Chinese New Year Concert

Li Huanzhi Spring Festival Overture
Dinicu arr. Ventouras The Lark
Guan Xia Mulan
Puccini Gianni Schicchi: ‘O mio babbino caro’
Ravel Bolero
Tan Dun Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women

Tan Dun conductor
Yinuo Mu harp
Bing Bing Wang soprano
Zhao Lei erhu
Yuan Li guzheng

A major cultural event in Australia’s most multicultural metropolis, the MSO’s annual Chinese New Year concert brings together great works from the Western and Eastern traditions under the helm of Oscar and Grammy Award-winning Chinese composer and conductor Tan Dun.

The Melbourne premiere Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, Dun’s thirteen-movement work based around a series of ‘micro films’ derived from field recordings capturing the musical life and spirit of Nu Shu women in China, shares the program with iconic Chinese music. Moving from East to West, the concert will also present Ravel’s Bolero alongside Puccini’s famous aria ‘O mio babbino caro’ featuring celebrated Chinese soprano Bing Bing Wang.