Xian Zhang, the recent associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic, ushers in the Chinese New Year with the help of violinist Ning Feng (playing a 1721 Stradivari violin), pianist Haochen Zhang and cellist Jiang Wang, in a set that alternates between European figures like Chopin and Tchaikovsky and Chinese composers such as Li Huanzhi and Tan Dun. The program includes Li Huanzhi's Spring Festival Overture; Camille Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo capriccioso; Frédéric Chopin's Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations; and the West Coast premiere of film composer Tan Dun's The Triple Resurrection. In the past, Dun has composed scores for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Banquet, as well as operas, chamber works and symphonies.
Feb. 19-21, 8 p.m., 2015
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