bai Chengren/Ouyang Changlin (Arr. Long Weihua): "Little Back-Basket"

Luo Xiuying and Zheng Hanfeng/Hu Rui (Arr. Long Weihua): "Soaring Song of Miaoling"

Xu Peidong/Zheng Nan: "Flying Song of the Earth"