The sound of contemporary Chinese music composed for traditional and Western instruments is heard in works by Zhou Tian, Zhou Long, Yang Yong, Wang Amao and Wang Guowei. Presenting its world premiere is Zhou Tian’s "Hundred Antiques" co-commissioned by Music From China and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, in conjunction with the exhibition "Resound: Ancient Bells of China." Hundred Antiques is a traditional Chinese style of decorative arts and textiles often incorporating rebuses for auspicious wishes. The use of patterns and images symbolizing purposes and meanings otherwise not seen on the surface is a lasting tradition and passion in China reflected in this musical work.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Expected Run Time is 105 minutes