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[Music From China: East Meets West] Guzheng by Erwin Soo
Guzheng by Erwin Soo

US-China Music Institute of the Bard Conservatory presents Presents

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Music From China: East Meets West

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Stage
3:00 pm

Contemporary Works for Chinese and Western Instruments

A concert celebrating the groundbreaking partnership between the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing), featuring The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai, and a guest appearance by the Central Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, led by Bing Chen.

The program includes works by Wen-jing Guo, Chen Xin Ruo, Shuai Zhang, Wen-jin Liu, Yan-jia Zhou, and Jian-ping Tang, and features soloists Hong-mei Yu (Erhu), Wang Zhou (Guzheng) and Qiang Zhang (Pipa). 

Institute director Jindong Cai commented, “More than 400 years ago, the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci presented a Ming Dynasty emperor with a Western musical instrument, planting the seeds of Western music in China. Now we at Bard hope to make a similar contribution, deepening the development of Chinese music in the West. I am sure it will not take four centuries!"

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Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Stage

Ticket Information: Suggested donation $10; free for students and the Bard community with ID.
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