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7:30pm
  Sounds of China  
(Arts)

Ma Jiuyue, composer and director

Led by composer Ma Jiuyue, Sounds of China is a highly polished ensemble from Beijing that blends traditional Chinese music with forward-looking arrangements, mixing the ancient and the modern. While the group incorporates plenty of traditional instruments, Jiuyue's arrangements recast the ancient melodies into thoroughly contemporary, rock-oriented settings with electric guitar, synthesizers, and a standard drum kit, giving the performances a pop-like energy and sheen. The ensemble features some of China's greatest musicians from both the classical world and the pop realm. Jiuyue incorporates a wide variety of ideas, mixing in bits of new age, pop, progressive rock, jazz, and cinematic grandeur.

This performance is supported in part by touring assistance from Arts Midwest.
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Location: Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Price: $20-$45, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under
Sponsor: Moss Arts Center
Contact: Susan Bland
E-Mail: mossartscenter@vt.edu
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