Four performances of a program entitled Songs of the Ancestors presented in conjunction with the Freer Gallery exhibit Worshipping the Ancestors at the Freer Gallery, Washington, DC. The performances took place within the gallery space to capture the ambience of the original performance of these scenes. The program featured Ms. Liang Guyin in “An Invocation” (Jae Moo) from Curing the Pain of Jealousy and “Painting the Portrait” (Meio Zong) from The Lute Song. Renowned flutist Chen Tao led the Kunqu ensemble and performed two solos during an interlude between scenes. Sponsored in part by Bank of America.
The Lute Song: Painting the Portrait 琵琶記：描容
Curing the Pain of Jealousy: An Invocation 療妒羹：澆墓
by Liang Guyin 梁谷音
Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2001
Two performances at 2:15 pm and 4:15 each day