The Detroit Chinese Business Association in Troy will host its annual Chinese New Year Gala on Feb. 22 featuring a performance by the China Broadcasting Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit’s Midtown district.
“(The Chinese New Year) is the most important holiday to more than a billion Chinese people globally,” says Milan Stevanovich, vice president of global strategy for the Detroit Chinese Business Association. “We have 45,000 Chinese Americans in the Detroit metropolitan area. Our goals are to highlight and promote all of our assets in the region and help foster economic development and investments.”
Stevanovich says the event will feature a VIP reception for annual and event sponsors and international guests, followed by a private performance from the China Broadcasting Orchestra, a Chinese orchestra based in Beijing. The event will also include a dinner reception and a performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Lt. Governor Brian Calley will be a keynote presenter.
“We look to do this in such a way that it’s also going to drive influential individuals and government leaders who might not otherwise come to Detroit and/or Michigan to come here,” Stevanovich says. “Guests will fly in from across the country, as well as Europe and Asia, to specifically attend this event.”
He says the China Broadcasting Orchestra will also hold a public performance later that evening separate from the gala.
Stevanovich says he expects more than 350 people to attend the event. To purchase tickets to the gala, click here.