US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music Presents
Asian American Voices: American Stories, American Music
A Symphonic Concert Online The fourth annual China Now Music Festival concludes online with a selection of pieces from the Festival’s live concerts, presented to the worldwide public for free. The Del Sol Quartet and China Now Festival Chorus perform a preview of excerpts from Huang Ruo’s Angel Island: oratorio for voices and string quartet. The Orchestra Now performs selected episodes from An American Soldier, with tenor Li Yi, mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen, soprano Helen Zhibing Huang, and live narration by librettist David Henry Hwang. The event concludes with two symphonic pieces by Peng-Peng Gong and Xinyan Li that further express the themes of Asian American experiences and reflections on this moment in history.
China Now Music FestivalNow 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.
For more information, visit barduschinamusic.org/asian-american-voices.