Classical music

Philharmonia Orchestra: Chinese New Year Celebration Concert

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

The Philharmonia and conductor Long Yu’s Chinese New Year Celebration concert returns to mark the Year of the Dog. This year we welcome a choir from a small village in China’s Yunnan Province to sing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and a selection of traditional folk songs.

The Xiaoshuijing Farmers’ Choir was formed in the 1930s and the tradition of choral singing has been passed down through generations since. The choir are famous throughout China for singing both traditional Chinese folk songs and Western choral works.

13-year-old Chinese virtuoso Serena Wang is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto, and also plays in the Choral Fantasy. Li’s popular Festival Overture opens the programme.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Long Yu conductor
Serena Wang piano
Xiaoshuijing Farmers' Choir


Huanzhi Li: Spring Festival Overture
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25
Traditional: 4 Yunnan folksongs
Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus & orchestra, Op.80

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