Year of the Tiger in Concert is an evening of orchestral music to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Concert Hall, The Concourse Chatswood on Saturday 5 February 2022.
Together with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and the selected popular Australian Chinese soloists, this all-star cast bring you remarkable and immersive live music experience of authentic classics. The concert features two immensely acclaimed Chinese classics Spring Festival Suite and Tune of Meihu, rarely performed live on Australian stages and launching its Australian premiere.
Emerging Chinese-Australian conductor Shilong Ye, a recipient of ‘ALAN BELLHOUSE AWARD FOR A YOUNG CONDUCTOR’, will lead this concert. Guest artists include award winning pianist Tony Lee, leading Erhu player Tuqiang Zhang, popular soprano Lei Du, and young Australian mezzo-soprano Nicole Mealey who is a featured Young Artist with Pacific Opera. The artists will be joined by the extraordinary Willoughby Symphony, an exceptional orchestra of international standard.
A joyful exuberant piece, Spring Festival Suite, composed by Huanzhi Li, depicting the scene that folks in Shanbei region were celebrating the Chinese New Year, will highlight the concert with its grand returns with perfect festival ambience to the audiences. The popular Chinese folk song Tune of Meihu, a masterpiece of the well-established Qin Erhu originated from yellow river civilisation, will cheer up the community with the high spirits and unwavering conviction conveyed from this folk song.
As the featured musical event in the Chatswood Year of the Tiger Festival, the concert will showcase the diverse creativities and illuminate the depth and breadth of cultural celebrations.
With the artistic support from China National Opera & Dance Drama Theatre, the concert is proudly presented by Ausfeng Event Productions Pty Ltd, co-organised by Oz-Sino Association for Advancement of Culture and Arts, Australian Chinese Musicians Association, and sponsored by Willoughby City Council.
Don't miss your rare opportunity to experience Australian tribute to Chinese music heritage with one of Sydney’s largest Lunar New Year celebrations.
- Spring Festival Suite, composer Li HuanZhi
- Tune of Meihu, composer Zhou Yanjia
- New Horse Racing, composer Haihuai Huang
Arranged by Yaoxing Chen and Jun Chen
- You and Me, composer Chen Qigang
- Pamir My Beautiful Homeland, composer Zheng Qiufeng
- Carmen: Habanera, composer Georges Bizet
- Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Orchestra: Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Shilong Ye
Soprano: Lei Du
Mezzo-Soprano: Nicole Mealey
Pianist: Tony Dongyi Lee
Erhu: Tuqiang Zhang, Ashley Sui
Pipa: Zina Fan
Yangqin: Angela Feng