Monday, September 30, 2019
Carnegie Hall

a benefit for the us-china music institute

Thank you to everyone who joined us on this very special evening!

View more of photographer Chris Lee’s great pictures of the evening at the links below.

The gala was an evening of inspiring music and stories, fine dining, and an auction. Held in connection with the 2nd annual China Now Music Festival, the gala shared this year’s festival theme: CHINA AND AMERICA — UNITY IN MUSIC

Notable gala guests included Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun, in his role as the newly appointed dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music; Bard College President Leon Botstein; Shirley Young, cofounder of the Committee of 100; Consul General Huang Ping; NYC Council Member Peter Koo; and more.

Together we celebrated and supported the important work of the US-China Music Institute, now beginning its 3rd year as part of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.

gala CoChairs

Jinqing Cai
Angela Chen
Denise S. Simon
Shirley Young
XIN Zhang

Thank you to everyone who made this evening a success! We hope to see you again at future US-China Music Institute events.

If you would like to continue supporting the work of the US-China Music Institute, please consider making a donation by following the link below.

Image credit: Gang Zhao, MFA ‘00, High Tea, oil on canvas, 2018; courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York.