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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. 

Jan 30:
SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in g
WU, LIU, WANG: Pipa Concerto: Little Sisters of the Grassland
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F

Feb 6:
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
CHEN: L'éloignement
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in e, “From the New World”

Feb 13:
LI: Spring Festival Overture
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony, Op. 4
SCHOENBERG: Transfigured Night, Op. 4
WAGNER: Overture to Tannhäuser
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 in D, “Classical”

Feb 20:
DEBUSSY: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
HAYDN: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat, “Drum Roll”
YIN: Pipa and Orchestra: Flying Fairies of the Silk Road
BEETHOVEN: Choral Fantasy in C

Feb 27:
ZHAO: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in d, “The Disillusioned Dream”