FREE Chinese New Year Concert

Liang Zhang - Conductor

Kensho Watanabe - Conductor (second half only)

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra


Li - Spring Festival Overture

Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio espagnol

Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien

Gong - Symphony No. 10 (“Peking Fantasy”) (world premiere of revised version)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

7:30 pm Verizon Hall
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Come celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig with The Philadelphia Orchestra as they welcome the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in a special one-night-only performance. 

Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe will share the podium with the SPO's Resident Conductor Liang Zhang, leading members of both orchestras in a side-by-side concert featuring the world premiere of the newly revised version of Peng-Peng Gong's Symphony No. 10 (“Peking Fantasy”), a work co-commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra and the SPO.

“The Philadelphia Orchestra believes in making great music accessible to our communities,” said Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky. “We look forward to opening our doors in celebration of Chinese New Year, and to welcoming our friends from China for an evening of shared music-making that showcases the partnership between our two cultures.”  

This concert is supported by White and Williams LLP, the official law partner in China.  New Mainstream Press, Inc. is the official media partner of the Chinese New Year concert.