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Violinist Mengla Huang stars in concerts in Turku and Helsinki

Chinese New Year

Tianyi Lu, conductor
Huang Mengla, violin

Huang Ruo: Folk Songs (first performance in Finland)
He Zhanhao & Chen Gang: Butterfly Lovers´ Violin Concerto (first performance in Finland)
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony no. 9 in E minor op. 95 ‘From the New World’

The musical idiom of composer Huang Ruo, an original blend of various genres, has been praised for instance in The New Yorker and in the New York Times. Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto is one of the most popular Chinese orchestral works. It is based on a Chinese folk tale of tragic love. The soloist is Huang Mengla, winner of the international Paganini Competition in 2002. Dvořák’s hit symphony, also a blend of styles, concludes the concert conducted by high-flying conductor Tianyi Lu.

The concert is also performed in Helsinki, Finlandia Hall, on Monday 27th of January. In Helsinki the conductor will be Lü Jia,  Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Macao Orchestra.