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Lunar New Year 2024

Lunar New Year

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Sat Feb 17, 2024

Orchestra Hall

2 hours including intermission

The Minnesota Orchestra marks Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon, a two-week-long festival that encourages family and friends to gather together with a performance featuring music that honors family traditions and themes of unity and health.

Save 50% for a limited time! Choose your seats for this concert, then select the BLACK FRIDAY price type when available. Some seating restrictions apply. View details.

A Few Things to Know

  • Did you know: the timing of Lunar New Year changes every year because it is based on the lunar calendar, which typically falls about 20-50 days behind the Gregorian calendar.
  • For the third consecutive year, Principal Bassoon Fei Xie serves as the artistic consultant for the Lunar New Year celebration. Conductor Junping Qian will also lead the program for the third straight year.
  • In China, after it turns midnight on the first day of the Chinese New Year, people first give traditional greetings to their parents or the eldest members of their house, followed then by their siblings.

Date & Time



Minnesota Orchestra

Junping Qian


Zhengang Xie

Jing Hu Master

Mei Hu

Yue Qin Master

Fei Xie

artistic consultant

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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