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PHOTOS: 2020 Lunar New Year Concert and Gala

Posted January 29, 2020

The New York Philharmonic welcomed the Year of the Rat at the ninth annual Lunar New Year Concert and Gala, a festive evening presented by Starr International Foundation. Long Yu conducted the US Premiere of Gift by Chinese American composer Zhou Tian and the New York Premiere of Spin-Flip by Korean composer Texu Kim, plus violinist Gil Shaham as soloist in Chen Gang and He Zhanhao’s The Butterfly Lovers and pianist Haochen Zhang as soloist in the intrinsically American Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin. Gala guests began the evening with a colorful cocktail reception and gathered after the concert for a dinner of Lunar New Year delicacies.