This week we are traveling to China and the first post will be of an ensemble of string instruments and one dulcimer.  There is a brief introduction given by one of the directors from the Metropolitan Museum of Art where this concert took place, and then one of the members of the ensemble will talk about the various instruments that will be played.

The next post is music written by Bright Sheng, who is a Chinese-American composer, pianist and conductor.   He was born in Shanghai in 1955 and has received many awards including the MacArthur Fellowship and was recently the composer-in-residence with the SF symphony.  In this post the composer will talk a little about the piece he has written before he plays it.