China National Symphony Orchestra Presented by Strathmore Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM Music Center at Strathmore
Li Xincao,conductor Peng-Peng Gong,piano
This superb orchestra, returning to Strathmore for the first time since its 2005 sold out performance, introduces Chinese audiences to Western music while promoting Chinese symphonic works and nurturing the creation of new music. They have won praise around the world for their performances and recordings. Discover the “vital sound” (The Times, London) of this world-class orchestra in a program that includes works by Chinese composers Xia Guan, Chengzong Yin/Zhuang Liu and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
Join a pre-concert lecture, Western Music in a Changing China, at 6:30PM in the Education Center, Room 402. The speaker is Nicholas Platt, President Emeritus, Asia Society, United States Ambassador (Ret.). Free with concert ticket.
This concert will run approximately 95 minutes with intermission.
XIA GUAN CHENGZONG YIN/ZHUANG LIU BEETHOVEN
Earth Requiem, first movement Yellow River Piano Concerto Symphony No. 7
Strathmore thanks Traditional Chinese Culture Institute International LLC (www.tccii.com) for its promotional support of this performance.