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Musical Chi

East-West Convergences
Musical Chi Gao Hong, Kathy Saltzman Romey, Janika Vandervelde, and Emma Phillips

A week full of residency activities at local schools and public concerts completed our 2004 Bridges program in mid-May, 2004.
Two public performances were given at The Marsh on Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, 2004, each followed by an opportunity to meet and talk with Mr. Chungliang over Asian tea and dessert. Two back-to-back family performances were also held at MIA as part of Ford Free Sundays on Sunday, May 16, 2004.
In a program that featured selections that ranged from Bach to East Asian folk songs, the programs disclosed surprising connections between Western classical music and traditional Eastern disciplines of the body and mind. In the engaging style that has made him a world-famous teacher, Chungliang Al Huang related music to movement and images and explored parallels between musical and bodily flow. Gao Hong revealed the depths of her instrument with pieces ancient and modern. Also featured were Beijing Cai Hong (Colorful Rainbow of Beijing), a narrated choral work by Twin Cities composer Janika Vandervelde that combines Eastern and Western musical idioms.

Chungliang Al Huang

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