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Concert: 'Musical Selections from the West and East' by the Ying Quartet

Event Details

March 27, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Reserved Seating: $30, $20; $10 FC and 17 & Under
Contact:
Fine Arts Center Box Office
413-545-2511

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. The evening’s concert will include Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 among other selections. 

In the second half, the musicians will draw upon the Chinese tradition, to present Dim Sum-short compilations by contemporary Chinese composers Zhou Long, Lei Liang and Chen Yi. The quartet explains their idea behind this delectable performance practice: “the standard three-work structure of most quartet recitals normally limits the performance of contemporary pieces to just one quartet. In our programming of contemporary Chinese-American work, we have decided to break open this portion of the concert and include shorter works by several composers. This enables our audiences to sample a broader range of living Chinese-American composers in a single concert, in the same way that the style of eating Chinese food called "dim sum" involves a wide variety of bite-sized delicacies.” Now in its third decade, the quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications.

Event Category

Diversity