Lunar New Year is the observance of the start of a new year in a lunar or lunisolar calendar. The phrase is often used to refer to the Lunar New Year celebration held in China and worldwide by people of Chinese heritage, also known as Chinese New Year. WHAM—or We Have All Music—aims to connect high school students to professional events, venues, and opportunities, performing all varieties of genres in music.
Since their first performance at the Carmel International Arts Festival in September 2021, WHAM has performed at over twenty different public events ranging from concerts and cultural events to educational and community service background music. Venues such as the Center for the Performing Arts, the Eiteljorg Museum, and the Indiana State Fairgrounds have invited WHAM to perform cultural music, electronic/pop music, and original compositions by the group's own members. At this Lunar New Year concert, the WHAM Ensemble will perform "Oblivion" by Astor Piazzolla, "Serenade for Three Violins" by Hellmesberger, "Chinese New Year Duet" by Brayden Meng, "Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto - Solo Arrangement" by Brayden Meng, "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck, "Too Good Too Bad" from Cowboy Bebop by Yoko Kanno, Creston's Sonata, Op. 19: II, and "S.O.S Folks" by Kironen.