Bard Events Calendar

Bard College Conservatory of Music and US-China Music Institute Present

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Harmony and Power: The Role of Music in the Cultivation of the Literati in Ancient China
László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
9:00 am – 10:00 pm
A conference and evening concert presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music
To be considered fit to govern, officials in ancient China needed to be cultivated in the arts, especially music. An international group of scholars will explore this extraordinary phenomenon and its reverberations in contemporary China, from the perspectives of history, literature, musicology, art history, and philosophy.

Saturday, March 31
Conference Sessions
9am to 1pm
2:00 to 4:30pm
László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building
Erica Brindley (Penn State, Asian Studies)
Susan Blake (Bard College, Philosophy)
Jindong Cai (Bard College, Music and Arts)
Robert Culp (Bard College, Historical Studies)
Patricia Karetsky (Bard College, Art History)
François Picard (Paris-Sorbonne, Ethnomusicology)
Lothar von Falkenhausen (UCLA, Art History and Archaeology)
Ye Yang (UC Riverside, Comparative Literature)
Yang Yuanzheng (University of Hong Kong, Music)
Ying Li-hua (Bard College, Asian Studies)

Not East Not West: Chinese Instruments in Modern Times
with Zhao Jiazhen and Friends
from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China
Olin Hall, Bard College

For more information contact the US-China Music Institute

Free admission. Register online at

An opening concert and discussion, “Guquin: An Ancient Chinese Instrument and Its Revival,” will be held on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 pm at the Chapel of the Holy Innocents. For more information:

For more information, call 845-758-7196, e-mail,
or visit

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building