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Foundations of Chinese Opera: A Lecture and Workshop with Professor Peng Xu at Swarthmore College
Start Date: 9/30/2017Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 9/30/2017End Time: 3:30 PM

Event Description:
Peng Xu 徐芃 (Assistant Professor in Premodern Chinese Literature and Culture)

Professor Peng Xu shares her joy in learning Chinese opera as a form of theater and that of music. How to become a Chinese opera singer? What’s the historical and cultural background of the singing techniques and pedagogies? How are China’s two national operatic forms developmentally different and connected? An award-winning singer and a disciple of masters of Chinese opera, Professor Xu will fill the lecture with her own singing with the assistance of Swarthmore’s student musician and guest artists from China and America. There will be a light reception following the performance.
Guest Musicians:
Flutist: Josie Hung '19
Drum: Zhao Wanjin (China)
Jinghu Fiddle: Kuiming Jin
Lute: Peter Lu

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Asian Studies Program at Swarthmore College and the Department of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College. 
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building
Room: Lang Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Peng Xu
Phone: 610-690-8143
Email: pxu1@swarthmore.edu
Picture of Professor Peng Xu
Event Sponsors
Chinese Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Asian Studies Program
Department of East Asian Studies Dickinson College
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The Public

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