The Barron Arts Center and The Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission present "Garden State World Beat 2", a concert, performance and lecture arts series focusing on international influence in New Jersey.
CONCERT: The Chinese Music Ensemble of New York
May 18, 2018 ~ 7:30pm
Location: Woodbridge Middle School Theatre (525 Barron Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ)
FREE Admission. No Reservations Needed
For more info call (732)634-0413
Founded in 1961 by its late Director, Mr. Tsuan-nien Chang, the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York has grown from a few music lovers presenting Cantonese traditional music to becoming the oldest and largest Chinese orchestra in the United States. Its present membership of almost fifty musicians plays practically every type of Chinese musical instrument.
Recognized as the only full-scale non-youth Chinese orchestra in the Americas, the Ensemble maintains its standard of excellence through a program of musical exchange with professional musicians from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Many of its award-winning musicians come from state conservatories of music in Shanghai, Beijing, Sichuan, Tianjin, Shenyang, Guangzhou, and Taipei and have worked in renowned orchestras across the Chinese-speaking world.
One of the main objectives of the CMENY is to introduce the music of China to western audiences -- both the concert-going public and professional musicians, so as both to enrich the public and strength cross-cultural ties, and to help give Chinese music a new voice in the West. To this end, the Ensemble has performed at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall, Asia Society, Carnegie Hall, Newport Music Festival, and Musikfest at Bethlehem, PA. It has appeared at numerous museums, libraries, colleges and schools throughout the Eastern seaboard.
About the "Garden State World Beat 2" Arts Series
"Garden State World Beat 2" is a concert/lecture arts series focusing international cultural influences present in New Jersey. The series is sponsored by The Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission with the support of Mayor John McCormac.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders/Office of Culture & Heritage and the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State.