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.