The Sound of Spring

Program & Artists

Li Huanzhi 李焕之 Spring Festival Overture 《春节序曲》
Ye Xiaogang 叶小纲 From Cantonese Suite 《广东音乐组曲》
Chang Shiuan 张玹 Diu Diu Diu Diu Dang for orchestra《丟丟丟丟铜仔》 U.S. PREMIERE
Hao Weiya 郝维亚 Blooming in the Spring concerto for dizi and orchestra 《陌上花开》 U.S. PREMIERE
Wang Jianmin 王建民 Erhu Rhapsody No. 6 第六二胡狂想曲 U.S. PREMIERE
Xinyan Li 李昕艳 The Magic Land suona concerto 《神奇的土地》 WORLD PREMIERE
Wang Danhong 王丹红 Joyful Songs of Mountains and Waters 《山水欢歌》 U.S. PREMIERE

Jindong Cai conductor
Feng Tianshi dizi
Zhang Haiyue erhu
Guo Yazhi suona



Presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music

2 PM: Pre-concert Chinese instrument demonstration and Lunar New Year activities
3 PM: Performance

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai. Now in its fifth year, The Sound of Spring is an authentic Chinese New Year concert featuring dramatic orchestral works and world-class Chinese instrument soloists. 

This year’s program presents festive Chinese music specially selected to welcome the lunar new year, including solo performances by virtuosos Zhang Haiyue (erhu) and Feng Tianshi (dizi) from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Also on the program is famed winds master Guo Yazhi, performing a world-premiere suona concerto composed by Bard faculty member Xinyan Li. 

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