Tales from Beijing

Program & Artists

Aaron Avshalomov Hutongs of Peking 北京胡同
Guo Wenjing 郭文景 Selections from the Opera Rickshaw Boy – Xiangzi and Huniu《骆驼祥子》选曲:祥子与虎妞
Ye Xiaogang 叶小纲
Symphony No. 2, The Great Wall 第二交响曲“⻓城

Jindong Cai conductor
Yi Li tenor
Manli Deng soprano
Xiaofu Ju piano
Feifei Yang erhu


Starting at $20

Part of the 2022 China Now Music Festival: East of West
Presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music

The opening concert of the 2022 the China Now Music Festival takes us to the streets, alleyways, and majestic outskirts of Beijing with a program featuring selections from Guo Wenjing’s opera Rickshaw Boy, Ye Xiaogang’s powerful Great Wall Symphony, and Russian-born Jewish American composer Aaron Avshalomov’s Hutongs of Peking. Jindong Cai conducts The Orchestra Now and guest soloists.

China Now Music Festival

The US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music, China, present the 2022 China Now Music Festival, “East of West”, in celebration of our first five years of partnership and collaboration. This year’s festival features five major symphonic and operatic concerts held in New York City and in Upstate New York. Exciting new and rarely heard musical selections highlight the cross-currents between China and the West, both in contemporary classical music and in artistic movements of the recent past.

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