International Journey of Strings
Musica Viva presents a special concert, incorporating young musicians from Hong Kong, Australia, Vancouver and Beijing, with members of the Renaissance Music Academy Chamber Orchestra to form a large string orchestra which will perform a variety of music composed in America, China, Hong Kong, South America, and Europe. Jue Yao, a distinguished violinist from Hong Kong, who directs the Yao Jue Music Academy, and the Hong Kong String Orchestra, is visiting Blacksburg again, bringing several members of her HK String Orchestra. She will solo in one or two works. Qian Chen, a violinist from Beijing, formerly principal of the Central Conservatory Prep School in Beijing, who now resides in Vancouver, brings several young children with her as well.
This concert embraces the music that unites all cultures, and is a wonderful celebration of the Chinese New year coming later in February