US-China Music Institute

Upcoming Events

The following events are scheduled for 2018:
  • January 28 Concert and Celebration
  • March 30-31 Conference
  • August 9-26 Summer Academy
  • Fall, 2018 Chinese Music Festival

Concert, January 28, 2018, 3pm

Music From China: East Meets West
Contemporary Works for Chinese and Western Instruments

A concert celebrating the groundbreaking partnership between the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing), featuring The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai, and a guest appearance by the Central Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. The program includes works by contemporary Chinese composers Chen Xinruo, Tang Jianping, Guo Wenjing, Chen Danbu, Zhour Yanjia, and Liu Wenjin, and features soloists Yu Hongmei (erhu), Zhou Wang (guzheng), and Zhang Qiang (pipa). 

Sosnoff Theater
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
$10 suggested donation.

Conference, March 30-31, 2018

Harmony and Power: The Role of Music in the Cultivation of the Literati in Ancient China

On March 30-31 a group of international scholars will come to the Bard campus to explore this topic from the perspectives of musicology, history, literature, art history and philosophy.  We expect that the discussion will also touch on contemporary China, for example the quqin revival of recent years.

Speakers include:
  • Jindong Cai (Bard College, US-China Music Institute of the Bard Conservatory)
  • Lothar von Falkenhausen (UCLA, Art History and Achaeology)
  • Patricia Karetsky (Bard College, Art History)
  • Erica Brindley (Penn State, Asian Studies, History, and Philosophy)
  • Robert Culp (Bard College, History)
  • Li-hua Ying (Bard College, Asian Studies)
  • Yang Yuanzheng (Hong Kong University, Music)
  • Susan Blake (Bard College, Philosophy)
  • François Picard (Paris-Sorbonne, Music) The role of guqin as a link between Ancient and Contemporary China
  • Yang Ye (UC Riverside, Comparative Literature)

Chinese Music Festival, Fall 2018

Further information will be posted as available.

Summer Academy, August 9-26, 2018

Bard Youth Chinese Orchestra

For a description of the program, see Summer Academy
More details to come.