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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

From Monday, January 23 – Sunday, January 29, WQXR will ring in the Year of the Dragon with CHINA IN NEW YORK: A WQXR FESTIVAL, an exploration of the work of Chinese-born composers and musicians now active in New York, as well as some of the economic and political issues surrounding classical music in China, through live events, radio specials, and online exclusives available at www.wqxr.org/china.

CHINA IN NEW YORK will be book-ended by two special live events at The Greene Space.  The first, on January 23 at 6pm, is Chinese New Year with Lang Lang and the Quintessenso Choir. In this preview of their New York Philharmonic concert, the renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang will perform with a children’s choir from Mongolia.  On January 27 at 7pm, Written on the Wind, curated by Huang Ruo, is an evening of new music from Chinese and Chinese-American composers performed on traditional and Western instruments.

CHINA IN NEW YORK is presented in partnership with the New York Philharmonic, Queens Council on the Arts, and Crossing Art gallery.

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