THE SOUND OF SPRING: A Chinese New Year Concert with The Orchestra Now
Celebrate Chinese New Year with The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai, offering a symphonic program featuring the beloved ‘Butterfly Lover’s Concerto’ for violin and orchestra, along with other festive works to welcome in the year of the Rabbit.
Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays in the lunar calendar — a time for enjoying friends and family and looking ahead to the coming of Spring. Now in its fourth year, The Sound of Spring is a truly authentic Chinese New Year concert showcasing the wonderful diversity and artistry of Chinese symphonic music.
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Spring Festival Overture 《春节序曲》 by Li Huanzhi 李焕之 (1919–2000)
The Indomitable Spirits of the Snow Mountain for Erhu and Orchestra 《雪山魂塑》二胡与乐队 by Liu Wenjin 刘文金 (1937-2013)
Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto 《梁山伯與祝英台小提琴协奏曲》 by He Zhanhao 何占豪 (b. 1933) and Chen Gang 陈钢 (b. 1935)
Prancing Dragons and Jumping Tigers for Percussion and Orchestra 《龙腾虎跃》打击乐与乐队 by Li Minxiong 李民雄 (1932–2009)
King Chu Doffs His Armor Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra 《霸王卸甲》琵琶与乐队 by Zhou Long 周龙 (b. 1953)
Riding on the Wind, Op. 27 《御风万里》（作品第27号) by Guo Wenjing 郭文景 (b. 1956)
THE ORCHESTRA NOW
JINDONG CAI, CONDUCTOR
PETRA ELEK, PERCUSSION
GAO HONG, PIPA