"Western classical music is developing in China at phenomenal speed, but just as exciting is the freshness that Chinese composers bring to the Western world. With the China Now Music Festival as our looking glass, we hope to bring people and cultures from East and West together through music.”

–Jindong Cai

The China Now Music Festival, presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, in collaboration with the Central Conservatory of Music, is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of classical music from contemporary China through an annual series of concerts and academic activities. Each year the festival will explore a significant theme.

The inaugural season in October 2018 featured U.S. and world-premiere works by some of the most important Chinese composers of our time, performed by Bard College's The Orchestra Now and conducted by Jindong Cai

Coming in 2019: China and America

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