2015 Chinese New Year Concert. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 PM
Upper Dublin High School Performing Arts Center, 800 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Tickets (Advance Purchase Lower Level: $15, Advance Purchase Upper Level: $12, At-the-Door All Seating: $15)
Tickets Sold by Upper Dublin Education Foundation
Li Huanzhi – Spring Festival Overture
Xian Xinghai, Yin Chengzong, Chu Wanghua, et al. – Yellow River Piano Concerto
He Zhanhao and Chen Gang – Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Hai-Lung Dai, guest conductor
Cong Fan, piano
Ruotao Mao, violin
Ambler Symphony celebrates the Chinese New Year with the joyful Spring Festival Overture by Li Huanzhi. Later, Cong Fan performs the demanding solo part in the Yellow River Piano Concerto, based on Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Cantata. Finally, Temple University Provost Hai-Lung Dai guest conducts Ruotao Mao as he plays the famous Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, a distinctly Chinese work composed by He Zhanhao and Chen Gang. Read notes on the concertos and our guest artists.
About the Orchestra. Founded in 1951 under the guidance of Charles Roberts and the direction of Clifford Geary, the Ambler Symphony Orchestra provides cultural enrichment for the community and an opportunity for area musicians to perform. The Orchestra season consists of three subscription concerts performed at area auditoriums, a Children’s Concert dedicated to the young and the young at heart, a Menges Scholarship Concert featuring the scholarship winners, and a number of public appearances at local residential communities and historic sites. The Orchestra rehearses on Wednesday evenings from early September through mid June. There are over fifty musicians involved in the Orchestra who are under the direction of Jack Moore, Conductor and Music Director.