Energetic, confident and determined are some of the words that can be used to describe those represented by the tiger. If you were born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 or 2010, you are a part of this group. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, those who observe Lunar New Year, will be celebrating the first new moon of the year for the next couple of weeks. This is an important time of year for many in several Asian communities around the world.
On Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, join Pacific Symphony for our annual Lunar New Year concert. All audiences are welcome. It will be an evening that will blend Eastern and Western music and dance. Here’s a closer look at the program.
FEATURED GUEST ARTISTS
Ron Banks, emcee
Bei Bei, guzheng
Yunah Lee, soprano
Nicholas Preston, tenor
Wendy Hua’s Violin Studio at Orange County Music and Dance (OCMD)
Yaya Dance Academy – Yaya Zhang, artistic director
Chinese Dance Company of Southern California by the South Coast Chinese Cultural Center
American Feel Young Chorus – Sam Wei-Chi Sun, conductor
Pacific Chorale – Robert Istad, artistic director
Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture
Bei Bei: Fireworks & Spring Awakens
Byrne: Main Title from The Last Emperor
Viet Cuong: Thu Dieu (Fishing in Autumn)
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Li Wenping: I Love China
Dvorak: “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka
Traditional: Kapoga (I Long to Go to My Hometown)
Verdi: “Brindisi” from La Traviata
Bernstein: “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide
America the Beautiful
This concert is generously sponsored by Charlie & Ling Zhang. Pacific Symphony will be led by Maestro Carl St.Clair. To learn more about the show, please click here. Are you joining us? Let us know in the comments below!