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Strings and Bamboo: The Essence of Chinese Music

Friday, May 19, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm PDT

- $35

Featuring Chi Li

Join virtuoso Professor Chi Li for a sumptuous tour of Chinese music. Sample musical styles from ancient and modern China. With performance and demonstration, Professor Li will introduce the repertoire of the bowed fiddle (erhu) and other Chinese musical instruments.

About Chi Li

Professor Chi Li is a highly accomplished performing artist on the erhu (two-stringed, bowed fiddle) and an important teacher of Chinese music. After graduating from the Conservatory of Chinese Music (Beijing), she served as the erhu soloist at the National Traditional Orchestra of China (the most renowned orchestra of Chinese musical instruments) and frequently performed in presidential concerts in Beijing during the 1980s. In the U.S., she has been featured in concerts at such prestigious venues as Madison Square Garden (New York), Ronald Reagan Building (Washington D.C.), and Avery Fisher Hall/Lincoln Center (New York). Professor Li has been a faculty member of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology since 1997. She leads a well-trained Chinese music ensemble and teaches all the major Chinese instruments, including erhu, zheng (bridged zither), dizi (bamboo flute), yangquin (hammered dulcimer), pipa (four-stringed plucked lute), ruan (four-stringed plucked lute with a round body), sanxian (three-stringed plucked lute) and qin (seven-stringed bridgeless zither). She was the recording soloist for the 2019 Oscar Winner for the best animated short film “Bao”.

Tickets

Single Ticket

General Seating: $35
VIP Seating: $50

Series Pass (3 Concerts)

General Season Pass $90
VIP Season Pass $140

Tickets On Sale Soon

The ticket price includes admission to the performance and access to Mingei International Museum’s Gallery Level ($14 value) after 4 PM on the day of the performance. The Commons Level is free for all.

Please purchase your tickets early. These performances sell out well in advance. Tickets are transferrable but non-refundable.

Health and Safety

The Center for World Music follows Mingei’s Visitors Guidelines. Masks are encouraged but not required.


Major Grant Sponsor

Financial support was provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.


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Details

Date:
Friday, May 19, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm PDT
Cost:
$35
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Venue

Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
Phone:
(619) 239-0003
View Venue Website

Organizer

Center for World Music
Phone:
(619) 363-3007
Email:
info@centerforworldmusic.org
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Performer
Chi Li

Details

Date:
Friday, May 19, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm PDT
Cost:
$35
Event Categories:
, ,
Event Tags:
,

Venue

Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
Phone:
(619) 239-0003
View Venue Website

Organizer

Center for World Music
Phone:
(619) 363-3007
Email:
info@centerforworldmusic.org
View Organizer Website

Other

Performer
Chi Li