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Concert: Chinese Fine Arts Society—Eight Tones: Bamboo, Clay, and Gourd

May 15, 2016
Fullerton Hall
$10 members and students, $15 nonmembers

Renowned Chinese wind instrumentalist and suona pioneer Yazhi Guo closes the Chinese Fine Arts Society’s acclaimed series Eight Tones: An Exploration in a program of traditional music based on Chinese poetry and stories, highlighting the sounds and colors of instruments made of bamboo, clay, and gourd. Introduced by Tao Wang, Pritzker Chair of Asian Art and curator of Chinese art, the performance interweaves visuals relating Guo’s instruments and musical selections to Chinese art and artifacts, many of which are part of the museum's permanent collection. 

Accompanying Guo will be Yang Wei (pipa), a member of the Silk Road Ensemble; Yuqi Deng (guzheng), winner of the National Guzheng Competition; Jaime Gorgojo (violin), leader of the Corky Siegel Chamber Blues; David Cunliffe (cello) Lincoln Trio; and John Corkill (percussion) faculty at Loyola University and the Merit School of Music.

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Yazhi Guo. Photo courtesy of the artist.