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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the San Francisco Symphony

Ring in the Chinese New Year with the San Francisco Symphony. For more than 100 years, this musical institution has been rekindling the city's cultural life with a mix of classic and new music. Its eclectic assemblage has allowed the symphony to garner some of the world's most prestigious recording awards, including eleven Grammy?s, Japan's Record Academy Award, and France's Grand Prix du Disque among others. Music aficionados will feel right at home while witnessing its spectacular performances, ranging from legends like Beethoven to rising talents like Janine Jansen.

Now, friends and family can gather together to relish the San Francisco Symphony's claim-to-fame with its annual Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, February 8. In honor of the "Year of the Horse," the symphony will begin the evening with a pre-concert festival reception. Enjoy lion dancing, Chinese calligraphy, ribbon dancing, tea bars, and "lucky" red envelopes during your attendance. Conductor Lan Shui will also lead a number of musical compositions, including Spring Festival, Voices of Spring, Ambush on All Sides, Carmen, and Er huang followed by a multi-course imperial dinner.

Attendees can purchase tickets through the San Francisco Symphony's website at www.sfsymphony.org. The festival reception will begin in Davies Symphony Hall at 3:00p.m., followed by the concert at 4:00p.m. and the imperial dinner at 6:00p.m. Proceeds from the evening will go toward the symphony’s ongoing education and community programs for Bay Area students.

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