China Now Music Festival: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future - Program Three
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

China Now Music Festival: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future - Program Three

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The first annual China Now Music Festival starts off with an exciting program of contemporary Chinese orchestral works performed by The Orchestra Now and conducted by festival director Jindong Cai. The concert includes world premieres of two works by composers from the Central Conservatory of Music, as well as the U.S. premiere of Chen Yi and Zhou Long’s Humen 1839, and Ye Xiaogang’s My Faraway Nanjing for cello and orchestra. 

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China Now Music Festival: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

China Now Music Festival: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future

Program Two of the China Now Music Festival is focused on how Chinese composers have looked into the past. The program confronts three wrenching events in modern Chinese history: the first Opium War of 1839–42, the Nanjing Massacre of 1937, and what is now known as the “sent-down youth” movement during the Cultural Revolution of 1966–76.  

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Bard Youth Chinese Orchestra Premiere Performance at Harvard
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

Bard Youth Chinese Orchestra Premiere Performance at Harvard

Premiere Performance

The Bard Youth Chinese Orchestra presents a program of exciting new music specifically written for Chinese instruments by contemporary Chinese composers. The BYCO is composed of over 50 young musicians, mostly from China, who have come to Bard in August to play together under the artistic direction of Jindong Cai of Bard College and Yu Hongmei of the Central Conservatory of Music.  

The concerts are presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, in partnership with the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing.

Tickets are free to the public and will be available starting August 9th. Contact the box office for reservations. boxoffice.harvard.edu 617-496-2222

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Bard Youth Chinese Orchestra Premiere Performance at Bard College
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Bard Youth Chinese Orchestra Premiere Performance at Bard College

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Premiere Performance

The Bard Youth Chinese Orchestra presents a program of exciting new music specifically written for Chinese instruments by contemporary Chinese composers. The BYCO is composed of over 50 young musicians, mostly from China, who have come to Bard in August to play together under the artistic direction of Jindong Cai of Bard College and Yu Hongmei of the Central Conservatory of Music.  

The concerts are presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, in partnership with the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing.

Free. To reserve tickets, please contact the Fisher Center box office at 845-758-7900 or visit fishercenter.bard.edu.

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Harmony and Power: The Role of Music in the Cultivation of the Literati in Ancient China 和谐与权利:古代中国的文人与音乐
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Harmony and Power: The Role of Music in the Cultivation of the Literati in Ancient China 和谐与权利:古代中国的文人与音乐

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.

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