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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chinese New Year Celebration takes place Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. XIAN ZHANG conductor ERIC WYRICK violin | JONATHAN SPITZ cello | MIN KWON piano PEKING UNIVERSITY ALUMNI CHORUS THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL SINGERS STARRY ARTS GROUP CHILDREN’S CHORUS Rebecca Shen, director NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY Nai-Ni Chen, choreographer EDISON CHINESE SCHOOL LION DANCE TEAM ELENA KAMPOURIS host NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Start a new tradition at the NJSO’s first-ever Chinese New Year celebration, conducted by Xian Zhang. Musical riches abound in this program that blends Eastern and Western musical traditions. Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture is beloved in China yet almost reminiscent of Copland’s America. Songs and arias from opera and traditional Chinese culture show that music bridges all cultures. Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with pianist Min Kwon brings all elements of this sumptuously crafted program together in a joyful performance. TRADITIONAL Dragon Dance LI HUANZHI Spring Festival Overture TAN DUN The Triple Resurrection VERDI “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore TRADITIONAL CHINESE SONG/arr. Nicholas Hersh: 送别 “Farewell” BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy PUCCINI “Humming Chorus” from Madama Butterfly PUCCINI “Jasmine Chorus” from Turandot TRADITIONAL CHINESE SONG/arr. Nicholas Hersh: 让我们荡起双桨 “Let’s Paddle Together” TRADITIONAL […]