[Asian American Voices: Composing for History] Public Domain
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Asian American Voices: Composing for History

Music of Huang Ruo

Jindong Cai conductor

The Orchestra Now
Del Sol Quartet
China Now Festival Chorus

The opening event of the fourth annual China Now Music Festival, Asian American Voices, presents two major works by New York-based composer Huang Ruo: A Dust in Time, composed in 2020 in response to the pandemic; and a preview of excerpts from the oratorio Angel Island, composed in 2021 to honor the stories of immigrants from China. Performances by the Del Sol Quartet from San Francisco, Bard’s own The Orchestra Now, and the China Now Festival Chorus. The festival’s artistic director, Jindong Cai, will conduct.
Estimated run time: 97 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

China Now Music Festival
Now in its fourth season, the China Now Music Festival is a leading force in introducing music from contemporary China to the United States and in promoting musical exchanges between the US and China. This year, as we continue to pursue our vital mission, we are broadening our scope to include the voices of a wide array of Asian American composers, with the aim of exploring their importance in contemporary American music and society. 

Other programs in this festival:
For more information, visit barduschinamusic.org/asian-american-voices.