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A Traditional Chinese Treat

A Traditional Chinese Treat

The classic music of traditional Chinese instruments was performed by Beijing's Young Women's Folk Music Group on March 23rd in the Marvin Center Theater at The George Washington University. Hosted by the P.R.C. Embassy and sponsored by the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, this small but talented group of seven showed off their skills on such instruments as the erhu, pipa, zheng, and xiao and dizi (Chinese folk flutes).

All the musicians have studied in prestigious music conservatories in China and most have performed throughout China, as well as in several foreign countries. Their American tour included San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York.

The concert highlighted the uniqueness of each instrument through solos that included Two Pools Reflecting the Moon on the erhu, Fragrant Jasmine on the dizi, and Flying Dragon and Jumping Tiger on percussion. Ensemble pieces included Wild Dance of the Golden Snake and Spring Scenes. The performance was well received by the audience, particularly the rousing renditions of Jingle Bells and She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain during the encore.

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