Re-inventing the sound and form of a traditional Chinese ensemble, the Wang Guowei & Friends”concert features a cross-cultural quartet of erhu (Chinese 2-string fiddle), flute, cello and piano. This unorthodox instrumental coupling brings together the highly nuanced playing of erhu master and composer Wang Guowei with the rich timbre of Western instruments. The program presents new arrangements and original compositions by Mr. Wong, including a new work “Kong” written for the quartet, which draws inspiration from the Buddhist concept of emptiness and the balance of space and form in Chinese art.
Sunday, October 11 at 3:30 pm
at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W. 69th St., New York, NY
This event is free and open to all.