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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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...continued
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.Featuring:
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 DirectorProgram:
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 artistic director Scott Tucker the chorus has performed with leading symphony orchestras, sung under the world’s most distinguished conductors, produced acclaimed recordings and toured nationally and internationally.