“Facing History: Musical Reflections on the Opium War, the Nanjing Massacre, and the Cultural Revolution”
Hosted by the China Institute and the US-China Music Institute.
How do China’s composers deal with their country’s painful history? 2018 China Now Music Festival composers Ye Xiaogang, Zhou Long, Chen Yi, Tony Fok, Su Wei, and the Festival’s artistic director, Jindong Cai, will talk about how the tumultuous past—the Opium War, the Nanjing Massacre, the Cultural Revolution—has influenced their work. The discussion will take place on the eve of a Lincoln Center Concert featuring these artists’ historically-minded works.
Admission is free. Reservations required. Register at: https://www.chinainstitute.org/event/facing-history-musical-reflections-opium-war/