Classical music

Chinese New Year Celebration: Philharmonia Orchestra

Part of Classical Season

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at this concert with conductor Long Yu and the Philharmonia Orchestra. They are joined by violinist Maxim Vengerov and a roster of top-flight musicians from East and West for what is London's inaugural Chinese New Year Gala Concert.

In a vivid Spring Festival celebration, the programme is drawn from music from both Western and Chinese cultures. Long Yu is Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival and Music Director of the China Philharmonic.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Long Yu conductor
Maxim Vengerov violin
Paloma So violin
Shenyang bass-baritone


Huanzhi Li: Spring Festival Overture
Huang Tzu: Homesickness arr. Zou Ye for orchestra
Charles Gounod: Vous qui faites l'endormi (Méphistophélè's Serenade) from Faust
Tianhua Liu: Enchanted night arr. Huang Yijun for orchestra
Huang Tzu: Flowers in the morning mist arr. Gerard Salonga for orchestra
Rachmaninov: Ves tabor spit (The whole camp sleeps) (Aleko's Cavatina) from Aleko
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Gong Chen: [with Zhanhao He]: Violin Concerto (Butterfly Lovers)
Pablo De Sarasate: Navarra, Op.33 vers. for 2 violins & orchestra

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Please note that Philharmonia Orchestra series discounts do not apply to this concert.

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