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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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"Chinese New Year Concert 2009"
6 ratings
3.7 average rating
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7 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 01 2009

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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1 stars
attended Feb 01 2009

The program was enjoyable. The members of the concert were relatively young. The conductor was great !!

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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 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.