Chinese New Year Concert (Rescheduled) Prayer for the World


In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions and subsequent government directives, this concert is postponed.

Originally scheduled for Saturday 13 February, this performance will now take place on Saturday 13 March at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Your ticket(s) will remain valid for the rescheduled date. You do not need to do anything at this time.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey conductor
Angela Li piano
Christian Li violin
Yang Ying pipa


Vivaldi The Four Seasons: Spring
Zuqiang Wu Moonlit Night on Spring River
Xiaogang Ye The Faint Gingkgo
Chopin Grande Polonaise Brillante

About the performance

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with the MSO and some of Melbourne’s finest Chinese-Australian musical talent.

Now in its eighth year, the MSO’s Chinese New Year is one of Melbourne’s premier cultural events. Violin prodigy Christian Li, who in 2020 became the youngest-ever artist signed by the Decca Classics record label, joins the MSO and Principal Conductor in Residence Benjamin Northey to perform Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

  • Following her recital with Artistic Ambassador Lu Siqing in 2019, accomplished Chinese-Australian pianist Angela Li appears alongside Melbourne-based professional Pipa player Yang Ying. Before moving to Australia, Ying performed with the China National Traditional Orchestra to great acclaim across Asia and Europe.
  • Beethoven was criticised in 1801 for his ballet music “paying little regard to the dancing” – but as we now know, the young composer was destined to be much more than a ballet master. His only full-length ballet, The Creatures of Prometheus includes musical ideas he would build on in the famed Eroica Symphony, which would premiere two years later.
  • A unique blend of music from both eastern and western masters, this program also includes works by Chopin and China’s leading 20th century and contemporary composers, Xiogang Ye and Zuqiang Wu.
    The MSO’s annual Chinese New Year concert is supported by the Li Family Trust and presented in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne.

Program and artists subject to change.





指挥: 本杰明·诺西

钢琴:Angela Li

小提琴: 李映衡

琵琶: 杨缨


《四季·春》 作曲:维瓦尔第
《春江花月夜》 作曲:吴祖强
《消失的银杏》 作曲:叶小纲
《华丽大波兰舞曲 Op.22 》 作曲:肖邦


借此牛年迎新之际,欢迎阁下与墨尔本交响乐团 (MSO) 以及澳大利亚多名最优秀的华人音乐家一起,共同庆祝中国新年。

MSO 的中国新年庆典活动今年已是第八个年头,并已成为墨尔本最重要的文化活动之一。今年,小提琴神童李映衡(在2020年成为了有史以来最年轻的迪卡经典唱片签约艺术家)将与 MSO 以及驻留首席指挥家本杰明·诺西一同倾情演绎维瓦尔第的《四季·春》。

——2019 年与艺术大使吕思清同台演奏后,成就斐然的澳洲华人钢琴家 Angela Li 今年将与墨尔本专业琵琶演奏家杨缨同台合作。杨缨在定居澳大利亚之前,曾随中国民族乐团在亚欧多国演出,获得如潮好评。

——1801 年,曾有人批评贝多芬的芭蕾乐曲“忽视舞蹈”。但那人大概想不到,当时年轻的贝多芬最终将有远超于芭蕾音乐大师的音乐成就。他两年之后问世的著作《英雄交响曲》,便是借鉴了他唯一的长篇芭蕾舞剧《普罗米修斯》中所包含的音乐思想。

—— 今年的音乐会特别融合了东西方大师的音乐曲目,包括了肖邦以及中国 20 世纪和当代著名作曲家叶晓刚、吴祖强及格莱美提名音乐人周天等人的作品。

MSO 一年一度的中国新年音乐会由李氏家族信托大力支持 MSO 与墨尔本艺术中心合作出品。


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