Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 3:00 pm
Chicago Public Library Chinatown Branch
2100 S Wentworth | Chicago, IL
The Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra will celebrate Chinese New Year performing a concert at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, in Chinatown's new public library.
Conducted by Artistic Director Philip Simmons, the program features erhu soloist Guang Long Li
performing Abing's Two Springs Reflecting the Moon, a new music composed for
the occasion by Gong Qian Yang, and Zhou Long's Chinese Folk Song Suite. Co-presented by the Chicago Public Library Chinatown Branch and American Music Festivals, the concert will be presented free of admission.
Erhu soloist Guang Long Li graduated from Shanghai Conservatory, and worked at the Shanghai Opera House for 17 years. Recent local performances include a WFMT Radio live broadcast; a performance for the Chinese Premier at the Art Institute of Chicago; with the Du Page Symphony at Chicago Symphony Center; and at Valparaiso University.
Composer Gong Qian Yang believes, "Music should spark our passion, awaken our hope, refresh our feelings, and enlighten our heart..." He recently released his seventh music album: "Sonic Fusion." Yang's undergraduate degree was completed at the Central Conservatory of Music of China. As a Starling Scholarship International Competition's First Prize winner, Yang pursued his graduate music study at CCM in Cincinnati and Aspen Music Festival. Yang has served as violin professor at the University of Dayton.
For information about the Jan. 21 Chinese New Year Concert by the Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra at the Chicago Public Library Chinatown Branch, please call (312) 747-8013 or visit www.americanmusicfestivals.com.