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Renwen Music Chat: Songs for the Guqin

November 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Guqin is a zither-like traditional Chinese instrument that has been used for generations. Long associated with the rich intellectual life of the ancient literati, mastery of the guqin was seen as part of the “Four Arts” required to become a scholar.

During this event, singer and Guqin player HE Yi will discuss the history and beauty of songs for the guqin and perform a selection for the audience. HE Yi will be joined by Wu Lin, an accomplished Konghou (Chinese harp) player and associate professor from the Central Conservatory of China.

A graduate from China’s premier music school, the China Conservatory in Beijing, Ms. HE Yi has toured and lectured extensively as a concert performer and scholar around the world. Her performances total over 1000, spanning Asia, Europe, and North America. She has also given lectures at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in China, Leiden University in the Netherlands among many other academic and art institutions.

He Yi and Wu Lin will hold a concert, Moonlight, at Merkin Concert Hall. See ticket information here. China Institute members will receive a 50% discount. Please contact [email protected] for more details.




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November 8, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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