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New York Philharmonic: Chinese New Year – Conducted by Long Yu

The New York Philharmonic and Long Yu celebrate the Chinese New Year with festive performances of Chinese music and dance!

This concert marked the New York Philharmonic's second-annual Chinese New Year celebrations, heralding the Year of the Snake with a gala concert spotlighting connections between Eastern and Western cultures. This new Philharmonic tradition honors both the Chinese-American community and the cultural heritages of China and America.

Returning to the Philharmonic to lead the performance is Long Yu, artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic, music director of the Shanghai and Guanzhou Symphony Orchestras, and artistic director of the Beijing Music Festival. Snow Lotus Trio, a folk ensemble from the mountains of China, will join forces with the Philharmonic to showcase Chinese folk music traditions. The webcast will conclude with a special encore performance of Sun Yi-Qian's Spring Dance by pianist Lang Lang, which he performed in the inaugural Chinese New Year concert in January 2012.


This performance was first broadcast on on the 16th of February 2013, and then again during the I love New York Philharmonic festival on October 30.

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Broadcast date : Oct. 30, 2013, 7 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Long Yu conductor

Ying Huang soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano mezzo-soprano
Junqiao Tang bamboo flute
Lang Lang piano
Snow Lotus Trio
Quintessenso Mongolian Children's Choir

Location : Avery Fisher Hall (New York, USA)
Recording date : Tue, Feb, 12, 2013
Production date : 2013

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