[VIRTUAL CONCERT] Songs of GratitudeVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented in partnership with New Asia Chamber Music Society; the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan); Taiwan Academy Houston; Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts; and Miller Outdoor Theatre
Friday, November 20, 2020
7 p.m. Virtual Concert
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In an expression of gratitude to honor the season, the New Asia Chamber Music Society presents Songs of Gratitude, a Thanksgiving performance in celebration of front-line medical workers and family.
The concert begins with audience favorite, Antonín Dvořák’s "American" String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, followed by Elegie Op. 23 for Piano Trio by Czech composer Joseph Suk, John Corigliano's Snapshot: Circa 1909 for String Quartet, as well as a Piano Quintet in F Sharp Minor, Op. 67 by Amy Beach. The concert will conclude with Highlander's Suite for Piano Quintet, an indigenous tribe song by world-renowned Taiwanese composer Tyzen Hsiao.
Asia Society at Home
Featured musicians will include the New Asia Chamber Music Society's Artistic Director Andy Lin on viola, Executive Director Nan-Cheng Chen on cello, and Associate Director Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu on violin, as well as Emilie-Anne Gendron performing violin and Fei-Fei on piano.
About the New Asia Chamber Music Society
Founded in 2010 by an entrepreneurial group of young Asian-American virtuosi, the members of NACMS are prize winners of world-renowned international competitions, graduates from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute, and appear regularly on major stages across the globe. Based in New York City, NACMS is committed to bringing audiences exciting chamber music performances of the highest caliber and innovation. By delving into the giants of traditional chamber music repertoire, cultivating new voices of contemporary composers that meld elements of Western and Eastern cultures, and collaborating with a broad network of art organizations – NACMS is creating a trifecta of innovation to enable new concert-going experiences for the audience.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, The Hearst Foundation Inc., The Brown Foundation Inc., Mary Lawrence Porter, and the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, The Southmore, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with New Asia Chamber Music Society; the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan); Taiwan Academy Houston; Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts; and Miller Outdoor Theatre.
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