Join the Cincinnati Chinese community in celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Rat with a special concert by the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, Friday, January 24th (the eve of the Chinese New Year) in Memorial Hall, Over-the-Rhine.
Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature performances of traditional Chinese music by the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra at 8 p.m.
Founded in 1952, the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra highlights the history, legacy and influence of Chinese culture with a program of works performed on a mixture of Western and traditional Chinese instruments. The program, says spokesman Rudolph Tang, “represents its latest concept in showcasing the ancient Chinese music from the contemporary prism.”
Cincinnati is one of the seven concert stops during the orchestra’s U.S. tour. Others are the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Chicago’s Symphony Hall, Detroit’s Orchestra Hall, San Diego and Orange County, California.
The pre-concert celebration will include a Lion Dance, youth ensemble, an exhibition of Chinese photography and more.
Support comes from the Alliance of Chinese Culture and Arts USA.
When: January 24, 2020
6:30pm Celebration in the lobby and ballrooms (Lion dance, youth ensemble, Chinese photography exhibits, and more)
8 p.m. Concert by the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra
Where： Memorial Hall (1225 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202)
Price: $15 (family balcony); $30; $55 (VIP)
Visit memorialhallotr.com to purchase tickets.
The Alliance of Chinese Culture & Arts, USA is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to build bridges for cultural diversity, and connect people through various forms of the arts.