China Philharmonic announces 2017/18 season

To Commemorate the 190th Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Death & the 120th Anniversary of Johannes Brahms’s Death
The Opening Concert of Season 2017-2018: A Night of Arranged Compositions by Zou Ye
19:30 Saturday, September 30th, 2017 Poly Theatre
Johannes Brahms (Arr.: Zou Ye, world premiere): String Quintet No.1 in F major, Op. 88
Johannes Brahms (Arr.: Zou Ye, world premiere): 2 Gesänge, for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano, Op. 91
Ludwig van Beethoven (Arr.: Zou Ye, world premiere): Piano trio in B-flat major “Archduke”, Op.97
Zhu Huiling, mezzo-soprano
Cao Fei, viola
Long Yu, conductor

A Tradition of Innovation: The 20th BeijingMusic Festival Anniversary Opening Concert
19:30 Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Poly Theatre
Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Egmont, Op.84
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Frank Peter Zimmermann & Serge Zimmermann, violin
Long Yu, conductor

Special Concert at the 20th Beijing Music Festival: Orchestral Marathon – China Symphonic All-Stars
19:30 Saturday, October 14th, 2017 Poly Theatre
Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Xia Xiaotang, conductor

Shaping the Future of Classical Music: The 20th Beijing Music Festival Anniversary Closing Gala
19:30 Sunday, October 29th, 2017 Poly Theatre
Richard Strauss (Arr.: Zou Ye, world premiere): Im Abendrot, from Vier Letzte Lieder
Qigang Chen: Violin Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op. 80
Maxim Vengerov, violin
Long Yu, conductor
Xiaoshuijing Farmers’ Choir from Fumin County, Yunnan Province

Wintertime by the Neva River: A Special Concert
19:30 Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 Poly Theatre
Zou Ye: Wintertime by the Neva River (World premiere)
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op. 18
George Li, piano
The China National Opera House Chorus
Long Yu, conductor

Chamber Music Series I
19:30 Saturday, November 11st, 2017
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91
Anton Stepanovich Arensky: Piano Trio No.1 in D minor Op.32

Symphonic Concert
19:30 Sunday, November 19th, 2017 Forbidden City Concert Hall
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a
Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E-flat major “Eroica”, Op. 55
Li Pei, violin
Zhao Yunpeng, violoncello
Yuan Fang, piano
Shao-Chia Lü, conductor

China Philharmonic Orchestra 2017 Tour of Asia
Nov. 26th           Singapore
Nov. 28th           Kawasaki, Japan
Nov. 30th          Tokyo, Japan
Dec. 2nd             Taipei, Taiwan, China
Dec. 5th             Taichung, Taiwan, China
Paloma So, violin
Long Yu, conductor

China Philharmonic Orchestra 2018 New Year’s Concert
Sunday, December 31st, 2017 Poly Theatre

Symphonic Concert
19:30 Saturday, January 20th, 2018 Forbidden City Concert Hall
Francois-Adrien Boieldieu : Harp Concerto in C major
Elias Parish Alvars: Double Harp Concerto in D minor
Claude Debussy: La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre
Paul Dukas: L’apprenti sorcier
Xavier de Maistre & Guo Yue, harps
Xia Xiaotang, conductor

Symphonic Concert
19:30 Saturday, January 27th, 2018 Forbidden City Concert Hall
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32
Tan Dun: Yi2: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
Haochen Zhang, piano
Su Meng, guitar
Huang Yi, conductor

Chamber Music Series II
19:30 Sunday, March 4th, 2018
Jean-Francois Michel: Eastwind, for trumpet, trombone and brass ensemble
Tao Long: String Quartet No.1 Op.84-1
Franz von Suppè: Poet and Peasant Overture
Victor Ewald: Symphony Op.5

Symphonic Concert
19:30 Sunday, March 11st, 2018 Poly Theatre
Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in E major, WAB 107
Li-wei Qin, violoncello
Eliahu Inbal, conductor

In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Leonard Bernstein Concert Series I
19:30 Saturday, April 14th, 2018 Forbidden City Concert Hall
Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Leonard Bernstein: Serenade, after Plato: Symposium, for solo violin, strings and percussion
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116
Feng Ning, violin
David Stern, conductor

Symphonic Concert
19:30 Saturday, April 21st, 2018 Forbidden City Concert Hall
Xiaogang Ye: The Song of the Earth
Yu Guanqun, soprano
Liao Changyong (or Yuan Chenye), baritone
Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano
Klaus Florian Vogt, tenor
Long Yu, conductor

Symphonic Concert
19:30 Saturday, April 28th, 2018 Forbidden City Concert Hall
Robert Schumann: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.4 “the Inextinguishable”, Op. 29
Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Choo Hoey, conductor

“Festival of the Youth” Special Concert in Peking University
19:30 Friday, May 4th, 2108 Peking University Centennial Hall
Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture in A major, Op. 96
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Ludwig van Beethoven (Arr.: Zou Ye): Piano trio in B-flat major “Archduke”, Op.97
Long Yu, conductor

In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Leonard Bernstein Concert Series II
19:30 Saturday, May 5th, 2018 Poly Theatre
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 “the Age of Anxiety”
Jean Yves Thibaudet, piano
Long Yu, conductor

Symphonic Concert
19:30 Sunday, May 20th, 2018 Beijing Concert Hall
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
George Gershwin: An American in Paris
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Mengla Huang, violin
Wayne Marshall, piano/conductor

Symphonic Concert
19:30 Saturday, May 26th, 2018 Forbidden City Concert Hall
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E-flat major, Op. 82
Tianwa Yang, violin
Leif Segerstam, conductor

A Special Concert for the Children’s Day
19:30 Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 Beijing Concert Hall
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variation on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Arild Plau: Concerto for Tuba and Strings
Benjamin Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Namisa Sun, violoncello
Sun Shuai, tuba
Yu Ji, conductor

Meng-chieh Liu’s Brahms Series I
19:30 Saturday, June 16th, 2018 Forbidden City Concert Hall
Johannes Brahms: Serenade No.2 in A major, Op. 16
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in D major, Op. 83
Meng-chieh Liu, piano
Wong Kah Chun, conductor

Meng-chieh Liu’s Brahms Series II
19:30 Sunday, June 17th, 2018 Forbidden City Concert Hall
Johannes Brahms: Serenade No.1 in D major, Op. 11
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op. 15
Meng-chieh Liu, piano
Huang Yi, conductor

Symphonic Concert
19:30 Sunday, June 24th, 2018 Forbidden City Concert Hall
Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto No.2, BB 117
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Nai-Yuan Hu, violin
Yang Yang, conductor

In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Leonard Bernstein Concert Series III & The China Philharmonic Orchestra Season 2017-2018 Finale
19:30 Sunday, July 1st, 2018 Poly Theatre
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.2 “Resurrection”
Song Yuaming, soprano
Yang Jie, alto
The China National Opera House Chorus
Long Yu, conductor

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