February 24, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank
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This Chinese New Year, join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, maestro Lü Jia and a stellar cast of guest artists to celebrate the Year of the Dog.

One of China’s most celebrated violinists, Lu Siqing, will perform with the MSO for the first time since 2014 as soloist in one of China’s most famous orchestral works, the lush and romantic Butterfly Lovers concerto. Written by composers Chen Gang and He Zhahao in 1959, it is the perfect inclusion in this concert.

Revel in the textured sounds of traditional Chinese instruments, new works and world-class musicians in the heart of Melbourne, a city with a rich Chinese-Australian history, worthy of celebration.

MSO’s annual Chinese New Year celebration has become a highlight on the concert calendar, celebrating the city’s cultural diversity.

Presented in Association with Arts Centre Melbourne.
Supported by the Li Family Trust.
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