07.05.12 7:30 pm, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center; $20

The Chinese Hua Xia Chamber Ensemble of the China Conservatory has become one of the most dynamic and technically impressive chamber ensembles of China. They make their Lincoln Center debut performing a program entitled Dialogue between the Traditional and the Modern, including folk and Chinese Opera works as well as contemporary works by both Chinese and Western composers such as Xie Wenhui and Victoria Bond. The program will feature six world premieres commissioned by the ensemble for this US tour.

Founded in 1995, and currently touring the United States with performances in New York and Boston, the ensemble has achieved international acclaim under the strong leadership of Professor Zhang Weiliang and Maestro Tsung Yeh. Its musicians, who are mainly young conservatory teachers, have won numerous instrumental competition awards in China and abroad. Their repertoire ranges from traditional Chinese folk music and Chinese opera music to contemporary Chinese and international classical music. The ensemble has recorded several CDs and has performed in the United States, France, Portugal, Australia, and in Asia and Africa.