Bard’s US-China Music Institute presents The Sound of Spring, its first annual Chinese New Year Concert featuring Bard College’s The Orchestra Now performing a collection of Chinese symphonic works on Saturday, January 25. Conductor and director of the US-China Music Institute Jindong Cai will share the stage with guest conductor Chen Bing and Chinese instrument masters from the faculty of China’s Central Conservatory of Music. The program features HongMei (Red Plum) Capriccio for Erhu, by Wu Houyuan; Yun Xiang Hua Xiang Pipa Concerto, by Wang Danhong; Long Teng Hu Yue Percussion Concerto, by Li Minxiong; YanAn YanAn for Tenor, Suona and Orchestra, by Li Shaosheng; Wan Li Xing Sheng Concertino for Sheng and Orchestra, by Hao Weiya; and The Spring Festival Overture by Li Huanzhi. A special Chinese New Year public reception to welcome in the Year of the Rat before the concert starts at 6 p.m. Admission costs $20.
The Sound of Spring
Saturday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m.
Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson