Music Department Events

Feb 12

Guest Artist Concert: Ba Da Chui and Guqin Master Zhao Jiazhen from China

Zhao Jiazhen is one of the most famous masters of the guqin, an ancient Chinese seven-string zither. Zhao has performed for visiting presidents and dignitaries and has been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as “Red Cliff”, “The History of the Three Kingdoms”, “Dream of the Red Chamber”, “Fire on Yuanming Yuan and Wu Ze Tian”. In a review of her recent Carnegie Hall performance, the New York Times wrote “Zhao is a word-class performer!” Ba Da Chui, a virtuoso and innovative percussion quartet of state professionals, incorporates polished arrangements of regional percussion pieces. This native Chinese percussion quartet, whose name means “eight great hammers,” promises a great feast of sounds. A variety of drums, cymbals, gongs, and woodblocks create complex patterns in irregular meters. Some works use a wide variety of cymbal techniques to imitate ducks and tigers and tell stories.

Saturday, February 12th, 2011
8:00 – 9:30 pm / Concert Hall

Sponsored by Music. Contact: Gao Hong, x5852