a benefit for the us-china music institute

On Monday, September 30th at New York City’s iconic Carnegie Hall, the US-China Music Institute will hold its first GALA benefit event: 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 shares this year’s festival theme:

China and America — United in Music

Join us to celebrate and support the accomplishments of the US-China Music Institute, now beginning its 3rd year as part of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.

Co-Chairs:
Shirley Young
Zhang Xin
Jinqing Cai
Angela Chen
Denise Simon

The evening begins with a concert, Wellington Koo the Diplomat — A Life in Song, a stirring musical portrait of Koo’s life and times. Gala guests will also receive tickets to a symphonic concert the following night featuring the world premiere of Men of Iron and the Golden Spike, honoring Chinese railroad workers, composed by Pulizer Prize-winning composer Zhou Long.

V. K. Wellington Koo

V. K. Wellington Koo

Zhou Long

Zhou Long

Tan Dun

Tan Dun

Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun will attend the gala in his role as the newly appointed dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.

The gala dinner will be held in the elegant Weill Music Room on the 10th floor of Carnegie Hall. Reserve your seats by registering below. (coming soon)