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Songs for the Sage: A Confucius Day Celebration

September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Saturday, September 30, 2:00 – 3:30PM
Performer’s Name: New Asia Chamber Music Society
Event Fees: FREE
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

As part of our Confucius Day Celebration, China Institute will host a performance of four original works by the New Asia Chamber Music Society. Composed by Hung Ping Chang, these works celebrate the essence of aesthetics and philosophy in Chinese culture, as reflected in China Institute’s exhibition Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou. Following the concert, participants are invited to a reception.

I. “The Wind Walk” for violin duet
II. “Rain Bamboo” for solo flute
III. “Pine Smoke_ Cursive” for string quartet
IV. “Silk Road Fantasie” for string quartet

Max Tan, Violinist
Sheng-Ching Hsu, Violinist
Wei-Yang Andy Lin, Violist
Nan-Cheng Chen, Cellist
Sojung Moon, flutist

New Asia Chamber Music Society
Hailed by New York Concert Reviews as “an impressively organized and professional group… comprised of many young and gifted players,” the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) is propelled by a shared passion for classical chamber music and profound respect for works written by the composers of our time. NACMS was founded in 2010 by an idealistic group of young Asian-American virtuosi who graduated from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. Based in New York City, NACMS is committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances of the finest works of chamber music, drawn from the canon of western music as well as contemporary Asian culture. This unusual young collective also seeks to reach out to its technologically-wired peers around the world, through the creation of innovative new work in future partnership with other arts organizations.

Hung Ping Chang, Composer
Hung Ping Chang is a composer from Taipei, Taiwan, currently based in New York City. Her music harmonizes unique cultural elements from Eastern and Western cultures. While she creates new artistic formats through music, she also explores making music with diverse organic elements and contemporary techniques on western instruments, which vividly brings out a collision of the East and West as well as traditional aesthetics in Eastern culture and history. In particular, her music carries a color and spirit that reflects her inspiration from nature. In addition to her concert music, she also collaborates on dance, film, visual arts, motion graphic, and fashion projects.

Recent highlights of Hung Ping’s work includes the premiere of Silk Road Fantasie for string quartet at the International Chamber Orchestra of America (ICOA) annual concert sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in New York. She was commissioned by the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) to create an original piece, “Spring” for erhu and strings, which premiered at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall in April. In July her work “Mulan Fantasie” for symphonic band won second prize at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) 1st International Composition Competition, in Utrecht. The performance was conducted by Bjorn Bus and performed by the Orchestra of the Dutch Customs.hungpingchang.com

Register Online. For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138 


September 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006 United States
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