In Person

Music Night: The Sound of Flowers and Birds

May 19, 2023
5:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

$25 for general, $15 for Members. Please bring a photo ID to enter

Join China Institute on the evening of May 19 to appreciate music in celebration of our current exhibition, Flowers on A River : the Art of Chinese Flower and Bird Painting, 1368-1911 (on view until June 25, 2023). As the exhibition features over 130 Chinese masterworks of Flower-and-Bird Painting by 59 artists through 500 years of the Ming and Qing dynasties rarely seen outside of China, our talented performers from the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music will present the sound of flowers and birds from Chinese music tradition, with renowned pieces of music including Blossoms on a Moonlit River in Spring “春江花月夜” and Midnight Jackdaw’s Cry “乌夜啼”.

Wine and refreshments will be provided.

About US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music:
A partner of Music at China Institute, The US-China Music Institute was founded in 2017 by conductor Jindong Cai and Robert Martin, founding director of Bard College Conservatory of Music, with the mission to promote the study, performance, and appreciation of music from contemporary China and to support musical exchange between the United States and China. In partnership with the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the Institute has embarked on several groundbreaking projects, including the first degree-granting program in Chinese instrument performance in a US conservatory. In fall 2022, the Institute enrolled its first students in the new Master of Arts in Chinese Music and Culture program, a singular multidisciplinary opportunity for graduate-level academic study and performance of Chinese music outside of China. The construction of a permanent home for the Institute is planned on the Bard campus in upstate New York. The Chinese Music Pavilion will be a landmark for the study and appreciation of Chinese music in the United States and throughout the West.

For more information or questions, please contact (212) 744-8181 ext.117, or

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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