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US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music presents

The Sound of Spring: A Chinese New Year Concert

with The Orchestra Now

January 27, 2023

Add to Calendar2023-01-27 7:00 pm2023-01-27 7:00 pmESTThe Sound of Spring: A Chinese New Year Concert

Jindong Cai, conductor

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater,
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Celebrate Chinese New Year with The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai, offering a symphonic program featuring the beloved Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, along with other festive works to welcome in the year of the Rabbit.

Chinese New Year is of one of the most important holidays in the lunar calendar—a time for enjoying friends and family and looking ahead to the coming of Spring. Now in its fourth year, The Sound of Spring is a truly authentic Chinese New Year concert showcasing the wonderful diversity and artistry of Chinese symphonic music. 


Spring Festival Overture
Li Huanzhi (1919–2000)

The Indomitable Spirits of the Snow Mountain for Erhu and Orchestra
Liu Wenjin (1937–2013)
Beitong Liu, erhu

Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
He Zhanhao (b. 1933) and Chen Gang (b. 1935)
Na Sun, violin

Prancing Dragons and Jumping Tigers for Percussion and Orchestra
Li Minxiong (1932–2009)
Petra Elek, percussion

King Chu Doffs His Armour Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra
Zhou Long (b. 1953)
Gao Hong, pipa

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