Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy New Year! (In China ... and Pottstown)

BLOGGER'S NOTE: John Armato is not the Digital Notebook's only FOB. Here The Hill School announces some interesting news. (Hint: Clear your calendar for Monday evening)

In celebration of Chinese New Year, The Hill School’s Confucius Classroom will present a concert by Music From China. 

The concert will be at The Hill School’s Center For The Arts Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. 
The Zheng

The Erhu
All are welcome, free of charge, and there will be a reception with Chinese food downstairs in the Boyer Gallery afterward.

Music From China will perform an interactive program called “A Musical Journey to China” on such traditional Chinese instruments as the erhu, pipa, zheng, and yangqin.

The musical ensemble, established in 1984, performs Chinese classical and folk masterpieces as well as new music by living composers. 

The Yangqin
The ensemble’s numerous appearances include the Library of Congress, the Eastman School of Music, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the BBC in England. 

The Pipa
A proponent of new music, Music From China produces an annual Premiere Works concert series featuring commissioned and new works by celebrated composers Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Dorothy Chang, Vivian Fung, Bun-Ching Lam, James Mobberley, Yu-hui Chang, Derek Bermel, and numerous emerging composers. 

It is recipient of a Chamber Music America/ASCAP Commendation for Adventurous Programming.

The Hill School’s Confucius Classroom is a program of The Hill’s Chinese language department. 

The Hill received the Confucius Classroom designation from HanBan, an official branch of the People’s Republic of China’s Office of Chinese Language Council International. 

The Hill was recognized for its potential for excellence in the field of teaching Chinese language. Read more about Hill’s Confucius Classroom.

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