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Recap: Music Chat on Chinese Orchestra: At the Crossroads of the West and China, 11.6.20

Recap: Music Chat on Chinese Orchestra: At the Crossroads of the West and China, 11.6.20

“To educate somebody, you should start with poems, emphasize ceremonies, and finish with music.” -Confucius


The modern Chinese Orchestra, a large ensemble of Chinese instruments consisted of at least 80 members that adapted the structure of the western symphony orchestra, is designed to be at the crossroads of cultural exchange between the West and China. Since its appearance in the early 20th century, it has been continuously changing with inventions, adaptations and innovations on music, instruments, and compositions. With conductor Jindong Cai and composer JunYi Chow, this music chat will connect the history, present new trends for the Chinese orchestra, and discuss the evolving relationship between the confluence of its traditions and the cultures across the globe.

This program is part of “Developing Intercultural Competence (ICC) through Music,” a professional development series for Chinese language teachers in partnership with the New York University Project Developing Chinese Language Teachers (DCLT).


Full Video of Music Chat on Chinese Orchestra


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