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Philharmonia Orchestra: Chinese New Year Celebration Concert at Southbank Centre


The Philharmonia and conductor Long Yu's Chinese New Year Celebration concert returns to mark the Year of the Dog. This year we welcome a choir from a small village in China's Yunnan Province to sing Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and a selection of traditional folk songs. The Xiaoshuijing Farmers' Choir was formed in the 1930s and the tradition of choral singing has been passed down through generations since. The choir are famous throughout China for singing both traditional Chinese folk songs and Western choral works. 13-year-old Chinese virtuoso Serena Wang is the soloist in Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto, and also plays in the Choral Fantasy. Li's popular Festival Overture opens the programme. Performers Philharmonia Orchestra Long Yu conductor Serena Wang piano Yunan Farmers' Choir Repertoire Huanzhi Li: Spring Festival Overture Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25 Interval Traditional: Chinese folksongs Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus & orchestra, Op.80


Adult Ticket £10.00 (USD 13.99) to £50.00 (USD 69.96) per ticket
Concession Ticket £5.00 (USD 7.00) to £25.00 (USD 34.98) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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