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China Philharmonic Orchestra
December 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The founding of the China Philharmonic Orchestra marks a new chapter in symphonic music in China, now a leading musical center of the world. With unswerving commitment to quality and determined ambition, it ranks as one of the largest and best-known orchestras in Asia. Performances under the inspiring baton of Maestro Long Yu have included Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand with nearly one thousand musicians. Chen Yi’s Four Spirits, commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill associate professor of music Clara Yang, represents the four spiritual animals of ancient Chinese legend: the Blue Dragon in the east, the White Tiger in the west, the Red Phoenix in the south and the Black Xuanwu (a turtle/snake hybrid) in the north. Rounding out the program is Shostakovich’s haunting Symphony No. 5.
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