The Texas A&M Department of Performance Studies continues its spring concert season as it welcomes Music From China on Wednesday April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Rudder Theatre.
Music From China is a chamber ensemble that performs a dual repertoire of traditional and contemporary Chinese music. The group was founded in 1984 by Susan Cheng, the group’s director, and is under the artistic direction of erhu virtuoso Wang Guowei. Music from China has performed in prestigious venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Folklife Fesitval, and Yale University
Performing on traditional Chinese instruments, the artists will introduce compositions from classical and folk repertories while contextualizing them in the historical, social, and aesthetic framework of Chinese culture.
“Music from China’s visit to TAMU will enhance the international dimension of our academic programs by creating an opportunity for students to have a direct and tangible experience of Chinese music and culture,” says faculty host and Texas A&M flute instructor Dr. Mariana Gariazzo.
This visit from Music From China is made possible partially through an instructional enhancement grant provided by the Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA).
Admission for Music From China is $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Tickets can be ordered by calling the MSC Box Office at 979-845-1234.