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This Week from China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts
Sundays at 7 PM

This Week from China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts showcases the best-in-class musicianship of the orchestra of Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and its affiliated programs in choral music, traditional Chinese forms, opera, and more. With a focus on presenting familiar Western masterworks alongside new and traditional Chinese composers, maestro LÜ Jia and the NCPA Orchestra are sure to delight casual listeners and classical aficionados alike. 

Feb 21:
LI Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture for Chinese Orchestra
Maurice RAVEL: Bolero
MA Sicong: Symphony No. 2
WU Zuqiang, LIU Dehai, WANG Yanqiao: Pipa Concerto, Little Sisters of the Grassland
Johannes BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

Feb 28:
HUANG Yijun, arr. PENG Xiuwen: Fair Flowers Under Full Moon
ZHAO Jiping: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E, Op. 1
Gustav MAHLER: Symphony No. 6 in a

Mar 6:
GUO Wenjing: Riyue Mountain, a Passacaglia for Orchestra*
Anton BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107**

Mar 13:
Claude DEBUSSY: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune: La mer
Hector BERLIOZ: Roméo et Juliette: Scène d’amour
CHEN Qigang: Reflet d’un temps disparu*
Camille SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in g, Op. 22**

Mar 20:
Hector BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
VIET Cuong: Stargazer* (World Premiere, CA Symphony commission)
William WALTON: Symphony No. 1 in b-flat minor
Maurice RAVEL: Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose)

Mar 27:
Zoltán KODÁLY: Dances of Galánta
Anna CLYNE: DANCE for Cello and Orchestra*
Myroslav SKORYK: Melody for Symphony Orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 in c, Op. 17