Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with Pacific Symphony  

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  

Fei-Fei, piano  

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 

CONCERT PROGRAM  

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 

Swan Goose  

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!