Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30pm
Beall Concert Hall
961 East 18th Avenue, Eugene, OR
Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
The UO's World Music Series is pleased to present an exciting ensemble of masterful musicians bringing a new sound on ancient instruments to the Beall Concert Hall stage.
Red Chamber straddles traditional and contemporary, whether it be ancient Chinese string band music seldom heard in the west, bluegrass, or jazz fusion. These virtuosic performers set the stage on fire with hot licks, power and passion!
Red Chamber takes its inspiration from the traditional Chinese “plucked string" repertoire that is seldom if ever heard in the West.
Featuring only plucked string instruments, Red Chamber creates a unique sound while performing a repertoire that spans centuries, including transcriptions from the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907), to modern compositions.
Red Chamber also explores other genres of plucked string music including bluegrass, jazz, and a host of other folk traditions.
The concert is made possible by a substantial grant from the Confucius Institute for Global China Studies.
Support for the concert series in general comes from the Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; and the UO Dept. of International Studies.
Additional support from the UO Dept. of International Studies.