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Celebrate Lunar New Year with us and the Nashville Symphony



Join API Middle Tennessee and the Nashville Symphony for their Lunar New Year celebration on February 7th! We'll be leading some of the pre-show activities that will feature local API arts and crafts, and cultural activities.




More about the concert:

"Nashville Symphony Associate Conductor Nathan Aspinall will conduct the concert which marks the Year of the Dragon and features arrangements of traditional melodies and original music from Chinese composers He Zhanhou, Chen Gang, and Li Huanzhi; and Singaporean composers Phoon Yew Tien and Kelly Tang. Erhu virtuoso Ma Xiaohui, who performed with Yo-Yo Ma on the award-winning soundtrack of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, will be the featured soloist, performing excerpts from He Zhanhao and Chen Gang’s The Butterfly Lovers Concerto and the traditional melody “Horse Racing.” In addition, Jen-Jen Lin, Director/Artistic Director of the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, will create original choreography for Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture.  The concert culminates with Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird, a classic symphonic concert work nodding to the Year of the Dragon by evoking a mythical, winged creature."


Program


Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture 

Chen Gang and He Zhanhao: The Butterfly Lovers

Traditional:  Horse Racing

Anon./arr. Phoon Yew Tien: Welcome New Year 

Kelly Tang: Sketches of Singapore

Stravinsky: The Firebird

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