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China National Symphony Orchestra with Chuanyun Li, violin 

When: Thu., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. 2013
Price: $26-52

The 90-piece China National Symphony Orchestra presents a program of Xia Guan and Beethoven, with the lush "Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto" by Zhanhao He and Gang Chen at its center. The concerto emerged after the Cultural Revolution as one of the world's favorite 20th-century Chinese compositions; this recital features violin prodigy Chuanyun Li. If you've seen Ai Weiwei's activist art currently at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., you'll also be interested in the regime-approved first movement of Xia Guan's "Earth Requiem" for the victims of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Beethoven's Seventh Symphony is also on the bill. —Chris Vitiello

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