SF Intl. Arts Festival: From Before the Tang Dynasty to Today -- An Evening of Guqin Music With Wang Fei
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The seventh annual San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) kicks off on May 19 and runs through May 30 with more than 40 performances and two major visual arts exhibits being presented by 32 San Francisco organizations at multiple venues throughout the City. With its annual theme, "The Truth in Knowing/Now: Threads in Time, Place, Culture," SFIAF 2010 will include numerous World Premieres, US Debuts & International Collaborations featuring leading artists from the Bay Area performing and exhibiting with and alongside their international peers from around the world. This year's festival includes dance, music, theatre and visual arts and events will take place at four venues at the Fort Mason Center (the Cowell & Southside Theatres and the Herbst and Festival Pavilions) as well as at Monaghans Bar, Theater Artaud, the Garage, the Herbst Theatre and Union Square.
Renowned guqin performer Wang Fei takes the audience on a special musical journey that highlights Chinese culture and music ranging from various past dynasties through to the present day. The concert includes renderings of some of the worlds oldest known musical scores dating back over 1,400 years to newly composed guqin music and improvisations.
Wang Fei will also share the legends and folktales behind the music and use her own commentary and insights to bring ancient works to life. This exciting multidisciplinary production will feature various programs and masters integrating guqin music with xiao(Chinese bamboo flute), percussion, storytelling, narrative, poetry recitation and Tai Chi. Presented by the North American Guqin Association
Funded in part by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts.
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94123
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