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Updated:2015-02-26 15:41:20Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallThe New York Philharmonic rings in the Year of the Sheep with its fourth annual Chinese New Year concert in the Avery Fisher Hall of the Lincoln Center in New York, Feb 24. [Photo/Xinhua]The music swells and subsides in the Avery Fisher Hall of the Lincoln Center, New York. The harmonious blend of cello and sheng, a traditional Chinese reed instrument made of bamboo, creates a magic, seamless sound that takes breath away of the audience.On Tuesday, the New York Philharmonic rang in the Year of the Sheep with its fourth annual Chinese New Year concert.Defying the frigid weather, an enormous crowd of revelers, some dressed in traditional Chinese costumes, swarmed into the renowned Avery Fisher Hall to enjoy the first-rate performance.The interior of the hall was lit red and Chinese lanterns hung from the ceiling of the buildings facades, adding to a touch of the festive atmosphere.”The Spring Festival Overture,” Li Huanzhis traditional work celebrating the Chinese New Year, once again opened the concert, yet still offering a fresh feeling to the audience.The event also featured the aijieke, a traditional Chinese bowed instrument, played by Gulinaer Yiming, and traditional Chinese folk songs performed by vocalist Lei Jia.The concert culminated in the duo of cellist Yo-Yo Ma and sheng player Wu Tong.Previous Page1 2 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 Next Page8.03KRelated ArticlesEd Sheeran wins best British record at top UK music awards‘Cultures of China, Festival of Spring’ staged in MyanmarComposers folk sound goes on tour around USChicago kicks off Chinese New Year celebrations with music concertThe Dream of the Maritime Silk Road performed at UN headquartersTagsChinese New Year concertPhotoBRIT music awards held in LondonCast members of new bond film pose in RomeTaipei Palace Museums visitor numbers set a new highExquisite Ruyi: as you wishHappy Chinese New Year evening gala held in BerlinAn old flame is putting on a new faceArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelArt lovers propel auction leaders growthPottery creation depicts New Year scenesCaught in the webBringing affordable art to new generationThrough negatives, Frenchman brings 80s and 90s China back to lifeAmericans amazed by Chinese art at Lunar New Year exhibition in New YorkMet museum to focus on ChinaArtist Liu Jianhua: reflecting social problems in porcelainCanadian landscape art graces BeijingMemories of China Photo Exhibition held in TorontoExhibition of Dunhuang art design held in GuangdongPalace Museum launches app on collectionsCast members of new bond film pose in RomeStars arrive at 87th Academy AwardsMedia watchdog hides cleavages againMainland theaters see huge revenue in Lunar New YearFans watch James Cameron as deep-sea diverChinas holiday box office boomsLady Gaga, Julie Andrews notch Oscars top social media momentForget Oscars: Anti-graft cartoons a hitOscars show gaping gapBirdman soars to Oscar heights on best picture winCameron Diaz, Transformers, Kirk Cameron top Razzie AwardsChina sees holiday spree at box officeXu Jinglei releases new photosKaren Mok poses for New Year photosJackie Chan gives son a new haircutYao Chen performs at BTVs Spring Festival GalaPatty Hearst in the news again as her dog wins awardJacky Cheung poses for Lunar New YearMarion Cotillard performs with Monaco Philharmonic OrchestraHu Ge poses for Vogue magazineSpring cover looks of glamorous Fan BingbingActress Zhang Xinyi shoots fashion magazine65th Berlinale International Film Festival in BerlinJiang Wen attends Berlinale Intl Film FestivalAngelababy graces Paris Fashion WeekThe devil doesnt wear thermalsFashion companies perform better than big industries in Italy: studyWith eye on Oscars, Tom Ford shows latest collection in HollywoodNew York Fashion WeekNew York Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren FallWinter 2015 collectionVictoria Beckham to visit China in coming weeksCalvin Klein Fall/Winter 2015 collectionFur market takes flight in ChinaWhats newChina’s influence on Western fashion, art on display in NYTracy Reese Fall/Winter 2015 collectionSalt restaurant in IranSichuan cuisine gains worldwide appealInvestors dine and dance format to keep Yabaolu goingForeign staff welcome diners at Nanjing restaurantKrill company hopes to make splash in ChinaCelebrity chefs discuss art of Chinese cuisineThe meat of the matter: good healthSeason of the lambsFestival family fareGuts go for new glory as restaurant seeks modern appealEncore for a tea danceSavoring old Beijing at Nine Gates Snack RestaurantTop 10 most beautiful terraces in ChinaMountain paradiseGlimpses of Lhasas holiday seasonTop 10 destinations for female travelersTop 10 seldom-seen views around the worldQuanzhou charmsYunnan, a travel heavenCity of SpringsMorning sun showers snow-covered Great WallMixing old with new in central Vietnam2013 Top 10 Tourism Destinations Editors PicksMemorable moments from Spring Festival breakMedia watchdog hides cleavages againHot wordsPalace MuseumEasy TalkChinese Valentines DayGaokaoStart of AutumnCulture InsiderTop 10sTeaDragon Boat FestivalChinese at CannesVideoEasy Talk: Foreign kids speak on Spring FestivalEasy Talk: Air rageGuo Junli: A man who creates storiesColumnsRaymond Zhou:X-Ray
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