China National Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m., Thursday February 28
China’s national symphony, the China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO), is one of the most outstanding professional symphony orchestras in China. The CNSO is made up of China’s top instrumentalists, many of whom have won prizes in national and international competitions. The combination of consummate artistry, dedication and professionalism of the orchestra’s players has enabled the CNSO to maintain a consistently high level of performance and to create an orchestral tradition unique to China.
The orchestra regularly tours extensively throughout the world and has appeared in the finest concerts halls in the U.S. including Avery Fisher Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center, Chicago Symphony Hall and Boston Symphony Hall, among others.
First Movement of Earth Requiem Xia Guan
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 J. Sibelius
Symphony No. 2 S. Rachmaninoff
Violinist Chuanyuan Li is frequently lauded for his technical excellence, gorgeous tone, musical imagination, passion and emotional maturity. Li has become one of the most promising and respected young artists of his generation in China. He has studied at the Julliard School of Music with full scholarship under Dorothy DeLay and Itzhak Perlman.
In Li's debut recital in Seattle in 2008, the Seattle Times observed that Li "shares Perlman's amazing dexterity in untangling virtuoso pieces" and that "despite his technical accuracy and incredible speed, LI plays with great abandon, and where appropriate, a lot of soul."
Where: Armstrong Auditorium
Address: 14400 S. Bryant