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Lunar New Year 2023

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Sat Jan 28, 2023

Orchestra Hall

The Minnesota Orchestra marks the 2023 Lunar New Year, and the Year of the Rabbit, with a performance featuring music that honors family traditions and themes of unity and health.

This program is presented as part of The Great Northern.

The Saturday night performance will be broadcast live on YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio. Find your station or listen online.

We express our deepest sympathies for those killed, injured or traumatized on January 21 at a dance studio near a Lunar New Year celebration in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park.  We join the Monterey Park community and the world in mourning this tragedy that marred the joy, unity, and traditions that are celebrated by many Asian cultures on this holiday, which marks the arrival of spring and the togetherness of family. In our concert this Saturday we will strive to embrace the joy of Lunar New Year traditions while also recognizing the loss and tragedy of this past weekend’s shooting.

A Few Things to Know

  • This performance marks the Minnesota Orchestra's second Lunar New Year celebration and we're thrilled to welcome back conductor Junping Qian.
  • Though China has officially moved to the Gregorian calendar like much of the rest of the world, the lunar calendar remains central to major holidays, just like the Lunar New Year.
  • Celebrations for the Lunar New Year and surrounding Spring Festival can last up to 16 days, making it the longest Chinese holiday observed.

Explore the concert extras

Date & Time


  • TAN

    Internet Symphony “Eroica”

  • SHIN



    "Largo al factotum," from The Barber of Seville

  • TENG/Lee

    Bāng Chhun-hong

  • LEE

    Kampong Overture

  • LIU/Mao

    Dance of the Yao People

  • WANG

    Erhu Rhapsody No. 2

  • KREISLER/McAlister

    Tambourin Chinois

  • BAO

    Selections from Chinese Sights and Sounds


Minnesota Orchestra

Junping Qian


Roz Tsai


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