Beethoven, Xu Changjun, Wagner, Chen Gang, Zhang Qianyi

March 31, 2022, 9:00 pm

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Lü Jia conducts
NCPA Conductor and Music Director Lü Jia

This week, we’ll hear Beethoven’s famed Symphony No. 9 “Choral”, the thunderous rhythms of Xu Changjun’s Dragon Dance, Wagner’s Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin, the violin concerto The Sunshine on Tashkurgan, and the song “Silhouettes of Angels” written in dedication to the frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.


Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
NCPA Orchestra: Lü Jia, conductor

Xu Changjun: Dragon Dance for Percussion Instruments and Orchestra
Song Yibo, Kong Fanrui, Zhang Chen, percussion; Beijing Chinese Orchestra: Zhang Ming, conductor

Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
NCPA Orchestra: Yu Feng, conductor

Chen Gang: The Sunshine Spreads on Tashkurghan
Gao Can, violin; Beijing Symphony Orchestra: Tan Lihua, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 “Choral”
Song Yuanming, soprano; Zhu Huiling, alto; Xue Haoyin, tenor; Liang Li, bass; NCPA Chorus and Orchestra: Lü Jia, conductor

Zhang Qianyi: Themed Art Work Against COVID-19: Silhouette of an Angel
NCPA Chorus and Orchestra: Lü Jia, conductor