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Black Tie International:
Chinese New Year Spectacular V, Carnegie Hall
 

 

Premier Event Management Inc

chines_new_year_spectacular_carnegie_hall, Upper Left: Jie Chen; Lower Left: Quan Chen;Upper Right: Dr. William Weimin Cai; Lower Right: Deni Bonet

Upper Left: Jie Chen; Lower Left: Quan Chen;
Upper Right: Dr. William Weimin Cai; Lower Right: Deni Bonet

 

 Chinese New Year Spectacular V
at Carnegie Hall
to ring in the Year of the Pig

on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Zankel Hall,

Link to Carnegie Hall to purchase Tickets


Chinese New Year Spectacular V
Featuring Jie Chen, William Cai, Quan Chen, and Deni Bonet

Use the Black Tie Guest Code LNR30738  to get a 25% discount on tickets

chinese new year spectacular V


Chinese Pianist, Jie Chen,
Opera Soprano, Quan Chen,
 Opera Tenor, Dr. William Cai
 and
Popular Violinist, Deni Bonetto



Premier Event Management Inc.
&

Harvard Wealth Strategy & Management LLC

announce the

 Chinese New Year Spectacular V
at Carnegie Hall


 offering a special program that celebrates both Chinese and American cultures.

As a highly anticipated annual performance, Spectacular has become a NYC tradition to mark the beginning of the New Lunar Year.

The evening will feature Chinese Pianist
Jie Chen and Shanghai Soprano Quan Chen, who are new to the 2019 program, as well as featuring returning performers tenor Dr. William Weimin Cai and American violinist Deni Bonet.

“We are excited to have such a strong assemblage of new and returning talent this year.  Spectacular V is sure to be a grand and glorious event,”
said
Charles W. Sullivan,
Chinese
Spectacular V event Producer and President of
 Premier Event Management, Inc.

The evening’s program will feature a wide range of musical compositions,
ranging from:

 Fantasy
Impromptu by Frederic Chopin
and Zueignung by Richard Georg Strauss,
 along with Butterfly Lovers by He Zhanhao
 and I Love You China! by Zheng Qiufeng.

The evening’s four headliners include:

Chinese Pianist Jie Chen, Opera Soprano Quan Chen, Opera Tenor Dr. William Cai and Popular Violinist Deni Bonetto Welcome Lunar New Year with Celebration at Zankel Hall
 

·         Critically acclaimed pianist Jie Chen,  
a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.  She has received eleven prestigious international prizes including the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Israel, the Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition in Spain, and the International Piano-e-Competition in Minnesota, U.S. Chen debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch at the age of fifteen, and has since been featured in solo performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Louvre in Paris, and many other venues throughout Europe and Asia.  She has been named one of the “Top 10 Pianists in China” by CCTV and has been named a “Culture Leader” by the Shanghai Government.  A visionary arts administrator, Jie Chen is also the founder of the Music Department at the University of Shanghai Science and Technology (USST), where she successfully implemented innovative curricula combining technology teaching with music practice.  Sheis currently the first candidate with a music background ever admitted to the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration program as an Edward S. Mason Fellow
at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 

Soprano Quan Chen
is a member of the Shanghai Musicians Association.  Chen holds two
Master’s Degrees in vocal performance from both Shanghai Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music.  She was the first prize winner of the Lieder and Song Competition from the Grand Stage International Arts Foundation.  Chen made her Carnegie Hall debut in the role of Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte); the role of Tourière (Suor Angelica) at the National Opera Center; and the role of Fiordiligi (Così Fan Tutte) at Lincoln Center.Previous credits include Poppea (L'incoronazione di Poppea) with La Lingua Della Lirica, and Frog (L’enfant et les Sortilèges) with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. She has also performed at Guangzhou for the prime minister of China, Jiabao Wen and at the Shanghai World Expo for the former president of China, Jintao Hu. 

 

Chinese tenor Dr.William Weimin Cai
was born into a family of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and began Gong Fu (traditional Chinese martial arts) and Qi Gong (traditional Chinese techniques for energy-based healing) training at a very young age.  As the first opera tenor who implements Chinese Qi Gong into Western Opera, he embodies a combination of both Eastern and Western art. Luciano Pavarotti, one of the most celebrated tenors of all time, taught and praised him for his brilliant bright tone, his dramatic and operatic voice, and his ability to carry Qi and the art of medical science and music. Dr. Cai is also a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, President of the American Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (AATCM), and Director of the Federation of Eastern American Acupuncture Association. In December 2017, he performed with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra to a sold-out audience and has performed at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Violinist Deni Bonetis
 a U.S. born singer/songwriter, electric violinist, and multi-instrumentalist. Bonethas performed and recorded with Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan and many others. Her previous appearances include Carnegie Hall, The Great Wall of China, the United Nations, and the White House for President Obama. She has been a recent soloist with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Pops of Long Island, and will be performing with the Danbury Music Center Summer Festival Orchestra in July 2019. For the past several years, Bonet has been touring in the U.S. and Europe. She was recently awarded a grant through the Arts Envoy Program from the U.S. Government to spend a month on a residency in Africa teaching violin, songwriting, and rock ’n roll at a music college in Zanzibar. She’ll also be performing concerts for the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Bonet has released several CDs of her own original music, including last year’s critically-acclaimed "Bright Shiny Objects.”

 

The annual Spectacular is produced by
 
Premier Event Management Inc.
and
Harvard Wealth Strategy & Management, LLC,

two American organizations which share the common goal of bridging the culture gap between Chinese and American cultures. The two groups have collaborated on a series of successful projects that bring Chinese culture to the U.S. including Tong Ren Tang, the world’s oldest brand of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which opened its first U.S. location in New York City.  Premier Event Management Inc. and Harvard Wealth Strategy & Management, LLC have worked together to sponsor American high school students and New York-based
Police Athletic League (PAL)
teens to attend “Joy Dancing Beijing,”
a cultural event put on by the Beijing government.

 

Tickets start at $28 and go on sale
 Friday,
 January 11
online
or by phone at (212) 247-7800.

 
Children under 12, seniors over 60 and active duty military members are eligible for a 25 percent discount.

 

ABOUT PREMIER EVENT MANAGEMENT, INC.

Our vision is to provide effective professional event management services including production of major events such as those on the main stage of Carnegie Hall, charity events for smaller audiences like those we have produced on the rooftop lounge of the Peninsula  Hotel in New York City, academic events such as those we have produced for visiting executive MBA students from China at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts and business seminars such as those we have produced for delegations of entrepreneurs visiting from China and Europe at the Harvard Club of New York City.

 

 

2018
 Chinese New Year Spectacular IV

 

Chinese New Year Spectacular IV at Carnegie Hall Blends Culture & Celebration of the Year of the Dog and Black History Month on Saturday, February 24, 2018

NYC Mayor David Dinkins to Welcome 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

February 5, 2018 – New York, NY – Premier Event Management Inc. & Harvard Wealth Strategy & Management, LLC announce the Fourth Annual Chinese New Year Spectacular concert at Carnegie Hall to ring in the Year of the Dog and celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Zankel Hall, offering a special repertoire that celebrates both Chinese and American cultures.

The 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. To the tune of Mulligan’s piano, Dinkins will read 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, and Zao Zhang’s “Pi Huang” Peking Opera.

The evening’s four headliners include:  Chinese tenor Dr. William Weimin Cai, who was originally born into a family of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and began Gong Fu (traditional Chinese martial arts) and Qi Gong (traditional Chinese techniques for energy-based healing) training at a very young age. As the first opera tenor who implements
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Chinese Qi Gong into Western Opera, he embodies a combination of both Eastern and Western Art. Luciano Pavarotti, one of the most celebrated tenors of all time, taught and praised him for his brilliant bright tone, his dramatic and operatic voice, and his ability to carry Qi and the art of medical science and music. Dr. Cai is also a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, President of American Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (AATCM), and Director of the Federation of Eastern American Acupuncture Association. In December 2017, he performed with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra to a sold-out audience and has performed at Lincoln Center in New York City.

 British pianist and Steinway Artist, Simon Mulligan, has been described by The Times of London as “the most abundantly gifted of pianists.” Following his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mulligan has performed and recorded with the BBC Symphony, Detroit Symphony (under Slatkin), English Symphony Orchestra (Boughton), Warsaw Sinfonia (Menuhin), Hong Kong Philharmonic (Atherton), Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Royal National Scottish Orchestra (Serebrier), among others. Mulligan has performed at every major international venue including live broadcasts for Lincoln Center and the Grammy Awards, and has performed for President Barack Obama, Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. He has collaborated with Dame Shirley Bassey, Branford Marsalis, Liza Minnelli, Van Morrison, and Sting. Mulligan is also featured on the soundtrack to the HBO television series Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

 Born into a musical family in Beijing, Jiaxin Tian is a rising star among young piano virtuosos. As a Steinway Artist, she first earned praise for her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall on February 2013. She has since obtained her Professional Studies degree from Manhattan School of Music, during which time she received MSM’s highest piano prize – the Harold Bauer Award. Her talent has been shared with audiences in major world cities, performing 90 concerts in China alone during 2016-17. She has appeared five times at Carnegie Hall, as well as at Lincoln Center, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, China National Center for Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, and other venues in forty international cities. Ms. Tian’s 2018 tour will include a twenty-five-city tour in China with fifty concerts and master class performances, followed by performances with the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and concerts
in Washington, D.C. and Europe.

 Deni Bonet is a U.S.-born singer/songwriter, electric violinist, and multi-instrumentalist. She began her professional career in the house band of National Public Radio’s Mountain Stage radio show. She then pursued a solo career, touring and recording with many notable performers including Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Richard Barone, and Robyn Hitchcock, and has released several CDs of her own original music, including her latest album in 2017: Bright Shiny Objects.

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