Greater Pittsburgh Lunar New Year Gala Special Event
- Performance Dates
- January 21, 2023 7:00 PM
- PNC Theatre
The gala will include world renowned and awarded Master of Arts and Crafts as follows.
Xiang “Sean” Gao, Violinist: Named as Musical America’s Top 30 Professionals of the Year in 2021, Xiang “Sean” Gao is one of the world’s most successful presenters, producers, composers, and pedagogues. He has solo performed violin with 100 plus orchestras worldwide. As the University of Delaware Trustees Distinguished Professor, Xiang conceptualized and composed Shanghai Sonatas the new musical that is being developed by Broadway producers.
Josh Moreland is a recording artist from Bradenton, Florida known for his big sound in which he calls "Battle Cry Music" its a mixture of Pop/Rock & Soul with a little bit of sauce on it. Moreland is a writer and performer, whose tour and opening show collaborations include acts such as Jason Derulo, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Puth, Rick Ross, Ludacris and Far East Movement. Josh's most recent tour was in South Korea on Jeju Island, which he held a residency for 7 months equalling to 182 Shows. Moreland’s sound and performance have been referenced to Imagine Dragons, John Legend, and Kanye West. His writing collaborations have included John Legend and Jamaican charting artist, Nature Ellis and many others.
Peng Li, Magician: Known as one of the most famous Chinese master magician, Peng Li was given high praise for his magic performance of face changing which is one of his most difficult performances.
Matthew Brower, Pianist: Hailed as “superb” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Matthew Brower is a pianist, coach, and educator who brings vision and sensitivity to a variety of genres, from classical piano, chamber music, opera, and art song to musical theatre and jazz.
Xiaolin Tong, Peking Opera master: As one of the best Peking Opera performing artists, Xiaolin Tong shoulders the mission of inheriting and promoting Peking Opera in US. She regularly performs in various educational and cultural venues such as Chinese American Community Centers and University campuses and Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, etc.
Yimin Xue, Singer: Graduated from Berklee College of Music Voice principle, Yimin Xue is one of the most popular young singers in US and China. She is Bronze medalist of Supernona Singing Contest, first in Singing Category of Sinovision’s “Teens Talent Show, and American Top 10 of “The Voice of China” etc.
The gala is organized by Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Center (PCCC), and is directed by Yanlai Wu, president of Yanlan Dance Academy, and Ying Zhang, director of PCCC Art Group. The Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Center (PCCC) is a non- profit organization in Pennsylvania that promotes the awareness of Chinese culture and appreciation of cultural diversity, facilitates assimilation of Chinese immigrants into the Pittsburgh community and supports relations between Pittsburgh and China.
Greater Pittsburgh Lunar New Year Gala
January 21, 2023 7:00 PM
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