About Dragon Year

“Dragon Year” typically refers to a year in the Chinese zodiac cycle that is associated with the Dragon. Each year in the Chinese zodiac is associated with one of twelve animals, and the Dragon is one of them. People born in a Dragon year are believed to have certain characteristics and traits associated with that zodiac sign. People born in the Year of the Dragon are considered to be courageous and confident, possessing strong leadership qualities, as well as being intelligent and wise. The Dragon Years are 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024.

About Program

“The Great Harmony of Heaven and Earth: Chinese Festivals” takes the starting point of the Chinese lunar New Year, the “Spring Festival,” as its beginning and uses time as its axis. It focuses on eight representative traditional Chinese festivals—Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Qixi Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Double Ninth Festival, and Winter Solstice. This creative concert is a musical embodiment of the festive imagery, capturing the essence of each celebration through the power of music.”

Organizer: Wu Promotion

The 24th Grand Chinese New Year Concert

China National Traditional Orchestra


Dates / Conductors

2.2.2024 Wiener Konzerthaus – Vienna
6.2.2024 Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg
7.2.2024 Berliner Philharmonie – Berlin
Conductor: Li Xincao

10.2.2024 Tonhalle Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf
12.2.2024 Warsaw Philharmonic – Warsaw
14.2.2024 Dresden Kulturpalast – Dresden
16.2.2024 Müpa Budapest – Budapest
Conductor: Liu Sha


I Erste Hälfte

45 minutes

The Great Harmony of Heaven and Earth – Overture
Traditional Orchestra
Composer: Hao Weiya
Lantern Festival: Lantern Viewing
Traditional Ensemble
Composer: Ma Jiuyue
Orchestration: Jin Fan
Qingming: Endless Yearning
Traditional Orchestra
Composer: Li Bochan
Dragon Boat Festival: Dragon Boat
Plucked Instrument and Percussion
Composer: Li Shangqian
Meeting on Qixi
Erhu and Flute Concerto
Composer: Wang Yunfei
Erhu soloist: Duan Chao
Bamboo soloist: Ding Xiaokui

15 Minuten

II Second Half

49 minutes

Mid-Autumn Festival: Pale Clouds and Dancing Wind
Traditional Orchestra
Composer: Tang Feng, Linhai
Erhu Soloist: Tang Feng
Double Ninth Festival: Flowing Water
Ancient Melody
Musical Score Arrangement: Gong Yi
Guqin:Yang Zhijian
Winter Solstice: Blessing and Longevity Composer: Zhao Cong
Pipa soloist: Zhao Cong
Orchestration: Yin Tianhu
Spring Festival: National Wind
Traditional Orchestra piece
Composer: Zhao Jiping