ASIAN AMERICAN VOICES
In its fourth season, the China Now Music Festiva
l showed itself to be a leading force in introducing music from contemporary China to the United States and in promoting musical exchanges between the US and China. This festival continued to pursue its vital mission while broadening the scope to include the voices of a wide array of Asian American composers, with the aim of exploring their importance in contemporary American music and society.
The 2021 festival arrived in the midst of a particularly challenging time, shadowed by the global pandemic and a rise in anti-Asian discrimination and violence. The repertoire reflected how Asian American composers responded to the moment, as well as to the historical reception of Asians in America.
Featuring composer-in-residence Huang Ruo
, and ensemble-in-residence the Del Sol Quartet
, along with many more composers and musicians, the 2021 China Now Music Festival connected culture, history, contemporary society, and the arts through a vibrant series of musical programs and discussion.MORE INFORMATION HERE