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February 24, 2011

CANCELED - The Confucius Institute at U-M presents: A music director's life in China: A personal story - CANCELED

We regret to inform you that this event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.


A CI-UM Distinguished Lecture by Maestro CHEN Zuohuang (陈佐湟)
Artistic Director – Music, National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing

Friday, March 11, 2011 | 4pm
Vandenberg Room, Michigan League
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Maestro CHEN Zuohuang (MMUS'82, PhD'85) was awarded the first ever Doctorate in Music Arts by the University of Michigan, and was the first holder of such a degree in China. Currently the Artistic Director - Music of the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Chen enjoys great renown on the international music scene. He was a long-time music director of Wichita Symphony Orchestra and of Rhode Island Philharmonic. He has also guest conducted orchestras around the world such as Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Festival Orchestra, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, and Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra. From Shanghai to Ann Arbor to Wichita to Beijing – and everywhere in between – Maestro Chen returns to his alma mater to reflect on a fascinating journey that is both personal and musical.

Posted by zzhu at February 24, 2011 03:48 PM