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Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year

Start Date: February 5, 2022
End Date: February 5, 2022
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Location:
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, California
714-556-2121
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Event Description

Overview
Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are moon cycles, based on the lunar calendar or lunisolar calendar. Lunar New Year is particularly celebrated in East Asia, influenced by the Chinese New Year and the Chinese Calendar

Artists
Carl St. Clair, conductor
Bei Bei, guzheng
Fei-Fei, piano
Yunah Lee, soprano
Bich-Van Nguyen, 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

Join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual festivities honoring the Lunar New Year! Celebrating the Year of the Tiger, 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.

Program
Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture
Bei Bei/John Stary/arr. Thomas: Fireworks
Bei Bei/John Stary/arr. Thomas: Spring Awakens
Byrne/arr. Breiner: Main Title from The Last Emperor
Viet Cuong: Thu Dieu (Fishing in Autumn)
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Intermission 
LI Wenping: Jasmine Flower
Qiu Feng Zheng/arr. Shizhe Wang: 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
Arr. Thomas: Swan Goose
Arr. Prechel: America the Beautiful

There is no Preview Talk before this performance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

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