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nce who came with his family. “We’re attracted by the unique and novel style of Tan Dun.”
Having celebrated the Lunar New Year for eight years, the New York P
hilharmonic intends to “continue it pretty much indefinitely” because both loc
als and Chinese people here love it, Bill Thomas, executive director of the orchestra, told Xinhua.
“Music is a universal language. We always hope what we do will help a broad wo
rld community, including the relationship between our two nations,” he said.
He also noted that Chinese and Asian audience of classical music have incre
ased substantially in recent years, and that the orchestra now travels regularly to China’s Shanghai in summer.
“We like to perform in China as often as possible,” he added.
Musicians perform during the 8th Chinese New Year Concert by New York Philharmonic Orchestra at Lincoln Center in
New York, the United States, Feb. 6, 2019. The Chinese New Year Concert by New York
Philharmonic Orchestra was held here on Wednesday to celebrate the Year of the Pig