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About the Festival

Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture pays tribute to a vibrant culture and its influence around the globe with 21 days of events and exhibitions at Carnegie Hall and partner institutions throughout New York City. It features leading Chinese musicians, including artists and ensembles traveling outside of China for the first time, performing myriad genres of music. This festival also includes traditional marionette theater, dance, exhibitions, and much more—a true immersion into a world that mixes ancient and modern, familiar and new.

China Festival Blog

Follow the festival with Ken Smith, Asian-performing arts critic for the Financial Times.

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Chinese language tours of Carnegie Hall are available for groups, by appointment. For more information, call 212-903-9765 or e-mail

Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: The Carnegie Hall Festival at the
Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Carnegie Hall is delighted to announce the inauguration of an exciting new West Coast partnership with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County at the magnificent Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Thanks to the generous support of South Coast Plaza, our first collaboration brings select programming from Carnegie Hall’s Ancient Paths, Modern Voices to Costa Mesa, California, from October 15 through November 24, 2009.

This fascinating celebration of Chinese culture includes performances by major artists and ensembles appearing at Carnegie Hall, as well as partnerships with Southern California cultural institutions.

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Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture is made possible by a leadership gift from Henry R. Kravis in honor of his wife, Marie-Josée.

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