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Celebrate The Chinese New Year With Special Greenwich Performance

Song writer and performer Eric Jiaju Lee will perform at a Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Greenwich High School. Photo Credit: Contributed
Opera baritone Xiaoming Tian will also perform at the celebration. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, CONN. -- International Dancer Kai-Li Chen, dynamic erhu musician Eric Jiaju Lee and opera baritone Xiaoming Tian to perform on Saturday, Jan. 28, at a Chinese New Year celebration at Greenwich High School.

The event is organized by Chinese Language School, which is based in Greenwich.

Originally from Taiwan, Chen founded Li-Garden Dance in New York in 2016. As the principal dancer with the Hang Tang Yuefu dance group, she has appeared at renowned performing arts centers such as the Lincoln Center Theater, the Joyce Theatre, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, and the Palace Museum, and in more than 30 countries.

Lee will be performing a selection of his original contemporary music featuring the erhu (Chinese fiddle). He is a producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist specializing in stringed instruments and electronic music. Classically trained as a violinist, Lee also plays the erhu, guitar, and bass guitar while producing beats on computer-based software.

Tian plays operatic leading roles and has appeared on the major stages around America, including Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Woolsey Hall of Yale University, Sanders Theater of Harvard University.

The annual event celebrates the Chinese New Year and provides a slice of authentic Chinese culture with activities to appeal to all ages. There will be a full Chinese Buffet, arts, crafts, activities for all ages, demonstrations and workshops, student performances, a raffle, and marketplace.

In addition to the notable performers listed, members of the New England Youth Symphony and Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble will also be performing lively and popular music from their vast repertoire. CLSC students will be adding to the festive atmosphere by their own special performances.

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