Classical music

Chinese New Year Celebration: Philharmonia Orchestra

Part of Classical Season 2016/17

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.


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


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


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