Sounds of China:

Date: February 02, 2019
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech
Cost: Adult Tickets (based on seat location): • Category A: $45.00 • Category B: $35.00 • Category C: $20.00

Students and Children 18 & Under: $10.00

Description: The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents Sounds of China on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

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.

Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Moss Arts Center Box Office Monday-Friday from 10 am - 5:30 pm and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm and by phone at 540-231-5300.

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This performance is supported by Arts Midwest Touring Fund: China Tour, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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