A Tour of China Concert Week
Thank you for joining us for the New West Symphony’s A TOUR OF CHINA and EXCLUSIVE CONCERT WEEK PROGRAM events! Below are key dates and times, and important links for all our events!
All dates/times are initial stream broadcasts. All programs are available on-demand shortly thereafter.
Concert Week Itinerary
Pre Concert Talk with David Ravetch
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 6:00 PM pst
The New West Symphony’s pre-concert talk features UCLA Senior Lecturer, David Ravetch, who explores the music presented in the “A Tour of China” concert in an informative, audience-friendly format.
Friday, February 26, 2021 | 7:00 PM pst
In Culture Insights, the New West Symphony joins the Conejo Chinese Cultural Association, Camarillo Kung Fu and Lion Dance Association and the Pacific Pearl Music Association in celebration of Chinese New Year. The program offers insights into contributions made by Chinese Americans to California’s culture; demonstrations of traditional instruments; and discussions about history, arts and music.
Meet the Artists
Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 7:00 PM pst
This online edition of Meet the Artists is an expansion of a longstanding New West Symphony tradition that breaks the barrier between the stage and audience seats. Enjoy a combination of biography, artistry, and insight into an artist’s process and talent. The guests of the Meet the Artists program include pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man; GRAMMY-winning soprano, Sasha Cooke; erhu master, Hong Wang; and New West Symphony violinists, Nan Ying and Yin Jiang, who offer valuable insights into the legacy of their father, Chinese composer Yan Jiang.
A TOUR OF CHINA CONCERT
Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM pst
Hua Yanjun “Ah Bing” / Wu Ziqiang: “Moon Reflecting in the Second Spring”
Tan Dun: Concerto for Pipa and Strings
Wu Man: Two Chinese Paintings
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major. Op. 74 (“Harp Quartet”)
Mahler/Schoenberg: Das Lied von der Erde “The Song of the Earth”
TOUR OF CHINA FESTIVAL IS SPONSORED BY
Fortissimo Festival Sponsors
Karen Dean Fritts Ph. D & John Shwope
GRANDIOSO SEASON SPONSOR
Barbara Barnard Smith Fund for World Musics at Ventura County Community Foundation
CORPORATE SEASON SPONSOR
Home Helpers Home Care
LARGO SEASON SPONSOR
Karen & Dr. Paul Finkel
CRESCENDO SEASON SPONSORS
Fern & Dr. Arnold Heyman