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CHOP Film Series | "Beethoven in Beijing" Feature-length Documentary Film

Post-film discussion features JENNIFER LIN, Beethoven in Beijing Writer, Co-director, and Producer; with TIFFANY NG, Associate Professor, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, University of Michigan
Monday, February 21, 2022
7:00-9:30 PM
Off Campus Location
CHOP (China Ongoing Perspectives) Film Series, Michigan Theater with Director Jennifer Lin and discussant, Assoc. Prof. Tiffany Ng

Beethoven in Beijing, a feature-length documentary that premiered on PBS’s Great Performances, spotlights the resurgence of classical music in China through the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic in 1973. At the invitation of President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, the orchestra harnessed the power of music to help dismantle decades of isolation between the two superpowers. Today, China is energizing the world of classical music with legions of young musicians, glittering new concert halls and a lineup of superstar artists and composers. This remarkable story—heralded by the Wall Street Journal as “a treat”—is brought to life through the Philadelphia Orchestra’s nearly half-century experience in China, featuring such charismatic personalities as Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist Lang Lang, and Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun.

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If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty Street
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: China, Film, Music
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University Library, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures