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Center For Traditional Music And Dance And Rubin Museum Of Art Collaborate On Concert Series Of Chinese Music
Published March 16, 2006

The Sizhu - Silk and Bamboo Chinese Music series will have four performance dates, March 25 May 12.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) and Rubin Museum of Art present four concerts of Sizhu - Silk and Bamboo Chinese Music. This series features four stellar ensembles active in the New York Chinese Community today, presenting their variations on this preeminent chamber ensemble format of Chinese music. The musical configuration of silk strings and bamboo wind instruments has traditional roots in the folk music of the various regions of China. The same configuration is featured in a wide variety of settings and is also used in the music of contemporary composers.

CTMD is committed to preserving and presenting the performing arts traditions of New York's ethnic and immigrant communities through research-based educational programming, public performance and community partnerships. RMA is dedicated to Himalayan art embracing Central and South Asia and China. The context in which the concerts are being presented lead up to the Museum's forthcoming exhibition: Wutaishan: Pilgrimage to Five Peak Mountain (opening May 10), a Buddhist sacred site dedicated to Manjushri south west of Beijing. The site is still of great importance to Chinese, Mongols, Tibetans and Nepalis.

These all-acoustic concerts take place the Rubin Museum of Art's 144-seat theater at 150 West 17th Street New York NY 10011.

Tickets at $15 can be purchased in advance by calling the RMA Box Office at 212.620.5000 ext. 344.

For a complete listing of the Sizhu - Silk and Bamboo Chinese Music performance dates, please check out the World Music Concerts section of the Global Rhythm website.