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Greenwich HIgh School Celebrates Chinese New Year

Eric Lee will perform at the Chinese New Year Celebration at Greenwich High School. Photo Credit: Submitted
International Dancer Kai-Li Chen will also perform. Photo Credit: Submitted
Xiaoming Tian, an opera baritone, will also be part of the Chinese New Year celebration. Photo Credit: Submitted

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. Chinese Language School is hosting the event.

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, in more than 30 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe.

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.

Lee co-founded the seminal Asian American political power-rock group SuperChink, shared the stage with the Godfather of Chinese Rock Cui Jian, was a band member for Taiwanese star Luo Dayo, and has performed in venues ranging from Lincoln Center to the legendary CBGB. Lee’s music can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, SoundCloud and other online media platforms.

Opera baritone Tian plays operatic leading roles include Krušina, Mathis, Marcello, Guglielmo, Gamekeeper etc. He also has appeared on the major stages around America including Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Woolsey Hall of Yale University and Sanders Theater of Harvard University.

There will be a full Chinese buffet, arts, crafts activities for all ages, demonstrations and wWorkshops, 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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