about Music From China

Traditional Repertoire

Masterworks from the classical and regional folk repertoire are performed by the Music From China ensemble using traditional instruments. In music from antiquity and classical traditions, one hears the lyricism of a song-poem, the furious energy of raging battle or the meditative calm of flower petals falling softly to the ground. Folk derived arrangements display distinct regional styles tied to the culture and everyday life of the people. Audiences who might not have heard Chinese music are often astonished by the lyrical, soulful appeal and the accessibility of these earthy yet evocative pieces.