An in-person chamber concert celebrating traditional and modern Chinese classical music was held at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday evening with nearly 1,000 attendees.
Under the theme “Chinese Inspirations”, the concert featured programs derived from Chinese folk songs, classical literature and other Chinese elements.
The concert was notably performed by independent pipa player and composer Wu Man, as well as artists from the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center.
Although the pandemic has suspended people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States for the past two years, it has not severed the ties between the two peoples and their desire for art and a better life, he said. said the Chinese Consul General in New York Huang. Ping.
“Music brings people together across cultures and enhances mutual understanding … (I) hope that with joint efforts, our two countries can seek common ground while reserving their differences and working together to address the various challenges facing humanity, ”Huang said in a statement. message for the event.
The concert is the second step of “Image China,” a cultural exchange initiative presented by the China Arts and Entertainment Group, which aims to introduce traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts to audiences around the world.
The first “East / West: A Symphonic Celebration” concert took place on November 13 at Lincoln Center.
The collaboration between the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and the China Arts and Entertainment Group contributes to the development of modern Chinese music, Ye Xiaogang, composer and president of the Chinese Musicians Association, said on Sunday.
Since 2012, “Image China” has presented a series of Chinese dance dramas at Lincoln Center, including “The Peony Pavilion”, “Silk Road”, “The Red Dress”, “The Legend of Mulan”, “Dragon Boat Racing, “” Confucius “,” Soaring Wings “and” Princess Zhaojun “, among others.