AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH THE BARD EAST/WEST ENSEMBLE
PRESENTED BY ASIA SOCIETY IN COLLABORATION WITH THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Bard East/West Ensemble makes its debut in Washington D.C. as part of the "COAL + ICE" documentary photography exhibition and climate-themed arts festival organized by Asia Society and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which is currently running through April 22 at The REACH at Kennedy Center. All events are free and open to the public.
The evening will begin with a 30-minute panel discussion called “Musical Connections in Challenging Times,” with guest speakers Orville Schell, Sheila Melvin, and Jindong Cai. A one-hour concert will follow, conducted by Jindong Cai, with instrumental and vocal repertoire from Chinese and American traditional and contemporary music.
Yazhi Guo (photo by Guan Liming)
From The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
“Spring”, 1st movement, Allegro “Summer”, 3rd movement, Presto (“The Storm”)
The Amusing Couple by Bao Yuankai
Silk Road by Jiang Ying
The World of Winds Medley with soloist Yazhi Guo