Preview - RHYTHMS OF CHINA – AUGUST 26, 2013

 

Chicago, IL — The Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS – www.chinesefinearts.org) will present a spectacular, star-studded, and colorful free summertime concert at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Millennium Park is located at 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. in Chicago. For more information, call 312.742.1168 or visit www.MillenniumPark.org.

 

 

RHYTHMS OF CHINA will explore the world of Chinese music in a program of pulsating and percussive traditional and contemporary chamber music for Western and Chinese instruments. Featuring works by esteemed composers Chen Yi, Vivian Fung, Lei Liang, Lu Pei as well as CFAS’s Migratory Journeys International Composition Competition winner Daniel Lo, the concert will include performances by Chicago favorites including violinists Rachel Barton Pine and MingHuan Xu, flutist Eugenia Moliner, pianist Winston Choi, erhu master Betti Xiang, Third Coast Percussion, and guests Yihan Chen, pipa, and Hong-Da Chin, dizi, under the baton of Lyric Opera’s Emanuele Andrizzi. The Cheng Da Drum Team will open the concert.

 

COMPLETE PROGRAM:

 

                  Tiger Grinding Teeth

Cheng Da Drum Team

 

 

                  Yangko, by Chen Yi

Third Coast Percussion and MingHuan Xu

 

 

                  Night Impressions, by Vivian Fung

Hong-Da Chin, Yihan Chen, Third Coast Percussion, and Betti Xiang

Emanuele Andrizzi, conductor

 

                  Man Jiang Hong: Legend of a Chinese Hero, by Lu Pei

Rachel Barton Pine and Winston Choi

 

                  Lakescape II, by Lei Liang

Third Coast Percussion

 

                  3 Humoresques, by Yang Bao Zhi

 

                  Duet, by Conrad Tao

 

                  Sojourner’s Song, by Daniel Lo

Yihan Chen, Eugenia Moliner, Winston Choi, and Third Coast Percussion

 

“We’re excited to bring this rich, rhythmic, and predominantly new Chinese music to the entire city of Chicago in this gorgeous setting,” says CFAS board president Julie Tiao Ma. “The featured artists – including Rachel Barton Fine and Third Coast Percussion – represent Chicago’s best and brightest, and we think audiences will love what they hear.”

 

Since 1984, the Chinese Fine Arts Society, a small, fully-independent arts organization has brought together people from diverse backgrounds over a common goal: to celebrate the beauty and majesty of traditional and contemporary Chinese music and art. CFAS is dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Chinese culture, enhancing cultural exchange and pursuing excellence in Chinese music, dance and visual arts. For further information about the Chinese Fine Arts Society contact 312-369-3197 or [email protected] and visit ChineseFineArts.org.

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