Chinese New Year Concert

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Xian Zhang


San Francisco Symphony

Zhang Zuo


Yun Chu

First Violin

Amos Yang


Loong Mah Sing See Wui

Dance Ensemble


Chinese Dragon Dance 


Spring Festival Overture 

Huan-zhi Li

The Triple Resurrection

Tan Dun

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Sergei Rachmaninoff
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Two Folk Songs
Flower Drum Song from Feng Yang
Girl From the Da Ban City

Huang Ruo

"Gong Xi, Gong Xi"

Traditional (arr. Lee)


Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 3:00PM

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 3:00PM

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If you would like assistance purchasing tickets for patrons with disabilities, please call the box office at 415-864-6000.

Event Description

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.

Purchase Imperial Dinner Tickets

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

Concert Extras

“Leonard Bernstein and the San Francisco Symphony”
A Special Exhibit

The San Francisco Symphony continues their celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with this special exhibit, on display January 18 through February 28. Located on the First Tier Lobby, the exhibit examines the unique relationship between the Symphony and Bernstein as a conductor, composer, educator, activist, and friend.

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