Events By Genre
September 5, 2009–February 7, 2010
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
J. Kenneth Moore
James C. Y. Watt
Complete exhibition dates: Friday, September 5, 2009 through Sunday, February 7, 2010.
Sunday, October 18; ; Sunday at the Met—A Chinese Celebration; Grace Rainey Rodgers Auditorium; Free with museum admission; ; Today’s event highlights two special exhibitions, Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733–1799) and Silk and Bamboo. ; ; 2:00 PM Lecture: The Eccentric World of Luo Ping. Maxwell K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Curator, Department of Asian Art. GRR; ; 2:45PM Lecture: Silk and Bamboo—An Introduction. Ken Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge of the Department of Musical Instruments.; 3:15 PM Discussion: Masterpieces of Chinese Music. Music from China. The rich sonorities and compelling melodies of Chinese music are invoked on string instruments consisting of the erhu and related 2-string fiddles, pipa (lute), zheng (long, plucked zither), ruan (moon guitar) and yangqin (hammered dulcimer). Musicians from the ensemble Music from China perform masterworks from the Chinese classical and folk repertoire with an array of stylistic variations, timbral colors, and musical imagery.The program includes such immortal classical compositions as Ambush on Ten Sides, a powerful re-creation of a 3rd century battle scene, and the romance with nature of A Moonlit River in Spring. Folk music selections span China’s broad landscape, from the urban sophistication of Shanghai and Guangdong (Canton) to the vast expanse of the Mongolian steppes (to 4:15).
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
October 21 - December 31
October 21, 2009–November 10, 2009
Art galleries throughout Manhattan join forces in a celebration of the vibrant and complex world of contemporary Chinese art, representing artists from a variety of Chinese regions, disciplines, traditions, and generations.