Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog with the San Francisco Symphony at this family event that draws on both ancient and contemporary traditions. Arrive at 2pm for the activity-filled Festival Reception with Chinese instruments, lion dancing, «lucky» red envelopes, entertainment, tea bars, sweet and savory bites, and more.
Continue the festivities after the concert by purchasing a ticket to the dramatic and exciting Imperial Dinner. Call the San Francisco Symphony Volunteer Council for details at 415-503-5500.
Proceeds from this event support the San Francisco Symphony’s education and community programs, which reach over 75,000 Bay Area elementary, middle, and high school students each year.
Dinner tickets include access to the Festival Reception, premium seating at the Chinese New Year Concert, and the Imperial Dinner. These tickets will be mailed 2 weeks before the event.
Ticket exchange and group discount not available. Program and details are subject to change
Xian Zhang, Conductor
Zhang Zuo, Piano
Yun Chu, Violin
Amos Yang, Cello
San Francisco Symphony
TRADITIONAL / Opening Chinese Dragon Dance
HUANZHI LI / Spring Festival Overture
RACHMANINOFF / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43
TAN DUN / The Triple Resurrection
HUANG RUO / Folk Songs for Orchestra
TRADITIONAL (arr. Lee) / “Gong Xi, Gong Xi” [audience sing-along]
The Chinese New Year Concert & Imperial Dinner is made possible through the generous support of Tiffany & Co., event underwriters Ivy & Dave Chenn, and concert underwriters John & Sherry Chen.
This celebration is presented in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission.