If you’re interested in a unique cultural / musical experience please
consider attending the following concert at Stanford this coming Sunday
evening. I’m performing in a small ensemble that will accompany two
wold-famous Chinese opera stars in a unique centuries-old story of a
woman who falls in love with a prince and (in order to save his life)
attempts to steal the brain of her dead Taoist-monk husband. (It’s hard
to explain in so many words.)
It’s a very beautiful piece and features four Chinese instruments
including a mouth organ, pipa, Chinese flute and koto-like instrument
and multiple costume changes. The male lead is rehearsing currently
with the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival Presents Butterfly Dream: A
Contemporary Kunqu Opera featuring Taiwan’s Comtemporary Legend Theatre
and Stanford New Ensemble
Two of the world’s most famous Chinese opera stars, Wu Hsing-Kuo and
Qian Yi, perform scenes from Butterfly Dream, a kunqu opera that blends
traditional Chinese and contemporary Western Elements.
Date and Time:
Sunday, April 20, 2008. 8:00 PM.
Dinkelspiel Auditorium [Map]
Department of Music