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Chen Yi

KANG Lecture Series | Wenren: An Evening with the Music of Chen Yi

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; School of Music
Location
Recital Hall, Smith Memorial Hall (805 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801)
Date
Mar 24, 2023   7:30 - 9:30 pm  
Speaker
Yi Chen
Cost
Free
Contact
Yuchia Chang
E-Mail
yuchia@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
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The concert title stems from the ancient Chinese Wenren, artistic philosophers who believed in unifying all the senses via artistic expression. The concert is a multimedia exploration of Chen Yi’s repertoire via her fusion of traditional Chinese and modern Western practice.

The evening will explore the breadth of Dr. Chen’s music through performances by the Chamber Singers as well as instrumental soloists and chamber groups. The musicians will be joined by multimedia collaborators Yingman Tang (lighting designer), Joseph Obanudi (visual artist), and the Department of Dance.

The concert is generously funded through the Kang Endowed Lectureship in honor and memory of Chi Lung (Charles) Kang, a PhD graduate of UIUC’s electrical engineering program. The Kang Endowed Lectureship is co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies.

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The Chi Lung Kang Endowed Lecture Series
This lecture is one of the serial events of the 2022 Chi Lung Kang Endowed Lecture Series. The Chi Lung Kang Endowment was established to honor the memory of Chi Lung (Charles) Kang, a PhD graduate of UIUC’s electrical engineering program. Its purpose is to promote dialogue and understanding about China, within the University and in the wider community.  



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