On November 4, Music Director Eckart Preu will lead the Spokane Symphony in music by Mozart, plus three works by Chinese composers, in a program exploring the merging of Chinese and American cultures. The event, at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, is entitled “INTERSECT: From China to America” and includes a full performance at 8:00 p.m., plus a pre-concert event celebrating local Chinese music, art, and culture. Pre-concert activities include a three-course tasting menu of Chinese cuisine by area chef Jeremy Hansen; a demonstration of traditional folk dances by the Spokane Chinese Dance Group led by Mary Zhang; music performed on the gu zheng (Chinese harp) performed by Yang Xu, and a display of local Chinese brush paintings, with Chinese calligraphers on hand to create souvenir name cards for concertgoers. Repertoire for the concert includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”); Chou Wen-chung’s Yü ko, Chen Yi’s “YangKo” from Chinese Folk Dance Suite with Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski as violin soloist; and Zhou Tian’s A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.
Posted November 3, 2016