Posts tagged with “Music” (All posts)
- April 16, 2014
Experience the “Passing Through Time” in a work that combines Chinese traditional music with ancient Kunqu Opera. A talented young woman named Qiao Xiao-Qin reads the story of “The Peony Pavilion” on a cold, rainy night. Fantasizing about being in the story herself, she soon finds herself passing back through time and becoming the main character in the ancient story, Du Li-Niang. The April 26 performance features superstar Kunqu Opera actress Shen Yi-Li from Shanghai, accompanied by top professional performers of Chinese traditional instruments...
- March 3, 2014
- February 24, 2014
Described as "engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters" by New York Times reviewer, Jeannette Catsoulis, The Girls in the Band is a documentary about the sexism in Jazz ensembles during the 1930s and 40s. Many women were excluded from all-male bands during this time, but they moved on to create their own all-female bands. The film follows the lives of female jazz players who worked during the 1930s and 40s and reveals their gripping stories.
The Girls in the Band will be screened on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 pm in the Weitz Cinema.
- February 10, 2014
In a rare and spectacular two-night event, Carleton College will present the renowned Chiara String Quartet, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Considered to be one of the foremost musical ensembles in the world, the Chiara String Quartet will be performing one of the most influential and masterful collections of musical works by a single composer of the 20th century, Béla Bartók’s six string quartets. Both performances are free and open to the public.
- February 10, 2014
On the very day the 2014 Winter Olympics were getting underway in Sochi, four members of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble were awarded medals of their own at the 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition at the Le Petit Trianon Theatre in sunny San Jose, California.
A panel comprised of elite musicians and music scholars from the P.R. China awarded a Gold Medal to Yawen Chen (Dizi - Chinese bamboo flute), a Silver Medal to Vivky Wu (Guzheng - Chinese zither), and Bronze Medals to Xiaodi Wang (Erhu - Chinese fiddle), and Ken Wang (Sanxian - Chinese banjo). This year marks the third time Carleton students have competed in this prestigious competition.
These medalists will be performing in the Concert Hall on March 2nd.
- February 3, 2014
In 2014, pianist Lydia Artymiw celebrates her 25th year as Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota. A recipient of top prizes in the 1976 Leventritt and the 1978 Leeds International Competitions, and the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ms. Artymiw returns to Carleton in a diverse program featuring works of Mozart, Schumann, and a selection of works by Ukranian composers.
Artymiw will be performing in the Concert Hall on February 9th, 2014 at 3pm.