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CSO Chamber Music Series: China Rises

March 4, 2018
2:00PM3:30PM
Fullerton Hall
$33 per person; call (312) 294-3000 for tickets

Using ancient instruments and musical traditions, four living Chinese composers connect the past to the contemporary. Tan Dun's Triple Resurrection features the main theme from his acclaimed score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Tibetan goddess Tara, able to manifest in a rainbow of colors, comes alive in green, gold, blue, red, and white in Emanations of Tara. Zhou Long's The Five Elements represents Chinese philosophies ruled by earth, fire, water, metal, and wood, while Huang Ruo's Divergence features a spoken Chinese poem from the Song Dynasty. Stay after the concert to learn more about Chinese history as told through its Bronze Age culture. 

China. Stemmed Bowl (duo), Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Mrs. Siegfried G. Schmidt.