New York Philharmonic Celebrates Chinese New Year

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Saturday, February 01, 2014

Yuja Wang, a trailblazer in concert attire, with violinist Cho-Liang Lin & the New York Philharmonic Yuja Wang, a trailblazer in concert attire, with violinist Cho-Liang Lin & the New York Philharmonic (Chris Lee)

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"

Comments [6]


' Lunar New Year' is correct expression, not Chinese.

Feb. 04 2014 07:43 PM
Don from lic, nyDon

Thanks to NY Phil., and to WQXR, and all the wonderful artists tonight--a really wonderful concert. Nice mix too, of Chinese and Western pieces. Love to all! Happy New Year Yuja!

Feb. 01 2014 08:56 PM

JP Wang from California has spoken my mind. Thank you.

Let's enjoy the performance. Beautiful opening piece "The Triple Resurrection" by Tan Dun! Artful weaving of East and West idioms, especially the opportune depiction of fresh start of another New Year in his incorporation of the water element from Wagner's Das Rheingold and Stravinsky's Rites of Spring.

Feb. 01 2014 08:43 PM
王某 from 美国

很长时间没有听到王羽佳演绎的拉赫玛尼诺夫帕格尼尼主题狂想曲。不知纽约爱乐乐团和宋祖英中西合璧的演出,将会擦出怎样的火花,让我们拭目以待吧 !

Feb. 01 2014 05:29 PM
JP Wang from California

We are very excited to hear Wang Yujia, Lin Zhaoliang, Wang Jian, and Song Zuying's performance.

As for the comment from "WP Chien" from Missaga, Canada, I would like to say that one should not bring politics into an arts event like this by spreading rumors. This is a celebration of 35 years of diplomatic relations between China and the U.S. I am very disappointed to see people trying to politicize this concert and undermine the relationship between the two nations and peoples this event symbolizes.

Feb. 01 2014 05:07 PM
WP Chien from Missaga, Canada

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!!!

Feb. 01 2014 04:00 PM

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