A Tempo: Orchestras Feature Lunar New Year Celebration Concerts

Jan 24, 2019

As orchestras make efforts to reach new audiences, they are finding ways to incorporate traditions from non-Western traditions into their regular programming. In recent years, some have begun holding concerts celebrating the Chinese, or Lunar, New Year with a mix of works by Asian composers and traditional Western classics, and this Saturday (1/26 at 7 pm), A Tempo looks at some of the upcoming programs.

Host Rachel Katz will speak with Xian Zhang, Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, about its first Chinese New Year Celebration Concert, scheduled for Feb. 2, and Kahchun Wong, Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, who will lead the New York Philharmonic in its Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 6.