Saturday, October 20, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Speakers: Jindong CAI, Ye Xiaogang, Zhou Long, Chen Yi, Tony Fok, and Su Wei
Event Fee: This event is FREE for all attendees! But people must register online.
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
How do China’s composers deal with their country’s painful history? In partnership with the China Now Music Festival, Chinese 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. The concert will take place Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 PM at Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall.
Two more concerts during the festival will take place at Bard’s Fisher Center on October 19 and Carnegie Hall on October 22, featuring world premieres of works by distinguished faculty of the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing.
The China Now Music Festival is produced by the U.S.-China Music Institute of Bard College Conservatory of Music. For more information about the China Now Music Festival, visit: www.barduschinamusic.org/china-now-music-festival