Music on the Edge presents Musical Fusions: Chinese, Japanese, and American Intersections. Concert II features Music from China performing recently commissioned works by Chen Yi, Eric Moe, Huang Ruo and Wang Guowei. The program features new music for Chinese instruments alone—erhu, pipa, zheng, dizi—or together with cello and percussion.
Well-versed in the classical and folk repertoire, the Music from China ensemble is equally accomplished at interpreting the music of today using traditional instruments. Throughout its history MFC has featured both ancient and contemporary music in its concert seasons. At the same time, MFC has produced 23 seasons of the Premiere Works concert series devoted to new music. A commissioning program and the annual MFC International Composition Competition have contributed to a new music repertoire of over 160 commissioned and existing works by 105 composers. In recognition for creative programs that combine the music of East and West, Music From China was the recipient of a Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award. Music From China performs to audiences in its home in New York City, throughout the U.S., and internationally. The ensemble has made numerous appearances at colleges and universities including Princeton, Duke, Pittsburgh, Yale, Wisconsin, Dayton, Bucknell, Vermont, Colgate, Indiana State, Illinois State, Southern Illinois, Texas A&M, Bard, Vassar, Dartmouth, Lafayette, Haverford, William & Mary, Skidmore, Brandeis, Peabody Conservatory, and Eastman School of Music. The ensemble has also been presented at major institutions including the Asia Society, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Chautauqua Institution, 92nd Street Y, Freer & Sackler Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, American Folk Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, and the Library of Congress.
Tickets are available through the University of Pittsburgh Stages Box Office, by calling 412-624-7529, or visiting music.pitt.edu/tickets. Tickets in advance: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. At the door: general admission is $20; non-Pitt students and seniors are $15; Pitt students, free at Bellefield Hall Auditorium. Purchase tickets.
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