Michael Christie leads music by Hua Yanjun, Wu Ziqiang, Wu Man, Tan Dun, Beethoven, Mahler. Wu Man, pipa Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano Hong Wang, erhu
A Tour of China is a four-day festival of events culminating in a symphony concert featuring the New West Symphony led by Michael Christie on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3pm PST. Featured performers include the world's premier Pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man multi-Grammy-winning soprano Sasha Cooke and a master of erhu, Hong Wang.
Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3pm PST - A Tour of China Symphony Concert
Michael Christie, Artistic and Music Director
Wu Man, Pipa
Sasha Cooke, mezzo soprano
Hong Wang, erhu and chinese wind instruments
Hua Yanjun "Ah Bing" / Wu Ziqiang "Moon Reflecting in the Second Spring"
Wu Man: Two Chinese Paintings
Tan Dun: Concerto for Pipa and Strings
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major. Op. 74 ("Harp Quartet")
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (arr. A. Schoenberg)
Additional Cultural Programs included with the cost of a ticket:
Thursday, February 25th, 2021 | 6pm PST - Pre-Concert Talk with David Ravetch
An informative, audience-friendly Zoom presentation from UCLA Senior Lecturer David Ravetch discussing the music to be presented on the Sunday, February 28 A Tour of China program.
Friday, February 26th, 2021 | 7pm PST - Culture Insights
A program offering insights into contributions made by Chinese Americans to California's culture featuring demonstrations of traditional instruments, and discussions about history, arts and music with partner organizations Conejo Chinese Cultural Association, the Camarillo Kung Fu and Lion Dance Association, and the Pacific Pearl Music Association.
Saturday, February 27th, 2021 | 7pm PST - Meet the Artists
Interviews with Pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music Wu Man, Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and erhu master Hong Wang. Performances to include Dance of the Golden Dragon and The Red River in the Sunset by Wu Man and Hong Wang.
Presenter / Producer: New West Symphony
Music > Classical
Music > International
Event Phone: 805-497-5800
New West Symphony
Thousand Oaks CA 91362
Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
Performance Dates: 2/28/2021
Sunday, Feb 28, 3-5pm Pacific time
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