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concert Pang Kapang conducts the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra in a colorful program of traditional Chinese music The 2019 Grand Chinese New Year Concert

The 2019 Grand Chinese New Year Concert

Pang Kapang conducts the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra in a colorful program of traditional Chinese music The 2019 Grand Chinese New Year Concert

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The Zodiac Year of the Pig—an animal associated with luck, wealth, and happiness—arrives on February 5th, and Maestro Pang Kapang and the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra are celebrating with a fascinating concert of music from the Middle Kingdom. Join them for this performance in St. Petersburg’s prestigious Mariinsky Theatre, and savor the beauty of contemporary compositions and traditional melodies with world-class soloists Zhu Changyao at the Erhu (a bowed two-stringed instrument reminiscent of the West’s violin) and Kang Chiao-Hsuan at the cello.

Cast

  • Zhu Changyao | Erhu
  • Kang Chiao-Hsuan | Cellist
  • Suzhou Chinese Orchestra
  • Pang Kapang | Conductor

Program

  • Li Huanzhi, Spring Festival Overture
  • Liu Wenjin, My Homeland
  • Zhao Jiping, The Butterfly Dream
  • Liu Changyuan, Lyric Variations
  • Hua Yanjun, The Moonlight over the Second Spring
  • Wang Danhong, Macau Capriccio
  • Gioachino Rossini, Guillaume Tell
    • Overture
  • Johann Strauss II, Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214
  • Russian song "Kalinka"
  • Antonín Dvořák, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
    • No. 8 in G Minor

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Dmitry Kazakov
  • Venue: Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • Broadcast date: Feb. 7, 2019, 5 p.m.
  • Production date: 2019
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min
  • Production: Marinsky Theatre
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