The Sound of Spring

JANUARY 25, 2020
Saturday at 7 PM

A Chinese New Year Concert with The Orchestra Now

Presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music, China

Celebrate Lunar New Year and look forward to Spring with a lively concert of Chinese orchestral works performed by The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai and guest conductor Chen Bing from the Central Conservatory of Music, China. Soloists from the Central Conservatory’s world-class faculty in traditional instruments will perform on Chinese percussion, erhu, pipa, sheng and suona.

Program

Li Huanzhi Spring Festival Overture

Wang Danhong Yun Xiang Hua Xiang (Cloud and Blossom) Pipa Concerto

Wu Houyuan HongMei (Red Plum) Capriccio for Erhu

Li Minxiong Long Teng Hu Yue (Prancing Dragons and Jumping Tigers) Percussion Concerto

Li Yuejin Sheng—Li Qi Jing (Sheng—Into a Wonderland)

Li Shaosheng & Ye Jingtong Yan’an-Yan’an for Folk Tenor, Suona, and Orchestra, Op. 30

Artists

Chen Bing conductor (first half)
Jindong Cai conductor (second half)
Zhang Hongyan pipa
Yu Hongmei erhu
Wang Jianhua
percussion
Wang Lei sheng
Zhang Weiwei suona
Ji Tian Shaanxi folk tenor

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