Lunar New Year Concert 2023 is an evening of orchestral concert to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.
George Ellis, one of Australia's most talented conductors and composers will lead the extraordinary Willoughby Symphony Orchestra together with the selected popular Australian Chinese soloists including popular soprano Cathy-Di Zhang, baritone Haotian Qi, Peking opera singer Yan Wu, Erhu Tuqiang Zhang and his Sydney Chinese Orchestra etc. this all-star cast brings you remarkable and immersive live music experience of authentic classics.
The concert features immensely acclaimed loads of Chinese and Western classical music such as Spring Festival Overturn, a joyful exuberant piececomposed by Huanzhi Li, and Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite ‘Trepak’ etc. They will highlight the concert with its grand returns with perfect festival ambience to the audiences.
As the featured musical event in the Happy Chinese New Year in Sydney, the concert will showcase the diverse creativities and illuminate the depth and breadth of cultural celebrations.
With artistic support from China National Opera & Dance Drama Theatre, the concert is proudly presented by Ausfeng Events in associated with Oz-Sino Association for Advancement of Culture and Arts, and sponsored by NSW Multiculture and Wentworth Institute.
The concert is one of Sydney’s largest Lunar New Year celebrations in the year of the rabbit not to be missed.
Orchestra: Willoughby Symphony
Conductor: George Ellis
Soprano: Cathy-Di Zhang
Baritone: Haotian Qi
Peking Opera singer: Yan Wu
Erhu: Tuqiang Zhang
Pipa: Zina Fan