SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

The Sound of Silk and Bamboo

UK Chinese Music
UK Chinese Music Ensemble

Date: 23 February 2015Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 23 February 2015Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Concert

To celebrate the Chinese New Year (19 February) this evening of Chinese music showcases various string (si - silk) and bamboo (zhu -wind) instruments performing solo and ensemble music from different regions, styles and ages. Besides traditional repertoires including Shanghai tea-house and Cantonese pieces, the group will also present some modern pieces by contemporary composers. This ensemble of excellent musicians regularly performs across London and abroad; tonight the line-up will feature erhu (2-stringed fiddle), pipa (4-stringed zither), yangqin (hammered dulcimer), guzheng (21-stringed zither), dizi (bamboo flute) and percussion.


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