US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music Presents
Asian American Voices: Composing for History
8:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Jindong Cai conductor
The Orchestra Now
Del Sol Quartet
China Now Festival Chorus
The opening event of the fourth annual China Now Music Festival, Asian American Voices, presents two major works by New York-based composer Huang Ruo: A Dust in Time, composed in 2020 in response to the pandemic; and a preview of excerpts from the oratorio Angel Island, composed in 2021 to honor the stories of immigrants from China. Performances by the Del Sol Quartet from San Francisco, Bard’s own The Orchestra Now, and the China Now Festival Chorus. The festival’s artistic director, Jindong Cai, will conduct.
Estimated run time: 97 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
Now in its fourth season, the China Now Music Festival is a leading force in introducing music from contemporary China to the United States and in promoting musical exchanges between the US and China. This year, as we continue to pursue our vital mission, we are broadening our 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.
China Now Music Festival
Other programs in this festival:
A Multimedia Chamber Concert
October 13 at 8 pm
With The Orchestra Now
October 16 at 3 pm
American Stories, American Music
A Symphonic Concert Online
October 17 at 5 pm
For more information, visit barduschinamusic.org/asian-american-voices.
For more information, call 845-758-6822,
or visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/asian-american-voices-1.
Time: 8:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Fisher Center, Sosnoff TheaterTicket Information: TICKETS
• Orchestra: $20
• Parterre & Balcony: $15
• Free for Bard community with ID