Concert, January 28, 2018, 3pm
Music From China: East Meets West
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).
Contemporary Works for Chinese and Western Instruments
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 ChinaOn 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.
- 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)