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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Goldstar Member
15 events 9 reviews

Very good orchestra, excellent soloists

reviewed Feb 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
7 events 3 reviews

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

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Description

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 Director

Program:

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)

<em>Fickle: A Fancy French Farce</em> <em>James and the Giant Peach Jr.</em> <em>Fun Home</em> <em>Caroline, or Change</em> Cherry Blossom/Springtime Harbor Cruise <em>King Charles III</em>