Chinese New Year Concert with Qingdao Symphony at Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for Chinese New Year Concert 2009 was Sunday February 1, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! Learn More
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This was a good introduction to a new orchestra. Personally, I didn't care too much for the totally modern Chinese piano concerto composed by Chen Yi. It's a matter of musical taste - and had nothing to do with the execution of the piece by soloist Sa Chen or the orchestra.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year at The Kennedy Center with The Qingdao Symphony Orchestra making its American debut under the baton of Maestro Yongyan Hu. World-class soloists and the Choral Arts Society Chorus will join the Symphony in performing works by leading Chinese composers as well as American favorites.
Qingdao Symphony Orchestra
Yongyan Hu, conductor
Hongyan Zhang, pipa
Sa Chen, piano
Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano
Alvy Powell, baritone
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Norman Scribner, Artistic Director
Leonard Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Ye Xiaogang Pipa Concerto
Chen Yi Piano Concerto
George Gershwin "Porgy & Bess" (Concert Version) (Arr. R. R. Bennett)
About the Ticket Supplier: Choral Arts Society of Washington
Founded in 1965, The Choral Arts Society of Washington is one of the leading choral organizations in the United States with a symphonic chorus of more than 180 professional-caliber volunteer singers. Under the leadership of its founder and artistic director Norman Scribner the chorus has performed with leading symphony orchestras, sung under the world's most distinguished conductors, produced acclaimed recordings and toured nationally and internationally.