The impact of orchestral music spans the globe, Asian Cultural Symphony of the U.S.A. held Manhattan Night Music Salon to share the passion for orchestral music with the audience, at the Asian Cultural Center Art Gallery on the evening of May 10.

The chief flute Jieyu Cao started the event with “Concerto in D major, 1st movement”, composed by Vilém Blodek. Following is the highlight of the event, the piano solo, “Pictures at an Exhibition”, performed by Cong Bi, a talented Chinese pianist currently residing in the United States. Soprano Quan Chen brought a small fragment of opera “Quando men vo” and then performed a Chinese famous art song “I live in the Yangtze River”. Thunderous applause exploded in the audience. The first violin of Asian Cultural Symphony Yi Tian, collaborating with violinist Peiwen Liao, viola player Hui Wang and cellist Tish Edens, presented Quartet “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, I. Allegro”. Violinist Peiwen Liao also performed violin solo “the Golden Furnace”. She has won numerous international and national competitions and is currently enrolled at Yale University with full tuition scholarship.

This event aims to provide the audience with an opportunity to know more about orchestral music and to inspire the community through live and classical music performances of the highest quality.

Jieyu Cao, Chief Flute of the Asian Cultural Symphony, is performing “Concerto in D major, 1st movement”

Cong Bi, the special guest pianist, is performing Mussorgsky “Pictures at an Exhibition”.

Soprano Quan Chen is singing aria “Quando men vo” from La Bohème by Puccini

First violin Yi Tian, violinist Peiwen Liao, Viola player Hui Wang and Cellist Tish Edens, are performing Quartet “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, I. Allegro” by Mozart

Violinist Peiwen Liao is performing “the Golden Furnace”

First violin Yi Tian is performing Quartet “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, I. Allegro”

Conductor of the Asian Cultural Symphony, Steven Fei Fang is sharing with the audience