Tangram: Lunar New Year Premieres

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Tangram feat. Emmy The Great

Sat 29 Jan 2022 8.00pm - 9.30pm
LSO St Luke's, London

6.30pm Doors open
7pm Pre-concert talk
8pm Concert

Huang Yijun arr Alex Ho Beautiful Flowers and The Full Moon
Sun Keting Erasure
Beibei Wang JiuGe (world premiere)
Emmy The Great Swimming Pool; A Window/O’Keeffe
Tonia Ko Farewell Dwelling (world premiere)
Mantawoman Night and Day
Vivian Fung Sparks (world premiere)
The Cranberries arr Faye Wong/Emmy The Great/Tangram Dreams

Daniel Shao flute
Reylon Yount yangqin
Beibei Wang percussion
Annie Yim piano *
Emmy The Great multi-instrumentalist *
Alex Ho conductor

*guest artist 

Tickets: £23 (£16 concessions)


This event is generously supported by Arts Council England.

Important Audience Information: COVID-19 Entry Requirements

At the request of Tangram, all audience members must show proof of a negative lateral flow test, taken no more than 48 hours before the concert. We ask that you have your verification (email or SMS notification of a reported negative test result, or a photo of a negative lateral flow test) ready to show to our stewards when you arrive at the venue.

Please follow government guidance and wear a face covering at all times while inside LSO St Luke’s, and stay at home if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19, which include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

NHS Rapid Lateral Flow tests are free. You can order NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Tests here or pick them up from a local pharmacy or collection site.

Join trailblazing artist collective Tangram to ring in Lunar New Year 2022 as they return to LSO St Luke's for a third year.

Garnering a reputation for their genre-bending programming combining Chinese and Western instruments, Tangram present a host of internationally acclaimed artists in a line-up remixing contemporary classical, Chinese classical, and pop-folk music. 

The evening centres around new transnational collaborations, with world premieres by JUNO-award winning composer Vivian Fung and former Guggenheim Fellow Tonia Ko, alongside an array of Chinese folk songs displaying the richness and vitality of Chinese cultures, both historical and contemporary. Tangram are delighted to be joined by critically acclaimed singer-song writer Emmy The Great, hailed by The Guardian as 'one of the boldest young writers in pop', and emerging Arts Council England-supported pop artist Mantawoman, who sheds light on queer Chinese identity.

Tangram is a London-based music collective, growing transnational community by creatively celebrating Chinese cultures. Tangram's compositions and performances delve into the joys and multiplicity of transnational Chinese experience, encouraging audiences to engage in nuanced cultural exchange and deep listening across perceived borders. 

Pre-Concert Talk: 7pm

The concert will be preceded by a talk introducing Tangram's unique instrumentation and programme, the new commissions, and a discussion around what it means to curate and create new Chinese music today. This pre-concert talk is free.

Find out more about Tangram

> Blog: Beibei Wang, Vivian Fung and Tonia Ko on their commissioned works

Need to know

We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.

How are seats at LSO St Luke's arranged?

The majority of our seats are no longer socially-distanced, however some rows of seats in the stalls remain configured in socially-distanced singles and pairs. All seats are unallocated – you may book for stalls or balcony, and are then free to sit wherever you wish.

What other safety measures are in place once inside?

  • Staff and audience members are encouraged to wear a face covering inside LSO St Luke's at all times unless exempt.
  • The hall and each seat will be cleaned between performances.
  • Hand sanitising stations are positioned at the entrance and around the building.
  • Programme notes are digital and donation points use contactless technology.
  • An official NHS QR code poster is displayed at the entrance to the venue, so visitors can 'check in' on the NHS Test & Trace app.
  • Audience members are asked not to arrive earlier than 30 minutes before concerts.

What if I or someone I know develops Coronavirus symptoms before the concert?

Please stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has the virus.