A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
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
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.