Some CDs of music including those pieces made during the Cultural Revolution will be played for appreciation. And the book will be available for purchase.
Mr. Cai, a Beijing native, is a conductor and a professor of music at Stanford University. Ms. Melvin,a former Beijing resident, writes about music and the arts in China for a number of publications.
Some interesting stories and figures speakers will mention include:
-The two longest reigning emperors in Chinese history (Kangxi and Qianlong) were also students of Western classical music
-A wandering Italian pianist and conductor named Mario Paci built the Shanghai Symphony up into the "best orchestra in the Far East" during the 1920s and 1930s.
-American General George C. Marshall visited the Communist base of Yanan in 1946 and was entertained with an unaccompanied Bach Cello Suite.
-And many interesting stories on the classical music during the Cultural Revolution.
-analysis of the reasons why classical music took root here and look ahead at its prospects in the future.
Venue: China Culture Center, Beijing, China.
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