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Senior Recital – Merry Li

CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield invites you to a senior music recital by Merry Li ’15, “A Show from the Chinese Cultural Revolution.”

The performance will include revolutionary songs from China whose performance complements Li’s written thesis work on the relationship between revolutionary songs and visual propaganda during China’s Cultural Revolution.

Date: Sunday, March 29th
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: World Music Hall (CFA)

Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble Concert: Dream of the Red Chamber

From Gavin Swee ’13:

Wesleyan’s Chinese Music Ensemble teams up with the Wesleyan Orchestra and Chorus for our biggest concert yet! Here’s why you should come to the show:

(1) We are performing pieces from the suite of Dream of the Red Chamber, which is one of the Four Great Classics of Chinese Literature. This suite is correspondingly one of the most evocative pieces in Chinese Music! [We’ll provide translations and romanizations for you!]

(2) Yang Min, our solo vocalist, is trained in the Chinese soprano style, which is so rare in this part of the world! [We just had rehearsal yesterday, and she sounds so good!]

(3) Besides Dream of the Red Chamber, we’ll have other pieces in various regional styles and settings—get a glimpse of “China” for just $2!

Here’s a sample of one of the pieces we’re going to play.

Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $2 students; $3 general public

Chinese Music Ensemble Spring Concert

This concert features the Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble. Formed by Wesleyan students, faculty members and friends, the ensemble presents a variety of music styles from China and Taiwan, including folk and contemporary and solo and ensemble repertoires. Highlights include the theme song of famous Chinese TV serial Dream of the Red Chamber, the Hungarian Radetzsky March, as well as numerous orchestral and chamber pieces. Come join us for an evening of culture and fun!

$2 students, $3 general.

  • Date: Saturday, April 30
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Place: World Music Hall
  • Cost: $2 for students
  • Facebook Event: Here