Join the University of Manchester’s Confucius Institute for a special Chinese New Year concert showcasing Chinese contemporary composers and performers.
Titled Sonic Reverie, the concert will feature Chinese students and alumni of the University as well as the Royal Northern College of Music. The programme – much of which has never been performed in the UK before – will be divided into four sections, each serving as a sonic palette that centres around a different melodic instrument or voice. Together, these sections will form a tapestry of what Chinese contemporary music, in all its various forms, looks like as we head into a new Lunar New Year.
Arthur Yuen, a recent graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and Concert Curator for Sonic Reverie said:
“When putting together the programme, I was keen to introduce new pieces to the audience and broaden their understanding of what Chinese contemporary music can be. Several of the composers I picked spent time studying in the West, so we can say the pieces have had an “intercultural” inspiration. I wanted to promote cultural exchange through music.”
The concert will take place at the Martin Harris Centre on Friday, 26 January.