Bard College: Special Event: The Sound of Spring. Presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music, China. Celebrate Lunar New Year and look forward to Spring with a lively concert of Chinese orchestral works performed by The Orchestra Now. Soloists from the Central Conservatory’s world-class faculty in traditional instruments will perform on Chinese percussion, erhu, pipa, sheng and suona. Chen Bing, conductor (first half); Jindong Cai, conductor (second half) with Wang Jianhua, percussion, Wang Lei, sheng, Yu Hongmei, erhu, Zhang Hongyan, pipa, Zhang WeiWei, suona, plus Ji Tian, Shaanxi folk singer. Tickets: $20. Sosnoff Theater, 7 pm.