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Music from Greater China

01. Okt. 2015

“Music from Greater China – Past and Present” is the theme of an event series with the ensemble 3peoplemusic taking place in Heidelberg from October 4 to 7. The Taiwanese musicians will give a concert at the Ethnological Museum and frame a tea ceremony at the Institute of Sinology as well as the opening of the Annual Conference at the Alte Aula. The events are organised by Prof. Barbara Mittler and presented by Taiwan Spotlight.

The first concert on Sunday, October 4, starts at 11 am and takes place at the ethnological museum Heidelberg. Under the title “Musik aus China – Gestern und Heute”, the three musicians from 3peoplemusic, Min-chin Kuo (Guzheng), Chung Jen (Dizi), Szu-ya Cho (Ruan), together with Ying-chieh Wang (Erhu), and Shih-Yun Liao (Sheng), will perform traditional Chinese music. The concert will be enhanced by the introduction of the traditional instruments.

“Scales of Aromatic Taste – Taiwan Tea in the Context of International Trade” is the title of the second event beginning on Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm. It takes place at the Institute of Sinology. A traditional tea ceremony open for participation by the audience will be staged with Prof. Kai-Hsien Chen. It will be accompanied by Min-chin Kuo on the Guzheng and Chung Jen on the Dizi.

Finally, the series will conclude with the performance “Global/Local; Inside/Outside; Emic/Etic; Old/New —Balancing Scales in Music”. The concert frames the Annual Conference‘s keynote lecture by Prof. George Marcus (UCI). It will take place on Wednesday evening at 5.30 pm in the Alte Aula of Heidelberg University. The ensemble 3peoplemusic will play together with Ying-chieh Wang and Shih-Yun Liao.

3peoplemusic are the three young musicians Min-chin Kuo, Chung Jen, and Szu-ya Cho. The trio is playing the instruments Guzheng, Zhong Ruan, one kind of the plucked string instrument, and Dixiao, one kind of Chinese flute.

The event series is presented by Taiwan Spotlights and organised by Prof. Barbara Mittler, director of the Cluster/HCTS and Professor for Chinese Studies at Heidelberg University. 


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