Discover Chinese classical music

Sunday, November 29, 2009
By Dimitri Bruyas, The China Post

There's a lot of talk these days about reinventing Chinese classical music. Or maybe just reinventing its marketing, but in any case doing something to make it come alive — and assure its survival — in an age of Wang Leehom and Jolin.

There's been some action, too. The Nancy Yu Huang Foundation will be holding on Dec. 12 an English lecture on Chinese classical music, featuring a short introduction to the history of Chinese music, a classical ensemble performance, a Q&A session and a demonstration on how to play traditional Chinese instruments.

The concert is an annual activity of the Nancy Huang Foundation established in 1992 by Nancy Yu Huang and her husband Y. P. Huang — the founders of The China Post.

The two distinguished journalists died in 1992 and 1987 respectively and the foundation was established to commemorate their great contribution to Taiwanese journalism and also The China Post.

One of the foundation's main goals is to set up a bridge to connect the different cultures between West and East, and the concert by the University Community Chinese Classical Musical Orchestra will be held for that purpose in the elegant Bach Recital Hall in downtown Taipei.

From 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 12 (Sat.) / An introduction to Chinese Classical Music / Bach Recital Hall / Room A, B1 No. 53 MinQuan W. Rd., Taipei City / Those attending the speech must register in advance; tickets are NT$300 and can be wired directly to The China Post, account number: 00088001 / 15% off for groups of 20 or more / (02) 2596-9971 ext. 168 /

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