USC Professor Emerita Charlotte Furth discusses her adventures in Beijing teaching young Chinese scholars about America.
Chinese New Year Celebration with the New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic ushers in the Year of the Rooster with a festive concert featuring Puccini’s ravishing Turandot; beloved Chinese folk and art songs; a new trumpet concerto, Joie Éternelle (Eternal Joy); and Ravel’s immortal Boléro — which crescendos into an auspicious new year of good fortune!
Program to Include:
- Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture
- Traditional: "A Little Path"
- Adam: "Ah, vous dirai-je, maman," from Le Toreador
- Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
- Chen Qigang: Joie Eternelle (Eternal Joy), for trumpet and orchestra (U.S. Premiere)
- Huang Zi/Arr. Bao Yuankai: "Three Rose Wishes"
- Puccini: "Signore, ascolta!" from Turandot
- Li Qingzhu: "I Live Beside the Yangtze River"
- Ravel: Bolero
- Long Yu: Conductor
- Sumi Jo: Soprano
- Alison Balsom: Trumpet
- Frank Huang: Violin
- Robert Langevin: Flute
Celebrating the grand reopening of USC Pacific Asia Museum after a year of the seismic retrofit project, the museum will present an exhibit drawn from the museum’s extraordinary collection of over 2,700 costumes and textiles from China, Korea, Japan, India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.