The Mom here! Looking for some culture for yourself and your kids?  Head on over to The Fourth Annual Chinese New Year Spectacular  at Carnegie Hall this Saturday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m.! What a way to celebrate both Chinese and American cultures:  NYC Mayor David Dinkins will  welcome the Lunar New Year Celebration, along with Steinway Artist Jiaxin Tian, Opera Tenor Dr. William Chai, Acclaimed British Pianist Simon Mulligan and Renowned Violinist Deni Bonet.  All under one roof! (*Featured Image Credit: Jill Nelson)

Photo Credit: Jill Nelson

This highly anticipated annual performance has quickly become a NYC tradition to mark the beginning of a New Lunar Year. This year’s performers include renowned Steinway Artist Jiaxin Tian, internationally acclaimed British pianist and Steinway Artist, Simon Mulligan, Chinese opera tenor Dr. William Weimin Cai trained by Pavarotti, American violinist Deni Bonet; and former Mayor of New York City, David Dinkins who will share the stage for this one night. Dinkins will narrate a tribute to Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland, a classical orchestral work usually accompanied by the reading of excerpts of Abraham Lincoln’s great documents, including the Gettysburg Address. As his second time addressing attendees of the Chinese New Year Spectacular, Mayor Dinkins said the celebration “helps to remind us that our city is not a melting pot, but a gorgeous mosaic, and the evening will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the variety of cultures.”

Of the Chinese Spectacular IV, Lily Li, event co-producer and CEO of Harvard Wealth Strategy & Management said, “This is the strongest assemblage of talent we have ever had in the history of the Spectacular series. We’re honored to be able to create this tradition and are thrilled to host this show in its fourth year at Carnegie Hall, showcasing diverse talent to our multicultural audience.”

The evening’s program will feature a wide range of musical compositions, ranging from Gershwin’s Three Preludes, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp Minor, Zao Zhang’s “Pi Huang” Peking Opera and a tribute to Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait.  I know Waverly and I could definitely use this “Culture Stay-cation” during the break….see you at Carnegie Hall this Saturday Night!

Tickets start at $28 and are now available at or by phone at (212) 247-7800.  Children under 12: tickets are $21. The special promo code is LNR28253.

Photo Credit: Jill Nelson