Step into a world where tradition meets artistry, and ancient culture resonates with the busy life in New York City! China Institute cordially invites you to this monthly program for a mesmerizing evening of traditional Chinese music and the enchanting world of calligraphy.
Listen to the performance of the unique Chinese instruments, and feel the charm of Chinese music combined with practicing Chinese calligraphy with a master calligrapher. Take the chance to interact with our calligrapher, musicians and fellow cultural lovers too!
No previous experience of calligraphy is required. Ink, paper, and brush will be provided onsite. Join like-minded friends to enjoy wine and tea, practice calligraphy, and listen to music. We look forward to a wonderful evening with you!
Refreshments will be served.
This program is in partnership with the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
This program is made possible through the generous donation of the Ng Family in honor of Mr. Ting Din Ng, former Chairman of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolence Association of NY and lifelong supporter of Chinese culture and the arts.
This program is made possible through the support of the Chinese International Education Foundation, and generous supporters of China Institute.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
China Institute’s cultural programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Yi Su, also named Yijin, is member of China Calligraphers Association and Northern America Chinese Calligraphy Association. During her twenty years of practice, Su’s calligraphy works have won numerous awards and been selected for various exhibitions. Her works also appear frequently on major media. Su had her solo exhibition in Pace University Gallery in New York in 2015, and created her calligraphy art studio “BIMO Theory” in 2020.
A descendant of Su Shi (1037-1101), renowned poet, scholar, and calligrapher in Song dynasty, Su learnt mainly from ancient calligraphy masters like Wang Xizhi and Wang Xianzhi, Mi Fu, Wang Duo. Su is skillful of writing various script styles, among which she is most passionate about “small regular script” and “large cursive script”.
YANG Feifei is a Chinese string instrumentalist, a mezzo soprano, as well as an actress. She is a dual Global Music Award Winner. She was hailed by Xinhua News Agency as "the Chinese girl who brought the Erhu into the American music hall", and Agence France-Presse said that she "provided a new development direction for traditional Chinese music". She served as the opening artist of the Global New Year's Eve Gala in New York Times Square, becoming the first Chinese female singer to appear in this century-old event. She has been invited to perform for the Chinese President and First Lady, former United Nations Secretary-General, UAE Crown Prince and other guests. You can also see her in the Emmy Award-winning TV show We Speak New York at PBS this September.
Wei Sun, a young Guzheng artist from China, was born into a family of musicians and started her Guzheng journey at the age of 6. She is a certified senior teacher of Guzheng, a member of the China National Instrumental Association and the International Guzheng Association. In 2016, she came to the United States as a Guzheng performer and teacher at the CBA Cultural and Arts Center. Wei is the principal performer of Guzheng of the Chinese National Orchestra in New York. She has been invited to perform at the Lincoln Center, United Nations, Pace University, Columbia University, Merkin Concert Hall, Flushing Town hall, and Queens College Art Center. She is one of the co-founders of the trio band "StringsW and Miss".