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Lunar New Year 2024

Lunar New Year

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Sat Feb 17, 2024

Orchestra Hall

2 hours including intermission

The Minnesota Orchestra marks Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon, a two-week-long festival that encourages family and friends to gather together with a performance featuring music that honors family traditions and themes of unity and health.

A Few Things to Know

  • Did you know: the timing of Lunar New Year changes every year because it is based on the lunar calendar, which typically falls about 20-50 days behind the Gregorian calendar.
  • For the third consecutive year, Principal Bassoon Fei Xie serves as the artistic consultant for the Lunar New Year celebration. Conductor Junping Qian will also lead the program for the third straight year.
  • In China, after it turns midnight on the first day of the Chinese New Year, people first give traditional greetings to their parents or the eldest members of their house, followed then by their siblings.

Date & Time




  • LI

    Spring Festival Overture

  • KIM



    The Angel from Formosa

  • VO

    Lullaby for a Country



  • XIE

    Commissioned work, title TBD


    Welcome Spring


    Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon

  • TANG

    Dance of the Golden Snake

Minnesota Orchestra

Junping Qian


Zhengang Xie

Jing Hu Master

Mei Hu

Yue Qin Master

Vân-Ánh Võ

đàn tranh

Roz Tsai


Fei Xie

artistic consultant

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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