Beethoven in Beijing: The Future of Classical Music
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Beethoven in Beijing: The Future of Classical Music

  • Jim Ottaway Jr Film Center, Bard College (map)
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12 PM Film Preview and Discussion; Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College
A preview of the forthcoming documentary ‘Beethoven in Beijing’ chronicling the history-making tour of the Philadelphia Orchestra in China in 1973. Panel discussion with the filmmakers and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra to follow. Part of the China Now Music Festival: China and America — Unity in Music. Free and open to the public.

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Echoes of China - Contemporary Piano Music
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Echoes of China - Contemporary Piano Music

  • Laszló Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Bard College (map)
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7 PM Recital; László Z. Bitó ‘60 Conservatory Building, Bard College
Pianist Susan Chan performs works by Tan Dun, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and more, showcasing the rich variety and sonic surprises to be heard in contemporary Chinese piano music. Part of the China Now Music Festival: China and America — Unity in Music. Free and open to the public.

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China Now Music Festival Gala
Sep
30
5:30 PM17:30

China Now Music Festival Gala

5:30 PM to 10:30 PM; Zankel Hall and Weill Music Room at Carnegie Hall
A gala to benefit the US-China Music Institute. The evening includes a welcome reception and concert portraying the life and times of renowned diplomat Wellington Koo, followed by dinner and an auction.

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Li Cangxiao Erhu Recital
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Li Cangxiao Erhu Recital

7pm Recital; Bard Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Bard College
Free and Open to the Public

US-China Music Institute Graduate Assistant Li Cangxiao performs a recital of pieces for erhu at the Bard Chapel. With guests Robert Martin, cello; Wang Yixin, guzheng; Frank Corliss and Hannah Harnest, piano; Hsiao-Fang Lin, trombone.

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Wu Man Workshop: On Improvisation
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Wu Man Workshop: On Improvisation

  • László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building, Bard College (map)
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1pm to 3pm. Open to the public. World-renowned pipa player and artistic advisor of the US-China Music Institute, Wu Man will conduct a workshop about improvisational technique. With students of the Bard Conservatory of Music performing on both Chinese and Western instruments.  Free. 

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Tradition and Discovery: Teaching Chinese Music in the West
Mar
11
to Mar 12

Tradition and Discovery: Teaching Chinese Music in the West

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The 2nd annual conference of the US-China Music Institute will explore the developments and challenges in teaching Chinese music in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Featuring talks and musical performances by Wu Man, pipa virtuoso, and educators from Bard College, the Central Conservatory of Music, the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Middle Tennessee State University, the Vancouver Youth Chinese Orchestra, the Toronto Chinese Orchestra, and more.  

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Live Auditions in Beijing for Undergraduate Double Degree Program 甄選和面试
Feb
28
9:00 AM09:00

Live Auditions in Beijing for Undergraduate Double Degree Program 甄選和面试

US-China Music Institute Director Jindong Cai will be at the Central Conservatory of Music on February 28th to audition new applicants to the Chinese instruments Undergraduate Double Degree Program at Bard College. Please sign up for an audition at the link below:

如欲參加甄選和面試,請點選以下連結:

We are still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. .

For more information about applying to Bard, send an email to conservatoryadmission@bard.edu

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

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

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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 a world premiere of a new work by composer Chen Danbu from the Central Conservatory of Music, as well as the U.S. premiere of Chen Yi and Zhou Long’s Symphony ‘Humen 1839,’ and Ye Xiaogang’s My Faraway Nanjing for cello and orchestra. 

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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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