Lunar New Year
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Ronald Banks, emcee
Dennis Kim, violin
Shunxiang Zhang, jinghu
Emma He, bamboo flute
Ding Ping, soprano
Nicholas Preston, tenor
Guan Bo, vocalist
Jack Zhang, vocalist
Yaya Zhang, choreographer
Yaya Dance Academy
American Feel Young Chorus – Sam Wei-Chi Sun, conductor
Pacific Chorale – Robert Istad, artistic director
There will be no Preview Talk for this performance. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual festivities honoring the Lunar New Year! Celebrating the Year of the Rat, this performance is sure to sell out once again as audiences from across our communities come together to feast on a colorful presentation of Eastern and Western music and dance.
LI: Spring Festival Overture
HE & CHEN: "The Butterfly Lovers" Violin Concerto (mov. 1)
KIM: "Look at Me!!," Theme and Variations on a Korean Folk Tune (World Premiere)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 (mov. 4)
WEI: "Flourish the Whip to Urge on the Horse"
YAO: "Do La Ji"
~ Intermission ~
WILLIAMS: "Liberty" Fanfare
ZHANG: New Work
MASCAGNI: "Voi lo sapete" from "Cavalleria Rusticana"
MASCAGNI: "Regina coeli" from "Cavalleria Rusticana"
VERDI: "Brindisi" from "La Traviata"
VERDI: "Gloria all'Egitto" from "Aida"
LIU: "My Homeland"
WARD: "America the Beautiful"