Inscription 2014 【療妒羹:题曲】

Inscription 2014 【療妒羹:题曲】

Inscription (Tiqu) 療妒羹:题曲

By Shen Yi-Li, a guest artist from Shanghai Kunju Troupe
Music Rearranged by Chen Tao
Music Concert featuring Melody of Dragon Chinese Musical Ensemble

April 26 – 27, 2014
Carlton College Concert Hall, Northfield, MN
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

冷雨幽窗不可聽
挑燈閒看《牡丹亭》
人間亦有癡於我
豈獨傷心是小青

Shen Yili

 

The Phoenix Sings 2013 【長生殿:小宴】【梧鳳之鳴】

The Phoenix Sings 2013 【長生殿:小宴】【梧鳳之鳴】

Experience classical and contemporary reflections on the Chinese legend of the phoenix. In a famous scene from the 17th-century kunqu play Palace of Everlasting Youth, an emperor and his consort portray masculine (dragon) and feminine (phoenix) qualities. In the new work “Dreaming of the Phoenix,” mountain spirits sing poetry lamenting the phoenix’s departure. All performances feature accompaniment on Chinese instruments.

Dreaming of the Phoenix 2013 【梧鳳之鳴】

Dreaming of the Phoenix 2013 【梧鳳之鳴】

The Phoenix Sings on the Plane Tree  梧鳳之鳴

By Qian Yi

Freer & Sackler Galleries, Washington D.C.
August 18, 2013

In a new music-theater work by Du Yun and Qian Yi, mountain spirits sing ancient poetry lamenting the loss of peace and prosperity since the departure of the phoenix. The vocalists are accompanied by an ensemble on Chinese flutes, nan-hu, zither, pipa, and percussion.

(Clockwise) Chen Tao, Huang Shirong, Qian Yi and Xing Wentao

 

Qian Yi

 

 

The Palace of Eternal Youth 2011 【長生殿】

The Palace of Eternal Youth 2011 【長生殿】

The Palace of Eternal Youth 【長生殿】 by the Shangai Kunju Troupe

Meyer Auditorium, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, DC

June 18, 2011, 2:00 pm
Performs scenes from the Kunqu Classic: Palace of Eternal Youth

Scene 2: The Pledge of Love《Dinqing 定情》
Scene 19: Complaints in the Pavilion《Xuge 絮閣》
Scene 24: Startled by the Rebellion《Jingbian 驚變》
Scene 25: Jade Burial《Maiyu 埋玉》

 

 

 

The Pledge of Love 2011 【長生殿:定情】

The Pledge of Love 2011 【長生殿:定情】

The Palace of Eternal Youth: The Pledge of Love

Changshengdian, Act 2: Dinqing 長生殿:定情

Meyer Auditorium, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, DC
June 18, 2011, 2:00 pm

May our love be as close and as enduring,
May the phoenixes never be parted,
May the box never be divided,
May our love be long-lasting!

惟愿取恩情似坚金
钗不单分盒永完
惟愿取恩情美滿
地久天長

Li An and Shen Yili