October 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm EST | by Staff reports
Beijing Symphony Orchestra known for diverse repertoire
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The Beijing Symphony Orchestra makes its D.C.-area debut Sunday night at the Strathmore. (Photo courtesy Bucklesweet Media)

Critically acclaimed Chinese ensemble the Beijing Symphony Orchestra premieres at the Music Center at the Strathmore  (5301 Tuckermane Lane, North Bethesda, Md.) Sunday at 7 p.m.

The orchestra was established in 1977 and is known for its combination of performing different interpretations of standard music and premiering the works of Chinese composers. Maestro Tan Lihua will lead the orchestra in performing two works by Chinese composer Guo Wenjing. Wenjing’s “The Lotus Overture” was written in honor of the London 2012 Olympic games has received international media attention. “Chou Kong Shan (Desolate Mountain)” is a concerto that blends bamboo flutes and orchestra.

Tickets range from $23-$79. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

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