Macalester College Presents Concert of Chinese Music
February 10, 2011
St. Paul, Minn. - Macalester ethnomusicologist Chuen-Fung Wong and artistic director Eugene Rogers are collaborating on an evening of eclectic and inspiring vocal, dance, and instrumental performances from China for the college’s second biannual Songs of the Earth series. Conducted by Eugene Rogers, the multi-arts event will be held at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.
The evening of Chinese music, poetry, and dance, which traces the Chinese diaspora, will feature music from China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Singapore, and the United States. The choir and guests and will perform folk songs, original compositions, and a world premiere by guest performer Gao Hong, playing the pipa. Other performers include Chuen-Fung Wong on the zither, Zhang Ying on the flute, and members of the CAAM Chinese Dance Theater. Admission is free. For more information please call 651-696-6804 or visit macalester.edu/music/choirs.
Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 1,958 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism and civic engagement.