Friday, February 5, 2010

Melody of Dragon Celebrates Chinese New Year

Get into the spirit of Chinese New Year with Melody of Dragon. The ensemble will perform at Riverside Church as part of the Christ Chapel Chambers Series on Sunday, February 7, at 3:00:
Come help us kick off the Chinese New Year!

We welcome to the series the astonishingly talented ensemble Melody of Dragon, led by virtuoso dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) player, Chen Tao. The group will introduce us to traditional Chinese music throughout the centuries. Come learn about the amazing history and diverse colors of Chinese instrumental music in this spectacular presentation by one of the world’s finest traditional Chinese ensembles.

FREE. An offering for the artists will be taken at the door.

[image of Melody of Dragon via Riverside]

Melody of the Dragon is a New York-based not-for-profit ensemble that was founded in 1998. The Chinese ensemble utilizes both classical and folk music as well as contemporary music. In addition to the dizi, mentioned about, Melody of Dragon also features the yangqin, which is a hammered dulcimer; an erhu, a two-stringed fiddle; and a guqin, a seven-stringed zither.

How do you like to celebrate Chinese New Year?

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