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Carmina Burana

February 17–18, 2024

Stéphane Denève, conductor
Ying Fang,
Sunnyboy Dladla, tenor
Thomas Lehman, baritone

Arvo Pärt Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Lera Auerbach Icarus
Richard Wagner “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde
Carl Orff Carmina Burana

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Guest conductor Norman Huynh

Lunar New Year

February 10, 2024

Norman Huynh, conductor
Rulin Olivia Zhang, erhu
Chinese Education and Culture Center
   Dragon Dance Team
Thunder Drum Team

Li Huanzhi Spring Festival Overture
Dai Wei The Dancing Moonlight
Tan Dun Internet Symphony, “Eroica”
Maurice Ravel Laideronette, Empress of the Pagodas from Mother Goose Suite
George Frideric Handel Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks
He Zhanhao & Chen Gang Selections from Liang Zhu (The Butterfly Lovers) Violin Concerto
Igor Stravinsky Final scenes from The Fire Bird: Suite

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Barber and Price

February 2, 2024

David Danzmayr, conductor
Jelena Dirks, oboe

Valerie Coleman Umoja: Anthem of Unity
Samuel Barber Violin Concerto, op. 14
Florence Price Symphony No. 3 in C minor

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