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PLEASE JOIN US!Yo-Yo Ma, Long Yu, Wu Tong, Gulinaer Yiming, Lei Jia

A Gala Celebration of the Chinese New Year

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Honorary Gala Chairmen
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice R. Greenberg
H.E. Ambassador Liu Jieyi
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Wolfensohn
H.E. Consul-General Zhang Qiyue

Gala Co-Chairmen
Angela Chen
Guoqing Chen and Ming Liu
Gary W. Parr
Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar L. Tang
Shirley Young

Long Yu, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma cello
Wu Tong, sheng
Lei Jia, vocalist
Gulinaer Yiming, ghijak

Program to include:

  • Li Huanzhi Spring Festival Overture
  • Hai-Deng Yan/Arr. Ye Zou Jin Tune for sheng and orchestra
  • Borodin Polovtsian Dance No. 17 from Prince Igor
  • Traditional/Arr. Ye Zou Fantasy on Maqam Themes, for ghijak and orchestra
  • Traditional Chinese folk songs: The Village of Sanshilipu, In Praise of Cattle
  • Lin Zhao Duo (U.S. Premiere)

Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

Pre-Concert Reception 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Concert 7:30 p.m.
Dinner follows on the Grand Promenade

Traditional Chinese Attire or Black Tie

To purchase a table or order tickets to the Gala, download and fill out this form and email to Jennifer Levine at or fax to (212) 875-5929.

or mail to:
New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

The Gala is presented by The Starr International Foundation.

Chinese New Year

As of January 21, 2015

Photos: Long Yu courtesy Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma by Todd Rosenberg, Wu Tong by Todd Rosenberg / Sony BMG Masterworks.

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