Orange County Pacific Symphony Lantern Festival Saturday February 27 2021.
Free Family Friendly Virtual Event on Facebook Live.
The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year—on the first full moon night in the lunar calendar—and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family.
The act of lighting and appreciating lanterns is a way for people to let go of the burdens of their old selves and express their best wishes for themselves and their families for the future.
Prizes and more!
Irvine Chinese Dragon Dance Team
Chinese Dance Company of Southern California
Hanging Lanterns 燈籠掛
Dunhuang Apsaras 玲珑乐
The Joy of Kazakhs Girls 马背上的裙摆
Story of Lantern Festival and Tangyuan Demonstration
Carnival Overture, Antonín Dvořák
Strings for Generations
2020 Program Year in Review
Paper Lantern Making
SiWei Liu 劉思薇
South Coast Chinese Orchestra
Monkey King Chapter 3, Bin He
Mojito, Jay Chou
金蛇狂舞 Dance of the Golden Snake
Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles Violin Quartet
Dance macabre, Opus 40 (1874), Camille Saint- Saens (arr. Edgar Girtain)
Jennifer Su and Carol Chiang
Hope and Blessing
Irvine Chinese Choir華聲,
American Feel Young Chorus飛楊,
Evangelical Valley Children’s Choir東安兒童合唱團,
Orange County Ladies Chorus橙縣女聲,
Eastern Taiwan Women’s Ensemble知音合唱團,
Hua-Lien Yi-Chung Middle School Wind Ensemble花蓮宜昌國中管樂,
Hua-Lien Dancing School 花蓮舞蹈劇
For Paper Lantern Making
3-6 red envelopes or construction paper in any color
Double-sided tape, glue or a stapler
Pen or pencil
Scissors or x-acto knife
For Story of Lantern Festival (to make tangyuan or rice balls)
Glutinous rice powder