SF Symphony Lunar New Year Concert & Imperial Dinner


Happy Lunar New Year! The San Francisco Symphony invites you to the Lunar New Year Concert and Imperial Dinner, a fun-filled family event celebrating the Year of the Rooster.

Featuring a diverse program of Eastern and Western repertoire, the concert will begin in a blackout with a 60-foot neon dragon dance performed by the Loong Mah Sing See Wui dance ensemble. Guest artists include Mei-Ann Chen (conductor); Tang Jun Qiao (dizi); Amos Yabng (cello). One hour prior to the concert, guests are invited to the Festival Reception with Asian instrument demonstrations, "lucky" red envelopes, tea bars, sweet and savory bites, entertainment, games are more.

It's happening Saturday, February 4 at Davies Symphony Hall. Here are some more details:

Lunar New Year Concert and Imperial Dinner

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rooster with the SF Symphony at this family event that draws on both ancient and contemporary Asian traditions. Arrive at 3pm for the activity-filled Festival Reception with Asian instruments, “lucky” red envelopes, lion dancing, and more. At 4pm, the concert begins and the Symphony showcases its versatility in a diverse concert featuring Eastern and Western repertoire.

Continue the festivities after the concert by purchasing a ticket to the dramatic and exciting Imperial Dinner. Call the Volunteer Council at 415-503-5500 for more details.

Proceeds from this event support the San Francisco Symphony’s education and community program, which reach over 75,000 Bay Area elementary, middle, and high school students each year.


Mei-Ann Chen

Tang Jun Qiao
dizi (bamboo flute)

Amos Yang

Loong Mah Sing See Wui
dance ensemble

San Francisco Symphony


Opening Chinese Dragon Dance

Li Huanzhi
Spring Festival Overture

Traditional (arr. Quan)
"Beo Dat May Troi"

Selections from Rococo Variations

Selections for dizi and orchestra

From Le Coq d'or Suite

Traditional (arr. Lee)
"Gong Xi, Gong Xi"

For further information about the program, and to purchase tickets, visit the SF Symphony website.

This post was sponsored by the San Francisco Symphony.

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