East Meets West

Chinese New Year Concert


Bao Yuankai Chinese Sights and Sounds: Dialogue on Flowers
Yang Liqing Shepherd Girl in the Tianshan Mountains
Chen Gang / He Zanhao Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Schumann Symphony No.1 Spring

Lü Jia conductor
Lu Siqing violin
Ma Xiaohui erhu

This Chinese New Year, join maestro Lü Jia and a stellar cast of guest artists to celebrate the Year of the Dog in a colourful and joyous one-night-only event showcasing Melbourne’s diverse culture.

One of China’s most celebrated violinists, Lu Siqing, will perform with the MSO for the first time since 2014 as soloist in one of China’s most famous orchestral works, the lush and romantic Butterfly Lovers concerto. Written by composers Chen Gang and He Zhahao in 1959, it is the perfect inclusion in this concert.

Revel in the textured sounds of traditional Chinese instruments, new works and world-class musicians in the heart of Melbourne, a city with a rich Chinese-Australian history, worthy of celebration.

MSO’s annual Chinese New Year celebration has become a highlight on the concert calendar, celebrating the city’s cultural diversity.

Presented in Association with Arts Centre Melbourne.
Supported by the Li Family Trust.
Media Partner: AusFocus.

Lu Siqing replaces Maxim Vengerov in MSO’s 2018 Chinese New Year concert.

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