Singer Zheng Xulan (Front) performs during the 2019 Golden Night Concert in Lincoln Center, New York, the United States, on Sept. 6, 2019. Overseas Chinese in New York City presented a brilliant concert late Friday night in Lincoln Center to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and the United States and to celebrate the forthcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Overseas Chinese in New York City presented a brilliant concert late Friday night in Lincoln Center to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and the United States and to celebrate the forthcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.
The 2019 Golden Night Concert, staged by The Asian Cultural Symphony of the USA, featured a mix of well-known classical western and Chinese symphonies, operas and songs, attracting hundreds of overseas Chinese and American audience.
Young Chinese songwriter and singer Huo Zun performed three songs at the concert, including his signature song Rolled-Up Pearl Curtain, the unique pop-song One Night in Beijing, and a Peking opera excerpt Butterfly Love from The Great Concubine of Tang in cooperation with renowned Peking opera singer Li Jun, winning prolonged warm applause.
Li Jun's Peking opera excerpt Morning Sun in Heart from Climbing Tiger Mountain and Wang Hongli's Henan opera excerpt from Mulan enchanted the audience with the quintessence of traditional Chinese culture.
Famed female vocalist Zheng Xulan staged her classic pieces Shepherdess Song and The Sea, The Homeland, renewing old memories of overseas Chinese.
Also presented included The Toreador Song from Carmen by baritone Nigel Smith, Tambourin Chinois and Zigeunerweisen by violinist Lin Zhaoliang, and Hulunbuir Grassland by the Krliu family singers.
The concert served as a platform for overseas Chinese to convey their goodwill. Over the past 40 years, Chinese American made significant contribution in bridging China-U.S. exchange in a variety of aspects. As the center of classical music in New York City and a coveted platform by artists, Lincoln Center witnessed another wonderful cultural exchange between the East and the West.