Understanding and Appreciating Chinese Music Through a Cultural and Aesthetic Perspective
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Music reflects the culture of an ethnicity. The music of China has thousands of years of history behind it, and in its modern form it influences the lives of a large part of the world’s people. Through recordings and discussion, Dr. Chan will help us appreciate and understand Chinese music and how it is affected by Chinese culture. He will also talk about the origin of some Chinese instruments as well as the differences between western and Chinese music in terms of musical concepts and ideas.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Chi-Sun Chan earned his DMA from Boston University and has lectured at Harvard University, Berklee College of Music, University of Kentucky, Lasell College, and Wheaton College. He is currently Music Director and Conductor of the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association and Chinese Music Ensemble, which has performed in Carnegie Hall, at numerous local cultural events, and in educational concerts throughout the region. In 2012, he founded the Boston Synchrony Chinese Percussion Ensemble, whose mission is to promote Chinese percussion music.
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