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The USC Pacific Asia Museum and The Music Center presents a virtual performance by Melody of China in celebration of Lunar New Year.

Join us in exploring the music and unique, traditional instruments of China. Narrated by director Yangqin Zhao, instruments such as the ruan (moon guitar) are featured as the ensemble plays spirited music like "Oceans of Happiness," "Purple Bamboo Melody," and "Joyful Xin Jiang People."

A short Q and A session and demonstration of unusual percussion instruments will follow the performance.


This program is fun for all ages!


About the Artist:

The Mission of Melody of China is to promote classical and modern Chinese music, as well as to provide quality entertainment that connects these ancient cultural traditions with the youth of America.

Established in 1993 by Hong Wang and Yangqin Zhao to promote Chinese music, this San Francisco-based group is composed of professional musicians from some of the most prestigious music conservatories in China. Melody of China offers fascinating selections that feature a blending of ancient cultural traditions of China and the youthful, multicolored American culture.


About The Music Center:

As L.A.’s performing arts destination, The Music Center is L.A.’s home to the world’s greatest artistic programs and events. With four iconic theaters and four renowned resident companies – Center Theatre Group, the LA Master Chorale, the LA Opera and the LA Philharmonic – and recognized for its illustrious dance programming, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and free and low-cost arts engagement experiences. The Music Center also programs and manages Grand Park, a 12-acre adjacent greenspace, with year-round free programming. Follow The Music Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@MusicCenterLA).


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