Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7:30 PM
At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
Category A $45 | Category B $35 | Category C $20
$10 students with ID and youth 18 and under, 20%-30% subscription discounts available
Ma Jiuyue, composer and director
Led by composer Ma Jiuyue, Sounds of China is a highly polished ensemble from Beijing that blends traditional Chinese music with forward-looking arrangements, mixing the ancient and the modern. While the group incorporates plenty of traditional instruments, Ma’s arrangements recast the ancient melodies into thoroughly contemporary, rock-oriented settings with electric guitar, synthesizers, and a standard drum kit, giving the performances a pop-like energy and sheen. The ensemble features some of China’s greatest musicians from both the classical world and the pop realm. Ma incorporates a wide variety of ideas, mixing in bits of new age, pop, progressive rock, jazz, and cinematic grandeur.
This performance is supported by Arts Midwest Touring Fund: China Tour, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
World Beats, World | Fresh, Global (China)
More Information About This Performance
View advance program notes for this performance here.