Beethoven Made In China
DECEMBER 13, 2020
Sunday at 7:30 PM
Presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory
Part of the 2020 China Now Music Festival
Members of TŌN accompany Bard prep singer Daniella Travaglinone performing two tunes from Beethoven, interpreted into Mandarin Chinese “school songs” (zhonsheng qiming) during the early 20th century. The songs are part of an exciting and imaginative evening of musical interpretations of Beethoven with Chinese accents, presented by world-renowned artists including bass-baritone Shenyang, pipa virtuoso Wu Man, composer/conductor Tan Dun, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra Now, and musicians of the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music. Hosts Jindong Cai, artistic director of the China Now Music Festival, and bass-baritone Shenyang will provide commentary throughout the program.