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East Meets West: Dialogue Between Chinese and Western Music

May 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What grows when deep Eastern roots encounter modern American soil?

Who is the Monk in Mao, Monk, and Me?

What happens when the pipa (a traditional Chinese instrument) and the guitar collide in jazz?

What does a “musical kaleidoscope” sound like?

Find out the answers to these and other questions of your own Saturday, May 15, at 8 p.m. at the Alfred University Confucius Institute’s fourth monthly “East Meets West” Virtual Concert and Forum featuring Min Xiao-Fen, singer, composer, and “pipa player like no other”, and Rez Abbasi, guitarist and 2021 Guggenheim Fellow, with host Daisy Wu, CIAU Director.

For a preview of the artists’ work, check out minxiaofenbluepipa.org and www.RezTone.com .

Please go to https://forms.gle/VY1168xUUFJPZKq97  or scan the accompanying bar code to register.  There will also be a registration link on the Facebook page of the Almond 20th Century Club Library.


If you have questions, please contact Daisy Wu at wuz@alfred.edu or CIAU Assistant Director Susan Steere 607-382-4140 for further details.

East Meets West: Dialogue Between Chinese and Western Music


May 15, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Alfred University Confucius Insitute


Zoom Meeting