Chinese Music Appreciation

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Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.

夫乐者,乐也,人情之所不能免也 。

~Confucius 子曰

What is it about music that makes it so inextricably linked to humanity? How are Chinese and Western musical instruments different, and how has Chinese music evolved in contemporary times?

In conjunction with My China Story , Chinese Music Appreciation aims to uncover some of the mysteries and little known facts surrounding Chinese music through a series of short guest lecture demonstrations.

Part conversation and part performance, this series features diverse and internationally acclaimed musicians, each with their own unique style and experiences.

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