2020 Lunar New Year Celebration at Richard Nixon Presidenital Library
Hosted by The Richard Nixon Foundation with Charlie and Ling Zhang, the Lunar New Year 2020 was celebrated on Sunday, February 16 evening in the magnificent East Room West of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
Consul General of P.R. China in Los Angeles Zhang Ping and Consul General of Janpan were invited together on the celebration together with about 500 guests.
With all the happies traditional Chinese style decorations in the library, Orange County Music and Dance presented a special perfomance to the guests. Lotus Bud Guzheng Ensemble directed by acclaimed guzheng artist Bei Bei gave a dazzling performance with the OCMD Chamber Orchestra, conducted by maestro David Dunford . They performed two songs together. First was a Chinese Classic called “Stepping High”, and the second was the American pop song “Havana”. Audiences were touched by the beautiful performance and song arrangements. It was a successful collaboration between the East and the West.
Considering President Nixon’s esteem and high regard in the Asian community, the Nixon Library celebrating this ancient tradition, also known as the Spring Festival for years. 2020 is the Year of the Rat, symbolizing Fortune, Vitality, Strategy, and Tenacity.
2020 is the Year of the Rat, symbolizing Fortune, Vitality, Strategy, and Tenacity, the Rat has the first position in the zodiac. In LNY calendar the Rat is also a representation of diligence, kindness, and generosity in oriental cultures.
Lotus Bud Guzheng Ensemble performances with OCMD Chamber Orchestra
Bei Bei (artistic director for Lotus Bud Guzheng Ensemble) and David Dunford (conductor for OCMD Chamber Orchestra)
Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, conductor who conducted the Orange County Music and Dance Junior Chamber String Ensemble