Chinese Music, Global Music and Tang Song Music Ensembles present public performance

October 24, 2018
By Kou Okada '22

Carleton’s award-winning Chinese Music Ensemble will perform in concert on Sunday, October 28 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. in the Kracum Performance Hall of the Weitz Center for Creativity. Joined by the Global Music and Tang Song Early Music Ensembles, the program will include Chinese classical, folk, and contemporary compositions performed on traditional bowed strings, plucked strings, winds and percussive instruments.

Under the direction of renowned Pipa artist Gao Hong, the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble has garnered world-wide acclaim, performing at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Mall of America, the University of Minnesota, and at numerous conferences and Chinese celebrations throughout the region and beyond.

Student musicians include:

Chinese Music Ensemble: Qianzi Li ’21 (China) on Dizi; Benjamin Lee, YueDong Fang, Arthur Zhang ’20 (China), Huahua Zhong ’19 (China) on Erhu; Anna Li ’21 (China) on Pipa; Lucy Cui ’22 (China) on Liuqin; Ruofei Li ’22 (China) and Yucheng Yang ’22 (China) on Yangqin; Serafina Chen’20 (China) and Amber Zhang ’20 (China) on Guzheng; Ingrid Dai ’20 (St. Paul, Minn.) on Violin; Matthew Pan ’20 (Princeton, NJ) and Arianna Varela ’21 (Maple Grove, Minn.) on Cello; and Yueheng Shi ’21 (China) on Guitar.

Tang Song Music Ensemble: Gege Zhang ’19 (China) on Guqin; Kitty Miao ’19 on Xiao; and Yue Wu ’19 on Zhongruan and Vocals; and Haoyi Wang ’19 (China) on Guzheng.

Global Music Ensemble: Benjamin Lee on Erhu; Ruofei Li ’22 (China) on Yangqin; Arthur Zhang ’20 (China) on Guitar; Hongye Lyu on Zhongtuan; and Mitchell Wang ‘22 (China) on Piano.

Ensemble director Gao Hong is a world-renowned Chinese pipa player and composer, who graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she studied with pipa master Lin Shicheng. She has received numerous commissions and has performed countless U.S. and world premieres of pipa concerti with organizations including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Heidelberg Philharmonic, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, amongst many others. She is also guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. For more information, visit her website.

This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Carleton College Department of Music. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4475. The Weitz Center for Creativity is located on Third and College Streets in Northfield.